Admission fee to the night $20 per head. You can cook your own meal or ask each guest to bring a potluck dinner (their own dish).
2. Bingo Night
Admission fee $20, ensure you have some small prizes for Bingo winners.
3. Trivia Night
A Social Gathering with facts and figures – charge an admission fee $20pp – have a small prize for winner or winning team.
4. Garage Sale
Get rid of things you don’t need and raise funds.
5. Ebay Auctions
Auction off an item for your cause.
6. Team Event
Organise yourself and friends to do something challenging and get others to sponsor you a fun-run, tug-of-war challenge, walk-a-thon or stair climb challenge.
7. Cold Turkey
Be sponsored to give up something e.g. Television, Facebook, talking, certain food etc.
8. Games Afternoon
Get friends involved in a local park, charge an admission fee and play some old fashion games egg/spoon races, wheel burrow race, and sack races. You could even do a fundraising sausage sizzle and charge a fee for a sausage in bread. Afternoon full of fun!
9. Car Wash Day
A fun neighbourhood carwash day, get friends and kids involved, put up balloons and advertise why you are fundraising.
10. Guessing Games
How many Lollies in a jar? Charge a few dollars to enter. The closest number wins!
11. In Lieu
In place of a gift for a special occasion ask friends and family to donate instead.
See if you can get a donated gift and run your own raffle through your community of friends, workplace, school etc.
13. Charity Lottery
Play For Purpose is a win-win charity lottery with 60% of every ticket sold going directly to your campaign, and a chance for your donors to win $1 million worth of amazing prizes.
14. Sports Day
You can organise Golf Tournament, tennis round Robin, Bare Foot bowls or dart nights with a participation fee.
15. Waxing / Hair Cutting / Hair Colouring
Raise funds by Waxing your chest (male), cut off your hair, shave your head or colour your hair – try and get sponsors.
16. Food Drives
These are a great way to fundraise within your family and friends group however also within your community. Cadbury Chocolate Drives, Pie Drives, Krispy Kreme Donut Drives, etc.
17. Movie Madness
Pay to play – invite friends to come over and watch a movie no-one has seen, at certain points stop the movie and ask … ‘So what happens next? ‘ you pay to guess, the one with the most right guesses at the end of the movie wins a prize make a heap of popcorn and enjoy!
18. Product selling
There are a host of companies offering products and fundraising drive kits from chocolates, mugs, plants, socks and tea towels. Try to match the type of product you sell to your target groups needs.
When preparing to launch a product-based fundraising campaign it’s important to remember that there are many more options than the handful of groups who specifically package and sell goods for not-for-profit groups to re-sell. Almost any business will be happy to have you sell its goods for a commission, particularly when you tell them it’s for a good cause.