Five Ways to Raise Money and Engage Your Community This Winter

A frozen lake in winter.
1. Sponsor a polar bear plunge: Take stock of your community and volunteer base and see if they can support a mid-winter dip. These popular events can raise money for your program and offer a great opportunity for outreach and team-building.

The leaves are gone, the air is cold, staff are busy planning for the holidays. But youth and family services are a year-round job, and winter’s arrival doesn’t mean your work slows down. Here we present five ideas for how your agency can thrive in the cold months.

Find these and other great tips in the following articles:

"Ten Rules of Event Fundraising"

"Bright Idea: Leadership Programs Enable Middle Schoolers to Make Their Mark"

"Street Outreach Basics"

"Right on the Money: Young Fundraisers Are the Best Fundraisers"

"Bright Idea: Spread Holiday Joy to Youth While Staying Out of the Red"

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