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I Need Some Ideas on Rasing Money for Charity - Online and Offline Methods

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Gibbzee, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Gibbzee

    Gibbzee Regular Member

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    Hey Everyone

    I'm raising money for a charity climb that i am doing up Kilimanjaro in July next year but for me to be able to do it i need to raise £2,500 ($4000). The money goes to helping children in Africa as part of Childreach's projects (you can read more about it here)

    Anyway, i'm guessing some of you have done charity stuff similar to this in the past and i wondered what methods you found the most effective for raising money?

    I have only just signed up for this so haven't got too many ideas yet. I've been told that bucket collecting at train stations is good and i also may sell some Krispy Kreme donuts as they do a pretty nice deal for charities.

    What ideas has anyone got? All are welcome but bear in mind i'm from the UK and i'm not great at baking cakes.
     
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  2. Viltedali

    Viltedali Regular Member

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    Maybe not good ideas, but ideas:

    car wash
    4 man scramble type of golf outing
     
  3. KBC-12

    KBC-12 Regular Member

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    I'm glad you posted this. I'm interested as well.

    You could do golf tournaments, running/marathon/walk-a-thon (5ks are popular), bowling (Big Brothers & Big Sisters does this), 3 on 3 basketball tournaments. You could get a local high school or YMCA to donate their gym for the tournament.

    Just keep that model in mind. Get local business/entities/organizations to donate whatever it is that you need for the fundraiser. Think about what activities people like to do or need that they are paying for anyway. And when you throw in, "it's a for _____ Chairty". It becomes a no brainier.
    I mentioned Big Brothers & Sisters does the bowling. You could also check out the bigger charities and see what they do to raise money & copy that. Even if it is on a smaller scale.

    I want to help a local charity organization here in my city that helps homeless people. We have have had 5 homeless people die in October alone. The reason is because in the spike of the "newly" homeless & the young homeless (18-24). They are'nt as familar with living on the streets.
    This charity is in the middle of building a new shelter but with a few weeks to go they are short $45k.

    The reason they were building a new shelter is because it was needed, well now that there is increasing number of homeless people in my city, you can see why this would be a huge problem.



    Does anyone have any social media ideas for these types of philanthropic endeavors?
     
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  4. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    Would holding a contest for something like someone making a half court shot and winning THOUSANDS of dollars suffice? Or holding a contest where if they make a hole in one, they get ONE MILLION DOLLARS?

    Well, here's the sources that'll enable you to have promotions doing just that:

    http://www.holeinoneinternational.com/

    http://www.scapromotions.com/index.htm


    *Never done this, but I know those sites are legit.
     
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  5. KBC-12

    KBC-12 Regular Member

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    Thanks for posting that. Thats a good idea.
    Do you know people that have used it how do you know they are legit?

    I looked at the 2 sites briefly. It looks like they have insurance companies that pay out if someone wins. However the latter of the the 2 sites looks like they charge, so the charity would have to have some kind of budget in the first place.
    Here is a direct link to their charities/non profit page.
    Code:
    http://www.scapromotions.com/promotions/industry/nonprofit.htm
    It doesnt really seem to mention charities/non profits on the first site.

    I think that is good shot for OP to hit his $4k. The only possible issues are being in UK as well as it looks like you have to have a Golf Tournament already to have the million dollar hole in ones. SO you would have to spend money if you couldnt get Golf club to donate their greens for your tournament. It would be nice if you could do the million dollar hole in one with no golf tourny. It would be a lot easier to get that.

    Might be a good shot for you OP.

    I dont know if my goal can be reached with that though.

    I just read another article that said it was down to $30k the homeless chaity needed. Unfortunately, in the same article it said that is was no longer 5 homeless dead this month, but 6 now! He feel asleep on the train tracks and got hit be a train.

    Thanks for posting that YoungGuns, I always love reading your signature too. So true, and it makes me feel a lot better about ALL of my ambitions.
     
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  6. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    I found out about them from a paid membership site-don't worry about the legitmacy of those companies. I must be clear that I have no personal experience with this as I am like every other marketer on the interwebs-I know much more than I actually implement.

