Fundraising Ideas

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Fundraising Ideas

Here are a few ideas to help you in gathering donations. Good luck and thank you for your efforts!

50/50 Raffle

Sell tickets to a 50/50 raffle at a large event or gathering. The prize is half the “pot.” The winner splits the “pot” with you — you get 50% of the proceeds and they get the other 50%.

Art or Music Fundraiser

Encourage local artists and musicians to play or show their art at a community venue. Charge an entrance fee and a portion or all proceeds from any sales will be donated to NF.

Bake Sale

Bake a variety of goodies and sell them with all proceeds going to NF.

Bowling Party

Ask your local bowling alley to donate some lanes for a fundraising party. Charge at the door.

Casino Night

Host a casino night and have popular games such as Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, and Craps. Have food and beverages donated and hold a raffle. Charge for an admission ticket or for a certain amount of casino chips.

Comedy Night

Ask a local comedy club to host an evening in support of NF. A portion of tickets sales can be donated and it’s a fun night for all.

Company Team-Up

Contact a local business or a friend’s business and have them donate a portion of their profit for a day. This could be at a restaurant, clothing store, or any kind of business!

Coffee/Tea Morning

Raise funds for a cure while enjoying a cup of coffee/tea with friends and family. or you could swap the tea and coffee for cocktails and have a great night in while raising money for NF.

E-mail Ban

Ban intra-office e-mails for a day. This can be a great way to improve staff communication by encouraging employees to talk to each other! Charge €2 to participate and impose a fine on anyone who breaks the ban!

Fundraiser Night

Host a benefit at a local restaurant, coffee shop, or bar. Check with your favourite hangouts. Another option is to hand out coupons for an establishment with a percentage of profits for the day going to NF.

Gala Night

Host an elegant or formal party. Have food and beverages donated. Charge for admission with all proceeds going to your fundraising efforts.

Game Night

Invite people to your house to play board games, charades, etc. Ask for a donation, and request that everyone bring food and beverages to share.

Golf Outing/Tournament

Work with a local golf course to plan a charity golf outing. Charge a fee to participate and see if you can get prizes donated for the winner.

Haunt For A Cure

Host a Halloween costume party as a way to fundraise! Hold a best costume contest, bob for apples, have a DJ, organize a raffle, etc. Charge an admission cost as a way to fundraise.

Laser Tag

Host a party at your local laser tag arena. Charge at the door or charge for each game of laser tag played.

Live Auction

This is a good idea for a large crowd. Try to obtain some big-ticket items to auction off such as a trip for two, a special bottle of wine, a landscaping package, or housecleaning services. Try to get an energetic auctioneer.

Loose Change Day

Ask your child’s school to have a “Loose Change Day.” Make a flyer encouraging each child to bring in loose change from their house to be donated.

Movie Night

Invite your friends over for a night at the movies. Charge admission. Provide popcorn and soda.

Music Event

If you know musicians, ask them to perform a benefit concert at a backyard BBQ, block party, or local club. The price of admission goes directly to your fundraising efforts on behalf of NF.

Pancake Breakfast

Host a pancake breakfast at a school, park, work, or place of worship. Charge a fee that will go towards your fundraising campaign. Get the pancake mix and other food items donated by local stores.

Penny Wars

Host a penny war at a school or job, a friendly competition where teams collect pennies in jars.

Special Event Day

If you have a birthday or company anniversary approaching, host a party and collect donations in lieu of gifts.

Sporting Event Night

Team up with a sports team or sporting arena. Offer tickets to family and friends and have a portion of ticket sales go to NF.

Web-based Auction

Ask friends and family to donate things to sell on an Internet auction site. Make sure to let bidders know that the item’s selling price is going towards your fundraising efforts.