The concept is to have the church “invest” in the spiritual future of the youth group. First, present a video commercial for the event you are fundraising for to the church on a Sunday morning. Then, explain that your group is “incorporating” under the laws of Heaven. Offer one share of stock for $5.00/share/per month for the next six months. Have the ushers pass out stock option slips so people can sign up for their commitment. Include the name, address, phone number and a place to write number of shares and dollar amount.When you get the commitments, prepare stock certificates—certifying how many shares the person bought.
Make them just like the ones used for real corporations. Mail them out to each person with an introduction letter, payment statements and mailing envelopes for three months. You can do a second mailing for the last three months to serve as a reminder.Then, after the fundraising event you are raising money for, hold a share holders dinner. Cook, serve and present to your share holders the benefits of their investment. (Be sure to include the cost of the dinner into what you need to earn.)Source: Gospelcom.net (Muskegon, Michigan)
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.