• FIRST is an expensive venture
  • To ensure the best possible experience, funds must be raised
  • Contact local businesses, teach them about FIRST
    • Send out promotional packages
      • Interactive DVD’s are great items
      • “A picture is worth a thousand words”
    • Displays at community events, shopping centres
    • Monetary donations are great, but so are in-kind donations
      • Parts, tools, even space
  • Small scale projects also work
    • Car washes, selling chocolates, silent auctions…
  • Team membership fees are a good way to create initial funds
    • Can be refunded if fundraising is very successful
  • Every person you know is a potential donor, leave no stone unturned
    • Work your connections!
  • Get prospective sponsors out to an event
    • Fundraising can happen year round