Everyone loves munching on cake and we bet several people in your office love baking too. Set a date for your bake off and email your colleagues asking any star bakers to enter the competition. Advertise to everyone else that they can come along, eat cake and judge the winner. Charge people per slice and ask them to mark each slice out of 10.
2. Morning/Afternoon Tea
Prepare some delicious afternoon tea nibbles, such as scones and finger sandwiches. Charge an entry price to anyone who wants to come along.
3. Fancy Dress
Pick a theme and ask everyone to dress up and donate. It could be fancy dress or casual dress, you could ask everyone to come dressed as their 15-year-old self (for some extra laughs).
4. Collection Boxes
Place these around your work place – lunch rooms, counter tops around the business and tell your story on a A4 sheet of paper and laminate. Ask people for a donation towards your cause.
See if you can get a donated gift and run your own raffle through your workplace, community, family and friends.
6. Guess the Sweets
Fill a jar with sweets and ask your colleagues to guess how many are in the jar. Charge a small fee to enter. The winner gets the jar of goodies as a prize.
7. Matched Giving
If you work for a larger organisation, you could ask your HR department or Boss if they would like to match the amount of money that you fundraise around your office – therefore doubling your total.
8. Bingo Night
Arrange one evening after work to do a Bingo Night – you will charge an admission fee ($20 per person) Have some Nibbles and small prizes for the winners.
9. Wine and Cheese Night
Hold a wine and cheese tasting night after work charge an admission fee (ensure you cover all costs of the wine and cheese and charge an extra $10 per head as a donation) Your colleagues are sure to love it!
10. Setup a Swear Jar
At the office or at home asking people to put a gold coin in the jar anytime they use bad language.
11. Setup a Munchies Jar
A the office or at home asking people to put a gold coin in the jar anytime they open the fridge to sneak a snack.
12. Weekly Donation Challenge
Set up two glass donation jars in the office, pub or somewhere they can be monitored labelled ‘Women’ & ‘Men’ – or any challenge point you can think of – add a sign that says ‘ who are the most likely to donate? ‘ and watch hands head for pockets and jar levels rise.
13. Run a Melbourne Cup Event
Hold a Melbourne cup lunch and charge an admission fee and / or hold a sweepstakes.
14. Work place giving
People you know can help your fundraising campaign by asking their workplace if they have a workplace giving program that they can tap into or maybe the employer is willing to jump on- board under their Corporate Social Responsibility plan. Smart Pups are a currently registered charity with two workplace-giving programs.
15. The BHP Billiton program
This is exclusively for BHP employees so you just need to encourage anyone in your inner circle that works for BHP to talk to their HR team and jump on board.
Supporting our employees support their communities. We encourage employees who are active citizens in their communities by supporting causes closest to their hearts through our Matched Giving Program. The BHP Program recognises the contribution of our employees and matches their efforts. Funded by BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, the program doubles employees’ personal donations. Click here to find out more.
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