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Fundraising Ideas

Ideas to Get You Rolling...

Network Your Fundraising Page

The fundraising page you get when you register for The Dude Hates Cancer is, perhaps, your best resource for raising money. Personalize it -- put your picture up, tell people why you're raising money (even if it's just to win free booze!), and be sure to set a goal. Then promote it via:

  • Email: Send it out to friends, family, and co-workers; add the link to your email signature
  • Facebook and other social networking sites
  • Tattoo (someplace everyone will see it!)*

*Just kidding about that tattoo part.

Throw Your Own Fundraising Event

The possibilities here are endless. Here are just a few ideas for fundraising events you could organize to raise additional money:

  • Throw a happy hour with friends and/or co-workers asking for a nominal donation
  • Organize a pub crawl
  • Set up a concert with some bands you know at a bar or outdoor music venue
  • Do a good, old-fashioned carwash
  • Call together a poker tournament with half or all of the pot going to your team
  • Organize a competition of sorts (softball, kickball, drinking games, etc.) with another registered team or teams
  • Host a dinner party and ask each guest to bring a donation in lieu of a housewarming gift
  • Throw a golf outing with a nominal donation required (see if the course will give you a discount)
  • Ask your work if they'll set up a Denim Day where employees are allowed to wear jeans for a $5 donation to the cause

Bonus: If you throw an event and tell us about it, we'll help you promote it here and on our Facebook page!

Got A Skill? Use it!

Use your skills to your advantage. If you're a baker, hold a bake sale. Creative? Sell your creations at community events or give them to people that donate at a certain level.

Encourage Matching Donations

If someone makes a donation to your page, ask if their company does matching gifts and, if so, see if they'll put through a matching gifts form. A great way to double the value of your donations!