    They have much smaller things for all kinds of budgets, and from what I understand, you can just call them up and describe your situation and they'll hook you up.

    I remember seeing a really cool video of a kid winning something like $50k just for making a half court shot...no way it was faked. It was fund raising for some school I believe.

    And me guessing, they are usually done for fund raisers. You and your fundraiser can make a fortune with this if you got salesman and/or marketing skills.

    I'd post a great article on this subject, but it's in a paid membership site that I highly respect. And before you get suspicious, there's no affiliate program involved.
     
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  7. KBC-12

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    I'm not suspicious. Most assholes that would do something like that wouldnt even click through to a charity thread. Lol.

    I was just curious if you knew they were legit through some acquaintances/associates that have used them. But a respected paid membership site is just as well.


    Yeah, I probably will have to contact them. But 30K seems like an awful lot with those methods (From what I gathered from their sites.). I would need a ridiculous turnout of people it seems.

    If I could get one of the country clubs do donate their greens for a weekend then get 100 people with $300 entry fee and I would be there :). I do have some sales skills so I could go sell some local law firms, CPA's, Car dealers, businesses ect on playing in it. It would be tax write off for them and they could get some publicity plus a good image in the community.
    I became of aware of this HUGE problem via my cities newspaper, so I imagine we could work out some way to get some free press for them. Maybe some radio stations as well.

    Plus they get a shot a million dollar/$100k put. Win, win, win for them.

    Is 100 people WAY to much for a golf tournament? I have never been to one of those charity golf tournaments. Only been on the links with my friends.
     
  8. monkey

    monkey Registered Member Premium Member

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    theres a site that allowed you to pimp yourself out to the public for a laugh.( cant remember it)

    basicallyyou take in dares from people around the world, pick the one you're okay with doing.tell everyone that you're doing this dare for this charity and raise fund for it.

    so what you could do is, setup a simple site where you get people to submit dare ideas.
    setup a facebook and twitter page so they can follow your dare.
    as them to donate money, go out on to the street and beg for money :) submit the idea/news to all the PR network and "for a laugh" sites. get people to donate and do the dare :)
     
  9. YoungGuns

    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    Like I said, you've gotta no how to market it. I think partnering with a school would be good; school gets half, your charity gets half. Have every kid in that school advertise for you :) (like I said, I have no experience.)

    And it doesn't take $30K to do. I think you can do something like a golf tournament or basketball shoot for only a few thousand as long as there's not a million dollar prize. All you're doing is buying insurance in case someone wins.

     
  10. KBC-12

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    Thanks. Yeah, I know. $30k is how much the charity NEEDS.

    The $50k half court basketball shot is the best option. @ $20 per shot. I used to play high school ball at a city school here & the coach has multiple state titles and is always competing for a titles, therefore holding the event there could garner some attention. I could get him to do it.
    If not there is also a university here w/ good basketball tradition & a huge arena.

    If 1500 people showed up throughout a Saturday and took one shot thats $30k. But if that costs a few thousand to insure then I dont know it the have that. But I'll find out Monday.

    May have to do a fundraiser for the fundraiser. Lol.

    Thanks again for those links. Priceless.
     
  11. Viltedali

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    Tattoo a business name on your forehead and get paid for it.

    Promise to have it on your head during your entire walk.

    Update your social site accounts during your walk (if that's possible) explaining what you're doing, how bad off the people are who you're making the walk for, maybe throw in a couple pics, and a donation button.

    The promise of the tattoo may get you started toward the £2,500, then, maybe the donations could be used for the charity, or to pay back a loan that you got if you couldn't cover the £2,500 before you left.

    Idea anyway.
     
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    Viltedali Regular Member

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    Yes, if you do a shotgun start you can have 72 people, 18 holes x 4 in a group.
     
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    I run a pneumatic tool business...and raise money fast...the best I can do...is offer you a rotating profit...if and only if you invest...in the product...before it ships...its easy to monitor and risk free...very commercial...eighthundredtwofivetwosixtyeightthirteen
     
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  15. fanatik1389

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    God damn it man! Please stop bumping old threads.