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Managing a Fundraiser
Can Help Your Charitable Cause
by Jennifer Lawton
Seems like these days every celebrity is promoting a charitable cause. Celebrities are even partnering together on projects like the ONE Campaign and American Idol Gives Back.
While celebrities promoting charities might look like a new trend, it’s really something that many groups have done for years. From large to small groups, many causes can benefit from having a well known person as a champion for the cause.
Now when you hear the word “celebrity” you might think of movie stars or singers… but entertainers are just one kind of celebrity endorser. A local non profit can partner with local business leaders, minor league sports players or anyone of interest or influence in your town.
Kids like to meet costumed characters…the Easter bunny, Power Rangers, and even McGruff the Crime Dog are celebrities to them! So many schools, sports teams and youth groups can easily find a celebrity by a trip to the costume store.
Here are several ways to partner with “celebrities” to boost your cause:
So as you can see there’s several ways that your group can use the power of celebrity involvement to gain publicity and funds. Talk to your immediate circle of supporters to find out who in your community supports your cause and would be willing to help out in some way. You might be surprised at the “almost famous” celebrities who jump in to help your cause!
About the Author:
Jennifer Lawton searches for fun and creative ways for non-profit groups to raise funds. She is a frequent writer for www.SuperFundraiser.com a site that provides customized fundraising programs for schools, sports teams and other youth groups.
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