Novel Fundraising Ideas for your FIRST Team
In addition to the fundraising resources found within the program specific areas of the site (see the menu links on the left), read below for some practical and easy ways to get your FIRST team fundraising plans moving.
Robotics continues to play a key role in the effort to go green. In addition to adopting green practices, student teams at FIRST have the opportunity to raise funds and empower their communities with FIRST Green Fundraising. FIRST Green Fundraising is a multi-part program where teams can organize and sponsor their own green recycling programs, including electronic recycling and the sale of energy-efficient light bulbs, and help defray their costs in the process. Read below for more details.
FIRST announces the introduction of the FIRST Green e-watt saver, a fast, easy way to raise funds for FIRST teams. To begin the initiative, FRC and FTC teams have an opportunity to sell an exclusive, state-of-the-art, 7-watt/450 lumen LED light bulb that replaces up to a conventional 60-watt household light bulb - with a high-performance bulb that features longer life and significantly lower energy consumption. Read more.
FIRST is working with a vendor to initiate a major "green" initiative that addresses the growing environmental problem associated with the disposal of electronic devices while, at the same time, offers an exciting new funding opportunity for FRC teams. Green e-cycle will enable FRC teams to collect a broad range of used electronic devices that can be converted into funds that will support your FRC program. This initiative is an all-around win for teams, their communities, and the environment. Devices to Collect (95 KB) - Teams can collect a broad variety of used electronic devices: cell phones, PDAs, laptops, video game consoles, etc.
VirginiaFIRST was selected to conduct the initial pilot program for Green e-cycle. Watch for national rollout of the pilot program - coming soon!
Green Team Business Energy Audit Manual (1,429 KB) - This manual takes you through the steps necessary to perform a detailed energy audit of small and medium sized businesses. The energy audit that your team will perform will provide business owners with a detailed account of many actions that they may take to significantly reduce their business energy use and save money.
Team Fundraising Ideas
Whether you are in Jr.FLL, FLL, FTC or FRC, use the links in the left menu to find ways to assist your team''s fundraising goals. Fundraising should bring people together, and most importantly - it should BE FUN!
Video clips from teams sharing their fundraising ideas: