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August 14, 2014

Environmental Fundraising Ideas That Are Practical & Effective

Topics: Fundraising and
Crowdfunding
 

Green Fundraising Ideas For Environmental Projects.

 

Most people value the environment and are concerned about the damage that occurs to the environment each year. However, that concern doesn’t always lead to personal action. Often people don’t know how to help with environmental issues in a practical way. If you have planned an environmental project that needs funding, engaging your community with environmental fundraising ideas is a great way to give people a way to help.
Here is an idea for how to fundraise money for an environmental project that includes your community. If you have a larger environmental project that will require funds, use a small volunteer-based environmental project to help raise the money.

fundraising ideas for environmental clubs
 

Photo by: TeenLife.com
 

Green Fundraising Ideas That Work

We’re all familiar with the walk-a-thon method of fundraising, people go door-to-door or campaign with friends and family, requesting a donation based on the distance they travel or amount of hours they put into something. Often the things people are doing to request donations have nothing to do with the organization they are fundraising for. (For example, walking great distances has no direct correlation with fighting cancer.)

. Ask people to donate an amount for every piece of trash that volunteers collect in rivers, fields or public areas. Or, have people donate an amount for every hour a volunteer will spend sorting trash into recycling and compost at a public festival.

environmental fundraising ideas for schools
 

Photo By: Ashley Watts – A Marine Biologist
 

Fundraising Ideas For Environmental Clubs & Community Interests

Your community probably values these smaller environmental projects enough to contribute financially toward someone willing to volunteer to do them, (it is a way for them to help without investing their specific time) then you can use the money raised in these small community based projects to fund your larger project.

The key to this style of fundraising is to have a large volunteer base willing to solicit donations and volunteer in the smaller project. Consider partnering with local schools or large businesses who will contribute volunteers to your cause.

posted by Mark Contorno

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