Want to go to the YAG? Some Fundraising Tips!
"How to" Webinar
Watch a webinar delivered by FCJ Refugee Centre representatives to learn about what works and what doesn't work. Click on this link (you will need to enter your name and email and will then have access to the video):
- You can have a look at our fundraising letter template, use it to approach potential donors!
- You can use our "About the YAG" pamphlet to present it when asking for support.
- You can access our long version guide to fundraise for a YAG, find out about all details to consider.
- You can have a look at our complete A to Z guide of potencial activities to fundraise.
Otherwise here are some quick tips to help raise some money to get you to the next YAG!
Ask your community for help – The CCR Youth Network has a general “ask” letter that you can use to approach your friends, families, coworkers, and community. Use the letter to ask for a reasonable amount for people to contribute.
Look for sponsorship – Adapt the “ask” letter to approach local businesses and organizations asking them to sponsor your participation in this event. These amounts can be a little higher than what you asked your friends and families. Make sure you let them know that you are going to acknowledge their contribution somehow.
Hold an event – Use your networks to have a party, a picnic, a concert, or some other inclusive and accessible event. Be reasonable about your expectations and be sure to plan well in advance. Be realistic about your goal! Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Have a “thon” – A walk-a-thon, dance-a-thon, or whatever a-thon you want... Plan this with other youth in your community that are planning to go to the next YAG. Ask people to sponsor you to dance for 12 hours, or walk across your city. People will be more likely to sponsor you if you show your commitment through some sort of endeavour. You may even be able to extend your “ask” beyond your immediate friends and families.
Start an online campaign – Try Kickstart, or Indiegogo to build an online campaign to raise more money for your project. Make a video to present a strong case to encourage people to contribute (or use the CCR's video). Share these through social media networks to reach as many people as possible. The more work you put into these campaigns, the better the outcome will be!
Look for grants – If this is the route you’re going to take, you need to start as soon as possible. There are many foundations out there that fund youth groups to participate in these kinds of activities. The CCR Youth Network is available to help mentor you through the search and application processes.
Show what a YAG is like
You can use this 2014 YAG video in your fundraising efforts.