Chapter Fundraising

Chapter Fundraising Hot Tips

  Fundraising Hot Tip #1: Remember the Why Many chapter leaders tell us that they feel like they’re fighting an uphill battle on their campuses. You might feel like you and your fellow chapter leaders are the only ones so passionately committed to mental health advocacy in what can feel like a thankless effort. It…

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Fundraising in 30 Minutes or Less!

If you’re stumped on where to get started with fundraising, check out some of these quick and easy ideas to get the ball rolling. Raising your first dollar is the hardest part and any amount of money raised is a sign of successfully getting people invested in your mission and work! Partner with a community…

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“Scare Away the Stigma!”

For the last couple of years, Active Minds at Ithaca College has been doing a Halloween fundraiser we call “Scare Away the Stigma!” For this fundraiser, we get candy and little bags, and we create strips of paper with facts about mental health that are commonly used in an attempt to reduce the stigma around…

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What’s all this about fundraising?

For several years, Active Minds has been supporting and encouraging chapters to fundraise on behalf of the National organization. We’d love to tell you a bit more about why, and what those dollars are helping to accomplish. Where are the dollars going? Creating new programs, campaigns, and resources that we work hard to keep free…

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Breaking Down Barriers to Fundraising

Fundraising can certainly seem like a daunting task. It can be overwhelming to think about the amount you hope to raise and not know how to get there. We’ve come up with some questions that will help guide you through the process of planning and executing a successful fundraiser! The first thing you need to…

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Have a Heart for Mental Health

  Active Minds at ESU has done Have a Heart for Mental Health for more than three years now and prior customers look forward to these cookies every year during Valentines Day. The cookies sold are small cookies (1 pound) for $5 and large cookies (2 pounds) for $10. These cookies are a great gift…

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Chapters 101: February Fundraising Ideas

February is the perfect time to get your fundraising efforts off the ground for this semester. Eating Disorder Awareness Week is held February 23 – 28 and Valentine’s Day (as we all know) is coming up on February 14. Here are two ideas to raise awareness and funds in February. Restaurant fundraisers: Talk to local food…

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