How to Raise $1,000

by Natalie Chardonnet

Raising money, whether for your business or for charity, requires planning and organization. Although $1,000 may not seem like a lot of money to large corporations, it is actually a decent amount of money to small non-profits or personal businesses. Planning a fundraiser such as a bake sale or car wash can help you earn the money needed for your business or charity. Raising $1,000 does require preparation and forethought, but the rewards will be well worth it.

Decide what charity, non-profit organization or business will receive the $1,000 you raise. Contact the recipients to let them know of your fundraising plans and to see if they will be willing to help you earn the money.

Recruit friends and family to act as volunteers for your event. Let them help you plan the event so they feel more involved.

Choose a day for the fundraiser, being sure to avoid holidays or local events that may prevent people from participating.

Plan an event where you will be able to make the majority of the $1,000 you need. Decide what type of event will best cater to your money-raising needs, and try to avoid hosting an event that will be expensive. (See References 1.) After all, you want to make money, not spend it. Possible ideas to consider are bake sales, car washes or black-tie dinners.

Decide how you will make your money. Will you charge people an admission fee? Will individuals be able to donate an amount they think is appropriate? Discuss this issue with your volunteers and come up with a consensus for what you should do.

Announce your event to friends, family and co-workers through social media sites. (See References 1.) This will help your fundraiser become public knowledge and can significantly increase the amount of money you will earn.

About the Author

Natalie Chardonnet began writing in 2006, specializing in art, history, museums and travel. In 2010, she presented a paper on those subjects at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Chardonnet has a Bachelor of Arts in art history and a minor in Italian studies from Truman State University, in addition to a certificate in French from Ifalpes University in Chambery, France.

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