Antique Children Picture Fundraising
This is a fun fundraiser to have especially for younger children who love to dress up, and the
results can be amazing. All you need are some old fashioned clothes from your local charity store, or some
parents with some good creative skills to adjust costumes. Make sure all clothes are clean first. Book your
photographer, send out flyers advertising the photo shoot, and invite participants to share their outfits with
others who might not have access to older fashions. Have parents on hand to help dress up the youngsters, and
have plenty of safety pins too to take in clothes where necessary.
If you have some family members who are good photographers, you could use them if
they can volunteer their time, and with so many digital cameras about, it is easy to check the results of a
shot before moving on to the next group. You might want to consider holding previews of photographs and have people
vote on their favourites, with prizes to the most popular ones.
Another alternate that is even easier if you have artistic parents, is to use board
figures of male and female children or a group of them, with a cut out so children can insert their own face
into the scene. This is much quicker to set up, once you have the board figures painted or dressed
appropriately, and taking the photographs of a large number of children can be done in, dare I say it?,
a snap! You could use any theme you like. How about a cowboy theme? That would be sure to appeal to the boys
and probably the girls too! Or animals? So, have fun with your antique children picture fundraising, and see
what ideas you can come up with!
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Tracking Fundraiser Success
One of the
most important tips for your fundraising events is to track and keep record of your fundraisers details. If this is
your first fundraising event it will most likely be a trial and error process until you find out what works for you
and your event. But if you have a fundraiser or two completed, below are some tips to help you track your success
and use your completed fundraisers to help with your future fundraising events!
own records be sure to write down all the information pertaining to the fundraising event so you will have all the
information at your disposal to compare and prepare for the next one. Also take notes and recognize your strengths
and what can be improved upon for your next event. This information is very valuable to your future fundraisers.
Get the opinions of your sponsors, merchants, volunteers and supporters during and after your fundraising events.
Take notes of the information they provide to you. Ask them what they thought of your event what did they like and
what did they think could be done better? Then brainstorm and figure out how you can fit all these new ideas and
tips into your next fundraising event.
If you have
a website for your business, post your fundraising details on the website! Allow companies and merchants to contact
you at anytime, dont just wait until right before the event and start promoting it. Put up information about the
successful fundraisers you have hosted in the past and that a new one is coming up! Create excitement; make them
want to be a part of it. Most importantly take the money raised and put it to good use!
Than take a
few moments to write your sponsors and thank them for their contributions and tell them where the money was spent.
It will go along way to use that personal touch with those involved and will also assure them that they will want
to be involved in future fundraising events you and your company host.
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