When you are a student, money is hard to come by, especially when you work for a students organization or a student cause. You find it difficult that anyone would ever give you money. Asking for it, even if it’s for a good cause seems like begging, and would be awkward and self-depreciating. Instead, you have to generate funds through some smart and creative ideas.
Read more to get to know a few ways to raise funds:
A Food Sale:
A bake sale or food sale is one of the surest ways of generating money. Everyone gets hungry and everyone likes food. Your food sale could feature a variety of items, from cakes to cupcakes, tacos, and even lemonade. It’s up to you how you approach it. You could have specific days dedicated to certain cuisines. Mondays could be Mexican Mondays. It would give your sales a definite boost. So, gather some volunteers, you can even try something simple like fries. Not everyone likes what the cafeteria dishes out, so give their taste buds something new.
Do a Fundraiser Sports Event:
This is a great idea for college or high school students. You could organize an intervarsity or inter-departmental sports event. It depends on which sport is popular in your college. If the students are crazy for football, then arrange a friendly match and sell tickets for it. Ofcourse, you must mention that it’s a fundraiser, this will attract a various people. You could ask the teams participating to tell their friends and buy the tickets. You could even set up a food and drinks stall for the students.
Provide a Bike Rental Service:
If your college campus is vast and students have trouble getting from one class to another or to the cafeteria, then you could generate a lot of funds by renting out bikes. You could set up a system, where students can rent a bike for a specific amount of money for a period of time. You could even set up different stations, like at the main entrance, at the cafeteria or any popular points. This would provide ease to the students to rent out or return the bikes. You could even turn this into an on-campus business, with permission from the required authority. To provide the best service to the students, you could search up which bikes to buy/rent on online buyers guide such as ‘Bikes Reviewed.’
Buying or renting some bikes would cost a lot of money, so you have to ensure that you buy the best one. They also provide in-depth reviews of the best cruiser bike for every day. Cruiser bikes are simple enough and do not require a lot of gear. They would be preferred for such a business. The site provides the top picks for every price range, making it easier for you to choose. The buyer’s guide features what accessories to buy, what size and frame would suit you best, and which bike would be best for you.
Do a Car Wash:
Call out for some volunteers and organize a car wash. It could be anywhere from your own school to parking places of malls, marts etcetera. Just be sure to take permission from the necessary authority. Next step would be buying the necessary materials, which include, foams, brushes, rags, soap and a reliable water source. Set up a date and time and start promoting your event. You can promote it in your college/school or around your local community. Don’t forget to promote it on social media, this would guarantee customers.
You can use any of these ideas or think one of your own. Just make sure its effective and creative. Happy Fundraising!