In addition to the fundraising resources found within the program specific areas of the site, read below for some practical and easy ways to get your FIRST team fundraising plans moving.
New - October 2014 - Host a Screening of SlingShot in your school or community
Paul Lazarus, FIRST Executive Advisory Board member, has directed a new film about Dean Kamen, his water purification device, and FIRST. The film is titled ‘Slingshot’ and Paul has arranged to get FIRST teams in the United States and Canada access to it for team fundraising purposes at minimal expense and risk. Read more about hosting a screening.
FIRST Team Fundraising Toolkit
FIRST has developed a new resource to guide teams as they learn the art of raising funds. Through a generous grant from the Argosy Foundation, FIRST Senior Mentor Renee Becker has created the FIRST Team Fundraising Toolkit to assist any FIRST team with the challenges of raising money.
The FIRSTGreen e-watt saver is a fast, easy way to raise funds for FIRST teams. The FIRST Green e-watt saver LED bulb does a lot more than cost-effectively light up your room and help save the environment. It helps fund FIRST* teams as they develop an understanding of (and passion for) science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through fun-based research and robotics competitions. FIRST teams raise funds by earning profit on each e-watt saver sold. Read more.
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: