Raising money for the chapter is important to help plan activities, parties, field trips, and cover chapter dues for high school and college chapters ($350).
Fundraising activities are a good way to not only raise money but also raise chapter publicity and awareness throughout the community. It is important to include all chapter members in your fundraising activity. The key to a successful fundraiser is to be organized. Plan the event in advance and make sure that everyone in your chapter feels a sense of responsibility for the outcome of the fundraiser.
Planning a Fundraiser
With fundraisers you can raise money and awareness for your chapter.
The key to a successful fundraiser is to be organized. Plan the event in advance and make sure that everyone in your chapter feels a sense of responsibility for the outcome of the fundraiser.
Other Funding Sources
A great place to start looking for funds for your chapter is campus resources. Research how other service organizations or clubs on campus are funded. You may be able to apply for funding through your student government.
An in-kind donation is a donation of goods or products that your chapter can use. Many of your chapter needs for parties and activities can be met through in-kind donations.
Examples of in-kind donations:
- Food from local supermarkets or restaurants for group activities
- Decorations from a party supply store for dances or parties
- Soap and sponges for a car wash
- Trophies or plaques for end-year prizes
- Gift certificates or merchandise for a raffle
A sponsorship is a financial contribution towards your chapter. For example, a local business might sponsor your chapter for $500 to cover all of your activities for the year. Sponsorships best suit needs that are purely financial, such as your chapter dues.