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Do you struggle finding volunteers for your organization? Parents who are asked to volunteer feel that it’s a time commitment or that it will cause more stress. Simply asking parents to volunteer their time can turn them away before you even get your foot in the door. But having a plan of attack for recruiting will potentially give you more volunteers.

Emily Anderson
By Emily Anderson
on 7/20/17 11:00 AM
   

4th of July with Scrip

Louise Fletke
by Louise Fletke on 6/28/17 10:00 AM

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The 4th of July is almost here, and we’re feeling quite patriotic! If your plans aren’t set in stone yet, take a look at how you can celebrate the day and earn for your organization with scrip.

 

 

Did you catch those rebates? It’s pretty awesome to think you could plan a 4th of July party and buy all of the supplies you need with scrip and earn. If those firecracker hot dogs and ice cream cone cupcakes (yes, cupcakes!) caught your eye, check out the recipes below!

Firecracker Hot Dogs

Want to switch up the same old hot dog? You can make these adorable firecracker hot dogs in no time that are as delicious as they are creative!

 

 

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Although these ice cream cones look like a cool treat, they’re actually cupcakes!

 

 

What You Need:

  • Box of cake mix
  • Package of ice cream cones
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F
  2. Prepare cake mix according to box instructions.
  3. Pour batter into the ice cream cones that are lined up on a baking sheet. Fill the cone about 2/3 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 22 minutes.
  5. Frost and decorate how you please!

Have a wonderful 4th of July with your friends and family!

Next Steps:

  • Want more 4th of July party ideas? Check out our boards on Pinterest.
  • Interested in using scrip and raising money on everything you need? Download our Starter Kit!

Download the Nonprofit Scrip Fundraising Starter Kit

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Louise Fletke
Written by Louise Fletke
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog, Hogan.

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