Well, I belong to a non-profit group that was always looking for fund-raising ideas. Our group is pretty small (around 20 members).
Originally, we had a booth at a once-a-year fair held in the area. We sold wine at the booth and made a small profit (around $200 or $300).
Then a couple of years ago a new lady joined the group and said “Why don’t we have a 5K/10K race?” Now that idea had been suggested before, and everyone thought it would be too much work. But we made it! It took around a year of planning, but we had a 5K/10K run that had around 300 people the first year, and 450 the second year. Now we are planning it as a yearly event. First year profits: $1400. Second year profit: $4000.
On the committee that did the work for organizing the race, we had about 5 people. It’s not as hard as you think!
You can e-mail me if you’re interested in more details on how we accomplished this.
By the way, what’s your non-profit group?
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