You can brighten the futures of limited-resource
children with your support for Bright Star Books,
providing children with books vital to helping them
succeed academically and in the work place.
This grassroots fundraising toolkit has everything you
will need to run a successful fundraiser in our community!
And remember; we will use ALL the money you raise to put
books into the hands of the children who need them most!
Phase 1: Prepare your fundraiser
There are many ways to hold a successful fundraiser.
Bright Star Books has gathered a number of
cool fundraiser ideas, with the hopes that you will
find one perfect for your needs. Check them out here.
Next, you will want to select a time frame. While any time is a great
time to raise funds for Bright Star Books, we have drawn up a list of
significant dates that could help you in your efforts. Check them out
here. We suggest a two-week duration for most fundraisers.
If you would like to include a way for people to make online donations,
when you plan to hold it, the next step is letting people know
about it! Share your fundraiser in as many ways as you can
to reach more people and gather more participants!
Email all your appropriate contacts and share your fundraiser. Ask them
(if they are willing) to share the fundraiser with their email contacts, too!
personal approach, take a look at our phone conversation suggestions.
Bright Star Books know if we can help support your effort in any way.
Throughout your fundraiser, please record all donors’ names, contact information,
donation totals, and the dates of their donations (unless they ask to be anonymous).
Click here for a donor record template, and click here for a current year tax
donation receipt you can have available to your donors.
Phase 4: After your fundraisers ends…
Once you have concluded your fundraiser, please email Bright Star Books’ Program
Coordinator, Kait Laux, at email@example.com to schedule a time to
make your donation, and to send her the donation information you recorded.
Next, please thank your donors! Click here for a template thank you note.
Finally, thank you so much for your efforts on behalf of Bright Star Books
and the 10,000+ children we serve! With your permission, Bright Star Books will
be recognizing your help on social media, in our newsletter, and more!
Bright Star Books