Raise funds: Great New and Exciting Ways To Raise Runds!
If you are looking for ways to raise funds for your group or organization, check out some of these fundraising ideas. Whether you need to raise funds for a small group like your cheerleading squad or raise funds for a larger group like a school, church or non profit organization – you can find the right fundraiser for you.
When you brainstorm ways to raise funds, you want to consider your area, consider how many participants you have in your group who will help in your fundraising, how much time you have to raise funds and how much money you need to raise.
If you live in a larger city, you might consider different fundraisers than those that would work in a small town. A car wash may not be the best fundraiser for certain areas but would be excellent in others. A fundraising gala benefit dinner would work for some groups but would definitely not be a good choice for others.
If you are trying to raise funds for a school, you have a large army of students who can participate in your fundraising efforts. Consider however that students will not be as helpful if you are trying to organize a gala or silent auction. For this, you would need to utilize the parents of your students. However, students do really well with cookie dough fundraisers, pretzel fundraisers and other fundraisers where they can participate and act as a sales force. If you are trying to raise funds for a charitable cause, you can consider both product based fundraisers and event fundraisers depending on your team of volunteers.
If you choose to raise funds through an event fundraiser, make sure that you have reliable members that you can delegate to. You will need to manage timelines and various moving parts when doing this type of fundraiser. Event fundraisers can be fun for everyone involved and a great way to raise funds and get people together to generate interest in your group or cause at the same time.
A few ideas that are popular to raise funds through events are:
Casino Night Fundraisers
Crab Feed Events – great food and an unusual treat for some areas – make sure you can get the crab donated or for a great price as it can be pricey otherwise
Comedy Night – raise funds, and have fun!
Wine Tasting or Wine and Cheese Tasting Evenings
Carnival Fundraisers – lots of activities for different ages create lots of ways to raise funds with this one
Halloween Trick or Treat or Haunted House Events
Used Book Sales – have everyone bring in gently used books for a couple of weeks before the event and then raise funds by selling the books at a huge book sale open to the community
Miniature Golf Nights
Jog-a-thon or Walk-a-thons – a healthy way to encourage healthy habits and raise money
Silent or Live Auction Events
Some excellent ways to raise funds with less labor intensive fundraisers are:
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraiser – delicious pretzels you can bake or make at home lend high desirability to this one
Candle Fundraiser - Great around the holidays!
Movie Ticket Fundraiser – this one works especially well as an add-on fundraiser
Cookie Dough Fundraiser - One of the most popular year round fundraisers!
Spinners Fundraiser – highly profitable easy way to raise funds that doesn’t require each supporter to break the bank – donation amounts are small
Discount Card Fundraiser - High Profit and very successful
Scratch Card Fundraiser - 90% Profit & No Money Down!
When deciding which fundraiser to go with, determine how much money you need to raise and how long each fundraiser will take from start date to execution or end date. You can find profit charts for each of our fundraisers on the page for that fundraiser to determine how much money you can make with the number of members you have participating. Whichever option you choose to raise funds, make sure to set a timeline, be organized, motivate your group members and stay positive. Remember why you want to raise funds and remember to share that with your supporters!
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