The Best Music Festivals Coming to Your Town this Summer 2014

Music-Festivals

Music Festivals have become one of the most popular ways for audiences to consume music over the past decade. The big, popular festivals—Lollapalooza, Coachella, Warped Tour, and SXSW aren’t the only shows featuring outstanding artists both new and established. While many spring festivals have already wrapped up in the hotter, southern states, a host of others are right around the corner. Read on for our top picks of the summer festival circuit.

Gorge, Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival is this weekend, May 23-25, and will feature some huge names like MIA and Outkast as well as newer popular artists like Foster the People and Kid Cudi. EDM fans can catch the Electric Daisy Festival this weekend in NYC or Mysteryland in Bethel, NY. Southerners still have a chance to catch some amazing acts at the Bayou Country Superfest May 23-25, as well, in Baton Rouge. If you attended New York’s Governors Ball last year on Randall’s Island, you’re sure to meet with sunnier skies if you attend this year—the 2013 festival weathered a tropical storm. Manchester, TN’s Bonaroo features a lineup this year that rivals even last year’s Paul McCartney, Bjork, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with classic greats from a younger generation: The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Lauryn Hill among many others. Dover, DE’s beautiful woodlands will host Edward Sharpe, Weezer, and Pretty Lights this year’s Firefly Music Festival in June. The start-up festival has a campground available and a lineup of great food, as well.

Essence Fest in NOLA on Fourth of July weekend features none other than Prince—a must-not-miss! The summer wraps up nicely in Chicago with Lollapalooza in August, and Riot Fest, a nearly two week long, indie-punk festival in September. If you can’t make the trek to Chicago for one last summer show, aim farther south and spend a weekend in the Dreamville campground at TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee, GA, September 26-28. The festival debuted last year and incorporates international acts.

At EventD8, we couldn’t be happier with the increasing popularity of music festivals. We are here to support artists—both well-known and emerging—in supplying tickets, passes, wristbands, and more for festivals and concerts. Check out our newly redesigned website to see our latest designs, offers, and our new look!

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Is your favorite festival missing from our list? Give us the details! Check in with us at the end of summer for 2014’s fabulous fall festival lineup.

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What to Look for When Ordering Tickets for Your Next Festival or Show

TicketsWhen planning your next concert or show, you can benefit from knowing what to look for in admission tickets and choosing the right tickets for your event. We offer bulk, customizable tickets, passes, and wristbands at affordable prices – giving you a lot of different options when it comes to planning your event. So, you may be wondering, what’s so special about our tickets?

First our prices beat the competition: we do not charge service fees, back ad charges, or additional security charges. There are no hidden costs, the cost simply covers the price of tickets plus tax and shipping, and customers receive free shipping after $50. Tickets are sequentially numbered (you choose your starting number) and stacked in order so you can easily track the number sold. Sound good so far? There’s more! All of our tickets include gold foil security shields, and you can choose from several full-color designs to express the feel and personality of the music that will be highlighted at the festival. When ordering tickets and choosing a design, you can select from six colors for multiple day shows which makes ordering for multiple day festivals or concerts a cinch. Ticket back features include the option to include Spanish and English disclaimers (or to waive a disclaimer) and best of all musicians can upload their own artwork to the back of the ticket! This makes it truly possible to offer fans a personalized keepsake with their admission purchase. Even if you choose to forgo adding artwork to the back of the ticket, our prices include the opportunity to place an ad on the back. Just remember when you submit your order you will receive a proof of the front and back of your ticket to approve, you must do so within 24 hours to ensure that your ticket is printed perfectly.

At EventD8, our mission is to help you sell more tickets and get more exposure. Our tickets are priced very competitively to help you stay within your budget, retain fans, and attract future audiences. We are true music-lovers and are here to help you make your dreams come true! Our designers work hard to provide a creative variety of concert ticket designs and our design library can expand just for you if you need it to. To learn more, ask a question, or purchase tickets, please visit our website. Get started and stay on budget with tickets your fans are sure to love.

Give Your Audience a Keepsake as Unique as the Music You Play

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Like many music lovers, I have a collection of concert ticket stubs that covers over a decade of some of the best years of my life. These simple souvenirs hold some amazing memories for me—especially the ones with a unique design, color scheme, or image to jog my memory. These particular keepsakes—the personalized ones—made me feel special. Even though the bands I was going to hear are well-known musicians, the songs would never be played exactly like they were the night I was there. Just being there in the moment, make the event about much more than just the music, it was an experience.

