A World of Ideas for Fundraising PDG Clare Crawford District 12-N Knoxville, Tennessee
Why are you here in this seminar today? • What do you expect to get out of this session?
WE SERVE Lions’ Service Activities
Planning – first step Set GOALS SMART goals
SMART Goals • Specific
SMART Goals • Specific • Measurable
SMART Goals • Specific • Measurable • Attainable
SMART Goals • Specific • Measurable • Attainable • Realistic
SMART Goals • Specific • Measurable • Attainable • Realistic • Time-based
Plan the details Then do it
AFTER How do we measure SUCCESS of a fundraiser?
Club DEBRIEFING • What went well • What needs change • What to add or drop • Do it next year?
When is it time to DROP a fundraiser?
DROP IT! • $ not at expected level • Effort is breaking up the club, causing disunity • Lack of support from members • Lack of support from community • Effort is “burning out” members
DROP IT! • Takes too much time to plan it • It costs too much $ to do it in comparison with the $ raised
TYPES OF FUNDRAISERS • SALES • RAFFLES • SOLICITATION of DONATIONS • EVENTS • PASSIVE • OTHER
RAFFLES • Make sure it is legal • Know local & state regulations
SOLICITATIONS • In person • By mail • Newspaper/Radio/TV appeals • Traffic Stops
Fun dog show County fair Golf Tournament Turtle derby Car show Horse show Variety show Boat cruise Bus trip Candy making Rodeo Wine tasting Cider making Pancake breakfast Beans & cornbread Chili Spaghetti EVENTS
EVENT $ • Ticket sales • Parking attendants • Concession stand • Souvenir sales • Ads for program • Donations
RECYCLING Metals Newspapers & magazines Cell phones Ink & toner cartridges PASSIVE FUNDRAISINGLITTLE or NO work required
OTHER IDEAS • Community yearbook • Restaurant “round-up” • Memorial lights on Christmas tree
SOURCES OF IDEAS • Lion Magazine
SOURCES OF IDEAS • Lion Magazine • New Members
SOURCES OF IDEAS • Lion Magazine • New Members • Zone Meetings
SOURCES OF IDEAS • Lion Magazine • New Members • Zone Meetings • USA Canada Forum
SOURCES OF IDEAS • MD Forums & Conventions