Ideas for Fundraising #TransformToday

Fundraising comes in all different shapes and sizes, and can go far beyond sending texts or emails. Need ideas for creative ways to raise money in these 26.2 hours? Check out some of the different ways Dance Marathon participants are raising money to #TransformToday.

Jeana Fraser, Emerging Leader:

Jeana posted a graphic on Facebook listing different favors and services she could offer in exchange for donations. Some of these included inspirational texts for $2, or editing a resume for $15.

“I’ve been going on coffee runs, giving people rides, and creating resumes for them,” she said. “I’m doing this because I’ve already asked a lot of people for donations and want to raise as much as I can.”

Justin Weidenfeld, Dancer Relations Captain:

Justin decided to make omelettes for anyone who donated $6 to his Donor Drive.

“I chose to make omelettes because I’m not the most talented person, but I make some pretty delicious omelettes,” Justin said. “I sold them for $11 and actually made a few IOU omelettes for friends who had class. I raised a little over $150 on the three hours!”

Scottie Andrew, Outreach Captain:

Scottie took her talents to her friend’s Facebook timelines, offering poems, reenactments of their favorite vines, or a motivational speech, each for $1 donation. Additionally, she is offering to pick up people’s food from Hospitality Night restaurants and personally deliver it to them.

“I don’t get behind anything I don’t believe in wholeheartedly, and I really do believe in DM [because] I’ve seen the good it does,” Scottie said. “I was trying to target fellow students [to get donations], so I chose things I’d pay money for.”

If you’re still at a loss for donation tactics, try some of these:

  • Doing laundry
  • Giving rides
  • Selling baked goods
  • Walking dogs
  • Washing cars/scooters
  • Selling clothes