Take our Jazz Fire theme tickets, for example. Jazz is music unlike any other: there’s improvisation, a cascading range of vocal instrumentals, and of course that warm, gold brass. Even popular songs take on a hot, fresh sound in a jazz lounge. The fire theme embodies the passion and intensity of live jazz. And who doesn’t love the intimacy and romance of a darkened jazz club? One tiny ticket stub ushers in a host of happy memories of nights spent in brassy nightclubs sipping wine with someone special.

Whether you’re an emerging, indie band playing at dives or a well-known pop artist filling huge stadiums, your fans are your fans because your music speaks to them in a unique way. If you are an artist who will be performing in a small, intimate venue, you can order as few as 100 customized tickets for $25. Large jazz festivals can order 3000 tickets for $150 and it’s easy to order 2 lots of tickets, one color for general admission tickets and another for VIP tickets. Show your fans you recognize how special they are by putting in a little extra effort into creating customized tickets for your next concert or tour.

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How Advertising on the Back of Music Festival Tickets Can Benefit Your Business

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Music festivals have become much more than cultural events where attendees share common interests and identities, they have become increasingly popular among many companies’ key marketing demographic of young adults. By advertising on the back of tickets for festivals like Coachella, sponsors can easily gain exposure to a million or more target clients at one event. With the cost of advertising on festival tickets averaging just pennies per ticket, the small investment in marketing is well worth it, especially considering that many concert-goers keep tickets stubs as sentimental keepsakes long after the event.

Even if your business isn’t large enough to sponsor tickets at a super event like Coachella, you can apply this idea to a smaller business as well. At EventD8, we offer blank, bulk music festival tickets that can be personalized with your unique message. With rates as low as $.05 per ticket, the cost to local businesses such a restaurants and stores bear very little cost in exchange for reaching hundreds or thousands of potential customers, especially when working in conjunction with us to personalize the tickets. Utilizing the back of the music festival ticket is one of the easiest ways to promote your business and to a great way to get your brand directly into the hands of your target market. Our tickets are 2″ x 5.5” and the otherwise unused space on the back of the tickets can serve as a mini-billboard for your business.

With summer approaching, tourism will soon be in full swing and your town’s calendar is sure to be brimming with music festivals. Start planning your ticket marketing campaign now, we can help you find the venue or target market you want to reach and reap the rewards!

Wristbands You’ll Love + We Have a New Website!

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Can you believe that summer officially starts in just a few weeks? If your organization has a busy summer planned, have we got a fantastic product for you! Our Tyvek™ wristbands are a must for those upcoming summer events. Whether it’s a summer camp, pool party, business fundraiser, water-park opening, or concert – our 24 hour wristbands are your admission solution. Our wristbands are perfect for tracking admissions to your event. They come in sheets of ten that are sequentially numbered and each wristband peels off, making them easy to hand to customers as they pay to enter the event. Since they are waterproof and very durable, they are perfect for any event – even ones where your customers are going to get wet! And while all of that sounds great, I haven’t even gotten to the best part – our wristbands are super affordable at $5 for 100, $13 for 500 or $25 for 1000, making them an excellent idea for any organization.

A great way to utilize the wristbands is by choosing and designating a color for different categories. For example, if you own a water-park, it would make sense to choose one color for children, another for adults and a last for seniors. The reason using colored wristbands is so important is to control access to the event by giving venue workers a visual (only those with a wristband should be at the event) and for tracking admissions. Also, many people like to keep wristbands as a keepsake to remember the occasion and if your is branded, then it is like free advertising too!

Our wristbands come in  a variety of colors and be adjusted to fit any size, child through adult.  They are simple to use, and can be customized with your unique branding. If you order solid colored wristbands, they can be shipped the same-day as long as your order is submitted by 2 p.m. BONUS: If you spend $50, you get free shipping.
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We have a new and improved website that makes finding and ordering your favorite event products a breeze! Simply click on the product you are interested in at the top of the page, click “Add to Cart” after choosing the quantity and color and then proceed to our 1-page checkout. You can even order from your smart phone, since our website is mobile-friendly.

