How does this Event Make Money?
- Participants “purchase” a slice of “cake”
- Include the donation form with the publicity in your newsletter about this event. You might receive donations from those not able to attend
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|Written by Cynthia Smith-Ayed|
|Saturday, 21 May 2011 12:04|
Recipe for Success #1
This fundraising event can work for any size club, any time of the year (perhaps as part of your club’s birthday celebration?) Use the Tripled Tiered Treats Presentation to help you plan this event.
Construct a visual of a three tiered cake (see below for instructions). Each tier has “slices”; each tier’s slices will represent a different donation amount-the lower tiers where there are more slices, will be the least expensive and the top tier will be the most expensive. Each slice will represent a “thank you gift” which is described inside the envelope. For example:
Tier one- Minimum donation for a slice is $15 (50 slices). The gifts for these slices might include- some baked goods to take home, refrigerator magnets, and coffee mugs.
Tier two- Minimum donation for a slice is $50 (25 slices). The gifts for these slices might include- more specialized baked goods, cookbooks, a small kitchen appliance or cooking utensils, etc,
Tier three- Minimum donation for a slice is $75 (10 slices). The gifts for these slices might include: a highly specialized baked item (fancy cake) a cooking class, tea for two at a local hotel, a very nice kitchen appliance, linens, and cake plates etc.
The Gift Solicitors Soliciting for the gifts is easier when there is a group of three or four people working together. If you want to send prospective donors a letter, we have provided a template. (There is also a thank you card.) However, the direct approach, a phone call or personal visit, sometimes gets the quickest and best result. Print a few of the Target Water Project brochures to take with you.
Locating the Boxes- On the internet, under “nesting boxes” there are sites where they can be ordered online. Try local craft or paper stores, or stores that specialize in storage items. IKEA sells a set of three for around 15 Euros. Look in the gift wrapping department. Perhaps a store that sells dinnerware might have some dinner plate boxes that they would donate?
Decorating- Stack the boxes to look like a tiered cake. Do not adhere them to each other because the envelopes (“slices”) with the gift information will be inside each tier. How you decorate “the cake” is totally up to you! If you want to use the logos as part of the decoration, print them on self adhesive paper.
The Envelopes and Cards- for each gift, prepare a card and envelope (this is the “slice”). Print the description of the gift (along with the information about the gift’s donor) on card. It might be helpful to designate on the card the level or “tier” of the gift. On the envelope, make sure the tier number is on the front- in case the envelopes get jostled.
For the Event Set the gifts out on a table. If you have enough room perhaps one table for each tier of the cake. Assign a “hostess” available to take the donations. The donor gets a receipt with the appropriate tier number on it. He/she then takes the receipt to a “server” at the appropriate table and the server lets her select an envelope from the tier and assists the donor in locating the correct gift. And please, please, please thank the donor for her generous contribution!
You may want to have refreshments at the event and some brochures available about the project. There is a power point about the project that you could make available on your laptop for viewing (see below).
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GREAT EVENT!
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