Thursday, June 18, 2009

Putting the FUN in FUNdraising

As I'm sure you all know, one of the foremost thoughts on everybody's mind in the non-profit sector is raising money in light of the downturn in the economy. Programs all over are trying to find new and creative ways to find dollars so they can continue the good work that they're doing. Here at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection we're using every avenue we can to make sure the lights stay on and the kids can continue to have a place to come to. You can read about one creative way in which we're raising money in Chris's blog.

I'm trying to do my part, and having fun in the process, by running the Chicago Marathon for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Right now, my boyfriend (who's also running the Chicago Marathon for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection) and I are in the process of compiling a list of people we know who would donate and are going to send out an e-mail or a letter to everyone on that list. I also created a FirstGiving page, where you can donate to Cabrini Connections directly through the site. Finally, stay tuned for updates about my fundraising efforts because down the road, we're planning on creating shirts with artwork done by the Cabrini Connections Art Club and selling them on CafePress. We're also going to make dry-wick shirts with the Art Club art and wear them during the marathon to raise visibility for our organizations, and also to show off what amazing artists our kids are.

If you're running in the Chicago Marathon, or another race and would like to help out Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, please leave a comment and I'll get in touch with you and get you involved in our effort!

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