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Fundraising

Ideas and guidance on everything from writing support letters to hosting fundraising events.

Fundraising is everyone's favorite part of a mission trip. Ok, maybe that's a stretch. But it's still super important. You need financial, relational, and spiritual support. Financial support gets you there (and back, hopefully). Relational support keeps you encouraged and energized while you're there. And spiritual support produces the life change that happens in both you and the people you serve.

Don't wait to start raising support. Give yourself plenty of time to get the word out about your trip and meet face-to-face with friends and family. Getting started early means that people can be part of the whole experience with you, not just the week that you're abroad. The pages below will help you get started and make your fundraising efforts more effective.

Articles

The best support letter template ever

Don't stare at a blank page. Start with this template! It's short, simple, and not boring.

The best support letter template ever

 

9 Odd fundraising ideas that might just work

 

9 Odd fundraising ideas that might just work

The best online fundraising site for your mission trip

 

The best online fundraising site for your mission trip

6 Ways to improve your mission trip support letter

 

6 Ways to improve your mission trip support letter

10 Fundraising ideas you haven't thought of

 

10 Fundraising ideas you haven't thought of

Why you're afraid to fundraise for your mission trip (and how to overcome it)

 

Why you're afraid to fundraise for your mission trip (and how to overcome it)
Guides

Über practical fundraising: Seek local business sponsors (6 steps)

Learn how to find local business sponsors to help support your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Seek local business sponsors (6 steps)

Über practical fundraising: Start a blog (7 steps)

Learn how to start a Wordpress blog to rally fundraising and relational support for your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Start a blog

Über practical fundraising: Sell custom t-shirts (5 steps)

Learn how to get custom t-shirts printed to sell and raise support for your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Sell custom t-shirts

Über practical fundraising: Make a “Pick a Number” board (4 steps)

Learn how to build a Pick a Number board. Set it up at church, school, or work to raise support for your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Make a “Pick a Number” board (4 steps)

Über practical fundraising: Date night fundraiser (4 steps)

Learn how to host a date night fundraising event to raise support for your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Host a date night fundraiser (4 steps)

Über practical fundraising: Partner with a restaurant (5 steps)

Learn how to partner with a local restaurant to put together a fundraising event for your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Partner with a restaurant

Über practical fundraising: Sell stuff on eBay using your phone (15 steps)

Learn how to sell stuff on eBay to raise money in a hurry for your mission trip.

Über practical fundraising: Sell stuff on eBay using your phone