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Group Fundraising Tips & Ideas

Here are some of our favorite group fundraising ideas. Whoever you're fundraising for - there's over 100 easy ideas toGroup Fundraising  help you on your way.

Few community groups can run on weekly contributions from their members - there's usually some additional equipment , transport or repairs that requires additional funds - so money will need to be raised from time to time.

Here are some of my favorite group fundraising ideas;

Whether it's a cub scout troop that needs to raise fund for their annual camping trip, cheerleaders purchasing poms or safety mats for practice sessions or the local sports team needing new uniforms - here's a few ideas for you:-

  1. Don't be afraid to ask friends and family - especially at peak times such as Christmas, when they are spending money on gifts anyway, why not get involved with one of the catalog companies and sell candles, Christmas wreaths or candy ? 
  2. At other times of year, cookie dough or pizza fundraisers (especially popular for boys!) can go down a storm - having a "party" or "celebration" can be a good forum for getting these going - set yourself a target and reward individuals who go that bit farther to raise more money.
  3. Simple sponsored events can work well, multiply the number of member by, say, $10, to get an idea of the minimum amount you might be able to raise.   Why not have some sponsored games - basketball, football, baseball - for a specific length of time, or number of games - with sponsorship payable for anyone staying the course.
  4. A fifty/fifty raffle is where tickets are sold and half the proceeds go to you.  All you have to do is sell the tickets and the winner of the raffle splits the total amount with your group. The lucky winner receives 50% of the amount of ticket sales and your group gets to keep the other 50%.  Most people are happy to buy raffle tickets, most ages are happy to sell them (check that it's legal and safe in your area) and a few $1 tickets can add up to several hundred dollars if you've got a good team of individuals selling them.
  5. Treasure Hunt - adults and kids love the fun of looking for and finding things!  A treasure hunt can be a great family activity, and can be a good fundraiser with each group paying an entrance fee to take part.  Get people to invite friends and neighbors too - the more the merrier!

For further information, check out our speciality ideas:-

  • Boy scout fundraising ideas
    As a Boy Scout leader, you'll soon need Boy Scout Fundraising Ideas for your beavers, cubs or scouts ... here's a few simple ideas to get you started
  • Cheerleading fundraising ideas for your fundraiser
    Leading a cheerleading team ? Here's some Cheerleading Fundraising Ideas to help you raise that much needed money for uniforms , travel & equipment
  • Cub scout fundraising ideas for your fundraiser
    Raising funds for your local cubs can be rewarding for leaders and parents alike. Here are some great Cub Scout Fundraising Ideas
  • Girl scout fundraising ideas
    Raising money for your local group of girls scouts needn't be taxing - here's a few Girl Scout Fundraising Ideas in addition to the traditional girl scout cookies to get you started
  • Sports Fundraising Ideas
    Fund raising with sports ? I have some money making Sports Fundraising Ideas for your teams ...
  • Student Fundraising Ideas
    Great Student Fundraising Ideas for student councils, sororities & fraternities, raising money for charity with RAG week and resources for finding grants for college
  • Youth Group Fundraising Ideas
    Within Christian churches, youth group fundraising ideas and events, have been a common way for young people to have fun while raising much needed money to cover ongoing costs

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