Are you in a choir or a group of people that has some singing talent? If so, you may want to use your vocal talents to raise money for your organization. This is a great time of the year to do this because you can actually sing Christmas carols for money. There are a few ways to go about this, and any one of them could prove to be a great fundraiser for your organization. Here is a look at some of the different ways you could go about caroling for cash if you want to have a special Christmas fundraiser.
Selling Door to Door Carols
You could offer singing carol-grams that people can buy for their loved ones. A lot of people do this around Valentine’s Day because they want to send their partners a special surprise. Those same people may want to hire your group to sing Christmas carols at someone’s door. You would need to market a service like this in advance and then make a schedule to go out for the singing. You could offer special Christmas gifts with your singing in the form of jewelry, chocolates, or something along those lines. Just get creative with the idea and see what happens.
You could contact local businesses to see if they would want to pay to have some carolers around for the Christmas season. Doing this would give the business a more inviting feeling, and it may draw enough attention to get new customers in the door. That is what you can tell your future customers to convince them to invest in your services. Just charge a flat rate for the time you spend there, and then wait for the business to pay you afterward. If you do this with a few different establishments, you may be able to get a decent amount of money for your group.
Getting Money on the Street
If you want to be a little less formal with your caroling, you could just do this on a busy street. Then when people pass by, they can drop money into a collection bucket for you to use. Street performing isn’t always profitable, but it can be if you go to the right location. Think about an area of town where a lot of people will be walking on foot. If you have a festival of lights in your neighborhood, that would be the perfect place to setup your caroling station. If you have enough traffic around you, someone is bound to give you money.
Before you commit to a location though, you may want to make sure you’re legally allowed to carol there. If you are doing so in front of a place of business, you will need to ask for the business’s permission to be there. Otherwise you may be cited for soliciting. If you work out something with the place you plan to setup a station in, you should be able to run your fundraiser without an issue.
Caroling for cash is a great way to raise money, but only if you’re good at it. If you have a bunch of off key singers trying to carry a tune, you may not have much success at all. Practice your singing as a group before you go out to the public. Try to get a good set of harmonies going, and then you will inevitably make more money. You’d be amazed by how much money you can raise just by spreading some Christmas cheer. Keep all of this in mind for this holiday season and you’ll have the equivalent of a pharmacy technician salary in no time.