Increasing awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural resources is the core mission of celebrating Earth Day on April 22, and environmental club fundraising ideas are brought to the forefront at this special time of year.
Environmental clubs, just like many nonprofit & community organizations, host fundraising events to raise money in support of various initiatives that “give-back” to Mother Earth. While it is true that any fundraising campaign may bring in dollars to support your cause, educating your potential donors and sponsors regarding the planet which we share will make them more likely to contribute and invest in change.
Inviting an environmental expert to speak at your walk-a-thon destination point, gala fundraiser or charity golf tournament is a nice idea. You may have several experts within your community, or contact an environmental nonprofit organization within your region. Another possibility would be to ask a green technology expert or business owner to speak about their work, such as a sustainable architect, biologist or company who provides clean energy products.
Films are another effective way of educating people on subjects concerning the environment and conservation. Having a film-week and charging a fee at your office or a public site could be an added activity to a fundraising event, or as a way to attract donors to your donations website.
Kids are often our best educators. We are all connected to nature – children are especially conscious of their surroundings. Every day they play in our fields, forests and waters without having been pulled away by their careers and responsibilities. Motivating them to engage in activities that raise money for the environment is easy because they live close to the earth, and kids easily motivate adults to give from their hearts. Holding events such as pledge drives with activities focused on conservation and environmentalism can be very fun and effective. Children will inherit the earth, and protecting it through fundraising with kids will serve as a powerful marketing message to your donors and sponsors.
Environmental club fundraising ideas that offer public education also include selling green products through an online fundraising website. Hosting an online charity auction featuring conservation oriented products is one of many winning environmental club fundraising ideas. Your organization could hold a silent auction, or an online-to live auction event. Products may include items related to solar energy, composting and green building projects, with a full product education through video, text and photos. Any online fundraising website can include product sales as well.
Partnerships between environmental clubs, businesses, schools and governments can be formed to advance the mutual interests of all. Resources and expertise can be shared in reaching your fundraising goals, and lasting relationships can be formed in creating a rich network of support for future projects together. Seeking sponsorships with those who are allied with your mission is the best place to start, ensuring that your fundraising goals will be met if not exceeded.
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