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5 Great Fund Raising Ideas

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    Inside: 1. What To Sell? 2. Acquiring Hot Sale Items 3. Online Fund Raisers 4. Rallying Support I say an item in the paper the other day selling for a
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      1. What To Sell?
      2. Acquiring Hot Sale Items
      3. Online Fund Raisers
      4. Rallying Support

      I say an item in the paper the other day selling for a ridiculously high price. I realized that three or more people were going to make a dollar off this item when it sells. I personally love going to flea markets, yard sales and bargain warehouses just to see how cheap a quality item is selling for.

      People live in three different worlds. Those who live off credit having no idea how much money they can save simply by believing they can. Those who pay little or nothing for what they own and live like Kings and Queens. Finally those who don't have much and can never seem to scrape up enough money to save.

      Saving money and putting it away for a rainy day builds security and a sense of well-being. Much of what Brenda and I own is the result of careful planning and finding great bargains.

      Two things we've learned. It takes money to make money and It takes a little to make a lot. A little money and a little effort goes along way when it comes increasing funds in your treasury So you're family reunion event is just around the corner and your reunion dollars are low. How do you use those few dollars to make more funds? One word. Sell. Find free or cheaply prices items, mark them up and sell them at your next fundraiser.

      1. What To Sell?

      Many attendees are frugal and will only put money on an item that will likely help them save money on the family reunion event. Offer coupon books, gift cards and event accessories such as coolers, bags, caps and outdoor sportswear. Print and frame poems that will be featured at the family reunion banquet dinner. You'll find 5 popular artistically designed printable family reunion poems in Fimark's Family Reunion Planner.

      Books and DVD's Music CD's and more Books
      Nothing sells better than books and DVD's and more books. The trick to big sales is knowing the titles of books and DVD's your fundraiser attendees will buy. So how do you start?

      You could email all your family reunion attendees for suggestions on book, music and movie titles they're interested in. Create a list of titles and start collecting books buy asking for donations from the family. Most family members are more than happy to donate books to free up space in an apartment or small home. Collect books from library book sales and giveaways. Dollar stores are a great place to find 5 year old best sellers dirt cheap. Now is a good time to frequent yard sales and flea markets.

      Another time saving approach would be to make use of your FRP Social Interface. Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Social features a sortable searchable database listing all your facebook friends and families interests and likes nicely displayed in categorical order. That includes favorite books, music titles, movies and much more.

      2. Acquiring Hot Sale Items

      How To Find Book Titles: On the Invitees Interest Database slide the bar to the Books category. Notices the titles of books listed by each of your events attendees name. Focus on the titles listed by most attendees. Once you have the most popular titles go to an online price comparison market and purchase the books at the lowest price. You may event consider purchasing other titles written by the same author. Even if the attendees who listed the title do not purchase the book they will likely recommend it to others at your fund raising event thus promoting sales.

      How To Find Music Titles: Look over each attendees favorite titles as listed in the FRP Social database and purchase the more popular music titles listed. in addition, if you notice that many of your attendees like the same titles and artists consider purchasing several titles by that particular artist.

      How To Find Movie Titles: Use a similar method when purchasing movie DVD's. Focus on the more popular movie titles of the same genre by the same director.

      Find dirt cheap new and used books CD's and DVD's at discount warehouse prices at online stores. Compare prices and buy cheap. Take advantage of free shipping offers. Fimark Home Online is a gateway to some of the best quality and lowest priced products and goods online. http://www.fimark.net

      3. Online Fund Raisers

      One of the most time efficient and cost effective ways to raise funds is to promote a fundraiser to all family members via your google+ or facebook page. You can do this easily using your FRP Social Interface. Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Social features two fundraiser apps. One is a standalone application you can put on your website. The other is an app that can be embedded on your facebook page.

      Another great way to raise funds is selling family reunion t-shirts. Simply design the shirt, price the shirt and send reunion attendees a link to the design. You can adjust the price of the shirts to include additional funds in care of the event. You'll find a great T-shirt design app featured on the FRP Social interface.

      4. Rallying Support

      Send out flyers, emails, text messages and invitations at least three weeks in advance and a reminder each week until the event. List some of the items or categories that will be available. Have attendees share in organizing and managing some aspect of the event to ensure that they will be present to bid.

      Your fundraiser is to raise reunion funds not to spend reunion funds. That said, make sure that all who attend bring a dish, drinks and supplies to equalize the expense and prevent having to dip into the reunion account.

      For more ideas to get your fundraiser off the ground consult Fimark's award winning Family Reunion Planner Social web app for use in your Chrome browser. What, don't have FRP Social yet? Good news. The app is reduced from $49 to only $40 for a limited time. Go to http://family-reunion-planner.fimark.net and get started on your family reunion fundraiser and event planning.
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