Fundraising Idea of the Month:
by Doug Nash
Dress days like all good fundraisers are easy and simple to organise and fun to participate in. The point to a dress day is to have a change in the dress code for a day, either dressing up or down depending on the where the activity is taking place. Dress days are great activities for work places or at a picnic type event.
You raise funds by charging a fee for both participation and non-participation. Of course you charge more for non- participation, as a kind of penalty for party-pooping. For those who join in, charge around a dollar. For those who decide not to have fun you charge them double.
Always be careful in which theme you decide to adopt for the day. The theme should always be in accord with business and location where the activity will take place. The mode of dress should never interfere with work output nor upset or clash with the image of the hosting organisation or employers.
Dress themes for consideration
- Vest Day- everyone wears a vest of some description
- Dress Down- relaxed dress code (no uniform day)
- Jeans Day- everyone wears jeans
- Dress Up- all dress better than normal
- Letter Day- on C day's you dress as a cowboy, curtain, cat, etc
- Cross Dress- Day girls as boys, boys as girls ( is this still relevant?)
- Colour Day- everyone wears the same colour
Themes and fun are only limited by where event takes place (work or park) and the imagination applied.
Take photos for later enjoyment and maybe later fundraising opportunities .... by making available the possibility of the non-appearance of certain photos of individuals on the bulletin board for a donation to the cause. ( hey! blackmail is such nasty word.....)
About the Author: Doug Nash lives in Logan City in Queensland, Australia. He has graciously consented to share a fundraising idea with us every month. Although many of the ideas aren't new, each of them has a unique flair that comes from being developed and refined half a world away from ours. Visit his web site at http://www.home.gil.com.au/~dnash/ for more fundraising ideas.
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