A significant amount of the band’s budget comes from our members. We try to keep that limited to membership dues and have streamlined other efforts to avoid asking members to keep opening their wallets for the band.
RaiseRight is by far our largest fundraising effort. There are many companies that offer “cash back” to non-profits for purchasing gift cards. RaiseRight helps make this easy. See our RaiseRight page for more details.
If you regularly shop at stores that are listed on RaiseRight, you can earn a significant amount of money for the band without much extra work. Grocery stores, gas stations, and most national chains are on the list.
Physical gift cards can be ordered on the website. You can pay online or choose to pay with a check to the band. Physical cards are delivered approximately once per month and distributed at rehearsals. Many physical cards can be reloaded instantly online.
Electronic gift cards are now also available.
Amazon offers 0.5% of all purchases made on smile.amazon.com to the charity of your choice. All you need to do is remember to purchase on smile.amazon.com and choose your preferred charity. Everything about Amazon is the same as the normal site. It’s free money for the charities such as MCB if you can remember to do this.
Sheet Music Plus
All purchases made with our affiliate link generate 8% for the band.
Corporate Donations & Corporate Matching
Many employers offer matching donations or even grants for nonprofit organizations that their employees are involved in. Check to see if your employer offers this!