Find out if your school provides startup money to newly forming organizations. If not available on your campus, create an initial plan to raise approximately $150 to purchase essential materials and resources.
It won’t severely limit your chapter’s first few steps, but if you plan to grow a young chapter, you should have a small pool of money to materials to help present your group as professional. The more a student views your chapter as legitimate, the more likely he or she will join.
A newly formed chapter won’t likely have the necessary experience or personnel at this point to raise significant funds from large donors; however, you can take a few steps to help with initial purchases.
It Starts With You
Consider how much you can donate personally. Then, approach your other core members to match your investment. Think about how much money many college students typically spend, outside of their meal-plan or home-cooking, on food and drinks throughout a typical week. Let’s assume it’s at least $20 (we all know that’s absurdly low).