Great Fundraising Ideas: Live Raffle, Marketplace, Sign-ups

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Does the thought of organizing ANOTHER silent auction keep you up at night? Make you feel fatigued? It should. They have LOUSY return on investment. Do the math. Add up the hours required to finding and retrieving items, pricing, writing and framing descriptions, displaying, assembling auction book (while items are coming in), and disturbing guests for bidding. Now add in the days you spent coordinating the checkout and gaggle of volunteers. Don’t forget to include the fact that a wonderful evening ends by requiring guests … Read More

What’s better than a Silent Auction?

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A marketplace. We know you’re in the middle of fundraising season.  We also know the HOURS (days, months) you’ve spent on the (staff dreaded) silent auction. If you’ve ever questioned the cost-benefits of the silent auction, we have a solution. This year at your annual gala – put up a small marketplace / table of goods sourced directly from people (artisans, farmers) who benefit from sales. A producer-direct marketplace is the perfect alternative:  you save valuable time while raising money and folks go home with something special. … Read More

School Fundraising, Chocolate & Coffee

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School Fundraising Ideas:  use Haitian Coffee, Chocolate, Art Hey parents, kids, teachers:  Add  Fair Trade #Haitiancoffee, chocolate & art to your next school fundraiser & generate proceeds fast — while simultaneously supporting Haiti’s small producers. 80% of adults drink coffee Haitian coffee is excellent — chocolaty sweet with mellow citrus-highlights. It’s the perfect way to raise money. We offer different Roasts, Decaf AND Single Serve Haitian coffee 24 minimum, 12 ounce bags, flat ship Set your own retail price — earn a minimum of $3 a bag — over … Read More

Pledge to Drink Haitian (monthly coffee cart ideas)

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Great Fundraising Idea Nonprofits:   Monthly Coffee Cart 80% of adults drink and will spend $300+ a year on coffee — why not Haitian? Get folks to pledge / sign up to drink Haitian for the year Distribute bags via a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of every month.  At the office or school, put monthly coffee in the break room for pickup. Set and post a concrete goal for money raised.  Track progress, share photos, stories. The big picture : If just … Read More