Keep deposits and expenses as transparent as possible perhaps with a monthly budget recap that you send to everyone electronically. Invite family members to visit your collect page where everyone can get on the same page give you a headcount and purchase their tickets.
Start a personal budget to keep yourself on track each month.
How to ask for money for family reunion. Reprinted with permission from linda lapinski ingleside illinois for the payne family reunion website. Now let s move on to a more personalized way to make some cash for your reunion. Or use your reunion website.
A list of names keeps everyone guessing which is just fine as long as your members keep thinking about contributing. I don t want to get stuck with the expense but how do you ask for everyone to help without sticking it to just a few dividing it up when you don t really know for sure who will be there. For example if you see that you re wasting too much money on dining at restaurants resolve to cook at home using cheap ingredients.
Some families are small others are quite large some have money others do not. You can ask each family or attendee to donate a flat amount to cover reunion costs. You can also offer options for add on activities extra days or side trips a sort of smorgasbord of choices for those who can afford to spend a bit more time and money on the reunion.
Asking guests to bring potluck dish to share will keep down costs and give people a chance to share favorite family recipes. You can set up a campaign via various online sites like gofundme. I am planning a first large family reunion.
Ask your group to donate their winnings a time or two. In any case use every opportunity you can to praise generosity in all your pre reunion communications over and over at your reunion and. If you like you can set up classes of contributions and list names within categories of.
Hold a neighborhood car wash. We also would like to know what you did to raise the money. It doesn t have to be pushy just a simple announcement that you re accepting donations if they d care to give.
How to ask for money 4 23 08 11 17 am 3 donations for example 99 and under 100 to 499 500 to 999 1000 to 5000 not unheard of. Keeping everything in one place will make getting the whole family in one place easier. This money should go into a bank account you open with another family member ideally not someone in your immediate family.
You ll need to know as much as possible about your financial situation to present a compelling case to your family. Gathering everyone for a family reunion is worth it though and with payit2 it can be more simple than ever. It is getting an incrediable response so we rented a pavilion for 250.
Make sure you write donation in the for section of your check.