There are several ways in which you can fund raise using the help of Heritage Lanes.
Fundraising Event Ideas
If your group needs between $300 and $1,000, the 50/50 party may the best and easiest to conduct. They are great for clubs, school classes and sports teams of all ages. Establish the date, time and prices to be charged and what menu items will be included in the event.
Example: you want $15 from each bowler to cover the cost of bowling. If you sell the tickets for $30, you make $15 for your group. An event with 60 participants will make and organization $900 not including a raffle which will add to your profit.
Groups wanting to raise $2,000 to $25,000 and more, then the best format is the Bowl-A-Thon. It will only work with organizations that have lots of movers and shakers. A Bowl-A-Thon is where individuals get pledges from family, friends, co-workers and others to support their cause. Typically, the average amount of pledges per person is over $100, where 30% of the participants will bring in 70% of the money.
Corporate Lane Sell
The Corporate Lane Sell can be used in conjunction with any type of fund raiser. This works as follows, committee members sell lanes to small businesses and corporations. Each company can then send six employees to represent their business. The business receives a tax receipt and rewards six employees with a fun morale booster. Corporate lane sells are sold for whatever price your organization wishes, typically starting at $100 and going up to $1,000 and more.
Corporate Lane Sponsor
A Corporate Lane Sponsor event is when a small business or corporation sponsors a lane. The business is promoted by displaying their name and log above or near the lanes, passing out items/merchandise or simply introducing their business to other participants at the event.
A fund raiser can make additional profit with the Corporate Lane Sponsor on top of a Bowl-A-Thon.
Objective: to raise $8,000 net in one afternoon.
Bowl-A-Thon: 20 lanes x 6 bowlers per lane = 120 bowlers x $100 average/person = $ 12,000
Add Corporate Lane Sponsor: 20 lanes x $200 per lane = $4,000
Total Raised: $16,000
Expenses: bowling, shoe rental, food, prizes, taxes, entertainment = $ 3,600
Your Profit: $12,400
That is a 78% profit, not including a silent auction, raffle or 50/50 draws for a fun event.
The best way to maximize your return is to ensure lots of people are participating. Get five or six motivated people from the organization with the task of recruiting captains, who then recruit the other members of their team that they want to bowl with. A minimum $100 in pledges per person gets them into the event without paying any extra costs for a fun filled afternoon of bowling. All monies should be turned in one week prior to the event to ensure your can meet all guarantees that your group has made for the bowling and food.
The cost of bowling and shoes for your event will vary depending on the length of time and/or number of people. Check with Heritage Lanes to ensure that you get the results you are looking for.
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Consider an evening of entertainment with a special comedy show.
You could add a meal, musical entertainment, silent auction, and more
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