Raising charitable funds is not quite as easy as it used to be years ago. Society is a bit more desensitized presently than ever before. Making a claim that will touch a person’s heart is not rocket science, but it is not at all easy to urge the public to give even the smallest of funds to charitable organizations. Organizations such as the Marandi Foundation are excellent at raising money and supporting young people in the process.
It is not that people are shallow on the whole, it is simply that generations of scammers and spammers have weakened the resolve of the average do-gooder. Here are a few of the most effective ways to raise money for charity.
Chance for Life childhood cancer association holds a yearly event. A high stakes poker tournament where the funding goes to the leaders in childhood cancer research to fight childhood onset of disease. All the proceeds from the tournament are awarded to the winner’s choice of charities.
Hold a carnival.
It really is not that complicated of a process to host a carnival. Contact the local city authorities, and it is typically a small fee to host a week long celebration. Of course, the host is responsible for providing the amenities and games.
Enroll the help of local churches for raffle games and concessions. If possible, call up a local band to donate their time and music for entertainment.
Sponsor a competition.
People enjoy a healthy dose of competition. Host a running or walking marathon. Have each participant collect donations for their chosen charity and pledge a certain distance or time. Either way, a good old fashioned competitive event always draws a crowd.
Utilize the theme of prison.
For some odd reason, people enjoy placing their loved ones in jail against their will as long as it is just a temporary situation. Stage a prison themed charity event. Have participants donate money to lock up their most valued friends or family members. Take pictures as a souvenir and watch the dollars accumulate.
Hold an auction.
When in doubt, hold an auction. Gather a group of caring people, and ask them to donate a few choice items to raise money for a local charity. People are always willing to lighten a load of junk in their garages. Why not help a few people in the process?
Sell yummy goodness.
One method that never fails when attempting to raise funds for those in need is a bake sale. A good, old fashioned bake sale is a sure thing in the business of donations. People love to eat. Enlist the help of the local youth to cohesively teach a lesson in service as well occupy some kids that have nothing better to do with their time.