summertime fundraisingI bet you’d rather be at the beach, or camping, or participating in nearly any outdoor activity.  But you’re not.  You’re stuck behind your computer and starting to resent being saddled with your next summertime fundraising project.

You don’t have to feel guilty.  I’d rather be at the beach too.

The secret to happiness is to get your summertime fundraising activities – and yourself – outdoors.  You can combine the two; selling tickets AND enjoying yourself with just a little creative finesse.

When’s the last time you treated yourself to a car show?  How about an outdoor concert?  If those are few and far between, what about a firemen’s field days or local farmers market?

All it takes is a few phone calls to the right people, and you have a good chance of getting a table at the event where you can sell your raffle tickets.  Who knows?  You might even get the space, admission, and great parking all thrown in as a donation to your charity.  (You’ll never know if you don’t ask).

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Classic Car Show Admission Ticket Template

These are fantastic places to sell your tickets.  The crowds are concentrated, so you’ll have heavy traffic, and there is usually down time before the event starts, and the crowds are looking for something to do.  These people are generally in a good mood, and they show up with money in their pockets for spending.

Best of all, you get to take breaks where you can walk around to enjoy the sights, sounds and – gasp – the FOOD!  It’s a win-win situation. So stop feeling guilty about wanting to get outside.  You’ve got a game plan.  Go put it into practice and enjoy the results!

Lucinda Rowlands
Lucinda Rowlands

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