Fundraisers can go a couple of ways.
On one hand, fundraisers might be dry and sterile. Someone asks you for money, you hand it over, and that’s it. On the other hand, there are exciting fundraisers that make you want to participate and contribute.
It’s possible to raise money for a charitable cause while having a little fun and making people engage with your mission. We’re going to explore 5 ways to raise cash for causes that matter to you while having a little fun in the process.
Hopefully, the ideas below give you some valuable food for thought on how to create fun events and raise cash. Let’s get started.
1. Fun Obstacle Course
Who isn’t intrigued by an obstacle course? Explore some of these products and imagine the people of your community trying to weave through them.
Ask for an admission price to use the course and use that money to contribute to your cause. You can spice things up and raise more money by making a competition out of the event. See who can complete the course the fastest and let everyone try as many times as they need to, so long as they keep contributing.
2. Garage Sale Event
Everyone loves a garage sale. When you put numerous garage sales together, you get something that looks more like a flea market.
In any case, it’s bound to draw attention. Tack on the fact that you’re selling the goods for a charitable cause, and you’ll have a lot of people showing up. If you want to make the event an auction, you might be able to raise even more cash than you otherwise would.
3. Baking Competition
Cooking and baking competitions are great ways to earn a lot of money for charity. Ask for an entry fee for chefs to bring their goods to the event and charge a small fee for individuals to try the baked goods.
That gives you two viable sources of funds, and everyone wins. People get to try out delicious foods, chefs get to try their hand against other talented individuals, and you get to raise money for a good cause.
4. Art Auction
Art is often a source of intrigue and financial investment. See if there are local artists that are interested in donating a piece for a good cause.
Have numerous artists show up at an event and bring pieces that they’re willing to donate. Charge a small fee for individuals to come and view the art show.
Then, after the showing period, auction the pieces off. You might give the artists a small cut of the auction price to incentivize more artists to come. At the end of the event, donate the remaining proceeds to your cause of choice.
You can even host the auction online if you’re not comfortable hosting an in-person event.
5. 5k Runs
Charitable runs often draw big crowds, bring lots of participants, and raise a lot of money.
The individuals running have numerous “sponsors” who agree to donate to the cause if the individual runs the race. If you make the run a competition, you’ll likely draw more participants who are looking to prove themselves.
In any case, this is a great and well-established way to raise money for great causes.
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