Simplify Fund-raising, Reduce Stress

  • January 26, 2011

Simplify Fund-raising, Reduce Stress

Partnering with other groups or taking part in an established local moneymaker is a GREAT IDEA that helps Quota clubs reduce stress in fund-raising and still amass money for service.
A Quota club in Canada discovered a remarkably simple way to earn a lot of money for club service—members volunteer two nights per year at the local casino. QI of Medicine Hat in Alberta nets between Can.$17,000 to $18,000 each year for these two work nights.
QI of Freeport in Illinois, U.S.A., sells radio ads for their local radio station, keeping a percentage of the sales for club service funds. The club typically raises well over U.S.$2,000 in commissions during a sales period.
In West Virginia, U.S.A., women look forward to the Bingo Night sponsored by QI of New Martinsville. The club provides sought-after Longaberger Baskets and Boyds Bears for prizes, rather than cash, attracting a different crowd to the established Bingo hall. The Quota club raises more than U.S.$5,000 during this annual event.
In Connecticut, U.S.A., QI of Candlewood Valley buys and resells tickets for one performance at an outdoor theater, generating more than U.S.$3,500. The club uses part of the money to provide sign language interpreters for the show.
QI of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, holds a similar event. Their local cinema donates the use of the screening room for one evening. Members sell 10 to 20 tickets each and bring one item for a chocolate-themed supper available before the show. In addition to more than Aus.$2,100 for club service, the club attracts the community’s attention by putting the FUN in fund-raising.

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