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Old 29th October 2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Need...Advice On Fund Raising Event

Hi everyone, I have been spending sometime in this forum trying to share and get ideas from you. My friend (who is now in the Philippines) is having a problem regarding a fund raising campaign. Well, my friends back there are planning to raise a fund for the Aetas, this coming month. They're planning to put up a free concert there and asked the government for some fundings like; medicines, sacks of rice and also ask their help for medical and dental experts to be sent in the mountains for aetas free medical and dental check up. And got some help from local media for its media exposures. Also got some help from Business owners for additional funds for purchasing blankets, mattresses, etc. Everything is all set up for this fund raising campaign, except for one thing...The thank you give-aways. Are they going to give their sponsors some thank you gifts in exchange of the help/donation? I mean, what these sponsors will do are for charity and my friends does not have enough fund to support the thank you gifts. Any suggestion? The target date of the fund raising campaign is set on November 20. Thanks for any advice.


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I would keep any thank you to a minimum cost. A personal letter of sincere thanks will serve the purpose, and keep as much funds directed to its intended source as possible. Write them a personal letter.

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Is it a good idea if we also give them a copy of the donations we gathered and what we bought and did with it? It's transparency purpose. Do you think that's good?

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I would, as I think it helps them understand the impact their actions have contributed to. Make it as personal and specific as possible, imo.

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Thanks for the help, Logan. Great advices.

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