There are many ways to raise money for a good cause. One of the first things to think about is what cause to work for and then move from there. The individual can do some research on the web about the various organizations and then see if the one can fit it with the program.
These organizations if it has been operating for years have probably done the same strategy annually. If the person gets the opportunity to participate in brain storming, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to raise a suggestion, which could get praise or rejection.
For example, if the organization does a marathon, why not suggest holding a regatta or a golf tournament. These sporting events happen regularly in the course of one year and tying up with the club is a win-win situation for silent auction ideas everyone given the participants and the media coverage that will monitor the event.
If art exhibits are done often, perhaps suggesting that these pieces of artwork can be sold off at the same time thus making the fund raising event also in the form of an auction. Ideas such as these may have been done before without that much success but perhaps picking up on the mistakes of the past can bring out better results.
When the group is willing to try the idea, everyone must be given a part. Some members will be in charge of soliciting sponsorship; others will coordinate regarding the venue while the rest are out there on the streets giving out flyers inviting everyone to support the fund raising event.
Those who choose to support may give money while others may join and have some fun. Contestants may be charged an entry fee and in return get a souvenir shirt or a free meal after the race.
The group leaders should be able to update the project manager regarding the status of the task given so that adjustments and other things can be done to speed up the process. It is also possible to transfer manpower from one task to another to make this happen.
Hours before the event, everything must already be ready. The same volunteers doing the necessary work on the side will not act as marshals or ushers during the event.
When everyone has left, this is the only time that anyone can say whether the activity was a success or not. Drawing a huge crowd is one indicator and another will be how much was collected.