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Where to get sponsors for Worlds Greatest Shave
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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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:00 PM
yep I promise I have been harassing everyone on FB, and my gym
Might go for a walk through the shops and try the local businesses too as suggested in the other thread.
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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