- School students will require a different approach than other groups.
1. More than 90
days out - Create your event committee, decide
on the event, and which students will participate. Register an event license through FundMonkey. Identify local business that could help
with your event
Have all permissions, approvals and event schedule
approved by the Superintendents, Principals and City managers.
2. 90 days out - Send out letters to business requesting cash and
in-kind donations. Look for prize
opportunities. Follow up by phone as
soon as possible. Don't be afraid to
3. 60 Days out - follow up on letters, and collect the gift cards,
prizes, free tickets - confirm food and beverage donations
4. 30 Days out - Hold kickoff event for students. It may be best to hold your kickoff on a
Friday. Have all prizes collected and
on display during kickoff event. Hand out collection envelopes with marketing
materials and goal information.
5. 3 weeks out - 2 weeks out, and 1 week out - Have Friday prize
contests and collect money on Fridays.
You may also have a final collection on the Monday before the
event. This schedule will give your
participants four weekends to talk with family, friends and neighbors about event
pledges and donations.
6. Zero Day - Hold your event. This day and the day before will require the majority of your