Fundraising Tips

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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Fundraising Tips

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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Fundraising Tips

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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Do What You Want

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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Do What You Want

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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Do What You Want

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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Events and Fundraisers

VEOs: 5 Tips to Grow Your Event

by Robb Drzewicki and Eric Bacyinski
October 14, 2014

Volunteer Event Organizers Robb Drzewicki and Eric Bacyinski aren’t content with raising the same amount for childhood cancer research year after year. Get the inside scoop on how their event at The Plymouth Roc grew from $12,000 raised in 2011 to $58,000 in 2014. Want a hint? There’s no magic involved — just old fashioned teamwork, social media savvy, creativity and loads of fun.

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Fundraising Tips

VEOs: 5 Ways to Own Your Next Event

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 1, 2014

Read how one St. Baldrick’s Volunteer Event Organizer got inspired and made his second head-shaving event even better than the first! Register your 2015 event now.

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VEO Mike with Haven, a St. Baldrick’s Honored Kid, at the Parker, Colorado, head-shaving event.

Want to make your first, second, or third year as a Volunteer Event Organizer the best it can be? The mayor of Parker, Colorado — who also happens to be a two-time St. Baldrick’s VEO — has some sage advice for his fellow organizers.

“Own it and have fun. That’s what it’s all about,” Mike Waid said.

Mike’s “Shave the Mayor” event kicked off in 2013, with a call to the citizenry of the small town of Parker to participate and a goal of raising $2,000. Who could resist seeing their elected official go under the razor?

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10-Year-Old Shavee Gets Donations for Kids’ Cancer Research from All 50 U.S. States

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 18, 2014

Wyatt shaved his head and raised over $8,000 for childhood cancer research. Join Wyatt — be a shavee℠!

Wyatt after shaving his head to help kids with cancer

Wyatt after shaving his head at a St. Baldrick’s event.

Ten-year-old Wyatt Erber has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 2012, he set his sights on winning a township-wide scavenger hunt sponsored by a local bank — and he did.

He was motivated by the contest’s $1,000 prize, but he didn’t want to buy a new toy, video game system, or whatever else a boy of his age might want. He wanted to give it to his neighbors to help with the cost of their then-2-year-old daughter’s childhood cancer treatment.

And he did.

So when Wyatt’s mom, Noelle, proposed the idea of shaving his head to help kids with cancer like his neighbor Cara, Wyatt was all for it.

He set an initial fundraising goal of $2,500, and a personal goal to get donations from all 50 U.S. states.

“I was worried that his goal was a bit lofty, but he’s always been a ‘go big or go home’ type of kid,” Noelle said.

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