Fundraising Tips


The more creative you are, the more money you can raise!


Tell people why you are raising money and how the Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival proceeds will support programs for community members with developmental differences.


Share your goal with friends, family, and co-workers so that they can help you achieve it.


Remember that you can’t raise money if you don’t ask for help. Share your enthusiasm with your family, friends, and colleagues. Let them know that you are participating in the festival and tell them why you want to raise money for SMCR’s programs, then ask them for their support.


Matching Gifts

Check with your human resources office to see if your company offers matching gifts. This is great way to double the money you raise!


Ask the places you frequently patronize for a donation:  hair salon or barber, dry cleaner, doctor, dentist, gym, coffee shop, favorite restaurant, etc.


Remember to thank your donors via email, in person, or with a hand-written “thank you” note and be sure to let them know how their support contributed to your effort to reach your fundraising goal and communicate how much money was raised overall to support these programs for our local community members with developmental differences..

You can adjust the above ideas to raise the funds needed to register your place in the Dragon Boat Festival races.

We encourage, and are thankful, to all teams who raise funds above and beyond the registration fee!


Click here for copies of our Poster and Flyer , they can be a great help with your fundraising efforts ans it's also a funway to share the news about htis exciting new event coming to Solomons Island!  

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