If you have an event that is quickly approaching, we highly recommend our wristbands, you will love them!

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7 Ways to Fundraise for Your Summer Camp Program + Advertising Tips

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If you are an organization that offers summer camp programs for children, now is the optimal time to start thinking of advertising and fundraising options. The kiddos will be out of school for summer break in a few short weeks – which means parents are already making their list of summer camp options. It doesn’t matter what type of summer camp program your organization offers, the goal is always the same, to give children a fun place to enjoy the summer while being supervised, giving parents the peace of mind they need to go to work. The second part of that goal of course, is to bring money in for your organization. April is the perfect time to start looking at your fundraising and advertising options, this way you can ensure that you have enough children attending your program to keep it in business for the upcoming summers. Read on for my 7 favorite ways to fund-raise and advertise for your summer camp program and get started today.

#1: Bookmark Bonanza

It doesn’t matter what kind of summer camp program you have – if it is fun and people know about it, you will get children enrolled. I recommend ordering personalized bookmarks with the activities that your summer camp has to offer, along with your organization’s contact information. You can give these bookmarks to all of the local schools and children’s libraries in your area – it’s a great way to get your program in front of parents and children alike.

#2: Magnetic Personality

Much like bookmarks, personalized magnets are always a great form of advertising and fundraising. Almost everyone will put a good looking magnet on their refrigerator – and when yours has information about your popular summer camp program, parents will hold on to it, knowing they are going to need a summer camp come June. You can give these magnets to schools, day care centers and local children’s gyms and music classes to stick to the entryway of their office or any other magnetic surface. Parents can pick one up as they drop their child off to class, taking it home to stick it on their refrigerator.

#3: A Year’s Worth of Memories

Once you have children enrolled in your program, a great way to raise funds for your organization is by selling goodies that the parents can’t turn down. I love the idea of having someone snap photos of the children having an amazing time at your summer camp, then using those photos to create personalized calendars that can be sold to the parents at the end of the summer. Not only is it a great way to raise funds for your organization – it’s a fun way for the children to have a memento of their summer camp experience. Parents can hang the calendar in their home and hopefully it will remind them all year long to sign up for your summer camp again next year!

#4: Loud and Clear

If your organization hosts a sports themed summer camp, a great way to fund-raise is by hosting a big game at the end of the summer. For example, if your organization hosts a soccer camp, bring all of the children back for a big tournament at the end of the summer. Invite your students’ friends and family members to attend the game and offer personalized megaphones to cheer on their favorite players. You can of course also include raffles and sell food and drink to further your fundraising efforts.

#5: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

If there is one thing that every parent loves – it’s a great photo of their child. During your summer camp have someone snap a few pictures of each child having a wonderful time. Then, at the end of the camp, ask the children to put together a personalized photo frame to give to their parents. You can add your organizations name and contact information to the photo frame and as it is displayed in their child’s bedroom all year, your organization will stay fresh in the minds’ of the parents all year long.

#6: Roll with It

To get the word about your summer camp out to even more people, consider wrapping your car with a giant vinyl sticker. The sticker of course will provide all of the information about your summer camp, including activities and contact information. Depending on how much driving you do each day, you can get your organization in front of thousands of people. You could even hire individuals to place a giant sticker on their car, furthering your efforts.

#7: Memory Lane

One of my favorite ways for children to remember all of the fun they had all summer is through journaling. Your organization could order personalized notepads to be given to each child at the beginning of summer camp. Then, give the children a few minutes at the end of camp each day to write about all of the fun that they had. Parents will always keep a journal that their child wrote in, it is a personal keepsake that will be cherished forever – and lucky for you, this one will be branded with your organizations information.

YOUR TURN: How does your organization fund-raise and advertise your summer camp programs? Please share your tips below!

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4 Ways Communities can Fundraise for National Disaster Relief

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It seems like every time I turn on the television there is another natural disaster happening in one part of the world. Natural disasters are an unpredictable part of life – they not only come as a surprise, they come with a high cost too. Since many families directly affected by a natural disaster may be left with no home, food or possessions, fundraising is a critical step to getting them back on their feet. Good fundraising, when properly implemented doesn’t only bring in funds, it can also keep supporters and would-be supporters apprised of the future goals and developments of those affected by the disaster, it allows those not directly affected by the natural disaster become a part of the healing process. This is especially important when the natural disaster occurs outside of the local area where supporters live. Offering supporters a chance to donate funds and necessities to those affected can make getting food, shelter and supplies to those in need happen a lot quicker. Read on my 4 ways communities can come together to raise funds for those affected by natural disaster – the more of us that get involved, the bigger difference we can make!

