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Old 08-03-2002, 08:51 PM
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Need good fundraiser ideas for small chapter!

Our chapter has 10 members and we need to raise money, but with 10 members things you can do are limited. Ideas????
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Old 08-03-2002, 10:00 PM
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can you guys do bake sales on your campus? i have seen different clubs and organizations post outside a building early in the morning and sell bagels and donuts to people who forgot breakfast in the morning. We also have the option of having a small fundraiser at our college's open house day. CSUS used to open up to the community and future and perspective students, even kids on field trips, organizations could sell baked goods, strawberry shortcake (mmmm...) candy bars, bbq, soda, you name it they had it, right at their booth/table. And you draw attention from other organizations as well because people get hungry.
This one latina organization was selling tacos and fajitas with baked tortillas... to die for and a lot better than a BK broiler from the student center.
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Old 11-26-2002, 11:15 AM
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Lightbulb fundraiser for local

i'm from a small local sorority. 14 members and we do study packs for fundraising in the fall and spring before finals. we send letters to the students parents ahead of time and they send checks or money orders to us we then put together the packs. like gum, soup, pencils, pens stress balls, ect. and pick a day to hand them out to the students in the student center. we mail the student a slip so they know to come pick them up. we make about $500 each time
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Old 11-26-2002, 11:28 AM
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fundraisers

It seems like all we are doing this semester is fundraising...

the big one is a 50/50 raffle-- there are about 25 of us and we made $700 profit from this one. Ever girl sold 50 raffle tickets and half of the money went to the winner. It is so easy to sell because each ticket is only $1.
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Old 11-26-2002, 11:35 AM
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Raise dues $10, that's $100 more per month
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Old 11-26-2002, 12:02 PM
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We auctioned off the pledge class and a few top-shelf actives raising $1,700 dollars in less then an hour. The great thing about auctions is that there is very little time commitment and zero capital investment. Even if your 10 members go for the minimum bid of five dollars thatís fifty you didnít have.
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Old 11-26-2002, 12:09 PM
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My Chapter only has 8 sisters as of right now but we recently pinned 9 new girls. Some fundraisers we have done is Miss AST where guys around campus- fraternites, dorm floors, or clubs sponser guys to be in our beauty pagent but they dress up as girls participating in the formal wear, swimwear, and talent. It's really funny. There is usually a registration fee of $10 for the first guy and $5 for each additional guy. Then you also charge and addmission fee of $3 to come and watch the pagent.

We also just finished up our thanksgiving fundraiser of selling pumpkin rolls. We made about $600 off of that. We sold about 200 pumpkin rolls, $6 for one or $10 for 2. We had order forms and 3 different delivery dates which made it easier when we were making them.

We also do a car show in the spring. This one takes the most amount of work. It's not that hard though if you find a local car club in the area.


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Old 12-10-2002, 11:59 AM
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You could have a service auction. . .get either your members to auction themselves for 2 hr work periods(within reason). Invite all of the Greeks.
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Old 01-01-2003, 03:49 PM
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Thumbs up easy fundraiser

we organized a fundraiser with mygreekletters.com to sell iron on greek letters. they were really nice to work with and it was an easy sell. the letters work with a regular iron so applying it was no problem. good luck!
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:16 AM
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Re: fundraiser for local

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Originally posted by tiramasu
i'm from a small local sorority. 14 members and we do study packs for fundraising in the fall and spring before finals. we send letters to the students parents ahead of time and they send checks or money orders to us we then put together the packs. like gum, soup, pencils, pens stress balls, ect. and pick a day to hand them out to the students in the student center. we mail the student a slip so they know to come pick them up. we make about $500 each time
I really like this idea. How do you get the parent addresses? Does the school release that to you?
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:58 AM
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Check with KMart and see if they are coming to your area to do "Kids Race Against Drugs" We volunteered to help and with just 10 people helping each of 2 days on the weekend registering the kids, showing them the way around the"race track" and getting in and out of the cars, they gave us $1700.
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:48 AM
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I go to small college, 1,100 students and we also do a final pack, or Finalgrams as we call them. Like tiramasu suggested it has great returns for minimal output (minus the organizer.) We get a set of school mailing labels from the registrar. (So they come on those little avery labels.) We get a bus load of envelopes and start stuffing our letter to parents in there, then label and then bulk mail them out. (We can use the school's bulk mail permit.) Parent's send us all the relevant info on their student, along with their check and we put together the final grams and have sisters deliver them. We are residential so we have pretty easy time cause almost everyone is in the dorms. We average a little more than tiramasu, we have been pulling in 2,000+.
We have smaller chapter, 25 women and it really is a managable fundraiser and we have done it with closer to 10 women (we had a ton go abroad) Good luck! let me know if you want more info
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:55 AM
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can you guys do bake sales on your campus? i have seen different clubs and organizations post outside a building early in the morning and sell bagels and donuts to people who forgot breakfast in the morning. We also have the option of having a small fundraiser at our college's open house day. CSUS used to open up to the community and future and perspective students, even kids on field trips, organizations could sell baked goods, strawberry shortcake (mmmm...) candy bars, bbq, soda, you name it they had it, right at their booth/table. And you draw attention from other organizations as well because people get hungry.
This one latina organization was selling tacos and fajitas with baked tortillas... to die for and a lot better than a BK broiler from the student center.

This can be an AWESOME fundraiser... if your school allows it. Our school's cafeteria system considers it "competition" and therefore no bake sales are allowed.
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Old 10-12-2003, 01:45 AM
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*bump*

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Old 10-12-2003, 03:04 AM
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Having a car wash is a great idea. My sisters hold one every semester and we raise money for a breast cancer organization in Long Island.

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