Overview

Program/Event Targeting Cost Profit Timeline
Photo Session Internal None $10,000 Ongoing
Cookbook Ext/Internal $2,500 $10,000 Ongoing
Monthly Newsletter Ads External None $10,000 Monthly
5K Run Ext/Internal $4,000 $8,000 May/June 2017
Dinner with a Star Ext/Internal  TBA TBA Spr/Sum 2017
Family Night Internal $11,000 $13,000 Fall 2017
Raffle Ext/Internal $17K – 29K $121K – 132K Dec 2017 – Mar 2018
Cultural Program Ext/Internal ~$45,000 $100,000+ Summer 2018
Souvenir External TBA $30K – 50K 2019

Details

Below are all the planned projects. Click through each tab to learn more.

Many employers sponsor matching programs and match or contribute a certain percentage of charitable contributions made by their employees

Requirements:

  • 501c3
  • Submit forms through HR
  • Different companies have different requirements (for ex, type of charity)

Requirements:

  • 501c3
  • public charitable organization (not private foundation)
  • Official representative must register by name or EIN.
  • Use church email to register
  • Provide church bank account to electronically transfer funds

Profits
0.5% of every purchase – no extra charges to customer

Government & private foundations provide church grants to renovate/construct church building.

Requirements

  • 501c3
  • Grant applications

Set up fundraising campaign on a donation platform (similar to Gofundme) to share with family & friends to easily accept donations

Requirements:

  • 501c3

Target Area

Lambertville to Robinsonville to Old Bridge to Edison

Possible Sources

Local businesses – restaurants, caterers, medical practices (health articles), plumbers, general contractors, car dealers, travel agencies, jewelry stores, insurance companies

Pricing

  • Full page = $100
  • Full page for 6 months = $500; Full page for 12 months = $1000

Cost

Almost nothing since most members receive electronic newsletters

Expected Profit $10,000

Requirements

  • Registration
  • License
  • Raffle drawing equipment

Prize ideas

  • Car: 2017 Honda Accord ~ $21K or Honda Civic ~ $19K
  • Gold (coins, bars ~ 250 grams ~ 30 pavan) ~ $10,000
  • Dream Vacation ~ $10,000

Costs

  • Registration fee
  • Prizes – may be reduced with sponsorships
  • Tickets & Marketing
  • Lease raffle drawing equipment
  • $20 for every $1000 prize money to NJ gaming association (for ex, if prizes total to a value of $15K, cost will be $300)

Marketing

  • Other churches in the area
  • Friends & Family (if each family can sell ten $100 tickets, will make $100K profit)
  • Flyers (include photo, prize info, contact person, price of tickets, number of tickets to be sold, date & time of raffle, sponsors)
  • Website
  • Social media
  • All St. Stephen’s fundraising programs & events
  • Sell at other programs & events (ex: other local association program like Onam)
  • Sponsors

Expected Profit

  • Drawing in December 2016 or in early 2017
  • 9-12 months to sell tickets
  • 1500 tickets, $100 per ticket → $150,000
  • Total Costs: Honda Accord ($29K), Honda Civic ($27K), Gold or
  • Dream Vacation ($17-18K)
  • Expected Profit: Honda Accord ($121,000), Honda Civic ($123,000), Gold or Dream Vacation ($132,000)
  • Cost: Show + Venue/Marketing
  • Expected Cost ~ $45-50,000
  • Tickets: various levels (VIP, Family, Single)
  • Target: $150,000
  • Expected Profit ~ $100,000
  • Secular Program

Sit-down dinner at a restaurant (similar to wedding reception) with a movie star with live music band.

Movie stars coming for NAFA in Summer 2017

Cost

  • Live Band
  • Venue/Food/Marketing
  • Movie Star cost
  • Create cookbook with recipes from families at church
  • Each family submits a special recipe (can submit as many as they want) along with a picture of the dish
  • Print books in India – 200 page book full color
  • Photo of chef with name
  • Sell at St. Stephen’s events & programs, other churches, each family can sell 5 books
  • Cost ~ $2500
  • Expected Profit ~ $10,000

Requirements

  • Park with bathroom facility & Park Ranger (can reduce cost by combining with church picnic)
  • Registered EMT, Security, Insurance, Refreshments (water, munchkins, bananas)
  • Goodies (for ex, drawstring sport bags with logo, water bottles or T-shirts – can try for sponsor)
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, Completion Certificates for others
  • Professional company to mark finish line, calculate time duration & print number tags for runners
  • Total cost = Goodies + Refreshments + Medals/Certificates + Professional company + Security + Insurance + Banner + Marketing ~ $4,000
    (If not combining with church picnic, will need to add cost for park & park ranger)

Marketing

  • May be able to get political leaders (for ex, Mayor of South Brunswick to kick off)
  • News release in township newsletter & local newspaper
  • Target running clubs
  • Word of mouth – family & Friends
  • Social media
  • Announce at other churches

Sources for funds raised

  • Registration – $25 per person
  • Sponsors – 3 levels ($1500, $1000, $700) – Target health care providers (to increase awareness & make it more health oriented). Shoe stores (ex, Roadrunners, North Brunswick for shoe evaluation), Local businesses
  • Add “church building donation” to registration form
  • Expected Profit ~ $8,000 (assuming 325 people register & 3 sponsors)
  • Target businesses to put advertisements in a souvenir book at new church inauguration
  • Various packages – full page, half page, quarter page, back page
  • Expected profit = $30-50,000
  • 2 packages: Premium ($200 – all photos), Standard ($100 – 2 photos)
  • Ongoing throughout the year with changing themes that target special occasions
  • Expected profit = $10,000
  • For church members and families
  • Expected cost: $11,000
  • Charge $100/adult, $50/child (under 18 yrs of age)
  • Expected Profit: $13,000 (if 80 families attend – average 2 adults + 2 children)
  • Profit will increase if we get sponsors