Do-it-Yourself Fundraising Ideas


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  • Recycling Fundraisers
    Many nonprofit organizations hold recycling fundraisers year-round. Or, you can also hold a month long drive and still bring in substantial profits. People like to contribute to recycling efforts because it makes them feel that they are participating in preserving the environment and it doesn't cost them any money. It's a win-win situation. Recycling can bring in good publicity for your club or group.
  • Special Events
    Many creative special events become annual affairs that the community will remember and look forward to year after year.
  • Silent Auctions
    Silent auctions are often combined with other events, such as craft fairs, musical programs, banquets, anytime a large group is together over several hours.
  • Advertising Sales
    Advertising sales are popular with local small businesses. Self-employed business people such as insurance agents and hairdressers are likely to buy advertising.
  • Car Washes
    The key to a successful car wash fundraiser event is to eliminate chaos before it starts. Having done more than 100 car wash fundraisers myself, There is a right way and a wrong way to do a car wash fundraiser. Here are some tips in organizing your next successful car wash fundraiser.
  • Garage Sales
    Some organizations have a yearly spring cleaning garage sale, or a sale twice a year. Members of the organization save things all year long and have a lot of things to donate to the cause.
  • Bake Sales
    Bake sales can be as casual at one held a the baseball game or as elaborate as a yearly, well-publicised, holiday cookie sale.
  • Food Concessions
    If your organization has enough people and equipment or a location to do the cooking - try fundraising with food concessions.
  • Cookbook Fundraisers
    Cookbook fundraisers can be done by almost any size group, club, team, church or organization. People love to get involved and contribute their favorite family recipe and see it in print.
  • Loyalty Programs and Scrip
    Parents are always looking for free and easy ways to improve their child's education. School funding plays a big part in the education that your child receives, especially if you are in a smaller school such as a church school or private, independently owned school.
  • Donation Boxes and Jars
    You have probably seen donation boxes or jars near the cash registers at businesses in your community. These can be a great way to gain not only money for your cause, but also publicity for your organization.