Interested in holding
a fundraiser but no clue what to do? This list is a good starting
place to get your creative juices flowing and get out there to raise
goals: do you want to raise $100 or $1000?
the ideas of others chapters, organizations, or schools. Why
reinvent the wheel?
Do Calendar. You don't want to compete with other events on
sponsors. While you raise money, they get free advertising!
(You can't use Coke due to the university's contract with
planning committee: No need to do it all yourself!
Advertise: Don't forget to use your alumni or
everything so that next time, you'll already be halfway
donations: Why buy items to sell or raffle when you can have them
can't get it donated, get it at cost. Buying wholesale is always
cheaper than buying retail.
Make note of what worked and what didn't so you can plan better for the
All of the
policies and procedures regarding fundraising on campus can be found in
Organization Handbook which is available online or in the Office of
Student Activities, University Union, room
SGA Budgeted Organizations
groups are required to raise funds to cover a percentage of their overall
budgets. Some organizations may have to raise funds because of
financial violations. For more information on SGA-related fundraising,
contact the SGA at 410-704-2711.
How can I reserve a table in the University
University Union currently allocates space for four tables a day: two in
the first floor lobby and two in the Susquehanna lobby. Any SGA
affiliated or budgeted group or university department may sign out tables
at the University Union Information Desk. Tables may be reserved for
only 2 days within the same week. All tables must be reserved at
least two weeks in advance.
What are the restrictions on using the University Union
tables may include information, baked goods, candy grams, and similar
items. Those manning the tables must be seated or standing behind
their tables. Second floor tables are for informational materials
only. No items for sale are permitted on the second
What if we want to hold a raffle?
organization wants to conduct a raffle, you must obtain a gaming permit
from the Baltimore County Office of Licenses and Permits at
410-887-3616. You may be asked to provide your constitution
to verify that you are a Towson University organization. The Office of
Student Activities can assist organizations with completing this
form. A copy of the gaming permit must remain on file with the
Office of Student Activities until the raffle is conducted.