It seems that in every facet of DECA, fundraising is a necessity. During these unique times, it's important to innovate to ensure your chapter can participate in events and remain secure for the future. Here are three virtual fundraisers to try this fall.
1. Custom Face Masks
Nothing shows chapter and/or association pride like a custom face mask. This easy virtual fundraiser is a great way to start your year! Using pre-order sales will help ensure all of your costs are covered and that your supply matches demand. Consider working with your school's administration to sell branded masks as "spirit items" that will be a hit with everyone in your community. To get started, check out websites such as CustomInk, VistaPrint and RedBubble.
2. Virtual Walk/Run
Hosting a virtual walk/run is a great fundraiser to start the fall. Many individuals are looking for any excuse to get out and moving. Setting up the event is simple. Create a document or spreadsheet for participants to track themselves, market your fundraiser and have fun! Asking participants to share their photos or videos on social media also a great way to spread the word about DECA.
Pro tip: You can increase the participation fee of your fundraiser by including a virtual walk/run t-shirt.
3. Zoom Game Night
Zoom game nights are a perfect activity to bring people together while raising money. Charge a small fee to enter, have a group of students run the night, share screens and play games. Make sure to utilize the breakout room feature if necessary. Some games to consider include bingo, Kahoot trivia, Pictionary and charades.
Get creative and adapt these fundraisers to best fit your chapter. Have fun and good luck!