Increasing awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural resources is the core mission of celebrating Earth Day on April 22, and environmental events across the globe are brought to the forefront at this special time of year.
Earth Day events before after and during Earth Day host environmental events to raise money in support of various initiatives that “give-back” to and celebrate Earth Day. It is true that all nonprofit fundraising may raise money to support your cause. Yet educating your donors about the planet which we share will make them more likely to contribute and invest in change.
Earth Day Events
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. Businesses and experts are proud to give back on Earth Day and support environmental events throughout the year.
Films are another effective way of educating people at Earth Day events 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 donation 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. School fundraising 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 event ideas that offer public education also include selling green products through an online fundraising website. Hosting an fundraising raffle featuring conservation oriented products is one of many winning fundraising ideas for environmental events. 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. Fundraising websites can manage product sales as well.
Partnerships between nature organizations, businesses, schools and governments can be formed to raise money and honor Earth Day all year. 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 sponsors in those who are allied with your mission is the best place to start, ensuring that your environmental events will be a success. Earth Day events have the potential to be grand when people work together.
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