#1: Concerts

A concert is a great way to raise a lot of funds at a single event. Especially if you can find local and national talent that will perform for free and can find a hosted venue that can be used without payment. Regardless of the community that you live in, there is musical talent in every part of the world making this an accessible fundraiser for any community. You can spread the word of your concert through ticket sales, posters and flyers.

#2: Tournaments

This is another great fundraiser for any community – since all communities have a couple of sports that can be enjoyed year round. If you live in a warm climate, then a golf tournament is a fundraiser that would go over very well. If you live in a cold climate, you could work with a local ski resort to host a skiing or snowboarding tournament. Even small communities that don’t have resorts can host their own tournaments via sports games hosted at their local church, community center or even a large park. You could raise more funds with a tournament by selling personalized megaphones and food tickets.

#3: Silent Auction

A silent auction is a fantastic way to not only support those affected by a natural disaster, they are great for supporting your local community too. You could gather prizes from local shops, restaurants, boutiques, and studios for the silent auction. During the silent auction these small businesses receive a lot of free advertising  and exposure to individuals that otherwise may not have known about their services. This is especially effective when individuals win the prizes and are able to experience the services first hand and possibly shopping at the venue again in the future.

#4: Online Fundraising

Online fundraising is perfect if you would don’t have a lot of time or volunteers to host a traditional large scale fundraiser. You could put up a simple Facebook Fan Page dedicated to raise funds for the national disaster of your choice. Then, by adding a button for people to donate funds via PayPal or their credit card, you can watch the funds start to trickle in. Since it is fairly easy to get a page shared on Facebook via your personal community, you can potentially raise a lot of funds when working with your friends and family to get your page shared throughout the social network.

YOUR TURN: How have you and your community raised funds for national disaster relief? Please leave your comments, they support us all!

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7 Ways to Fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness All Year Long

Breast-Cancer-AwarenessIn the U.S. alone, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Chances are you or someone you know has or will be affected by Breast Cancer making Breast Cancer Awareness super important to all women in our country. As a community we can help by raising funds to further cancer research, support those currently affected by the illness and boost awareness for women everywhere. While Breast Cancer Awareness Month may not happen until October this year – you can raise funds for this very special charity all year long. Read on for 7 of my favorite ideas for banning together with members of your family, friends and community to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness.

#1: Dinner Club

A wonderful way to stay connected with friends, family and neighbors is by hosting a monthly dinner club. Each family within the club takes turns hosting a dinner at their home or desired location for the rest of the club members. You can turn this amazing experience into a fundraising machine, by asking each family to donate a specific amount of money to join the dinner club. You could order personalized place cards for each person who joins the club and they could turn their card in at the end of the night to the family who will be hosting the next dinner – almost like a dinner r.s.v.p. card. All of the proceeds from the dinner club are then turned over to the Breast Cancer Awareness program of your choice to further their efforts.

#2: Healthy Bake Sale

Bake sales are always a fun way to raise funds for your favorite charity. Since a healthy lifestyle is based on healthy living – why not host a healthy bake sale at your church, gym, office or other place where you can offer your healthy baked goods to a large group of people. You could gather volunteers to bake up batches of healthy treats that are packaged with personalized gift tags and ready to be sold. This is also a fun event to do with your children – instead of a summer lemonade stand, they could host a healthy bake sale at the entrance to your neighborhood. You could advertise your healthy bake sale with personalized pink ribbon posters too!

#3: Partner Up

If you are a member of a yoga studio, gym, pottery studio or other establishment, talk to the owner about partnering up to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. You could work out an arrangement for each new person that you refer to their studio, they donate a % of the membership fee to Breast Cancer Awareness. You could offer to help host a “visitor’s day”, where people from the community are offered a yoga or pottery class with all of the proceeds going to the fund. Many businesses love to donate funds to charities and you will be surprised at how many of them will say yes – just ask.

