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 50 of your supporter households drink Haitian for one year, you’ll raise $5,400: 50 x 3 bags/month x 12 months x $3 per bag
Add chocolate on special holidays & proceeds grow (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day)
- Create a plan / set a concrete goal for money raised (cistern repair, books, trade school, vitamins). Example plan
- Identify volunteers to coordinate orders & delivery — for example, staff a monthly coffee cart (add chocolate on special occasions). Too often? How about first 2 Sundays every quarter!
- Announce a “pledge to drink Haitian” event to share goals, method. Add our blank stationery to any order.
- Your group signs up for a wholesale account at Singing Rooster (top right corner of every page on site). Forward confirmation email back to the Rooster. Then order our at-cost sampler.
- Hold your event & sign up supporters. Use/modify our Sign up template
Distribution : Set up a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of the month where volunteers staff 3 months in a row (then train the next in line). At the office, put monthly coffee in the break room. Have a plan for people who don’t show or if they want to decrease or temporarily stop a month (donate extra bags to the cause, give to friends, family?) Have extra bags on hand to sell to folks who aren’t officially signed up.
* track progress towards goal attainment, post photos
** take advantage of Singing Rooster’s helpful marketing materials cut and paste photos, text to use on social media (on your website, Facebook, flyers, etc.)
- Publicity Resources save time when you’re raising money for Haiti or elsewhere around the globe.
- Add brochures, tent cards, stationery, to wholesale orders. After login, find at bottom of 1-page quick shop or on marketing page.
- 1/2 sheet flyer (MS word template – add your logo, words)
- Farmer to Table Prezi : use online or download & use offline
- Singing Rooster’s Power Point (created a couple years ago) is a good starting point to present ideas to your supporters.
- contact Singing Rooster for high resolution photos (please cite & link to Singing Rooster)
- Checklist for Event Planning (MS Word doc)
- Ten Steps to a successful fundraiser (MS Word doc)
- Make use of online fundraising resources like online invitation
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