There are many ways to get support for your church, non profit or membership group. Fundraisers, ideas for raising money, can be based upon a product like selling cookies or a service like washing cars. They can simply companies that give in-kind donations be a straight forward call to action like having a drive to get donated money. Other ideas for donations are time or human-power, equipment for running the organizations office or household goods to help carry out a mission to supply those in need.
Below are six aspects of fundraising and fundraiser ideas for ways to raise money and donations.
1. Easy fundraiser ideas have a momentum built into them like selling a cookies or a popular candy. These will associate well with almost any fund raising organization. These are usually common and reoccurring. They are easy to find online and easy to do.
2. Special fundraisers compel avid enthusiasts to participate and support an organization raising money because of a common enthusiasm for a niche interest such as a preservation society or a restoration project. Chances are if you have a hobby or heartfelt interest there is an organization that serves that niche and if not you could start one. Selling collectibles, t shirts and the like work very well for these organizations.
3. Small fundraising ideas, like special fundraisers, draw participants by appealing to a specific need or select purpose and appeal to the likeness or empathy in a situation. Participants support a charity raising money because of a common bond such as a fundraiser for church, a community project or local family in need. Ideas for small fundraisers might be a banquet dinner, talent show or auction.
4. Fun fundraisers can easily be shared by many. They can appeal to a global interest such as a celebration like a fair, or holiday bazaar or festival. They can be helpful to facilitate emotional healing such as in the case of a disaster or to express happiness in recognition of a holiday or occasion such as a ground breaking for a new building.
5. Unique fundraising ideas may have a captivating novelty advantage which may naturally draw donations and donated money. Similar to special fundraisers t shirts and collectibles may be involved but it may be more elaborate like a dinner “roast” for a retiring member of the organization. One unique fundraiser raises money to bail a friend out whom has been held for ransom by the charity raising money.
6. Unusual fundraising ideas have a place and time. They may be more spontaneous but they may also be very purposeful. They may help with raising money for a specific or a general purpose or group. They may even have very practical sense about them. They may include features of the other types of fund raising ideas and methods. An energy saving fundraiser is an unusual fundraising idea that is a great idea in today’s economy. Not only is it a money raising endeavor but it helps people save money and is a green fundraiser too!
Imagination and inspiration are foundational to the success of your fundraising efforts.
All fundraisers should be fun or of heartfelt purpose so that the planning and work pays off in raising money and other donated support for your non profit organization. The levity of giving and receiving while knowing that one is supporting a charitable purpose or special interest is a reward for those who participate and donate. An ideal and unusual fundraiser is one that benefits the participants, the beneficiaries of the mission, those who donated money and the church, charity or club hosting the fundraiser.