Today I was contacted by the Breast Cancer 3-Day to be an online ambassador. Once again, I have the opportunity to combine social media with breast cancer awareness, advocacy and fundraising. I’m totally passionate about both and more than willing to do my part.
This month they’ve asked ambassadors to share some fundraising ideas. My favorite one is approaching quickly. In 3 days, 125 people will see Annie at the Fisher Theater in Detroit, celebrate mother’s day and help raise money for breast cancer. I can’t wait. Annie is my all time favorite musical and I am totally excited to share this with my family. I’m also super excited because this fundraiser was so easy to plan, no downside risk and netted nearly $3,000.
Here’s how it worked. My high school friend works for Broadway in Detroit. After reconnecting with her on Facebook, we met to discuss a possible fundraiser. From there, I reserved tickets to Annie, sent out emails and created a Facebook event. As people were interested, they emailed or called with the number of tickets they needed. I purchased the tickets at the group discount rate and sold them for face. I collected checks, distributed tickets and called it a day. Done! I will absolutely be planning another one next year.
Do you have any super easy fundraising ideas to share? Share them with me by posting a comment.