Let’s be honest. Good jobs are hard to find. Good paying jobs are even harder to find. Good paying jobs that offer flexibility and setting your own hours are nearly impossible to find. So, why not take matters into your own hands and use what you have to start your own thriving fundraising business.

Whether you are looking for something to supplement your allocated finances for your college expenses or are looking for some spending money to enjoy life while in college or maybe you are saving for the time when you get out of college – starting your own fundraising business could be a great move for you.

First, you have a lot of resources at your disposal while in college. Most importantly, your exposure to tons of groups that need to raise money can be your greatest asset. Sororities, fraternities, clubs, bands, dance teams, sports teams, theatre groups, special interest groups, religious organizations – all of these are in your college world and chances are you know people who are in these groups just in your circle of friends and classmates. It’s safe to say that most of these groups will need to raise money at least once this year.Growing budget cutbacks are leading more and more groups to turn to fundraising and many want unique or creative fundraising ideas that are easy, and profitable. You can be these groups and teams go-to source for all things fundraising.

Second, you have access to email, phones, computers, copy machines and other tools that make starting your own business that much easier.

Third, you are gaining skills daily as a college student, not just in classes but in your life as a student – communication skills, negotiation skills, writing skills and more that will be very helpful to your fundraising business.

The next step is to find a fundraising company or companies that you can distribute products for that people might be interested in. Common profitable fundraisers include candy sales, Auntie Anne’s Pretzel sales, the Scratch and Help Fundraiser to name a few. Additionally, it would be great to brainstorm some creative non-product based fundraisers that you could help execute. Examples of these are Service Auction Fundraisers, Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers, Jog-a-thons. For these, you could arrange either a flat fee or percentage of profit that would be paid to you for your work in organizing the fundraiser.

You can increase the success of your business by forging relationships with local businesses to act as sponsors to various fundraisers and offer that as a great reason to work with your business rather than competitors.

Use your resources, get motivated and start your own fundraising business today. Look for a reputable company to team up with that offers support, training and great profitable fundraisers and you will be making money in no time. You will be able to enjoy working when you want, where you want and see the money and profits from your hard work directly.

Do you love to organize events and help raise money for different causes? Are you already secure in your own job and now you want to branch out and spend more time fundraising? You can create your own fundraising business and have a worthwhile career of raising money for charities and groups that you want to help. Here is how you can do it:

-Decide on who you want to help raise money for. There are a lot of church, school and sports groups that need to pay for certain things and they get their money through fundraisers. There are also local and national charities that try to raise money for different things. Make the decision on who you want to help.

-Make contact. Once you have decided who you are going to fundraise for, contact them. Find out what their needs are and how much money they want.

-Make a plan. When you know how much money you need to raise, create a plan on how you will do it. Decide on a time frame, a goal, and a team of people that will help you in your efforts.

-Follow your plan. Once you’ve decided what you are going to do, follow through. If it’s a big dinner or a charity ball, whatever the event is, work hard on it, promote it, and enjoy it.

-Give the money. When the fundraiser is over give the group or charity the money you raised. They will be so grateful for your efforts.

-Repeat the process again for another charity or program.

One of the greatest joys in life is doing something kind for someone else. By doing fundraisers and raising money for different groups, you will help so many people. You can change someone else’s life by helping them raise money for something they would not be able to do on their own. Make fundraising a business and you will always be happy.

Another aspect to fundraising that is important to look at is the funding of your own business. It is not the easiest thing to find legitimate ways to raise the funds to get you and your business on your feet. Most of the time, small businesses find themselves dragging their feet in this process and really struggle to get any traction with their ideas, or their plan. The right connection can make all the difference in the world! Remember, there are people out there interested in helping other realize their dreams, and most of them are people who have been where you are now. Just wanting to blaze the path to success and help the people behind them take an easier road.

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