A couple of us are thinking of starting a hoop retreat in Maine. I was wondering if anyone had any fundraising ideas for starting up? Do you try to get sponsered by local businesses or is there another route? Also, who would be interested in coming into Maine and how far is too far to travel into our beautiful state from out of state?? Thanks for your feedback!!!
Getting sponsored by businesses is a great idea...and go to every single one! also try a pop can drive. send out a flyer a week or so in advance. another idea is maybe set out a hat and hoop on the streets haha
Sorry no tips on the fundraising portion, but I love Maine! Mmmmmm lobster =) I think Portland or Bangor would be your best bet because of the airports. Coming from Mass, I'd prefer something in the Portland area, and I think that would give you the best turn out as well - New Englanders like myself could easily drive, and others could fly. Plus Portland is just awesome =)
MMm I think it's too cold for this now but a couple of my friends did a carwashing thing to raise money that was pretty successful... Offer some kind of service to people. Now that it's cold try shoveling driveways or walking dogs. I know it sucks but it's for the sake of your hoop retreat. All it takes is a lil of your time, so it's 100% profit.
As Dawn's partner in crime, can I add a secondary question for everyone?? When you think in terms of a hoop fest/retreat do you think camping or do you think cabins or hotels?? How does that influence your decision to come or not?
I would definitely prefer camping and/or cabins to a hotel. If you go the camping route, I think it's best to have cabins available for those travelling by plane who can't transport a tent & all the gear they would need to camp. I don't like the idea of a hotel - when I picture a retreat I picture fields filled with hoopers & campfires at night =)