Troy Van Sickle – Quick Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Non-profit organizations often times need to come up with quick fundraising ideas to get the ball rolling on a longer campaign, or get through a mid-campaign hump. They have to be engaging enough to get people like Troy Van Sickle involved with the event quickly. Here is a list of fun and engaging fundraising ideas that will get people involved and having fun.

  • Hold a friendly culinary competition where contestants create their best dish and sell tickets for participants to enjoy the fare and cast their votes.
  • Have a community-wide garage sale. Collect gently worn items and host a weekend sale or auction. Place pictures of the items on social media beforehand to help generate some buzz.
  • Organize a scavenger hunt. Charge a registration fee and provide extra clues and tips for donations.
  • Even the smallest donation helps non-profits, so ask fundraisers to give up a daily habit and donate the money saved to your cause. This can be done for a day or longer if needed.
  • Host a trivia night and charge an entrance fee for participants and attendees.
  • Host a battle of the bands event. Get local bands to help put on a charity concert. Get more people interested in the event by putting local celebrities on the judging panel.
  • Host a dance marathon. Charge an entry fee and allow participants to request a song for a nominal fee. Have a small prize up for grabs for the last one standing.

Raising money for your non-profit doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time or money. Simply use your creativity to come up with a fun event that appeals to large groups of people. Troy Van Sickle is committed to helping his favorite charities raise money and loves to participate in the fundraising events whenever he has the opportunity.

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Troy Van Sickle – Easy Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Quick Sale

After a long career as a truck driver, Troy Van Sickle has successfully made the transition into a career as a real estate consultant. When it comes to selling a home, many people believe that you need a ton of money in order to make your home look better to potential buyers. However, here are a few inexpensive things that can be done, which could make all the difference when selling a home.

  • Increase your curb appeal. When potential buyers first arrive at your home, you have less than a minute to impress them. Simple things like adding fresh mulch, decluttering your landscape, and changing the light fixtures can greatly improve the curb appeal.
  • Declutter the interior. A messy home is a huge turn off for potential buyers. You can make your rooms look bigger by simply decluttering them. Don’t forget to declutter your closets and bathroom cabinets because potential buyers will look.
  • Get rid of the personal effects. Potential buyers want to be able to imagine their own belongings in the space. This is hard to do when there is an entire wall of photographs of your family. Take down personal effects, paint walls a neutral color and remove any personal touches.
  • Highlight the best features of each room through staging. Consider hiring a professional stager to help you make your home look its best.

Try to look at each room in your home with a critical eye. Also, be sure to include good photographs in your listing to help it look its best. Troy Van Sickle has been advising homeowners on how to make their home look great in order to get it sold quickly and knows all the tricks of the trade.