HOW YOU CAN HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL BY HOLDING AN EVENT IN YOUR HOMETOWN
(This can easily be adapted to restaurants - a pizza night, mexican place, fast food place, bingo hall, roller rink - wherever you choose to hold it! Tuck some little flags in the drinks and have fun!)
Posters: Insert Your Own Details
Download Poster 1 (red, white, blue)
Download Poster 2 (pink, turquoise, black)
Download Poster 3 (purple, turquoise, orange)
Raise a Drink to the Ladies
or Adult Sex Ed Happy Hour :)
*Ask a bar if they'd be interested in hosting a fundraiser for the
rally. Essential to every fundraiser are raffle items - these are an
easy way to make $ and the bar doesn't have to put any $ on the line.
A few ways the bar can participate:
1 - Offer the space.
2 - Offer a drink special, $X from each drink is donated to the cause.
3 - Put you in touch w/ local bands who will play for a benefit or
awareness raising show. If you sell it to a band like "hey, we want to
raise awareness of this event AND support your band - interested in
mentioning the event and encouraging folks to buy raffle tickets
during your sets?" If a band is already playing at a bar, the bar is
less likely to give you a door cut because it's going to the band, but
they may help out w/ drink specials!
4 - Give $X from the door to the cause
YOU do a poster, post on facebook, twitter, email friends & local
clinics. Ask the raffle prize donors to put out a shoutout on their
facebook page, liberally thank the raffle donors on your fb page/in
your circle. Ask the bar to put up a link on their social media pages
& ask if you can post signs in the bar prior to the event.
Put up posters in relevant locations & just in the bar neighborhood.
Don't kill yourself promoting, but 10-15 posters goes a long way!
Send in a blurb to your local weekly and ask it to be included in the
"events" section in the weekly paper. Highlight how it relates to the
Great & fairly easy raffle items to get are - massages, pizza place
gift certificates, certifs to your favorite eatery *where they know
you!* , favorite shops, maybe a sex related shop just to spice things
up. (everyone loves that, even if they cringe!) Suggestion - consider
your resources, everybody knows a small business owner & most like the
Raffle tickets can be bought usually at party supply shops, they come
in GIANT rolls so if you have a friend who's done this before, they
might be able to hook you up with some raffle tix.
AT THE EVENT:
Have 2 people outside at the door selling raffle tickets. We sold $5
for an arm's length - measure out the tix against the buyer's arm -
that's worth $5. So they get a lot of value and they're likelier to
buy if it seems like they're getting alot (even though everyone
basically gets the same amount!:))
Have signs for the actual event inside where people can see what's
going on, what it's all for. You'll get folks unrelated to the
fundraiser who will buy tix & get interested too.