Consider fundraising efforts to help those in need with payitforwardfund.net. Here are some ideas that local business and sporting teams who've promoted products, fundraisers and Play for Pink events to benefit us. Their successes prove that doing good can also be good for business! Together, let's plan a promotion and grow the Fun(d) for others.
How a cocktail lifted sales by 10%....and did a lot of good along the way
Redstone: For every Cosmo, Strawberry Doli and Pineapple Upside down drink sold in October, Redstone donated $1.00 to Pay It Forward. It seemed a lot of people wanted in on the sweet deals because sales increased 10% during this promotion. Since they started this promotion, they have raised over $110,000 for our cause!
Datatrend: This local technology services consulting company hosted a bowl-a-thon as a way to raise money for us. It also helped employees feel more engaged with their community and each other.
Mickman Brother's Pink Pumpkin Promenade: What's more exciting than a green house full of pink-pumpkins, a pink Cadillac, a silent auction and an Elvis impersonator? The fact that they raised $12,000 for Pay It Forward.
Take part in the fun(d)
Are you a retailer? Try a "Keep the Change" promotion, where purchases rounded up to the nearest dollar. (It'll just end up in the couch anyway. Let us help!) How about a new twist on the BOGO? We call it "Buy One, Give One"- for every second item sold, you simply donate proceed to Pay It Forward. Strict dress code in the office? What if employees could pay $10 to wear jeans to work on Friday?
Here are a few more ideas to get you started:
* Cocktail * Mani/Pedi * Floral Bouquet
* Appetizer * Massage * Perennial Bulbs
* Entree * Wellness Event * Garden Gloves
* Bakery Cookie * Water Bottle * T-Shirt
* Cupcake * Yoga Class * Bra
* Ice Cream Cone * Fitness Training * Bracelet
* Pound of Coffee * One day of profits
* Tin of Tea * 10% of October profits
* Fruit Smoothie
Play for Pink - Get your school involved in the Fun(d)
Teams have raised money through:
* Raffle tickets sold before and during a big home game
* Half-time shooting contests with the fans
* Bake sales during the game
* Pink T-shirt, bracelet, and sticker sales before and during a game
* Silent auction items at the game (donated by local businesses)
* Entrance donations
* Concession stand sales
Thanks to the following teams for their support:
Mayer Lutheran Girls Basketball
Orono Girls and Boys Basketball teams
Osseo Girls Basketball
Maple Grove Girls Basketball
Maple Grove & Osseo Girls Softball
If you are interested in participating, please email with the details (date(s), location(s), promotion, portion PIFF will receive). We'll also be highlighting Partners on our Facebook page. Here's a table tent you can edit and drink graphic to help with your marketing effort. [Michelle - we need these items]