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Creative Fundraising

Small amounts, big rewards

We know you can do it! We see it every year when you fundraise for Dance Blue and other wonderful organizations. So we know you can be successful fundraising for your EA program! Below are some tips, tricks and ideas to help you get started.

 

  • From your mom’s co-workers to your uncle’s golf buddies... Use your network and others! 
  • How will you give back? Writing a blog and sending updates from abroad is just one great way to keep contributors engaged. 
  • People don’t want to donate to a vacation. Make sure you always tell people how your program will impact you academically and professionally.
  • Be creative! Google is your friend. Do not be afraid to think outside of the box for innovative ideas.

 

Here are some ideas to inspire the fundraiser in you:

Online

Fundraise online with gofundme.com or fundmytravel.com

Letters

Send letters or emails to friends and family.

Pre-ordered items

Sell custom items like t-shirts or calendars that people can pre-order, try booster.com

Sales

Have a yard sale, bake sale or garage sale.

Photographer

Offer to take promotional pics or videos for a local business while abroad in exchange for funds.

Network!

Contact clubs, organizations or churches in your hometown. In exchange for a donation, offer to do a presentation upon your return.

Digital Media

Contact clubs, organizations or churches in your hometown. In exchange for a donation, offer to do a presentation upon your return.

Sell

Create cookbooks with your favorite recipes and sell them. Cooking not your thing? Create anything you’re good at and sell it!

Events

Organize a dinner party or percent night at a local restaurant.

High School Alumni Associations

Reach out to you Alma Mater to see about special funding they may be able to offer

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