MedievalMelody

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  1. Fundraising Event Ideas

    Hey all! I compiled this list for the Kansas City Guild and I figured I'd share it here too! Guildies were wondering about other ways to fundraise besides social media and asking people, so since I know many of you have done restaurant events, etc...I thought I'd put together a list of info I could find on companies that do fundraising nights/events. This are mostly places in Kansas City, but the big restaurants are everywhere and some of the other things can be translated elsewhere. If you have more detailed info on any of these, please let me know! I'd love to pass it on Some of these places have online forms, which I have linked. Many of them are easy to book if you simply go in and chat to the owner or manager of the place! Never underestimate the effectiveness of going and talking to someone! RESTAURANTS Buffalo Wild Wings: Not 100% sure on amounts, but I believe it is 10% of stuff purchased with charity ticket, not including alcohol. You need to go in and talk to the restaurant manager to book. Here is some info. California Pizza Kitchen: 20% of sales from flyers. Fill out online form and they claim a manager will contact within 3 days! Cici’s Pizza: says to contact local store owners for info! Chili’s: 10% of sales with flyer. Tues or Wed night fundraisers. Give back 10% of sales with vouchers/flyers. Must reach $500 in sales for a donation or the donation will be made in food vouchers. Info. Chipotle: a whopping 50% of sales from flyers. They do not specify hospitals on their list, but if you contact them or get in touch with a specific location they may do it anyway if they don’t have any other community events going on! Info. Five Guys: must contact the store owner. Freddy’s: Online form. Noodles and Co: 25% of sales. Not sure if flyers or not. They “prefer” you have 150 people in attendance. Online form. Panda Express: 20% of sales from fliers. Online form. Panera: 20% of sales from people who bring in a flyer for the event. Online form. Raising Canes: 15% of sales with flyer. They also create a landing page for the event that you can share online. Online form. Red Robin: 20% of sales from fliers. They provide a whole host of marketing items such as flyers, social media images, a website, etc. Online form. PARTIES In-Home/Online Direct Sales Parties LuLaRoe (leggings/clothes): Depends on the consultant. Pure Romance: I am a consultant. If someone wants to have a party online, I'll donate 15% to Extra Life! Scentsy (scents/warmers): I know they do them but don’t have specifics ThirtyOne (bags): Anywhere from 5% to 24% of sales depending on the amount purchased. Younique (make-up): 20% of party sales go to the charity. **With in home party companies it all depends on the consultant. Many consultants will do even more than the company suggests!** Painting Parties Pinot’s Palette: “Paint it Forward” program with both public and private options at their locations. You have to email the manager of the store or go and visit them to set up. They have multiple locations **There are many of these everywhere and SO MANY do fundraising events!** MISC. Geeks Who Drink: you can set up your own Geeks Who Drink Night at a local bar in your area if you have one. Game Stores: Talk to a game store about having one of their tournaments for charity! Or, see about getting a donation jar in the store. Or, when you go to your usual game night...start talking about Extra Life! Trick or Treating for EL funds: go door to door asking for change for Extra Life. If you feel weird going as an adult, find someone with a kid and bring them with you! A few ELers in other cities have done this and it worked pretty well! I once collected food donations in high school door to door and it was a HUGE success! Maybe even dress up in a gaming costume! You can pass out flyers too! NOTES: -This is by no means a full list! Just an idea starter! -Going and talking to managers is an easy way to get something done! Don’t just rely on online forms! -Many of these require a W-9 with information. Your hospital should be able to get one. -Many of these require 4 to 6 weeks notice...so start planning NOW! -Most of these require flyers...which makes the process harder. Perhaps you team up with another Extra Lifer in a different friend group from you and you pass out the flyers more? Some suggest passing out 500, which I agree with. With a lot of events, you can only expect a small percentage to actually attend. So the more you invite...the more will come! Hope this helps at least one of you out there! I know there are hundreds of other ideas!
  2. Fundraising Event Ideas

