Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I've raise 21% of my minimum ($2300) for the breast cancer 3 day this October (see side bar). I've kind of spammed my friends (who are mostly poor and/or house buying and/or wedding planning), but not the family so much, so I'm hoping to get more donations when I do a mailing next month. I'm super excited that friends have been donating though, and am especially grateful to the couple of people I've never even met who've contributed!! (love!) I'd *really* prefer to avoid a having to solicit local businesses to put a change can or similar out! I am thinking about having a BBQ this summer and inviting my neighbors (well, the 2 or 3 I know, and putting invite cards (hi vista.print?) in others' mailboxes and putting a donation box out there. We'd supply burgers etc..would that be weird? Or profitable? I'm not sure.

1 comment:

  1. I think that's a good idea. It's really tough to get people to donate, and with 38 days for me to raise $1500, I can sympathize. I think the more interesting the fundraising the better. (Also, if you lure them in and hit them with, "Oh, by the way, would you like to donate?" chances are they will!)

    Mailings are good, email blasts can work sometimes... Can you incorporate fundraising at work? I have a whole some things I've been working on that could work in an office setting.