Fundraising Ideas

Every fundraiser is limited by the creativity and potential of their fundraising ideas. When tackling a fundraiser it’s often beneficial to have more than one idea to create an event that appeals to as many people as possible. Many of our ideas are easy and fun events that can be stand alone fundraisers or add-on event that can take your campaigns to the next level.

Below you will find a list of great ideas for your fundraisers. Always take the time to plan out your events properly and do some thorough research to make sure you’re getting as much out of it as you can. We're always open to suggestions and new ideas so feel free to comment.

If you’re looking for fundraising ideas that involve selling products such as cookie dough and candles, has over 20 fundraisers that require no up-front cost.

Car Smash

It may be that someone you know is suffering at the hands of a disease and illness, and a car smash enables you to get your aggressions out as well as raising money to fund treatment or research at … [Read more...]

Car Wash Fundraiser Ideas

The car wash is one of the most common and most recognizable fundraising ideas you'll ever come across. It's so popular because it works so well. Identify a suitable location for the car wash, … [Read more...]

Cardboard Regatta

Cardboard regattas are races held on calm and shallow bodies of water. Contestants have the opportunity to build their own cardboard vessels, making it particularly suitable for groups with a focus on … [Read more...]

Carnation Day

We all like to receive flowers every now and again — after all, it's encouraging to know that someone else is thinking of you. Tap into this goodwill by having a carnation day on Valentine's Day or … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Talk like a Pirate Day!

Arrr there, matey! The best fundraisers aren't the ones that are serious and boring, and if you're after a fun and hearty change, why not host something on National Talk Like a Pirate Day? September … [Read more...]

CFL Bulbs

Protecting and conserving the environment should be a concern for all of us sharing the planet, and if you want to do your part then you can combine this with some fundraising as well. Compact … [Read more...]

Chili Cook-off

It seems that just about everyone has a secret family chili recipe to call upon. Use this to your advantage by getting people to share theirs through having a Chili Cook-off as your next fundraising … [Read more...]

Christmas Carolers

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like a sing-a-long. This particular fundraiser would work well with a school choir or glee club and can bring a smile to the faces of the participants … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Baking

By the time Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas preparations are underway, many of us will have been rushing around for over a month. There seems to be an endless amount of shopping, decorating, … [Read more...]

Christmas Light Removal

It's a familiar sight when driving around after Christmas to see many houses with lights still dangling from the eaves weeks or months after the main event. People are forgetful and busy, and taking … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Ornaments Fundraiser

If you want to hold a Christmas tree ornament fundraiser, there's no reason why you have to wait until December. Plan the event well in advance and you'll give people plenty of opportunity to order … [Read more...]

Coffee House and Poetry Slam

Have you noticed that coffee houses are sweeping the nation? Lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos are the order of the day and these venues are the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. Here's a … [Read more...]

Coffee Table Art Book

This fundraiser is particularly suitable for pre-schools, elementary schools, and daycare centers. The aim is to put together a coffee table art book that shows off works of art that the children … [Read more...]

Consignment Sale

You're going to need some careful planning for this idea, but if you can organize yourself it can prove a lucrative and enjoyable way of raising money. During tough economic times, people want … [Read more...]

Cooking Class

We don't all have the skills of a Julia Child but almost anyone can put on a cooking class, even if complicated French cuisine isn't your speciality. If you have access to a kitchen through your … [Read more...]

Cooking With Your Charity

If you're looking for something fun and easy with plenty of flexibility, look no further. Put together a "Cooking with your Charity" cookbook that you can sell to raise money. Make use of recipe … [Read more...]

Cow Pie Bingo

This is one of the more interesting fundraising ideas and should guarantee people keep talking about it for a long time afterwards. To be able to host a cow pie bingo, you need a farmer willing to … [Read more...]


It's time to hit the dancefloor and throw some shapes! Putting on a 24-hour dance-a-thon offers a fun and straightforward way of raising money for your organization. Get a group of willing … [Read more...]

Darts Tournament

This fundraiser lets you break out your arrows and practise your aim — a darts tournament can raise a substantial amount of cash for your group. If you've ever stepped inside a pub you'll know how … [Read more...]

Death by Chocolate

You don't have to spend a long time looking to find people who like chocolate, and a Death by Chocolate fundraiser will be right up their street. To begin with make contacts with local restaurants … [Read more...]

Deposit Bottle Collection

Here's a fundraiser guaranteed to go down well in States that have a returnable bottle deposit or areas offering money for scrap collecting (check with local centers if you're unsure). Create a … [Read more...]

Dog Bakery

Chances are you've already seen a dog bakery pop up in your local area, as spending on these pets is at an all-time high. Tap into this trend to make some money for your organization. Making dog … [Read more...]

Dog Wash Fundraiser Ideas

Every dog owner wants a clean pet, but groomers can cost a lot and sometimes it just isn't practical to give a dog a bath at home. This is where your group comes in: you can offer a low-cost dog … [Read more...]

Doggie Parade

Most of us love a good parade, so give dog owners the chance to show off their pride and joy. Get some sponsors for your event who are happy to donate for dogs who complete the route (or for every … [Read more...]

Door to Door Scavenger Hunt

Make use of this fundraiser and you'll find it's a fun way to collect various non-perishable and other items to take to a food bank. It has broad appeal and can be enjoyed by the whole … [Read more...]

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

It seems like every year the holidays generate more trash that needs removing. Dumpsters are filled with discarded gift wrap, cards, boxes and envelopes. Recycling is on the rise, but more work needs … [Read more...]

Drive-in Movie

During the 50s and 60s drive-in movie theaters were a popular American staple. While most of today's generation won't be familiar with them, you can recreate the fun for your next fundraising event. … [Read more...]

Duckie Race

This raffle is more sedate than most as you watch a group of rubber duckies float down a river. Once you have the ducks (as many as possible), find a suitable stretch of water, preferably one with a … [Read more...]

Dunk Tank

It's difficult to beat the thrill and satisfaction of throwing a softball as hard as possible in order to dunk someone in a tank of water — it's a lot of fun to do and a great way to raise money in … [Read more...]

Eating Contest

For your next fundraiser why not opt for something that's always interesting to watch? A timed eating contest. When it comes to choosing your food there's virtually no limit on what you can choose: … [Read more...]

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