by Annick (Miami Beach, FL)
I was part of a team raising funds for Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.
One very successful fundraiser for me was the sale of Belgian chocolates. I am from Belgium and when visiting my family I brought back chocolates to benefit the American Cancer Society. Maybe a little hard to do, if you don’t have access to Belgian Chocolate.
Another thing I did is the 50/50 raffle; I had read about it on the internet. What you do, is you sell raffle tickets and there is only one winner. That winner wins half (50%) of all the money raised, the other half goes to the fundraiser. It’s a lot of fun and very easy to do among a larger group of people. I work on a university campus, so had a lot of people to participate in it. The larger the amount of money raised, the more people wanted to participate or give more than initially given.
And just FYI – among hundreds of participants raising money, I came in as the 5th biggest fundraiser!