Do you have questions about budgets- how to set up a budget, how can I best maintain a budget? How to organize a fundraiser? How can my organization be fiscally responsible? How can I properly distribute money in my student nursing association (SNA) chapter? How can I best advocate for my budget? How can I be the most effective Treasurer for my SNA chapter? Or maybe you have other questions! You are welcome to contact the NSANYS Treasurer directly any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help thinking of a fundraiser for your local SNA chapter? Here is a list of successful fundraisers you can do! Already had a great fundraiser? Share your wealth and submit your fundraiser down below to put on our website!
This event is a triple threat: it is cheap, easy to plan, and helps to bond your nursing classes together while making quite the profit. How to run this fundraiser, from a Stony Brook University Student: "The key to this event is a great faculty and/or student body. We got professors consent and then offered "bounties" to be placed on them. You would give $1 for 1 bounty. Whichever professor had the most bounties after 2 weeks would get pie-d in the face. And right before the pie-ing from the audience someone could match the total and then no longer be pie-d. For example, if Professor Jones has $25 dollars and isn't going to be pie-d & Professor Smith has $28- so they will be pie-d, Professor Smith may say "I am going to double Prof. Jones bounty" (so Smith gives us $25 and doesn't need to be pied). It’s a lot of fun! For the "pie-ing" we used whipped cream and paper plates- its a super cheap event. We also got garbage bags for them to wear over their outfit. We kept track of the bounties and would send them out every other day so students AND faculty would see. Forget students too for a second- the faculty were half of the profits of the fundraiser. They too wanted to see their colleagues be pie-d in the face. And our students loved it too. We did the same bounty thing for students who volunteered as well- so students are pied as well. It was a great event and had a great turn out- but be sure if you are doing this event that you have your faculties full support. "
Local Restaurants (Molloy College)
Ask local restaurants to donate a basket or a gift card to raffle off. And look into local or chain restaurants or companies that do fundraisers and give you part of the profit!
Homemade Hand-Sanitizer (Elmira College)
An inexpensive fundraiser! Find a recipe online and sell the homemade hand sanitizer to your class, family and friends (*or really anyone who will buy it!)
Customize Badge reels/ID tag holders, Laptop stickers, etc. With Your Local SNA’s logo (Molloy College)
Have your members compete to find out who can lose the highest percentage of weight over the course of a semester. Those who want to participate will pay a fee ($5-$10, or however much your SNA plans) into the ‘pool’ and the winner leaves with cash! Have weekly weigh-ins (*making it an anonymous weight number process) and track the percentage lost each week using spreadsheets such as excel to calculate. And similar to a 50/50 the winner receives half the paid total, while the other half goes to your SNA chapter.
Clothing Fundraiser (SUNY Farmingdale College)
Host a clothing fundraiser! We try to alternate offerings each term. Last semester we offered clinical jackets (approved by the nursing dept. and hospitals to wear during clinicals) and hot/cold beverage tumblers with our nursing pin on them.
Battle of the Cohorts (SUNY Farmingdale College)
Collect donations for a charity through a Battle of the Cohorts. The cohort with the most points by a set date wins (*a prize designated by the SNA chapter. A pizza or donut party provided by the SNA was given at Farmingdale). Provide a list of the items to donate and see which cohort wins