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, JustFundraising.com has over 20 fundraisers that require no up-front cost.



Face Painting

Visit any local carnival or fair and you'll realize that children love having their faces painted, so you can use this to your advantage at your next fundraiser. Organize a face painting booth to … [Read more...]

Fall Color Tour

The colors of fall — red, orange and yellow — are provided free of charge by the changing seasons for everyone to enjoy, and this is an effective fundraiser to use in areas where trees change colors … [Read more...]

Festival Fundraiser Ideas

Festivals can be held for any season or Holiday you like (such as fall, winter or Halloween) and offer a great way to raise a large amount of money for many different groups and clubs … [Read more...]

Field Day

As kids all you want to do is go outside, run around and play games. There's no reason why you can't keep on doing that and raise funds for your organization at the same time with a field day … [Read more...]

Fill’er Up

Not so long ago, full service gas stations were the norm in the United States, but nowadays it's rare to see them outside of New Jersey. You can raise funds by bringing back the service tradition for … [Read more...]

Funny Photo Contest

Give all of the aspiring photographers you know the opportunity to to showcase their funniest pictures with this fundraiser: have a funny photo competition and request submissions from anyone in your … [Read more...]

Garage Sale / Yard Sale

Most of us will have plenty of bits and pieces stuffed in an attic, basement, or spare room. likely never to be used again. You can help your cause by giving people an opportunity to clear out this … [Read more...]

Giddy Up!

Unless you happen to live in Texas, the opportunity to go along to a horse show doesn't arrive very often. This is perfect fundraiser for any groups with a focus on farming or animal … [Read more...]

Gift Basket Auction or Raffle

If you're tired of using candy sales for school fundraisers, here's an alternative that's gaining in popularity and which usually returns large rewards for groups who run with it. Make each of the … [Read more...]

Giving Tree

A giving tree is a really worthwhile fundraiser for stocking up a food bank or church pantry around Christmas time. You can also use it to collect gifts for those people who are in particular need … [Read more...]

Going to the Dogs

For many families, dogs are considered as part of the family unit, and you'll find that people are spending more time, love, and money on their canine friends than ever before. Tap into this … [Read more...]

Gold Buying Fundraiser

Although we might not like to admit it, many of us will have several pieces of gold jewelry gathering dust in a box or on a dresser. These items might be broken or out of style, or maybe they were … [Read more...]

Gourd Tossing

As you might realise, this idea is a spin off from the well-known punkin' chunkin' competition. It's a great fundraiser to launch in the fall at the height of the pumpkin and gourd growing time of the … [Read more...]

Grab Bag Fundraiser Ideas

This fundraising idea works along similar lines to the What's in the Box Auction and the White Elephant Sale, but there are a couple of important differences. First of all, a grab bag fundraiser … [Read more...]

Grown Up Spelling Bee

Use the framework of a classic childhood event for your next fundraiser by hosting a grown up spelling bee competition. Find a group of volunteers that would like to participate in the event, then … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker Seminars

In every community there are people who stand out for one reason or another — it might be local news anchors or athletes perhaps, or a well-known local business owner. One way of fundraising for your … [Read more...]

Guided Nature Hike

As the weather starts improving, people are more inclined to get outdoors. Instead of spending a beautiful spring or summer day sitting around, why not put on a guided nature hike? This is easier … [Read more...]

Hand-Painted Umbrellas

When working with any charity or fundraising organization, it's important to keep the group's name in people's minds as much and as often as you can. While most fundraising events take place on warm … [Read more...]

Harvest Fest

This is a fundraising idea that you can tailor to be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Make the most of the fall harvest and Halloween season to arrange a Harvest Fest for your group, setting up … [Read more...]

Haunted Tour Bus

This is a fundraiser that works best in October, giving you the opportunity to discover all of the haunted places in your neighborhood and learn something about their history. Advertise the fact … [Read more...]

Head Shaving

When it comes to a head-shaving fundraiser there are many possibilities, and you're only really limited by your imagination — here are a few ideas to help you decide on something to do. See if you … [Read more...]

Holiday Card Fundraiser

As the holiday period comes around again, it's time to start thinking about keeping in touch with friends and family — although electronic communication methods have replaced many of the traditional … [Read more...]

Holiday Flower Sale

Any sort of seasonal flower, whether it's spring tulips, Easter lilies, fall mums, or poinsettias, can act as the foundation of a great fundraiser for your group. Get started by finding a local … [Read more...]

Holiday Shopping in One Night

Shopping for gifts for the holidays is often a busy, time-consuming process that causes more stress than enjoyment, but it doesn't have to be this way. You can host a "holiday shopping in one night" … [Read more...]

Hot Dog Stand

There are many benefits to the humble hot dog: they're easy to prepare, simple to eat, and straightforward to sell, so they offer a useful way of raising some funds. Find a local retailer willing to … [Read more...]

How Many in That Jar?

To make this fundraiser work you're going to need to rely on your best guessing skills. That said, it's very easy to run and doesn't need much in the way of equipment. Get your hands on a large … [Read more...]

Hugs and Kisses

This fundraiser is perfectly suited to being run close to the romantic holidays (like Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day and the like) or at the end of the school year when students are wishing each other … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Social

Whatever the flavor — whether vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate chip or something else — most of us love a serving of ice cream. There are plenty of different options to choose from, so why not have … [Read more...]

Ice Hole Swim

Ever found yourself wondering what it's like to take a dip in ice cold water in the style of a polar bear or a seal? Well, set up an ice hole swim fundraiser for your group and you'll have the … [Read more...]

Karaoke Night

As karaoke nights often prove, a hidden singer is somewhere inside all of us. Most of us would admit to singing in the shower or car, or in other situations where no one else is around, but a karaoke … [Read more...]

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