Are you tired of doing the same old fundraising activities repeatedly? Do you wish to find something new and exciting that can capture your donors’ attention and make a real difference? We have compiled 10 creative fundraising ideas that can add excitement to your fundraising efforts while being effective and impactful towards your cause.
Host a Charity Run/Walk: Organise a charity run or walk event and ask participants to gather sponsors for competing in the event. You can also sell event t-shirts or merchandise to raise additional funds. You can also offer prizes for the top fundraisers or the most creative costumes.
Organise an Online Raffle: Raffles can be a thrilling way to raise money and can be done online too! You can create enticing prize packages, such as a weekend getaway or a tech bundle, and sell tickets online. You can use social media to promote the raffle and update your audience on the drawing date/winners.
Dine for a Cause: Partner with a local restaurant that is potentially new to host a “Dine for a Cause” night where a portion of the proceeds from each meal goes to your fundraising efforts. Using online event software can allow participants to pre pay for the dinner and allow you to spread the word.
Host a Virtual Talent Show: Who said fundraising can’t be entertaining? Hosting a virtual talent show can showcase your supporters’ talents while raising funds. You can set up a donation page and have viewers vote for their favourite performances. You can also offer prizes for the winners to engage greater supporter engagement.
DIY Workshop: Offer DIY workshops or classes in exchange for donations. Consider activities like cooking, crafting, or home improvement, depending on your skills and resources.
Create Themed Donation Boxes: Donation boxes can be an easy and fun way to raise some funds. You can create themed boxes that align with your campaign, such as a “movie night” box with popcorn and a DVD, or a “spa day” box with relaxation essentials. You can sell these boxes online or at your events and encourage your donors to share photos on social media to get ongoing awareness to your cause.
Art Auction: Encourage local artists to donate their artwork for an art auction. You can host this event in person or online. It is a great way to engage your local community bringing awareness to your cause and the artists, while the proceeds can go to your cause.
Arrange a Volunteer Day: A volunteer day can be a unique way to raise funds while also giving back to the community. You can organise a cleanup event at a local park or a food drive at a nearby shelter. You can contact local businesses for sponsorship or use peer to peer pages to collect donations.
Create a Limited-edition Product: Creating a limited-edition product can be a profitable way to raise funds. You can design a unique t-shirt, a themed bracelet, or a reusable tote bag and sell them online. You can also offer bulk discounts for corporations or encourage your supporters to buy them as gifts for their loved ones.
There you have 10 creative fundraising ideas that can spice up your campaign and make a real impact. Important to all fundraising is to ensure you capture all the supporters that are involved into your CRM for future engagement and thank them for their involvement via email marketing. Remember to promote your fundraising efforts through social media, email newsletters, and local community networks to maximise your reach. Additionally, using technology to streamline donations, such as setting up online donation pages or peer to peer pages for easy contributions. Ultimately, the key to successful fundraising is creativity, passion, and a strong connection to your chosen cause. So pick your favourite idea or combine a few, and get ready to make a difference in your community!