“Green fundraisers are becoming more popular every year,” says Kimberly Reynolds, author of Fundraising Success and owner of the popular FundraiserHelp.com website. “Many school groups see these types of fundraising activities as teaching positive values to the students while providing a much-needed service to the community.”
“A recycling fundraiser can also be a year-round silent fundraiser just by providing drop-off boxes at schools and local businesses for disposal of used electronic items,” adds Reynolds. “Providing convenient drop-off boxes at various locations around town ensures the safe disposal of used electronic items while providing school groups with considerable revenue each year.”
Another eco-friendly fundraiser involves organizing community cleanup activities where supporters contribute a small amount per pound of waste collected. A Saturday cleanup of a recreational lake or nearby river can result in thousands of pounds of trash being gathered and removed from community property. To raise funds, school groups solicit family members, friends, and local business owners to contribute a penny per pound of trash removed from the cleanup site and then tally their haul.
Collecting one hundred pledges means a school group can raise one dollar per pound of trash collected or $2,000 per ton. Many groups report their volunteers collect several tons of discarded refuse from riverbanks and other illegal dumping sites while performing their community cleanup.
Fundraiser Help, http://www.fundraiserhelp.com , provides fundraising ideas covering all types of fundraisers ranging from car washes and candy sales to charity auctions and online fundraising. Articles and resource links are geared toward schools and small group activities, providing insight and experience that will help any individual or group make a real difference.
About Fundraiser Help:
Online since 2001, FundraiserHelp.com provides fundraising ideas for school fundraisers, church capital campaigns, and non-profit fund raising. The website features over 1,200 pages of tips, resources, and proven strategies for maximizing your fundraising success. The website receives over 300,000 unique visitors per month and does not sell any fundraising products.
About Kimberly Reynolds:
A former technology sales executive with Dell Computer and Cisco Systems, Kimberly Reynolds is the author of "Fundraising Success!" and is an active participant in school fundraising and non-profit groups.
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Net Sense operates the popular FundraiserHelp.com website which provides fundraising ideas for schools and nonprofit groups.