Last week, we brought you up to speed on the new and improved Team Gluten-Free, and gave you tips on registering for your own fundraising page. With that underway, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll fundraise. What type of fundraiser will you host? The best part: There are no wrong answers.
With Team Gluten-Free, you can turn virtually anything into a fundraiser to benefit celiac disease research and awareness. Start by asking yourself a few simple questions:
- What do you love to do? What are you passionate about?
- What are you good at? Where are your strengths?
- Are you involved in a group organization of some sort (like a local running or drama club)?
It’s easiest to turn something you love and already do into a fundraiser. For example, runners sign up for marathons, and ask friends and family to sponsor them; entertainers throw gala dinners complete with a silent auction, charging guests a fee to attend; actors put on plays and donate admission fees to TGF; business owners donate a percentage of their profits to their fundraising page; and the list goes on.
If you’re still struggling to come up with a fundraiser that will be easy to execute and manage, here’s a list of simple and fun ideas:
- Host a gluten-free bake sale at your local community center or school.
- Set up a lemonade stand in a highly-trafficked area in town — a great way to get the kids involved.
- Penny drive! Start collecting all your loose change, and ask friends and family to do the same. You’d be surprised how quickly it all adds up.
- Getting married? Ask friends to donate to your fundraising page in lieu of getting a traditional wedding gift.
- Sign up for your town’s 5K.
The ideas really are endless. You can monetize just about anything when it comes to fundraising for a good cause, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Tune in next week when we break down all things event planning, so you can take your fundraising idea and turn it into a reality.
Haven’t yet joined Team Gluten-Free? Sign up today!