Fundraising Tips

The Four Pillars of a Successful Fundraising Event

by Robbie Tiffin
March 8, 2016

Organizing a head-shaving event is a big job, as Volunteer Event Organizer (VEO) Robbie Tiffin knows. So he created a plan to help his event succeed — and it worked. Robbie shares his secrets for a extraordinary event below.

Robbie Tiffin and his son at event

Robbie and his son, Micah, smile with full heads of hair just before their shave.

It was October 13, and our VEO had sent an email to our team sharing that he was unable to organize our next St. Baldrick’s event. That was the bad news.

The good news? I was ready to step in.

Our event had been pretty successful in the past, but I didn’t want it to be just another “rinse and repeat.” We owed it to the kids to make this event bigger and better than ever.

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How to Get Local Businesses to Sponsor Your Event

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 4, 2016

With over 11,000 events to date, St. Baldrick’s knows a thing or two about fundraising. While we do it to raise money for childhood cancer research, you can ace getting a local sponsor for any fundraising event with these 10 tips.

Person counting money

Your fundraising event is right around the corner, and you want to raise as much money as possible.

Getting local businesses to sponsor your event is a great way to boost your event revenue and strengthen community relationships. Here are 10 tips to get you going.

1. Know who to ask.

Use your inner circle to find the best leads to potential sponsors. Your volunteer committee may have connections with local businesses — work those connections to get your foot in the door.

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5 Tips for Starting Your College Event

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 7, 2015

Sometimes, a VEO needs a little direction, like a freshman without a map on the first day of class. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five tips to get you started on organizing the best head-shaving event your campus has ever seen.

A crowd at a bar during a St. Baldrick's event

1.  Get a little help from your friends 

Know someone who’s majoring in accounting? There’s your treasurer! How about a communications major? They can help you advertise your event! As they say, teamwork makes the dream work — plus, what’s better than working with friends?

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 19, 2015

A first-time shavee℠ shares his fundraising secret. (More secrets revealed on our shavee tips page!)

Bryce writes thank you on a balloon, with beads, and on a toy truck
A little gratitude can go a long way.

For 9-year-old Bryce, it’s gone as far as helping him raise more than $2,000 — and counting — in just two weeks.

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10 Things VEOs Will Love About the New Members Area

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 27, 2015

Have you heard the news? Your Members Area has a whole new look! Here are the top 10 things we think you’ll love. See the brand new Members Area now — log in to your St. Baldrick’s account.

1. You can put it in your pocket.
The new Members Area is designed for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now you can manage your St. Baldrick’s account from wherever you are!

new Members Area St. Baldrick's

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10 Things You’ll Love About the New Members Area

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 26, 2015

Have you heard the news? Your Members Area has a whole new look! Here are the top 10 things we think you’ll love. See the brand new Members Area now — log in to your St. Baldrick’s account.

1. You can put it in your pocket.
The new Members Area is designed for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now you can manage your St. Baldrick’s account from wherever you are!

New members area

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5 Ways to Recruit More Shavees

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 23, 2015

The big day is right around the corner and you’re wondering, how do I get more shavees℠ in the barber chair for my St. Baldrick’s event? Here are five nuggets of wisdom, straight from the people who do it best — your fellow VEOs.

Shavee thumbs up

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Fundraiser for Kids With Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 13, 2015

You’re raising money for childhood cancer research. Awesome! Here are our best tips to help you make the biggest impact for kids with cancer. (Not registered yet? Get started!)

10 fundraising tips to help kids with cancer

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9 Ways You Can Help Kids With Cancer in December

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 3, 2014

Ah, the holiday season. We know it’s a busy time of year and fundraising might not be at the front of your mind, but you can easily raise money for kids’ cancer research with your typical holiday activities. Check out these 9 ideas below.

Start a holiday fundraiser for childhood cancer research

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Give Up Your Coffee With St. Baldrick’s on #GivingTuesday

by Alison Sutton, St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 22, 2014

First, there’s Black Friday. Then, Cyber Monday. And saving the best for last — #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday
On Tuesday, December 2, people, charities and businesses around the world are encouraged to come together with one goal in mind: to give back.

Free yourself from the same old fundraising grind with a #GivingTuesday fundraiser that asks people to give a donation to childhood cancer research instead of buying a cup of coffee. Then reward contributors with a free cup of joe donated by a local cafe!

Want to brew up donations to childhood cancer research with your own #GivingTuesday coffee campaign? Here’s how to give it a shot in seven steps:

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