Fundraising Ideas Revealed

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 21, 2009

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I was playing around with the logo again last night. I had put it aside the past several days because I just needed a break from it.

I took all of your wonderful suggestions into account and tried out a couple of new things last night.

1) I tried a light, white brush stroke to make the logo pop off the page a bit more.

2) I removed the image from the background of Eric and I as I found it to be a bit distracting.

I’m not going to worry too much about the background image because eventually my BIL’s girlfriend Joanne is going to be helping me with the photography of this website. She is a food photographer and has offered to help me out.

If you recall, this was the original plain Jane logo:


I am pretty happy with what I have done to it so far.

So the background image will be changing, as will all of the photos I have taken. I would like the future header image to have my food it is somehow- with pictures of seeds, nuts, grains, etc. That probably won’t happen until the summer though.

For now, I want to concentrate on the logo itself and making sure I am happy with it. I like the colours, and if you see in the image below, if I have a white background it will pop even more.


I may also try inverting the colours (white heart, green wheat) on the heart. I still want to play around with it more. I want to try different colours for the words too. I like the idea of the wheat colour.

I never thought that a logo would end up taking so long to get perfect!

fitness Thanks for all of your awesome comments in last’s nights ‘19 Days to run a 10k’ post. So many of you are running races this Spring and Summer! That is great! I noticed that many of you are also running on the same weekend as me (May 9th/10th). We can motivate and cheer each other on!

I just wanted to respond to a couple comments from last night that I thought were helpful:

1) Some of you pointed out that there really isn’t a need to taper before a 10k race if it is considered to be part of the overall training toward a half marathon. This makes sense to me and I have actually read something to that effect online. What I will likely end up doing is taking Thursday off and then running a couple easy miles on Friday.

Now I have a question about the time of the race:

The race is not until 6:30pm on Saturday. I am not crazy about this start time. I am wondering: Should I do a light run Saturday morning?

2) Regarding the June 14th Niagara half marathon, if I am not ready for the half, then I am going to sign up for the 10k option. I do not by any means plan on killing myself to be able to run the half. If there is one thing I have learned with my injury it was that there is no rush when training! There will always be another race to sign up for. If I can’t do a half in June, then I will try to do one at the end of the summer or early fall. No worries!

fundraising I have been giving the fundraising ideas lots of thought. I have basically been trying to figure out which ideas would be the most profitable for my charity. That is my main goal!

I was thinking a lot about designing a special tee or tank top specifically for the charity. I could do up a fun logo and have you guys vote on your favourite design.

However, I don’t think this would be most profitable way to raise money for the charity itself. With Spread shirt (where I currently have my clothing line set up), the clothing is set at a base price and then you increase the price based on how much profit you want to make. For example, if the t-shirt is $20, and I sell it for $25, that means I am only making $5 per sale that goes towards charity, while the sponsor’s other $20 is going straight into the pockets of Spreadshirt.

So ideally, I want a charity idea where the full funds donated will go to the charity.

This is why I loved Meghann’s Bake Sales that she had. It was a wonderful idea that involved others offering up their best baked goods for auction. Then people bid on these baked goods and the baker is responsible for baking it and shipping it to the winner.

In this past bake sale, I participated as a volunteer baker, and I auctioned off a Glo Bar Sampler Pack. It was a really fun experience!

So I am thinking of doing something along these lines. However, as a special twist to the auction, I was thinking about including another section to the auction where people could auction off other products that they have made or want to donate.

For example, do you make homemade jewelry? Do you like designing pottery or sewing? Do you design your own clothing? Offer a few items up for auction!

Red Head, Yellow Dog has a great suggestion:

It also might be fun to have people able to auction off nicer clothing items that are in very good condition but they no longer need/want. Or books. They may not be "big ticket" items but every little bit adds up!

I think this would be a fun way to include other people who may not want to bake but have other services they can offer for charity.

Do you have a special talent or hobby that you would like to action off? Let me know your thoughts below! I think it would be so much fun to have this other section in the auction! I know I would personally love to buy some homemade items myself!

