Friends & Family

This group of people should be your biggest ambassadors, so please ask for their help and dedication to help you raise much needed funds.

Ideas to raise funds

1. Host a Dinner

1. Host a Dinner

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

2. Bingo Night

Admission fee $20, ensure you have some small prizes for Bingo winners.
3. Trivia Night

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

4. Garage Sale

Get rid of things you don’t need and raise funds.
5. Ebay Auctions

5. Ebay Auctions

Auction off an item for your cause.
6. Team Event

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

7. Cold Turkey

Be sponsored to give up something e.g. Television, Facebook, talking, certain food etc.
8. Games Afternoon

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

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

10. Guessing Games

How many Lollies in a jar? Charge a few dollars to enter. The closest number wins!
11. In Lieu

11. In Lieu

In place of a gift for a special occasion ask friends and family to donate instead.
12. Raffles

12. Raffles

See if you can get a donated gift and run your own raffle through your community of friends, workplace, school etc.
13. Charity Lottery

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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19. Sell Smart Pups Merchandise

19. Sell Smart Pups Merchandise

As a valued Smart Pups family you are able to purchase Smart Pups merchandise at a 25% discount. Just order online and enter the coupon code client 2517. Order here.
20. Containers for Change

20. Containers for Change

Smart Pups is registered with the Containers for Change Project and our Scheme ID is: C10002119.

If you would like to help the environment and children with special needs at the same time by recycling your used drink containers, we would be so grateful for your support.

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