There are countless charities that are always in need of money. While it’s great to donate your time and resources, it’s cash that significantly helps any charitable cause. There are many creative ways to raise money for charity. By being creative, you can get more people involved by making the event fun and engaging. This, in turn, will bring in more money for the charity.
When the weather starts to warm up and people are in the mood to spend time outdoors, a golf tournament can bring in a significant amount of money. It’s a pretty big event to coordinate and there are a lot of details, but with the right planning, you’ll be amazed by this fundraiser. You’ll want to work with a local golf course to get pricing and dates. Leave yourself enough time to get teams together and reach out to sponsors.
On any given day, there are residents in your neighborhood who need some type of service. If it’s winter, they might need someone to remove the snow from their driveway. Some may appreciate you picking up groceries or mowing grass. Gather volunteers, advertise your service and get to work. The services you can offer are endless. In exchange for these services, you can ask for a small donation that will go to a charity.
An online fundraiser is a great way to raise funds when you’re limited on time and money. You can simply choose a day that means something to the charity for which you’re raising money to hold the fundraiser. After you’ve selected a date, you’ll want to create your campaign theme and start building your website. Let your potential donors know ahead of the fundraiser day so they can be prepared and also start spreading the word.
Charity Fashion Show
There’s no better way to raise money than to hold a fashion show. All you need is:
- Outfits and accessories that have been borrowed, crafted or donated
- Venue with catwalk space
- Sign-up form for models
- Digital event ticketing form
- In-person payment processing
You’ll need to get the word out about your fashion show so you have many in attendance because this is where your money will come from. Start the planning early and make sure you advertise your event with newspapers, radio stations and online.
Host Bingo Night
Everybody loves to play bingo. Create bingo packages that consist of:
- Entry to the event
- Bingo game sheets
- Ticket for a complimentary refreshment
You can also sell additional bingo cards for serious bingo players who want to gain an edge on the competition. This can bring in even more revenue for your organization. Always check your local and state laws regarding the bingo rules.
Hold A Raffle
People get excited at the very thought of winning something. A popular raffle is a 50/50 raffle. This works by selling tickets and having the buyer write his or her name and phone number on the ticket. You’ll want to sell as many tickets as possible to maximize profits. Once you’ve sold all the tickets, then you will hold a drawing. The person whose name you draw will receive 50 percent of the proceeds while the other 50 percent will be donated to charity. It’s a simple, easy and fun way to raise money for your organization. Because it’s a raffle, you’ll need to check your local and state laws to ensure you’re following the rules.
There are thousands of creative ways to make money for your non-profit. You need to determine which is best based on your time, resources and money.