- Make a Team Flag: Hang it proudly in your home, office or community center and have donors sign it after they make their generous contribution!
- Neighborhood Garage and/or Bake Sale: Ask all of your friends and neighbors to participate by donating items for the sale. Make signs that indicate all proceeds are going to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. Ask your local paper to run an ad as its contribution. Add a bake sale and/or lemonade stand, and have a donation jar visibly displayed for those who choose not to purchase. Don’t forget to wear your Komen 3-Day team shirt (available for purchase at Shop3Day.com®) and have plenty of donation forms handy!
- Make (and sell) Team T-shirts: You can make your own team T-shirt, displaying your team name, fundraising goal, slogan and more. This is a great way to advertise your team and get people asking questions about the event; thus leading to a donation. You may also consider selling your team T-shirts, and putting those funds towards your fundraising efforts. Please remember that the special walker and crew logos that we provide may not be used on any item meant for sale.
- Throw a Pot Luck Lunch or Dinner Party: Each member of the team can make a dish. Once your guests arrive, start by showing the 3-Day DVD during cocktails and appetizers. Then talk about why you’re participating in the 3-Day® over dinner and hand out donation forms with dessert. Collect the forms and give donors a pink ribbon, and/or have guests sign your team T-shirt before they leave.
- Set up a Table at a Local “Hot Spot”: Get permission from a local health club, yoga studio or coffee shop to set up a table inside the establishment, and then ask interested patrons who pass by to support your team.
- Special Screening: Ask your local movie theater to donate a special screening of a new release to benefit your team. Invite everyone you know and post flyers. Charge at the door.
- Meet the Press: Contact the editor of your local paper, company newsletter - or both! Ask them to interview you about what your team has undertaken and why, and include a request for support. Be sure to include instructions in the story for how readers can make a donation to your team.
- Benefit Night: Throw a fundraising party at a local establishment. Ask that local restaurant, ice cream parlor, etc. to support you with a donation of 10% (or more!) of the night’s sales. In the past, many local restaurants have supported 3-Day participants by donating a portion of an evening’s profit even without a fundraising party! You can offer to create and distribute a flyer to promote the establishment - it will help increase business and ultimately help increase the amount donated back to the cause.
- Live/Silent Auction: Ask some local businesses to donate items or gift certificates and hold an auction at your fundraising event, or on payday at work. Good for a large crowd and some big-ticket items: a trip for two, a special bottle of wine, landscape, pool or housecleaning service - the list is endless! Set minimum donation limits and allow people to bid them up.
- Team Car Wash: Go to your local car wash and talk with the owner/manager about doing a fundraising event there. Post flyers a week in advance, and then spend a few hours talking with people about what you are doing at the cashier stand. Hand people a flyer and accept donations.
Please Note: These tools, ideas and fundraising techniques are offered to help you achieve your fundraising goals. Please remember that there may be Federal, State and/or local laws that apply to your chosen fundraising activity and compliance with any applicable laws is your responsibility. Please check with your local authorities before fundraising in these ways.