1. Throw a House Party
2. Sell merchandise
- Create an event at home focused on a local or national campaign.
- Invite a speaker, musician, or poet to perform and present.
- Provide light refreshments or call for a potluck.
- Send an invitation to everyone in your network, and ask people to
forward it widely.
- Ask for a minimum donation. Make a pitch for donations
at your house party.
- Explain what this donation will fund.
- Email thanks to all of those who donated!
3. Ask friends/colleagues/sympathizers
- Buy CODEPINK merchandise at wholesale cost from the CODEPINK
- Have small merchandise with you when you go to events/actions, even
if you are not tabling. Keep a few buttons in your pocket, and
ask for a $1 or $2 donation.
- Set up a table or be a roving merchant at local protests, a local
farmersí market or other gathering spot in your community.
4. Raffle (a beautiful pink slip, for example)
- Draft a letter/email outlining why your CODEPINK needs funding.
Be specific, like stating how much it costs to purchase the desired
amount of flyers, poster board, or other needs.
- Make phone calls asking for donations. If funding needs are high,
you may want to organize a call night with the members of your group.
5. Have a bake sale - make it a Peace Pie Party!
- Ask a local clothing, art, or florist shop to make a donation of
a preferably pink item to your group.
- Create raffle tickets and sell them.
- Raffle the item and make sure to get it to the winner! You
may want to have a party, encouraging people to buy tickets throughout
the evening. Make the presentations at the end of the party.
6. Hold an event
- Bring your members together, bake and sell!
- Bring a pitcher of pink lemonade!
- Bake a pie from our Peace Pie cookbook, available for purchase in
the CODEPINK store
7. Pass the hat or bucket at other events - with permission
- Much like a house party, but not in your house!
- Arrange the program. Ask speakers, poets, musicians, dancers, etc.
- Find a venue, preferably for free. Ask local restaurant owners,
local libraries, churches, and schools.
- Advertise widely via listserv postings, online calendars, facebook,
flyers, word of mouth, and radio announcements.
- Enjoy the event and collect money at the door and/or during a special
pitch toward the end of the event.
8. Ask local businesses or organizations
- Church groups, social clubs, and other organizations may be interested
in allowing you to collect donations on an evening of their meeting
or during another event.
9. Write grant proposals to local/regional foundations
- Ask small business owners for gifts-in-kind (i.e. printing services,
pink thrift store items, fake blood, etc.)
- Find businesses that will sell CODEPINK merchandise.