By: Lindsey Gross[one_half]
It’s the start of a new year and many of us turn our attention to self-improvement and New Year resolutions. On top of being your best self, we encourage you to jumpstart the year by helping improve the quality of life of local children battling cancer. So here’s the question – What can you do in 2018?
At the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), we strive to release the emotional and financial burden childhood cancer has on affected children and their families. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the United States and we strive to change that statistic. With your support, our nonprofit can provide crucial support for local children and advocate for a cure and better treatment.[/one_half_last]
To help you host your own fundraiser and become a Community Partner, here are five major tips that will start you off on the right foot.
When you are brainstorming your fundraiser, the best thing to do is stop by our office and take a tour. Not only can we give you information about successful fundraisers in the past, we can equip you with posters, pins and other materials to enrich your event.
Every charitable event needs goals and a purpose! Considering the purpose of your event is to raise money for NNCCF, your event may also help you reach out to a new network or gain publicity for your business. It is best to set goals for funds raised, awareness, social impact and media coverage. Your fundraising event should be exactly what you intend it for and setting goals will help you keep it on track.
There’s the saying “Spend money to make money” and we want you to be prepared with a realistic budget. When you are setting your budget, keep in mind that you may have expenses i.e. your time spent, materials created or renting a venue. The general rule of thumb is that you deduct expenses from funds raised and then donate the proceeds.
Once you fill out our Community Partner Agreement Form, your event will go up on our website. When we include your event, it is always helpful to have logos, photos, flyers or something that gives a visual to your event. We also encourage you to tag us on social media @nvkidscancer. It helps legitimize your fundraiser and social media is a powerful tool to reach a large audience.
When you complete your event, we fully expect you come into our office and celebrate! We are grateful for your efforts and any donated amount deserves a pat on the back. NNCCF is not federally funded, so each gifted dollar is imperative to helping local children with cancer.