Chamber of Commerce Fundraising Ideas

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A Chamber of Commerce is often mistaken as an organization that relies only on government funding, but it is a panel of local business and commercial organizations that endures due to an assortment of donations, membership dues, and fundraisers. The Chamber of Commerce is an integral part of the community that often holds meetings to discuss and develop plans to support local establishments. Networking events and galas are common Chamber of Commerce fundraising ideas, but a Flags for Fundraising campaign is a fresh idea that can truly make a difference.

Annual Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser Idea

Annual fundraisers can help you increase donations and boost loyalty by creating a historic event that the community can look forward to every year. In order to have a successful annual fundraiser, you want to host an event that builds excitement in the community while showcasing what the community honors and values. A great option to accomplish this is to create a "Flags for Honor" event that takes place during a national or local holiday. First, you should decide where to hold the flag display. They are often most successful in parks, walkways, or stadiums that are visible to both drivers and pedestrians. Flag dedications will help raise funds for your Chamber, and be sure to offer Honor Medallions so donors can honor a hero. The medallion will be inscribed with the hero's name to celebrate their life and patriotism. Moreover, these types of events often lead to publicity. You can also hold a kick-off event which can include speakers, concerts, and food to further boost your fundraiser and its visibility. 

Chamber of Commerce Flag Posting Service Fundraiser 

Once you have used the flags for the "Flags for Honor" event, you can offer the community a flag installation service for national holidays. Essentially, you can notify neighbors that your Chamber of Commerce will install and uninstall flags for holidays such as July 4th, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day for a set rate. You should also consider extending this service to local businesses. Through the flag posting service, you can truly extend the value and fundraising capability of each flag. Pitch the fundraiser like a subscription service, and to make it even more personalized, consider custom flags that can showcase local spirit. 

Custom Flag Fundraiser

 If you want to be even more creative and make some extra funds, you can also offer an additional fee to install custom flags that showcase community pride during local holidays or in celebration of your community high school or college. Besides installing American flags during local or national holidays, you can offer to post custom flags during school games or important events. The Chamber of Commerce has historically helped communities grow, and this can be strengthened by creating and posting community flags. 

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