SORORITY AND FRATERNITY FUNDRAISING EVENTS
To make your fraternity or sorority chapter a successful and leading voice in your community, hosting a well-planned and executed charity event is a great way to do it. Not only can a fundraiser raise money for a good cause, it can help your fraternity or sorority set an example on campus, and ensure your Greek organization is on solid financial footing.
Greek Life Events can help provide your fraternity or sorority chapter with the right tools and inspiration in order to create a standout college charity event you won’t soon forget. Thanks to over 40 years of experience planning and ordganizing fundraisers, with our support you’ll be able to properly plan and execute any level of sorority or fraternity fundraiser.
As a full-service event planning company, we’ll bring your sorority or fraternity fundraisers to the next level with a custom-tailored plan to suit your needs and goals.
Sorority or Fraternity Charity Events and Fundraising Campaigns
Being an active member in any Greek organization has costs and responsibilities.
Indeed, paying annual membership fees while regularly participating in group activities and social events can quickly add up to a princely sum. However, by taking part in a sorority or fraternity fundraising campaign, your chapter can help cover its operational costs, all while making it easier for your members to take part in all the activities on offer.
And because each sorority and fraternity member also has a responsibility to live up to their chapter’s ideals by giving back to their community and supporting charitable efforts, putting together a sorority or fraternity fundraising event is a way to further your chapter’s mission while raising money for a good cause.
Greek Life Events is here to help. Not only do we specialize in developing fundraising ideas for sororities and fraternities, we also are able to take care of every detail involved in their planning and execution.
With Greek Life, anything you need is within your reach. Do you need help achieving your sorority or fraternity fundraising goals?
Tips for University Charity Events and Fundraisers
Mind the Message
Whether you are looking to raise money to support your chapter or a charitable cause, it’s important to consider the message you will be communicating to your community. You need their support to reach your goals, and they want to know that supporting your chapter or charity will have an impact. Making sure that your sorority or fraternity fundraising ideas are properly fleshed out is fundamentally important.
Manage your Resources
Another important thing to consider is the amount of time and resources you are able to allocate and whether or not they will be enough to make your sorority or fraternity charity event a success. Your chapter’s members have many other responsibilities to juggle so they might not be able to tend to every little detail of your fundraising initiatives.
To meet your fundraising goals, you will want to cast your net as wide as possible. Use traditional media outlets in addition to your online social networks and on-campus boosters to make sure your event is well advertised. Put together a press release and follow up with local newspapers, radio and television stations so that people know the story behind your event and will turn out to support it.
Find the Right Price Point
Don’t sell yourself short! For whatever fundraising idea your chapter decides to go with, whether it’s a golf tournament or a walkathon, you have to find ways to sell tickets and maximize revenue without hurting participation.
The success of a fundraising effort is measured not by the amount of money it takes in but by how much actually makes it to the charitable cause it supports. Make sure your event is planned and designed to bring in much more than it costs.
While sorority and fraternity fundraising is a core part of any Greek organization, it is not their sole focus. Even though your chapter’s brothers and sisters might have great fundraising ideas, that doesn’t necessarily mean they have the time, experience or expertise to pull them off.
Seeking out an event-planning specialist to help with the details and fill in the gaps your chapter can’t fill is a great way to make sure your sorority or fraternity fundraiser is a success.
Sorority or Fraternity Fundraising Ideas
When it comes to fundraising and charity events, the possibilities are limitless. But great charity events always start with creative and fun-filled fundraising ideas. People are happy to shell out for a good cause, especially when they can have a good time in the process.
Greek Life Events is here to help you raise money for your fraternity or sorority and charitable cause by putting together an event with gusto. We can support your chapter with any aspect of your fundraising idea. From planning to marketing to catering or for security and sanitation needs, Greek Life Events has you covered.
Here are some of the most popular fundraising ideas:
This classic fundraising idea works for organizations of all sizes and empowers your fraternity or sorority members to raise money directly for your Greek organization and charitable cause.
By providing each member of your chapter with a template to build out their own fundraising web page, you can quickly create an extensive network that ties back to your main fundraising page. Members can solicit donations from friends, family, alumni or community members to create a fundraiser that could spread like wildfire.
A fast-paced and interactive fundraising event helps to loosen the purse strings, which is why charity auctions have been such a fixture of fraternity fundraising campaigns.
Putting together an auction is a great way for your members to make contacts in the community by soliciting donations from local businesses. In many cases, the businesses in and around your community will be happy to support your cause. They get to raise their profiles by donating goods and services, and your event gets a great source of value in the process.
With a little bit of planning, charity auctions can generate huge returns relative to their cost, which makes them a great way to raise money for your fraternity or sorority.
When it comes to fundraising events, few formats are as successful as sports tournaments. Everyone loves to get in on the competition, and they make it easy to bring out people in large numbers.
This fundraising idea works for traditional team sports, like basketball, baseball or soccer, or more quirky competitions, like quidditch, dodgeball or mud wrestling, as well as individual sports like golf. Setting up a bowling or golf tournament is a tried-and-true path to meeting a big fundraising goal.
You can set up the competition within your chapter or partner up with another group on campus and battle it out against them. It’s a win-win situation!
A breakfast fraternity fundraiser has proven to be a great way to raise awareness and money. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, people will be happy to rally around your cause if you provide them the fuel they need for their day.
Raising money with a pancake breakfast is a winning formula because of its low cost (pancake batter and coffee are both cheap!) and easy recipe. All you need is the right space and equipment, a few ingredients and lots of volunteers from your chapter to make it happen.
Walkathons are a popular fundraising format, one that you have probably seen before for a variety of health-related causes. But this format can be easily adapted to a sorority or fraternity fundraiser.
Walkathons make great fraternity and sorority fundraising ideas because they require little in the way of infrastructure but can easily mobilize a huge crowd. All you need to make yours a success is a bit of logistical planning to go along with your merchandising, marketing and promotional efforts.
Once everything is in place, there are lots of ways to raise money. On top of the solicitation by the participants, you can use the event to sell merchandise, food or drinks.
There is a reason that you see so many car wash fundraisers, it’s because they work! Simple yet effective, car washes are one of those fundraising ideas that never go out of style.
A fundraising drive built around car washes could take many forms. You could bring out all the members of your sorority or fraternity for an epic car wash production line or take a guerilla campaign approach with smaller car wash set ups all over town. Better yet, you could make a competition out of it with a rival chapter on campus to see who can wash more cars in a day!
There are lots of ways to make this fraternity fundraiser novel and exciting. Do you need help for inspiration, organization, or a little of both?
Greek Life Events - Complete Support for any Fraternity or Sorority Charity Event
Greek Life Events works exclusively with fraternities and sororities to help them achieve their fundraising goals. Whether your chapter needs help to get the ball rolling on a novel fundraising idea or with the nitty-gritty details of raising money on a large scale, Greek Life Events can support your fraternity or sorority with every step along the way.
Thanks to our national network of partners and vendors, Greek Life Events can help any Greek organization meet their fundraising goals by finding the best deals on the products and services they need.
We handle everything from planning and promotion to equipment and security needs as well as cleanup after the event. Greek Life Events is your one-stop shop for everything you need before, during and after a successful fraternity or sorority fundraising event.
Our services include:
- Party games
- Photo booths
- Post-event cleanup
Services We Provide
Whether it’s a party or a house visit, we provide the meals, the entertainment and the coordination for libations. We adhere to any and all special requests you may have in mind. It is our promise that your event is the one everyone talks about the rest of the year.