Fundraising allows school chapters to host events, increase awareness, and send more students to MSFC conferences! Developing creative ways to raise money can be fun and increase the impact of your work.
Here are some great ways students can boost trust accounts:
Have a Letter Writing Campaign:
Solicit friends, family and faculty for gifts. Have all group members do the same. The more letters a group mails out, the more donations it will receive! For MSFC letterhead and remittance envelopes, email MSFC HQ. Please make sure that donors indicate that they’d like their gift to go towards your chapter.
Organize On-Campus Sales:
MSFC Headquarters has a great inventory of t-shirts you may buy and resell to help fundraise for your chapter. Sizes run from small to extra-large, and the t-shirts come in bright colors to help attract potential buyers! To order, fill out a T-Shirt Order Form and send it back to MSFC HQ.Host Sales:
- Sell candy and condom-grams for Valentine’s Day/Halloween/Exams. Temple University’s MSFC chapter made adorable “Costumed Condoms” and sold them to their classmates .
- Sell coffee before 1st and 2nd year morning lectures (local cafés will often donate supplies for fundraising activities).
- Hold a bake sale (many bakeries will donate “day old” goodies!).
- Sell exam stress kits (bottled water, popcorn, chocolate, energy drinks, condoms, etc.).
- Organize a raffle – Request donations such as books, gift certificates, t-shirts, movie tickets, etc. from local businesses and sell tickets for $5. George Washington’s chapter raised over $750 to send their students to the Annual Meeting with a great raffle!
- Host a Champagne for Choice fundraiser (other variations include Wine and Cheese, Chocolate for Choice, etc.) University of Arizona – Tucson made over $400 by having a MSFC margarita mixer!
- Hold a happy hour at a local bar—organizers collect admission, the bar collects drink money.
- Create an event incorporating pre-med students. Develop a pro-choice base early by offering advice on getting into medical school, and being a pro-choice medical student.
- Co-host a fundraising event with other student groups. Law Students for Reproductive Justice has been a good partner in the past!
- Host a sex toy party and charge admission.
- Please refer to our Party Planning Kit for more complete details.
Host a Party or Event:
For more information on Fundraising, please contact MSFC HQ or refer to your Student Leaders Handbook.
*Have you had a really successful fundraiser? Email MSFC HQ so we can share it with the other chapters! And remember students, each time you make a solicitation it increases your fundraising comfort level. Remember, just because a person may not be pro-choice doesn’t mean they don’t support you and the things that are important to you. It never hurts to ask!
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