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Fundraise Your Way with Komen Greater NYC

Fundraising Ideas

Need help creating a great event? We've got fundraiser suggestions and a suggested schedule to help you make your fundraiser a success!
You can host a...
Car wash, Halloween party, scavenger hunt, tennis tournament, cook off, craft fair, walk-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, anything-a-thon, mini carnival, golf outing, raffle, bake sale, football game, talent show, OR karaoke party, just to name a few!
You can donate your special day...
Birthday ($35 for 35 years!), Mother's Day, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary, graduation, quinceañera, holiday, Valentine's Day, shower... Ask for donations in lieu of gifts for anything you celebrate!
6 Weeks Prior To Event...
  • Contact us with event information! We are here to help. Please contact us with your event details and any questions you have.
  • Determine your fundraising goal.
  • Depending on what your event entails, begin researching t-shirt companies or other fundraising items.
  • Begin reaching out to local stores and organization members for donations and sponsorships. Start to recruit volunteers.
  • People will support you. All you have to do is ask! Make sure you have a team to help you with outreach and promo!
4 Weeks Prior...
  • Order shirts or promotional gear.
  • Continue to recruit volunteers.
  • Create Facebook event. Invite friends and organization members to share on social media. Include event details and fundraising goals, along with a link to your More Moments campaign.
2 Weeks Prior...
  • Create event program if needed.
  • Reiterate donation requirements to donors - list of items, when to be delivered, wrapped, etc.
  • Advertise your event. Pink streamers, posters, etc. Anything to remind them about the event! Continue to promote your event on social media, with posters, flyers, etc. Include event details and breast cancer stats.
  • Contact local news to inform them about your event.
Week of/Day of Event...
  • Distribute t-shirts or giveaways.
  • Set up table at entrance for donations or info pamphlets. Remind people if they don't have cash or checks they can donate or your More Moments campaign page.
  • Put the (event or raffle) ticket table and posters/promotional materials in central location.
  • Pink out the event location - pink lights, balloons, streamers, etc.
  • Make sure all participating clubs have their gear. (Football players/cheerleaders have pink jerseys, Girls Scouts have pink badges, etc.)
  • Take pictures and share them with Komen Greater NYC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We'd love to repost and publicly thank you for holding your event
Additional Suggestions for a Successful Event
  • Event t-shirts or promo items (water bottles, string backpacks, etc.)
  • Awards or prizes for top fundraisers
  • Don't try to do it all on your own! Recruit energetic volunteers who can help with everything from pre-event planning to game day setup and execution
  • Plan your music playlist in advance (You can event create one on Spotify so fans can find it and listen again later)
  • Raffle or live/silent auction
  • Online or paper form registration
  • Donation forms/online links for participants (encourage them to collect at least $50 in donations)
  • Print registration lists with pre-made seating cards depending on your event (lane assignments for bowling alleys, etc.)
  • Promote your event hashtags, Snapchat filter, etc and encourage people to share their photos on social!
  • Bring cash to make change for attendees registering on-site the day of the event.
  • Checks should be made out to Susan G. Komen Greater NYC
  • Thank participants, volunteers, sponsors, and donors for helping to eradicate breast cancer! If they know they made a difference, they'll be sure to come back next year