#4: Drink for Pink

Whether you host a tea party at home with only close friends and family or invite all of the women from your church, book club or mom’s group to a tea party – the fundraising opportunities are huge. This is a fun activity in general but you will definitely have a great turnout when the charity is so important to all women. You could arrange to have guest speakers, workshops or classes incorporated into the event as well. Remember to send out beautiful, personalized invitations to your tea party – asking for a donation with their r.s.v.p.

#5: Race for the Cure

October is full of Race for the Cure walkathons and marathons – however, you don’t have to wait until October to start raising funds. There are several different races available throughout the year that you can sign up for today. You can even create your own Race for the Cure by collecting donations independently from your own sponsors and then turning the money over to the charity of your choice. You could thank your sponsors by sending them all a personalized Breast Cancer thank you note complete with the number of miles that you that you covered.

#6: Raffle It

It doesn’t matter what type of event you are throwing, a raffle makes any event even better! Whether you are hosting a family reunion, back to school party or beach bash this summer, why not incorporate a raffle for Breast Cancer Awareness. You can sell raffle tickets for a large ticket item that will be raffled off at the end of the night, or you can sell food and drink tickets and throw those in a large bowl to raffle off small prizes. Either way, a raffle adds a level of excitement to your gathering and since everyone loves the opportunity to win something – you are sure to raise a bunch of funds for the cure.

#7: Book Club

Many women are members of a book club – it is a great way to meet new friends, get introduced to great books, and a fun excuse to reconnect with friends each month. Instead of meeting at a fancy restaurant and blowing a lot of money on food and drinks – host your book club at a friend’s home, clubhouse or even a meeting room at the library. Ask your book club members to donate the money they would have spent at the restaurant to Breast Cancer Awareness. As a thank you give each member a special personalized Pink Ribbon bookmark favor thanking them for their donation.

YOUR TURN: Have you raised funds for Breast Cancer Awareness? If so, what type of activity did you use? We would love to hear, please leave your comments!

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6 Fantastic Tips for a School Book Fair Fundraiser

Book-Fair-FundraiserA book fair is an excellent way to raise funds for your school while building community at the same time. Kids always enjoy a book fair, it’s a great way to see new books up close and personal. And while you will get a lot of children that come in and out of the book fair, possibly picking up a book or two with funds that their parents sent with them – the key to making your school’s book fair a fundraising success is to get the students’ entire families and individuals from the community to attend the book fair as well. The more people that attend the book fair, the more books that will be sold, equally a bigger fundraiser return for your school. Read on to learn my 6 tips for making your school’s book fair fundraiser a success!

#1: Get Organized

First and foremost, it is super important to get the book fair organized. Start by gathering a book fair committee made up of parent volunteers. The book fair committee can work with the school’s librarian and teachers to decide on a good part of the year to host the book fair as well as possible themes (read more about themes below). Your committee will also need to work with the librarian and teachers to pick out the best books to offer during the book fair and they will be responsible for assisting in publicizing, setting up and running the book fair too.

#2: Pick a Theme

Instead of simply setting the book fair up in a corner of the media center or school library, give it more personality by completely customizing it with a theme. For example, if your school has an auditorium or gym with a lot of room to spare, consider choosing a Mad Hatter theme. You could set the space up with round tables complete with funky tablecloths, colorful centerpieces and tea for guests to sip as they browse the books. The idea is to make the book fair an event that students will want to bring their friends, family and members of the community to. The more people that attend the book fair, the higher the dollar amount for the school at the end of the fundraiser.

#3: The Perfect Invitation

In the past, there have been many school book fair’s that I wasn’t even aware of. Mostly due to the book fair flyer getting smashed to the bottom of my son’s backpack or even worst lost in the abyss he calls a locker! A great way to ensure that the families of all of the schools students are aware of a book fair, is by formally inviting them. It would be fun to send personalized bookmarks with all of the book fair information on it and then giving them to parents at parent-teacher conferences or even mailing them to their homes. If you plan to send the invitations home with the students, you want the invitation to be something pretty and fun – maybe a personalized magnet for their kitchen refrigerator.

