There are hundreds of ways to raise money for Madala Village. What you do is only limited to you imagination. Creating your event does not need to be complicated.
Ideas: auction, soccer clinic, BBQ, book sale, barn dance, cake sale, garage sale, coffee, craft sale, car wash, company sponsorship, fancy dress party, tournaments, facebook, karaoke competition, matched funding from your company, plant sale, pancake breakfasts, jewelry party, and the list could go on.
A few pointers that make raising your funds easier.
The earlier you start, the easier it will be for you.
Create an online fundraising page as well as paper letters
Find out if your supporters companies have match funds
Sit down and make a list of all your social circles.
Don’t be afraid to ask. You are doing a great thing, and people want to join in and help serve, even if they cannot make the trip.
What to include in your sponsor letters:
- What we will be doing
- When is the trip
- Why do you want to go
- Who to write checks to or a link to online donation site
**All checks should be made out to New Horizons Foundation and send with record sheet to Amanda Maxwell at 1903 Swenson St. Stillwater, MN 55082
This is one of the most effective ways of raising money. Make a facebook page or other type of page for people to follow a link. You can then link up your page to the New Horizons Page (www.newhorizonsfoundation.net) and they can donate directly online. Make sure the operating project they choose in Madala Village and that they put your name in the comment section.
Keeping Record of your fundraising and payments:
You should keep a record of your fundraising and payments that you have made. attached is a recording sheet for you to use. You can either send it to me digitally or in the mail with your checks.
Follow Up & Thank You’s
It is very important that you thank those who sponsor your trip after they send in their donation. When you return from the mission trip it is highly recommended that you put together a summary of your trip with a couple of pictures to send out to your supporters.