Fundraisers are crucial not only for the 5k RACE Event but to our overall Outreach Programs Success!
This Is How Your Fundraising Helps
A Grateful Mind International (Community Outreach Services) is a 501C3 tax-deductible charitable organization. We often pool our in kind donations AND personal resources to serve the homeless and poverty stricken communities of Central Florida. Being that so many organizations have to compete for funding streams, we have embraced hosting a series of grassroots fundraisers through out the year to help us meet our budgetary goals for each of our program and outreach project.
Every dollar counts: We give a lot away but are required to pay for the many of the items that we 'give' to the community. That is why we need everyone who has taken the time to read this page to help fund raise to help our agency raise the cash needed for the community and agency needs that we encounter that can not be met with physically donated products.
It really does take a 'community to help the community''. We are simply a group of genuine hearts with low funds that work to give hope to the hopeless with what little we have. Your efforts help us achieve our short term goal of helping families STAY HOUSED during their temporary crisis, support the current outreach projects and programs services provided by the team of A Grateful Mind, as well as fund the imperative long term goals that our agency has to help end homeless for families with children facing a housing crisis by acquiring a multi-unit property, renovating it to provide subsidized housing below market rate to families living in cars, on the streets or crunched up in seedy motels. This is only part of our vision. There's so much more but we need your support to make it all a reality. If you want to learn more about the current Programs & Community Outreach Services of visit our agency site online at www.AGratefulMind.org.
Donations are always welcome before,during or after any event and can be made online through our agency website or mailed to:
A Grateful Mind
P.O. Box 721915
Orlando, FL 32872-1915
During our last RACE To End Homelessness participants who took the challenge raised an average of $150, but they don’t do it alone. There are many resources to help aid your fundraising efforts. From basic fundraising ideas to how to use social media, we are here for you every step of the way and are thankful for any funds raised, large or small.
Fundraising is easy as 1,2,3...
Step 1- Know Your Networks
To get started, make a list of every person you know. Include the obvious people (friends and family) and the not-so obvious (neighbors, acquaintances, business associates, team members, alumni associates, etc.). Now you have your donor list. Need help? Use the Know Your Networks worksheet to help you put your list together.
Step 2- Set Your Fundraising Goal
Now that you know your networks, it's time to set your goal. Remember to choose an attainable goal and that you can always adjust your goal throughout your fundraising progress. Click here for goal setting tips. Once you’ve set your goal, log into your fundraising page to update it.
Step 3 - Share your commitment and make a plan
Once you've created your donor list and set your goal, the next step is what many people think of as the hardest part of fundraising: the ASK. Tell everyone what you are doing -- the excitement is contagious and your story will inspire others. Articulate why you want to help end homelessness. Your commitment will be the reason they choose to give you a donation. Log in & Create your personalized fundraising account and tell your story on your personal page or mail out letters to your friends and family.
Need some more ideas on how to reach your fundraising goal? Click here to see 100 Fundraising Ideas.