Wondering how to raise money for special events or projects? Check some of the suggestions listed on these pages (yes, more than one) for ideas that others have done.
A chicken dinner with all the fixings (mashed potatoes, vegetable, gravy, bun, coffee/tea) should cost the public $15.00. Profit margin can vary but is usually around 45%. Ask about your group bringing in dessert or salads.
Advertising. Advertising the event on a local cable channel is free; advertising in a local paper with upcoming events is also free. You can also advertise for free in church bulletins (your own and those of neighbouring churches).
Advance Sales. Advance ticket sales are best as the Legion must know numbers one week before the event so they can order the food. Make sure you include the volunteers in your numbers.
The Legion will also sell tickets for you. If you have the event Sunday after church, they may have many of their own members attending too.
Note: Legions do not do fundraisers after May 15th as they are heading into their busy season.
*You might try Knights of Columbus, the Rotary Club or other service groups in addition to the Legion.
The most lucrative offer Boston Pizza has is to sell tickets for $20.00 to a Monday evening in the bar with unlimited pizza: You keep $10.00 and the balance to Boston Pizza.
This is a great event for young couples looking for an outing. If you sell out the bar side, you can raise a great amount of $$. Boston Pizza is counting on the alcohol sales from this one.
Boston Pizza also has programs where youth assist the servers and the equivalent of the dollars earned be given as pizzas:
We ask for desserts from some of the parents. It is a free will offering. We take the cost of the food out and make between $80.00 and $200.00. It can also be used as an example of servitude and fellowship. This gives an opportunity for fellowship by having tables with 6 or 8 where families join other families.