Whether you are doing breast cancer fundraising or fundraising for another cause, there are several ways to generate more money at your next fundraising event. We are going to use breast cancer or pink ribbon items in our suggestions below as examples. You would translate that to your cause (purple ribbon, teal ribbon, etc).
Breast Cancer Fundraising Tip 1. Sell Pink Ribbon Merchandise – Most people don’t realize how successful they can be selling merchandise. You can easily set up a table at your pink ribbon fundraising event or in front of the grocery store and sell merchandise. Most stores let you set up a table and this is a great way to generate extra income. You can buy some pink silicone bracelets and sell them for $1-$3 each or pink ribbon charm bracelets for $10-$20 each. You will be amazed how many people will buy the products from you.
Pink Ribbon Fundraising Tip 2. Sell Baked Goods/Water – Who doesn’t love a cupcake or cookie? Why not make pink ribbon cookies or cup cakes and sell them. I used to make brownies and put pink sprinkles on them. People want to help and support you and selling baked goods is an easy way. If you are not a baker, then go to Sam’s Club or another store and buy the baked goods and put them in ziplock bags and sell. Another idea is to email all your friends to donate baked goods for you to sell. Selling beverages is just a natural second thing to do if you are doing the baked goods. Most people will buy a drink to wash down all those sweet treats with.
Breast Cancer Fundraising Tip 3. Hold a Raffle–You can easily hold a 50/50. What is a 50/50? It is when you split the money you raised with the winner of the raffle. You could say 5 tickets for $10. If you collect $500, then you pull the winner and the winner gets $250 and you get $250.
Breast Cancer Fundraising Tip 4. Silent Auction – Have a silent auction table. You can go around to local retailers and ask them to donate stuff. You could also make pink ribbon fundraising baskets. Just get some items put them in a basket and shrink wrap it. Think of haircuts, manicures, facials, personal training sessions. All these make great items. Another suggestion is go to your local jewelry store and see if they will give you merchandise on consignment. How this works is if a necklace costs the jeweler $50, and the suggested retail price is $100. Your opening bid would be $50. The jeweler recoups his cost and any bids of $50 you keep the money.
Pink Ribbon Fundraising Tip 5. Sell Memory Pink Ribbon Pins if you are doing a walk/run fundraiser – this is a great idea. Get a pink ribbon like our fabric pink ribbon pin (P-07-1) and tell people if they pay $5 you will write their loved one’s name on the pink ribbon and pin it to your shirt to wear while you do your walk or run.