Fundraising takes a lot of time and energy. The work can be frustrating at times, but the result is very rewarding. Not only will your charity get recognition within the community, but a well-planned fundraiser will also help support your organization's mission. Fundraising is a team effort. There are many things to consider before holding a fundraiser such as volunteers, venue, date and fundraising budget.
With so many organizations competing for funds, it can benefit your efforts to do a fundraiser that is creative and unique. Consider something that will have your organization stand out from the crowd. Creative fundraisers include:
Large Fundraising Events
Many charities prefer a large fundraising event such as an annual golf tournament. While this type of event requires plenty of planning and hard work, the end results are well worth the effort. Other events that can bring in generous funds include:
- Benefit auction
- Dinner and dance
Organizations can decide to hold smaller events held throughout the year like pie or bake sales to raise money for their cause. Some simple fundraising ideas include:
- Selling a product such as Entertainment Books, popcorn or stadium seat cushions
- Holding a Book fair or a Market Day fundraiser
There are also many quick and easy fundraisers such as:
- Car wash
- Rummage sale
- Talent show
Have Fun with Fundraising
Fundraising should be fun for all involved. The fundraiser should be something enjoyable for those who are planning it and attending it. By researching various fundraising ideas, you should be able to come up with something unique and unforgettable for your charity organization's next big event.