Simple Fundraising Ideas
Looking for Some Great, Free Fundraising Ideas for 2013?
For some tried and tested simple fundraising ideas, as well as some ideas on
creating your own unique fundraising events, check out our money making suggestions.
To make it easy, we've compiled tons of fundraising information and over 101 simple fundraising ideas to create a
quick resource for you to help your group or organization raise money quickly and easily.
School Fundraising Ideas
Whether you're on the staff or PTA, there's simply never enough money to go around
when it comes to education.
Find fundraising ideas for schools - starting with simple fundraisers such as catalogs, candles and cookie dough
fundraisers, and on to bigger projects, events and sponsored activities.
fundraisers can include tried and tested favorites from fashions shows (popular with high schools)
to car parking, from tea, coffee 'n' cake to discos, raffles, auctions, jazz evenings and
Planning is essential to ensure that your profit isn't frittered away on
non-essentials or surprise last minute items.
With your built-in target audience of students and parents - together with a
willing bunch of helpers who are happy to donate their time - schools can be one of the easier places to
raise sums of money.
In particular, Christmas presents an opportunity to raise money from your captive
audience who are already planning to spend their money on gifts, chocolate, calendars, Christmas wreaths & cards -
simply asking them for orders from a catalogue can raise surprising sums - and all you need are a few willing
helpers to co-ordinate things.
Popular with high schools are the "school spirit" type of item - such as silicone
wristbands, pins and key chains together with customised clothing with your college name on.
We'll also direct you to approaching potential funders - whether it's wealthy
individuals in your locality or national trusts and grant making organisations. Writing that application and
letter are key to improving your chances of success.
Church Fundraising Ideas
Whether it's for your church building program or for new youth group resources,
you'll find suggestions for locating funding for your project all over this website.
For one-off events, discover creative and traditional fund-raising ideas, from car
washing to murder mystery nights.
Read our church fundraising suggestions for encouraging giving from your existing church
I find this is one of the easiest avenues to raise money. Your
church group is held together with a special and similar bond - their faith. I am always amazed how
unselfish and giving my church friends are. You'll find the same.
How to raise money for non-profit groups &
Looking for ideas on how to find enough money to fund that big project? Here's
some hints and tips on how to proceed, where to look for advice and the common mistakes made by
Wondering whether you should invest in a consultant - what to look out for and the
mistakes you should avoid.
And the ONE thing you MUST know before raising any substantial sum of
Fundraising Software - is it worth the
investment of time and money ?
While there are some very expensive online fundraising software programs used
by professional fundraisers - there are other, cheaper, ways to successfully track donors, record pledges,
write thank you letters and maintain your supporter database.
More than 101 Ways to Raise Money
Create your own unique events - using our directory of over 101 great ideas for
fundraising activities and events.
Check out our free sample fundraising letters -
using our templates, you may find it easier to write your own letter.
Fundraising doesn't need to be complicated - creating a simple strategy, forming a
team or committee who are willing to work together, gaining successful publicity are all things that anyone
can achieve with a little inside knowledge and know how.
Raising Money in Uncertain Times - Some New
Ideas for 2013
Even in difficult financial times such as we are currently
facing, it's still possible to raise large sums of money by creating win-win situations where you offer people the
opportunity to buy something that they'll be needing anyway or to have a brief escape from the monotony and stress
of day to day life with an exciting evening or experience.
Commemorative Websites - for loved ones who have
recently died, you can create your own website with photos and words to commemorate them. Add donations towards
their favorite cause or charity.
Law enforcement wrist bands - also known as "bands
of honor", to commemorate fallen colleagues in the police or military forces, companies are now offering
personalized wristbands for each individual who has been killed in action. For further info, check out Tye Band
Donate Airmiles - giving airmiles to a chosen
charity can help them reduce travel costs and put much needed funding towards essential projects.
Ethical or Green Fundraising
As people are much more conscious about the environment and the effect that they have on it ,
it's helpful to consider ethical or green issues when raising or investing money for your charity.
You might think that fundraising isn’t a polluting activity, and while you are right there are
some things that you can do to make fundraising greener to compensate for your other activities.
Green fundraising isn’t
as difficult as you might imagine, there are a number of things that you can do to make your fundraising
One of the biggest problems the environment is facing is because we throw so much away, one way
to improve the state of the environment would be to recycle products as part of your fundraising
What better way could there be to raise money than by doing it environmentally friendly?!
Recycling materials doesn’t have to be that complicated; a simple garage sale is a good way of
recycling items. Instead of them ending up in the bin they will be sold to other people that actually want to
Alternatively, collecting items which are later sold on eBay simply needs a volunteer with time
and the ability to navigate their way around the internet .
Fundraising should be done in a way to raise money for your church, or other nonprofit
organization and so you don’t really want to cause any damage to the environment.
A sponsored walk to the Great Wall of China may sound like a fantastic idea to raise money however just think
about the amount of pollution that you will be creating flying to China, increasingly charities will need to be
conscious of the pollution created by their events .
Recycled products are a great way to make your fundraising efforts green; nobody wants to
pollute the earth if they have another option - even moving towards having paper bags if you are selling
items, to having recycling bins for glass , aluminium, paper and cardboard at your offices will show your
commitment to the environment .
It is also possible to purchase recycled products to help with your fundraising, you might like
to consider recycled combs or even pens. You can even print your fundraising information on recycled paper
for the ultimate environmental saving solution!
There are ways to make whatever you do green and kind to the environment, you just need to think
With some careful thought you will be able to make all of your fundraising activities green,
Take Action !
There are probably as many individual fundraising ideas as there are people to
have them - why not check out our list of over 101 Fundraising Ideas and find inspiration for raising money that works for