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#1 The Awesome One

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

I have seen a couple of posters on here over the past couple of weeks who have said they are doing the worlds greatest shave  biggrin.gif  I thought it would be a good idea to ask on here if anyone has any idea on where we could go to try and get more sponsors.

So far I have had my MIL take my fundraising stuff to work, my DH will also be taking it to his work, I am going to try the local library, and the Navy club (DH is ex Navy). Once school goes back I will also be speaking to them about it. Does anyone have any other ideas?

#2 baddmammajamma

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Here's Domestic Goddess's related thread -- I & some other EBers shared some ideas that might be helpful. School contributions (small but many) were a big part of my fundraising, as was direct appeal via Facebook & email.


Could you approach the local salon/hairdresser who will be doing "the honors" on your hair & asking them if they could do a little feature piece on you?

Try approaching your local (community) newspaper to get a "human interest" story published.

Also, rotary clubs and the like are good places to try.


Edited by baddmammajamma, 10 January 2013 - 03:47 PM.

#3 The Awesome One

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Oh look at that, I didn't even know EB had a fundraising section lol, thanks for that.

#4 baddmammajamma

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Unfortunately, it's very slow moving. I appreciate *why* EB wants people to keep their fundraising stuff limited to one board, but it does make it harder to get the message out.

#5 MintyBiscuit

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

If you're on Facebook, harass your friends.

Local paper is a great idea as BMJ mentioned. Do you have a community radio station? They might do something too.

Do you know of any large groups of men who might be doing it - a sporting team, a club, or something like that? The first time I did it I shaved up with a group of the guys at my mum's work (I was 17), and because I was the only girl I sort of became a mascot of sorts and got a lot of donations out of it. Women doing the shave is rarer, so if you can go in with a group you might find that it boosts donations for all of you.

Email family and friends who you think might be able to spare a little.

Good luck! You've started nice and early so hopefully you'll get a great result biggrin.gif

#6 The Awesome One

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

yep I promise I have been harassing everyone on FB, and my gym  wink.gif

Might go for a walk through the shops and try the local businesses too as suggested in the other thread.

#7 Heather11

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

My DH has raised over $1000 for a different cause simply via FB and email.  They have all paid online so he hasn't had to follow up collecting money or money tins.

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