Fundraising can be quite the challenge when you don’t know where to begin. What fundraisers will work for your group? How much profit will you make? How much will you have to invest? Here we will give you some free ideas for fundraising for your fundraising efforts. It’s not easy to come up with new and unique ways to fund raise so you don’t wear out your welcome with your donors. If you have different and unique fundraisers, you can work multiple fundraisers at a time. It’s easier to offer services or items that will benefit your donors. Think of things that will appeal to your contributors. That way they look forward and are willing to help out with your cause. One fundraising idea is a clean up Earth Friendly Fundraiser. Organize a community clean up project. Great way to fund raise while sending a positive message. Get a group to solicit sponsors from family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others. Pledges are designed around a specific goal as to the number of pounds of trash collected or number of bags of trash collected or number of blocks, road miles are cleaned of debris.
Fundraising ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg if they’re not successful is the key in raising the funds for your group. Sure you could try selling candy but everyone does it. What if you don’t sell all the candy you have bought? Stick with a fundraising idea that will work for your group and that are low risk. No one knows your group like your group. Only you know what your groups talents and abilities are.
One fundraising idea to raise money is a Karaoke Night Fundraiser.
Karaoke Fundraiser is great for Church youth groups or cheerleading and sports teams and fundraising high school (s). You just need a karaoke machine which are inexpensive to buy or you can rent one. Host the event at a church cafeteria or a Gym. All you need is a passionate group of American Idol wannabes. You can make it more profitable by asking audience to donate money if the pastor or cheerleading coach will sing something. Get the basketball team to sing We Are The Champions. Different organizations can pass the hat to sing as a group. Get a local business to donate prizes for best performance, funniest, etc. Maybe even most out of tune performer. Ask around your local music store to find someone to digitally record it and sell a DVD. Then you can raise even more money.
Another great fundraising ideas is family portrait PTA fundraiser ideas. This is very popular with churches and women’s groups. Each participant receives a free portrait for a donation to your fundraiser. Your fundraising group gets to keep the sitting fee. A professional photographer will come to your location with all backgrounds, lighting and props. You just provide the location and sell the certificates for the Free portrait. You could earn $2,000 in two weeks with this fundraiser.
One of my favorite fundraising ideas is a Movie Night Fundraiser. Fundraising w/ a family night is a great way to raise money for churches, schools organizations. It is an inexpensive way to raise funds. You can organize a small movie night at your church or rec area. Just pick a good movie and pop in the DVD. Make sure there is someone popping popcorn. You can also get folks to make some homemade goodies to earn some extra funds. If you need to raise even more then have a local theater help you out. Most theaters will work w/ groups to sponsor an event. Pre-arrange what the split of tickets sales and concession sales will be for your fundraiser. Oh, and here’s a tip pick an Oscar winning movie.
Everyone loves and needs food. These next ideas for fundraising will help your group enjoy a night out for dinner and raise money.
There are restaurants that will help you in your fundraising efforts. Some of these companies are McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut and others. Who doesn’t love pizza? Try a Pizza Hut Fundraiser. This is an easy one. No money down. Just pass out flyers to remind your supporters to order from Pizza Hut and turn their flyer in. Pizza Hut will donate 25% of the sales generated from the members of your organization.
Another fundraising idea to raise funds is Talent Show Fundraiser. This is a fun one. Find out what talents are hidden in your community while raising funds. Organize a talent show filled w/ dancing, singing, comedy. Get a local recording studio to donate equipment. They will love the exposure. Make sure it comes with a sound man. Another way to raise money w/ not much investment. Just charge admission with a snack bar full of great snacks that you can sell too.