    Hey KC!!! I spoke about this last night in the meeting, but I want to put it all here with links and such! I know we as individual Extra Lifers sometimes struggle with fundraising. Sometimes we feel like we've literally asked everyone we know and social media is only getting us so far. So, I compiled a list of possible fundraising events you could host to raise money for Extra Life! About 90% of the things on this list have never been tried (at least not by anyone in KC)...and it's about time that changed! Wouldn't it be cool if we had something every month? Some of these places have online forms, which I have linked. Many of them are easy to book if you simply go in and chat to the owner or manager of the place! Never underestimate the effectiveness of going and talking to someone! RESTAURANTS Buffalo Wild Wings: Not 100% sure on amounts, but I believe it is 10% of stuff purchased with charity ticket, not including alcohol. You need to go in and talk to the restaurant manager to book. Here is some info. California Pizza Kitchen: 20% of sales from flyers. Fill out online form and they claim a manager will contact within 3 days! Cici’s Pizza: says to contact local store owners for info! Chili’s: 10% of sales with flyer. Tues or Wed night fundraisers. Give back 10% of sales with vouchers/flyers. Must reach $500 in sales for a donation or the donation will be made in food vouchers. Info. Chipotle: a whopping 50% of sales from flyers. They do not specify hospitals on their list, but if you contact them or get in touch with a specific location they may do it anyway if they don’t have any other community events going on! Info. Five Guys: must contact the store owner. I have written a letter to the owner of the Oak Park Mall location, per the managers instructions, but haven't heard anything back. It never hurts to keep trying. Freddy’s: Online form. Noodles and Co: 25% of sales. Not sure if flyers or not. They “prefer” you have 150 people in attendance. Online form. Panda Express: 20% of sales from fliers. Online form. Panera: 20% of sales from people who bring in a flyer for the event. Online form. Raising Canes: 15% of sales with flyer. They also create a landing page for the event that you can share online. Online form. Red Robin: 20% of sales from fliers. They provide a whole host of marketing items such as flyers, social media images, a website, etc. Online form. PARTIES In-Home/Online Direct Sales Parties LuLaRoe (leggings/clothes): Depends on the consultant. My consultant does 10% of sales and LLR corp will donate as well depending on a certain amount. I'm actually having one on October 17th if anyone wants to come! I'll post it on FB. Pure Romance: I am a consultant. If someone wants to have a party, I'll donate 15% to Extra Life! Scentsy (scents/warmers): I know they do them but don’t have specifics ThirtyOne (bags): Anywhere from 5% to 24% of sales depending on the amount purchased. Lora knows a KC consultant if you don’t have one! Younique (make-up): 20% of party sales go to the charity. Lora knows a KC consultant if you need one! **With in home party companies it all depends on the consultant. Many consultants will do even more than the company suggests!** Painting Parties Pinot’s Palette: “Paint it Forward” program with both public and private options at their locations. You have to email the manager of the store or go and visit them to set up. They have multiple locations Paint Night: Multiple locations at bars, etc all over the area. They require you bring in 35 people. Choose your own location and painting. Online form. Wine and Design: In Lee’s Summit. Has a “Paint it Forward” program. Min 10 people. No max people. Info. Apple Pie Painting fundraiser: No location. They travel to wherever you want (church, house, etc). You must provide chairs & tables. 20 person min. $10 per painter goes to organization. Online form. MISC. Geeks Who Drink: you can set up your own Geeks Who Drink Night. Finch can get you info on it! It takes place at a bar in KC and they provide the trivia...you just help promote it and get a portion of the trivia fees! Game Stores: Talk to a game store in KC (Game Cafe, Geekery, Pawn and Pint, and SoPro have supported us heavily in the past) about having one of their tournaments for charity! Or, see about getting a donation jar in the store. Jessie or Katie can get you one! Or, when you go to your usual game night...start talking about Extra Life! Trick or Treating for EL funds: go door to door asking for change for Extra Life. If you feel weird going as an adult, find someone with a kid and bring them with you! A few ELers in other cities have done this and it worked pretty well! I once collected food donations in high school door to door and it was a HUGE success! Maybe even dress up in a gaming costume! You can pass out flyers too! NOTES: -This is by no means a full list! Just an idea starter! -Going and talking to managers is an easy way to get something done! Don’t just rely on online forms! -Many of these require a W-9 with information. I have one from the EL Community as well as Katie can get you one! -Many of these require 4 to 6 weeks notice...so start planning NOW! -Most of these require flyers...which makes the process harder. Perhaps you team up with another Extra Lifer in a different friend group from you and you pass out the flyers more? Some suggest passing out 500, which I agree with. With a lot of events, you can only expect a small percentage to actually attend. So the more you invite...the more will come! -Any event you book, make sure to let Jessie or Finch know so they can send it to Katie and Jill and they can promote online or even to their coworkers at the hospital! *Please note these are NOT Guild events, but I know many Guild members would come out and support!* Questions? Other ideas?
  3. Panera Bread Fundraising

    I got an email from Panera Bread today about hosting a fundraiser. Has anyone done a fundraiser through them before? I am thinking of trying it out, but would love any feedback if you have any. Here is a link for those interested: http://fundraising.panerabread.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=local&utm_campaign=fundraiser&utm_term=pana-012017-n03&utm_content=section2-button1
  4. Lularoe Fundraiser

    @Hannie731 hosted a LLR fundraise recently so she may be able to get you some information on that if your local consultant can't. The key is to make sure you have enough people to purchase because there is a minimum goal before the company will donate. If you have lots of LLR addicts though...it's easy! And make sure to make a purchase yourself
  5. Panera Bread Fundraising

    Sorry I am just now reaching out in this thread again. How did you set up your event with BWW? Was it through the store manager or through a corporate contact/online form?
  6. Meeting Notes July 2017

    I already spoke to Finch, but I'll post here too: I'm going to help at First Fridays in August! I'll be at Pawn and Pint at 6pm. Also, hopefully I'll finally be able to make it to the August meeting!
  7. Meeting Notes June 2017

    I won't be able to do Ren Fest at the booth, but my band is performing the October weekend so I will be on site early and late if anything needs anything for set-up, tear-down, etc. Have we spoke to Jill about getting a new tent for Ren Fest? Also, I have copious amounts of garb if anyone needs to borrow anything for a costume!
  8. Meeting Notes May 2017

    Not sure if I will make the June meeting, but sign me up for any shift at Lego BrickFest and any shift for KantCon as long as I am done before 5pm on that Saturday.
  9. Maker Faire

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    Maker Faire at Union Station Finch and Brigid Derby will be the point people for this event, so please see them with inquiries. We'll be "selling" handmade items for donations and recruiting for Extra Life.
  10. Meeting Notes April 2017

    I will not be able to do an official shift at Maker Faire, but I will be on site the entire weekend should anyone need anything, have questions, or should there be an emergency.
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    If this isn't the best picture of me in existence....LOL
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