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Making donation requests, help
« on: April 20, 2017, 06:34:53 PM »
So I got asked to head up a donations committer for a upcoming charity golf event.   Question is,  where have you had success finding donations,  soliciting companies,  etc..
Anyone here interested?  The prizes would go to the silent auction and prize table, and we had over 200 participants Last year from around the state.   Main charity is called farestart, which provides job training in culinary arts to help people come back from addiction, incarceration,  etc

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Re: Making donation requests, help
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 06:11:10 AM »
Definitely set up a gofundme page. Are you in the foodservice industry? If you're a chef or restaurateur, hit up your suppliers for either money or auctionable items - pots, pans, other hardware.
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Re: Making donation requests, help
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 07:00:55 AM »
Try Cutco knifes.  They are awesome with donations.  When you try the bigger chain places you will have to apply online a most you have to do 3 months in advance.  The other thing is when looking for donations companies usually do them the first of the year so getting them later in the year might be hard.  Being golf try your local pro shops.  For the ladies go to spas and salons.  Think outside of box and good luck.  :tup:
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Re: Making donation requests, help
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:06:38 AM »
Most businesses are happy to donate. Get your tax information in order before you go and ask. Start early, the bigger businesses require the tax data and must go through an approval process before donating. Start early so they have time to do this.

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Re: Making donation requests, help
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 07:27:51 AM »
Being culinary related, I'd hit up some restaurants for gift card donations.  Try culinary supply stores and even some of the places that do cooking classes. I bet it wouldn't be too difficult to get them to donate a class or 2 for auction. I had a family donate a beer home brewing class(that I ended up buying). They just had us over and did it in their garage. Hot day in the summertime. We had a blast and made some great beer.
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Re: Making donation requests, help
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 07:34:33 AM »
It's often been helpful to have a brief, written statement about the cause you're fundraising for along with any relevant nonprofit status. I would bring that with me and follow up via email with the same document attached so the donating business had documents supporting their donations.
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Re: Making donation requests, help
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 09:56:28 AM »
My wife did a lot of work for an auction. For silent auction items look for packages to put together.  The package makes a better pitch to donators who make small contributions.

For example one of the packages that my wife put together was a whiskey tour/sampling of different local craft distilleries. She got gift certificates for tastings, appetizers, bottles of booze and a dozen cigars, packaging them all together.  The package brought in more $ and when explained to the distilleries made them excited about the opportunity...

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