Fundraising strategies that have worked for volunteers in the past…
Contact Rotary International: Many Rotary Club chapters will support your international experience if you contact them and give a short presentation before and after your volunteer project. Find a Rotary Club near you and give it a shot! Let us know if you want brochures or posters to go along with your presentation, or if you’d like to speak with someone who has done this in the past.
Ask your friends and family to donate for a worthy cause: Sometimes all you have to do is ask! Who knew that fundraising was so easy? Rely on your personal network and community to support your ambitions and be sure to send them pictures and stories when you return. These contributions can be tax-deductible for the donor if they make a targeted donation to VFP in your name – please contact us for more information!
Set up a matching donor system: Find a family member or organization who is willing to match the dollar amount you raise from others! This is a great way to show initiative and double the impact of small donations from other friends and family.
Organize a fundraising event: Go with the good ol’ fashioned car wash, bottle drive, bake sale, or benefit dinner – and make it about more than just you! Raise money to bring clean water to Haiti or bring a donation to the school you’ll help build in Kenya, as well as for your project and trip costs!