Right now, I am thinking about the auction day being at the beginning of June.

Enjoy your day!

Best wishes to my sister Kerrie who is giving birth today!!! :)

Don’t forget to leave a comment to participate in my Maybelline Stiletto Lash Mascara Giveaway! Contest ends tomorrow!

Also check out Bobbi’s running skirt giveaway! Also check out her amazing and inspiring Boston Marathon RECAP!


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AGS April 21, 2009 at 10:11 am

Ang — if definitely “pops” of the page. Great job!


AGS April 21, 2009 at 10:14 am

Oh, and I like the white background more than the grass.


brandi April 21, 2009 at 10:17 am

i love the logo!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

I’ve always liked the logo no matter what you’ve done with it. I always think it’s been fine but I understand your want to get it “right” for your business :)

Are you seeing your Sister today?? How exciting to have another niece or nephew!


sarah (ghost world) April 21, 2009 at 10:30 am

1) i think the logo looks amazing! very clean, crisp, and upbeat. no matter what you do with it, i think it will work.

2) i would recommend AGAINST a run that morning. fresh legs are always better! if you feel the need to stretch them out, maybe go for a walk.

3) great fundraising idea! i’m trying to think if i have any auction-able talents. unfortunately, i’m not so crafty.


Oh She Glows April 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

Thanks everyone!! :)

Leah- No we aren’t going to see her today…she’s having a C section and will need recovery time. When she is feeling better we are going to go up there for a visit!


ttfn300 April 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

ooh, good work with the logo, i like the changes! exciting for your sis, hope things go well!


Red Head, Yellow Dog April 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

great idea! It also might be fun to have people able to auction off nicer clothing items that are in very good condition but they no longer need/want. Or books. They may not be “big ticket” items but every little bit adds up!


VeggieGirl April 21, 2009 at 10:32 am

Great ideas and logo!!

Happy birthday to Kerrie!!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 21, 2009 at 10:33 am

Oh great! That will be fun to see them :)

And another thing I forgot to say… I vote against a run that morning… you are already running 10k that day, why feel the need to do more?? Like another reader commented, a walk or some light yoga might be nice.. but probably not a run.


Jenna April 21, 2009 at 11:00 am

your logo looks great.


skinnyrunner April 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

the logo definitely pops more with the shading and coloring you’ve done, it looks great and professional too!


Allison April 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Hi Angela! Generally when I race in the evening, I will get up in the morning and do a VERY light 10-20 min jog to loosen my legs up and then stretch out after. I find this helpful as it makes me physically and mentally feel loose and focused.


Run Sarah April 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Your logo is looking great – very professional! I would vote against the AM run, just some light stretching and maybe yoga.


Danica April 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Love the new logo – it’s totally represents everything the Glo Bakery is all about :)


Leila April 21, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I love the rose, super fun. I’m sure you’re not at this point yet, but you should check out the store Culinarium in Toronto (or their website). they are a store that carries products only from Ontario, I’m sure they would love to carry some of your Glo Bakery goods (when and if you’re ever ready for that)

I don’t think you should run in the AM of the race, maybe some yoga or maybe a light walk to get your muscles moving.


Amy April 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Hi Angela,
You don’t have to run in the morning of your race. I just ran a 5K at 5:30 p.m. and just did 3 EASY EASY miles the day before. If you feel like you want to get your legs moving a bit in the AM, you could run for 5 minutes or an easy mile, depending on what you feel comfortable with. We call that a “shake-out” mile, where you just get your legs moving. But I would say stick with not running in the morning, especially since you’re still building your mileage up! :) Hope that helps.


Missy Maintains April 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Love the logo! I think it would be great to include things like clothes and jewelry in the auction. I know I have some jewelry that I no longer wear that other people may love!


Rose April 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Hey there!

I make homemade books. There are some featured on the “Lobster Books” section of my blog. Would you be interested in one for your fundraiser? Let me know :)


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