#4: Colorful Posters

If your school publicizes your book fair only through the morning announcements or by sending invitations home with the students – you are missing out on valuable customers. Make sure that you have several different marketing funnels set up for advertising the book fair. I am a huge fan of colorful personalized posters – they can be hung anywhere, come with fun graphics and look great hanging in the classrooms, halls, media center and cafeteria. They can even be given to local shops, grocery stores and medical offices. Just make sure they are hung at eye level for the kids to see and in high-traffic locations.

#5: Host a Special Event

While your Mad Hatter book fair will be much more fun than a traditional one – it is still important to host special events during the book fair week. For example, why not host your school’s ice-cream social or meet and greet during the book fair. If your school has a parent-teacher conference, theatrical play, or sporting event that will bring a lot of people to the school – host your book fair at the same time. For parents with younger children that need a break, you could set up a craft station near the book fair. It would also be fun to host a raffle during the special event – your prizes could be book gift packs or gift certificates to use at the book fair.

#6: Be Grateful

Make sure at the end of the book fair after the last book is sold, that you thank all of the people that helped to make your book fair a success. I am a fan of personalized gift tags attached to a small gift, it’s a great way to let your volunteers know how much you really appreciate all of their hard work. It’s also fun to invite the students and families back after the book fair to share with them the purchases that the school was able to make with the funds from the fundraiser. It gives them a visual as to where there money and volunteer time helped the school, and inspires people to be a part of the process next time.

YOUR TURN: What other tips have you seen used to make a school book fair a success?

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7 Ways to Turn Your School’s Spring Fling into a Fundraising Machine

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Springtime is right around the corner and with it comes Spring Fling. Spring Fling is a fun social event celebrated by many colleges and universities. It consists of a series of events organized by different student groups or Greek Life members. The activities range from sporting events to carnivals and usually culminates with a big dance at the end of the day. If your school is planning to celebrate Spring Fling, it is the perfect opportunity to raise funds for your school or a local charity. Doing so is easier than you might think, read on for my 7 favorite ways to turn your school’s spring fling into a fundraising machine this year.

#1: Get Donations

To start, I recommend connecting with local businesses and school sponsors to collect donations. The organizations can either donate funds directly to your charity or they can provide items that will be essential to the success of your Spring Fling. For example, they could donate paper supplies, food, items to give away at raffles or even a space to host the Spring Fling.

#2: Sell Tickets

A great place to internally start to raise funds is by selling tickets to the Spring Fling. You can choose tickets with stubs to be used for a raffle later on in the day, plus they make fun keepsakes. Or, if your school is hosting a carnival as part of Spring Fling, you could sell roll tickets for not only admission but food, beverages or carnival rides or games.

#3: Marketing is Key

A great way to market your upcoming Spring Fling is through goal posters. You can customize each poster to include the name and date of the event, along with the day’s activities and the goal amount that you are trying to raise for your school. Posters can be hung all over the campus and in local shops, inviting students and the community to the big event!

#4: Announce Your Goal

A great way to show students, facility, staff, and the community the amount that your school is trying to raise during Spring Fling is with a giant thermometer. It could be displayed in the main entrance of the campus or outside where everyone passing by will see the progress. Just remember to update the dollar amount as your donations start to roll in.

#5: Special Delivery

When I was in college, a sorority offered a paid gift delivery service to raise funds during Spring Fling. For a certain dollar amount, you could have either a rose, candy bar or balloon delivered to that special someone by a girl in the sorority. You could take this idea a step further and personalize each gift by allowing the person who is sending the delivery to customize a gift tag to go along with the treat.

#6: Silent Auctions and Raffles

Whether you choose to host a silent auction or a raffle is completely up to you. Silent auctions are great for big-ticket items that will be popular, causing a bidding war. Raffles are great because almost everyone can afford to purchase a raffle ticket or two. Both of these activities will equal big bucks for your charity at the end of the event. By using a stubbed ticket for your silent auctions and raffles, you can collect the individuals names, phone numbers and email addresses to add to your mailing list.

#7: Make a Loud Statement

If part of your Spring Fling is a sporting event, consider selling customized megaphones in the bleachers. Not only are they a lot of fun for everyone (kids and adults alike!) but they will yield a pretty penny when it comes to raising funds for your charity. Plus, it’s just a fun keepsake  from what is sure to be a memorial college activity!

How does your school celebrate Spring Fling?

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