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Last updated October 12, 2018

Valentines is a great opportunity to think outside the square and try something new, so consider how the lovey-dovey day fits with your organisation.  There are many ways to make the most of this annual celebration of love. Are you working to bring love back into families or communities? Are you a “Friends of …” group that wants to show a little devotion? Are you trying to ‘share the love’ on social media and get your name out there? Are you looking for sponsors to show the love? In an effort to bring a little romance to the fundraising table, here are some ideas to get your hearts a flutter at the thought of all that money!

Valentine’s Dance or Ball
Great for school or youth groups, but if you fancy a big all out event then go glitzy for the adults. Think about all the extra touches to make the night really special; song dedications, roses delivered to the table, heart shaped balloons and romantic get-aways as auction prizes.

A Love Auction
The Marie Curie Society in the UK run a fantastic event where guests bring along a suitably single (and up for it) friend to auction off to the room full of other singles. Couples can also attend and bid to win luxury dating experiences. Speed Dating could also be a fun way to raise money. Move over Tinder!

Donate Your Heartbreak
A US online charity shop called WebThriftStore.com runs an annual ‘Donate Your Heartbreak’ campaign to support over 60 different groups. The site invites people to donate unwanted gifts from ex-partners so they can be sold to raise money. Heaps of jewellery was donated, people got a chance to have a clear out and lots of items went to new homes. A win –win if you ask me!

Rosie Julou
Rosie is the General Manager at Exult and is responsible for making everything work like clockwork. She is always up for new and exciting ways to do things.

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