'Tis the season for charity walks and runs. As soon as the weather gets warmer, charities start planning their walks and runs for the summer, and people who participate put on their running shoes and start to train. They also start to ask for money.
If you are also trying to raise money for a charity, you may want to start thinking of great ways to do it aside from just asking people to give it to you. These days, people want something for their money, even if they are donating it to a charity. Here are some great tips and tricks for raising money for your favorite charity.
At a party like this, every drink you make would be pink, so you could make cosmopolitans, pink lemonade drinks, and serve rosé wine. Have your guests wear pink, too, to keep the fun going. If you are raising money for another cause with a significant color, make drinks with those colors. If drinks aren't your thing, you could try serving themed food.
For a party that is raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, you could serve McDonald's themed foods, like burgers and fries. Of course, you could always just throw a normal party, too. When you send out your invitations, ask for a specific donation at the door. When people come, they will give you money and you'll be much closer to your goal.
Make cookies cut out like ribbons and paint them the color of your cause. Wrap and set them in your office for people to buy. This is not only a great way to make money, but a great way to let people know you are participating in a charity. Half the battle of raising money is spreading the word of your participation. Selling cookies is an easy way for it.
All you need are a few spools of fun ribbon in your cause's color - maybe with some funky designs on it, too - and some hot glue and safety pins. Cut the ribbon, glue it together, and put a pin on the back. Easy and cheap!
If you are participating in a charity event for a specific reason - maybe you suffered from a disease yourself, or maybe you know someone who has - then a webpage with pictures and stories can help your friends and family see just how important this charity is to you, and they will then be more likely to donate to your cause.