Non-profit organizations learn about the Raiders Fundraising Program at one of the information nights.
The Oakland Raiders are holding three 2012 Fundraising Program Informational Nights at their facility in Alameda, Calif. Non-profit organizations can attend the meeting to learn about raising money for their organizations. The events will also include a question and answer session with Hall of Famer Jim Otto and an opportunity to take photos with the Super Bowl trophies.
The Raiders fundraising program is a no-risk program that helps organizations raise money by selling Raiders tickets at a special fundraising price and receiving $20 per ticket sold.
"The way the program works is [organizations] are able to sell Raiders tickets at a special fundraising rate," said Group Sales and Fundraising representative Dan Stein.
One of the most successful non-profits shared their story at the fundraising information night before the 2011 season. "This summer we started our summer camp, Language of Leaders Institute, and we were looking for creative ways to fundraise," said Dwayne Aikens, CEO of We Lead Ours. "We e-mailed the Raiders and we got an email back within 30 minutes. What I really valued about it was the customer service. At first we were just thinking of raising $2,000 and Calvin [St. John, a Raiders Group Sales and Fundraising representative] said, 'No, think bigger than that.' We get into the program and people were calling us from San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, all over the place. It allowed us to not only become marketable here in the Bay Area and solicit our services for what we do for the youth, but it helped us get a whole other fan base in Southern California and the Tri-Valley. After the season was over, once we collected our check, we've been able to put on a free football skills camp, which is one of our business components that we want to do more physical fitness activities."
Each organization has a personal Raiders representative to help them every step of the way in order to maximize their success in the risk-free, no contract fundraising program. Non-profits will have the opportunity to learn more about this program at the three information sessions being held on April 4, 10 and 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Click here to sign-up for more information about the fundraising program or call 510-864-5021 to register for one of the information nights.