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Local fundraising example:
Solidarity kitchen - festival, food and drinks sales, traditional games

Main characteristics

Fundraising method
Community contribution, Sales of products, Special or annual day celebration

Rural/urban
Urban

Net fin result (€)
987

ROI
3.8

Time investment
6 months

Local authorities at the Manioc Festival
ASMOTA members and volunteers involved in the actions
OrganisationASMOTA (Tabocal Association)
TypeNGO
SuitabilitySlightly experienced
CountryBrazil
Funding needed forRunning costs of the community kitchen, vocational training for youth and adolescents
Period of actionMother´s Day, Manioc Festival, Father´s Day 2013
In-kind donations raised
Types of donationsIndividual donations during events
Types of donorsCommunity members

Summary

ASMOTA needed funds for the community kitchen and vocational training for youth and adolescents and decided to organise fundraising actions during Special Days: Mother´s and Father´s Day and the local Manioc Festival.
Although the group was very insecure about achieving their goals at first, they soon found out that success was within reach if the events were properly marketed and the authorities were willing to co-operate.

Tips and lessons learned

The Association´s members learned that if there is collective action, it is possible to achieve the goals that were set.
If at all possible, try to make sure that the fundraising actions are part of the annual calendar of the city. This will make it easier to cover the costs and achieve better results. Also it will encourage people to invite others to the next edition of the events.
Finally: marketing the events is crucial and should be done through different media, e.g. posters, community radio.

Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation

This is a good example of fundraising actions on the occasion of Special Days. The success of the first events encouraged the Association to repeat them on a yearly basis. This has already led to more support from local entrepreneurs and local government authorities.
We would have loved to hear a little more about their preparations and how they managed to involve the authorities.

Details

Objectives
Raise funds to guarantee the functioning of the community kitchen and to promote vocational training for youth and adolescents.

Targeted donors
Community members, living in the neighbourhood of the projects: family members, local businesses, church members, etc.

Results

Cost/benefitNational currency (R$)Euro
Total amount raised3,7621,245
(-) Total amount invested780258
Net amount raised2,982987

Accounting details
Local government and businesses sponsored the activities. Therefore ASMOTA had very little direct costs: only 258 Euros.

Description of preparatory work
The decision about the fundraising actions was taken in the director´s board meeting and approved by the General Assembly of the Association. Tasks were distributed among members.

Description of implementation
Members of the Association and volunteers were involved in the organisation of the events.

Plans to repeat the action
The fundraising actions are repeated on a yearly basis.

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