Fund Raising for the Perfect Event

Sometimes putting together a special event can be difficult. A special event doesn’t need to be a big company gala or some other corporate activity. It can be a 50th wedding anniversary, a special birthday party, proposing to your significant other or really anything in your life that is out of the ordinary. But how are you suppose to raise enough money to do such an event? Maybe you can take on a second job, but that might be out of the question and it might not even be enough to raise what you need. You can go door to door, selling cookies or tins of popcorn, but then you might have some scouts chasing you down for infringing on their selling territory. So what in the world are you suppose to do? Have you ever thought about fund raising? No, not like a bake sale where everyone in the neighbourhood knows about it (which in turn might completely destroy the element of surprise for your special event). No, you need to look at fund raising through the modern era. Gone are the days of trying to sell books out of a catalog to raise a few extra dollars or whipping up a batch of your grandma’s famous cookies to try and make cash. You need to take it to the 21st century, which is all online. The Internet gives you greater exposure and really increases the chances of raising the money you need while also keeping it hush-hush (if you need it to be). 

Raising Money for Anything and Everything

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Different events and activities need money. It isn’t just “feed the hungry” campaigns or other extremely large orders designed to help hundreds of thousands of people at once. There are other campaigns that might need money for a small group or even an individual. The larger organizations are able to generate more exposure and reach more people, so what should be done for a smaller group looking to raise money for a singular event? The Internet is still there able to help out, the group or individual just needs to know where to look and how to proceed. Funding for non-profits and the tactics used by these organizations can be utilized by a singular individual or group as well. It just comes down to taking advantage of what the Internet is able to provide. The Internet makes it possible to create pitches and to showcase why the event or activity is so important and why it needs funding. 

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The Internet is King

So how can the Internet help you or your organization raise money? You just need to create a pitch and show the world what the money is going to be done for. Maybe it is to help a sick child make it to an amusement park or perhaps it is for a church group to go to South America to help with a school construction. There are plenty of excellent organizations and plenty of people who are always on the look out for ways to give back and to help a just cause. So, as long as you are looking to do good and to help others, the Internet is a fantastic way to pitch what you want to do. Plus, with a creative pitch online, you are able to reach millions of more people than you might with a bake sale. So, the next time you are looking to bring in money for your organization but are just at a loss for what to do and how to do it, remember the Internet is your friend. 

*Guest post by Ronell Stewart

A party on the bus…Chicago style!

Two weeks ago we ventured to Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest for a early birthday celebration for my husband’s birthday. Although Six Flags isn’t too far from us it is a nice drive to the park. Since it was a large group of us that were going we decided to look into getting a bus or van to accommodate everyone and to save money. After calling a few places I was just thinking about everyone driving there on their own because the quotes I was getting were too expensive. However that all stopped once I spoke with Marvis from Flash Transportation.

Marvis was polite, professional, a down to earth guy he checked his schedule to confirm he was available for our time slot and he explained the booking process. Once I got everyone on board we got the deposit and booked the date I was able to rest assured that our transportation was covered.

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The trip to Six Flags was fun and stress free. We listened to music and had a few cocktails to build up our courage for those crazy roller coaster we were going to be facing.

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Once we made it the park we were dropped off right at the front gate so we didn’t have to walk long at all. Marvis told us where he would be when it was time to leave as well.

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The park was packed and we had to wait a long time to ride one of the more popular coasters, but overall we had a great time.

Midnight was closing time and I called Marvis to let him know we were heading towards the exit gate and he had the bus running and waiting with the heat just right for our journey back home. We grabbed our cocktails and laughed about the rides and screams we had just experienced. I have nothing but good things to say about our ride with Flash Transportation and I definitely recommend them for all your travel needs. Call Marvis at 773.802.1690 and let him know Keyonda sent ya!

Wait it’s November already?

Sheesh! November. 2015. Seems like I was just saying “Happy New Year!” Yet I’m preparing for a whole new year. This year has gone by really fast. It hasn’t been the best year, but I have had some awesome highlights. No matter how good of a year I’ve had I still have so much to be thankful for so November will be that month for me when I look back at all the things I should be thankful and grateful for.

Earlier today I was strolling on Instagram and I ran across a #30daysofthanks post on my friend Laila’s page (check out her blog). I was instantly reminded of my blessings and miracles and I want to encourage everyone else to meditate on the good.

After some research I found out a Blog called One Thing Alone kick started this challenge and I love it. I’m sharing it below and I encourage you to really look at the challenge. We have so much to be thankful for!!!

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