Group Fundraising Tips & Ideas
Here are some of our favorite group fundraising ideas. Whoever you're fundraising for - there's over 100 easy
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
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:-
- 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 ?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Group Fundraising Recommended Resources
The Volunteers Guide to Fundraising
Covers fundraising for capital projects, churches and grant writing.
Also includes real life examples, practical advice and dozens of useful
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