Aaron Rodgers Fundraiser For Shooting Victims

I think its great that these sports figures are giving back to the community after something horrific like this.

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will hold a fundraiser for the victims of the Brookfield salon shooting and their families.

Rodgers and Braun own the 8-12 restaurant in Brookfield. Rodgers says the restaurant ties them to the community, so they’re looking for a way to help out.

WTMJ reports plans for the fundraiser are still being finalized by Rodgers’ and Braun’s restaurant partner, Omar Shaikh. They say 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the victims and their families.

Three employees of the Azana Salon & Spa were killed Sunday in a shooting that wounded four other women. Police say the gunman took his own life at the spa.

Groupon Grassroots Fundraising

Daily deals coupon giant Groupon offers free grassroots fundraising assistance to worthy community causes and nonprofit organizations across the country. Groupon Grassroots helps you craft a compelling message about your group’s fundraising need and then promotes it their subscribers on the Groupon website.

Groupon Grassroots fundraising team

This assistance is not for general fundraising campaigns that contribute to the operating budget nor does it help sell tickets to galas, races, or silent auctions. Its all about project-specific fundraising with measurable impact and community-oriented results.

According to Groupon: “Groupon Grassroots campaigns always have a project-specific goal and create a sense of urgency for the donor. Whether it is a matching donor specific to the campaign, an enticing registration incentive, or a particular project or program that you have an affinity for, Grassroots campaigns generate energy and excitement around the featured cause that isn’t normally available.

Groupon Grassroots helps coordinate your campaign from beginning to end. Once you’ve identified a compelling project, a Groupon Grassroots Campaign Organizer will coach you through building and launching your campaign. Throughout the process, we’ll provide you with the following resources:

  1. A creative campaign write-up crafted by our dedicated team of Groupon Grassroots writers
  2. A step-by-step promotions and public relations guide to marketing your campaign
  3. Phone consultations to discuss the best campaign strategies for your organization
  4. Access to the Groupon Merchant Center, where you can monitor campaign performance and analyze demographics
  5. A check issued to your organization for 100% of donations received (Groupon absorbs all credit card fees)
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Here is a video that explains Groupon Grassroots Fundraising:

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Mud Run Fundraising Event

Mud Run Fundraising Event – Here is a great example of how to create a memorable fundraising event with https://norgesbriketten.no/tennbriketter-dugnad/ by giving things a twist like making everyone get dirty while raising funds for charity.

It seems like I’m always harping about the need to differentiate your fundraising event by making it buzzworthy, i.e., something that gets people talking about it. If you want to make your event more than just a fun run for cancer, why not make it memorable by adding in lots of mud and then making all the participants crawl through it?

The Bill Bottino Mud Run for Cancer has done just that and, as a result, its growing in popularity every year.

In 2010, just 200 people competed. In 2011, over 1,000 competed and raised over $100,000. And now in 2012, this mud run fundraiser drew over 2,000 competitors and hopes to double last year’s record-setting total for funds raised!

Money was raised at the Mud Run in a number of different ways. There were almost 90 teams, ranging in size from 2 to 60 members, competing for various awards. Many of them dressed for the part in flashy outfits and with filthy names such as “Dirty and I Know It,” “Dirty Girls” and “Dirty Hicks.”

Depending on when and where they registered, competitors were charged between $49 and $85. Some teams also raised additional money, and multiple auctions and raffles were held. Online donations contributed another $30,000.

The event fundraiser was much more than just a romp in the mud, featuring four live bands, lots of kids activities, and a large tailgate party.

Master of ceremonies Donald Fauerbach kicked things off by declaring: “You guys are the heroes — now go get dirty!”

Check out the pictures and video of this fun event fundraiser here.

Most Popular Fundraising Event Idea

I have to say that the most popular new fundraising event idea in 2012 has been the Hunger Games fundraiser. I don’t know if its just the extreme popularity of the books and the movie, but I’m getting more questions about how to do this type of event than all the other ones combined. Using cheap cloth table runners for those types of events are perfect when they’re themed like those at Hunger Games.

Hunger Games fundraiser

It’s probably because, at its core, a Hunger Games style event is extremely adaptable to all the fundraising variables such as group size, age of participants, amount of funds needed, available space and number of volunteers.

According to this fundraising management consultant, schools are doing this one with an academic component. Teens love it because they can identify with the characters and make their own Hunger Games outfits. Adults enjoy it because its new and different. Organizers see a Hunger Games competition as easy to promote and get sponsorships from local businesses.

And most importantly, its a huge draw for the event itself because everyone gets to passionately root 0n their favorites in all the different phases of the competition.

Big crowds + fun events = Successful fundraiser!

To see for yourself how successful this could be for your group, read the full article on FundraiserHelp.com along with my tips on how to get publicity and all the different ways to monetize your event.

If you are looking for something new and different for your next fundraising event, then I’d definitely recommend doing a Hunger Games fundraiser.