Why Fundraise?

As a student organization, having funding makes a tremendous difference in the ability to organize successfully and accomplish your goals. You can use money to buy materials, host speakers, hold events on campus, or travel to future Regional and International SSDP Conferences.

If your chapter is recognized by your school, you likely have the opportunity to apply for university funding through your student government, activities board or other funding body. If you haven’t already, you should definitely look into submitting a chapter budget proposal.

If university funding isn’t an option, you will have to raise the money as a chapter through events, campaigns, or online efforts. The thought of raising hundreds or thousands of dollars may seem daunting at first, but it’s actually easier than you might think. There are tons of creative ways to raise money in today’s day and age.

7 Fundraising methods that work

    • Apply for SGA funding from your school
    • Apply for chapter grants
    • Host chapter fundraising events
    • Get involved in donation based event support program on/off campus
    • Campus Partnerships
    • Online Fund Drives
    • Ask for it!

What has worked for other SSDP chapters?

Here are a few recommendations you should consider that have been successful for SSDP chapters in the past:

Have a bake sale

-Sell SSDP T-shirts (order some, or create your own)

Host an art auction on campus

-Utilize online fundraising websites like Fundrazr, Crowdrise, or GoGetFunding

Sell Krispy Kreme Donuts

Host an ice cream social

Apply for a protest grant from Students for Liberty

Planning and advertising your event

Once you decide what you want to do, here is a useful resource to help create your chapter fundraising plan. After you’ve developed a fundraising plan, you want to advertise any fundraising events or campaigns as effectively as possible:

-Use banners, posters, and flyers while tabling on campus

-Utilize your University event calendar, radio spots, newspaper

-Advertise on your chapter website, Facebook, Twitter,  or other social networking websites to get the word out.

Let us know how we can help you

Now that you are armed with the knowledge to create a successful fundraising strategy, go out and raise money to help your chapter end the war on drugs! If you have any more questions about fundraising, make sure to contact your SSDP regional outreach coordinator today.