Published on November 5, 2007
Creative Community ServicesFundraising/Friend-raising Tool Kit: Creative Community Services Fundraising/Friend-raising Tool Kit Prepared by: Sarah Kayongo Director of Development Why should you help CCS: Why should you help CCS You should be involved because without your participation or donation nothing will change. You should be involved because it is an opportunity to give back to your community in terms of time or donation. You should be involved because it is every child’s right to have a home with supporting and loving parents. You should be involved because every adult with a disability deserves a chance to be an independent contributing citizen of their community. You should be involve because it is a matter of conscious to help solve the problems of our time, how would you like the coming generations to judge us? CCS Fundraising Made Easy: CCS Fundraising Made Easy Invite friends to a CCS dinner: Have everyone sign the attendance sheet. Briefly share CCS mission and historical background (from fact sheet info) Talk about why you were touched by this issue (Personalize the Story by talking about something that happened in your life that makes it an underpinning for your belief in helping others) ASK me about using any of CCS stories/CASE STUDIES Share with them the extent of the problem Show the CCS video Entertain Question & Answer session The BIG ASK. Passionately plead for financial help as well as sharing with them the need for them to host a similar event with their friends. If this is too much then they can forward the info to their friends and do a peer to peer fundraiser by just asking for a donation Ask for closing thoughts and then get them to register as friends of CCS with a commitment to the cause by signing up to donate with Check preferable written to CCS (Please see address below): Creative Community Services, Inc. 1543 Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road Stone Mountain, GA 30087 Tel: 770-469-6226 ext 157 Fax: 770-469-6210 email:[email protected] Conduct a speaking engagement at your School, Church or Group: Conduct a speaking engagement at your School, Church or Group Identify the principle contact person to seek permission to speak Share the CCS materials to the contact so they know what your subject is all about. Use CCS logo to write a letter requesting permission to make a presentation. Materials to take to the presentation include: CCS donation envelopes CCS fundraising fact sheet (down load one from website) CCS Annual Report/and Niki brochure CCS Video/you can obtain one by calling Sarah Kayongo at 770-469-6226 ext.157 or download one from: http://www.ccsgeorgia.org CCS Banner or Board Registration forms Everyone can be a Fundraiser:Simple “BREAKTHROUGH” Steps: Everyone can be a Fundraiser: Simple “BREAKTHROUGH” Steps B is for having a BBQ, organizing a Bike Ride, or Battle of the Bands, playing Bingo, Babysitting or having a Barn Dance. R is for Raffles, Rag Raids,a Ramble through the countryside or compiling a Recipe Book to sell to friends. A is for holding an Auction, an Aerobathon, or an Art Exhibition, is for performing an Amateur Dramatics production or hosting an Angling Competition. K is for Karaoke Evenings, having a Kick about, a Knock-Out Competition, a sponsored Knitathon, or testing your Knowledge with a Quiz. T is for Themed Nights or Days, is for Tournaments, running a Tuck Shop, or organizing a Treasure Hunt. H is for events in your Home - Coffee Mornings, Ladies Lunches and Garden Parties, or even hosting a Halloween Party. R is for organizing a Race Night, Poetry Readings or selling Refreshments at an event. O is for all the other ways to fundraise; sponsored events, dog walking, placing a collection can, wine tasting, car washing or selling Breakthrough pins (link). U is for the Ultimate Challenge; how about Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, or running a Marathon? G is for Giving Up - chocolate, smoking, or talking (just for a day!). H is for Hat Parties, is for selling Home Made Goods from Jams and Cakes to Cards and Jewelry I want to become a Fundraising Partner for CCS: I want to become a Fundraising Partner for CCS You can really help in RAISING FUNDS & AWARENESS FOR CCS in your community – here is how: Regional/Community CCS Fundraising partners give us a local presence and help spread awareness for CCS’, as well as raising funds. As a CCS Fundraising Partner, you will have lots of fun, a great way to learn new skills, and you'll make new friends too. If you or a person you know is a member of the media and willing to share CCS work, please call Sarah Kayongo for up to date Press releases and Events at 770-469-6226 ext 157 You can help us by: Putting up posters and distributing leaflets in your area. Organizing a fundraising event or collection in your area. Speaking to local clubs and groups/radio about CCS’s work. Representing CCS at local events and Check collection, (please refer to website for updated events). Joining or starting a CCS Regional Group Please contact Sarah Kayongo Director of Development at CCS, Inc., at [email protected] with your name, address, email, telephone number, group you represent for assistance with advice and support. From providing fundraising materials and speech notes to offering advice and discussing your ideas, we really are here to help. Easy Tips on Planning and Organizing an event: Easy Tips on Planning and Organizing an event 10 easy steps to organizing a fantastic fundraising event: Keep it simple. Ask. Ask friends and colleagues to help. It really is much more fun if you share the load and what's more, you get the benefit of lots of different ideas and experience! Speak to us! Don't forget to let us know about your event. We love hearing about your fundraising would love to help you! Contact CCS Fundraising Team by calling 770-469-6226 EXT. 157 or by emailing [email protected] Be organized. Be clear about your plan from the beginning; ensure that the date of your event doesn't conflict with other events, like the --- NFL Super bowl or Oscars party for CCS. Draw up a budget. Make sure your budget doesn’t over shadow your goal of raising money for the problem at hand. Seek Permission. Seek permission and check legal requirements. Make sure you find out whether you require any special licenses or permissions. This particularly applies if you are planning to organize a bike horn or street collection for CCS, Inc. Be safe. As the event organizer you must be careful to ensure the safety of your guests. Not only are you required to comply with Health and Safety legislation but you may also need to consider First Aid and Fire Safety requirements. Publicize your event. Don't forget to promote the event in your local area. You could put up posters, hand out flyers and even get your local papers and radio stations involved. USE THE CCS Fundraising fact sheet and letters to publicize the event Thank everyone involved. After the event, don't forget to thank everyone involved. Who knows you might need their help at your next event! We can even provide you with information leaflets about Breakthrough to send out with your thank you notes and help fire them with enthusiasm! Last but not least, have fun!