Category Archives: Planning

Paint and Sip Fundraiser

Laugh, Relax and Have Fun with a Paint & Sip Fundraiser

I was recently invited to a painting party at a friend’s house. I thought that I would love to help them paint their home while having a good time visiting with everyone.  I soon discovered that I was not helping them paint their home, but instead I was sharing an evening of wine and art with friends.  Something that I don’t do often enough!

wineA Paint & Sip event is a new trend that is popping up around the country.  It is hard to imagine a better way to bring people together than sharing an evening of wine and art in a relaxed setting.  A Paint and Sip combines the fun and relaxation of a party with the challenge of a class.  The best thing is that NO experience is necessary!  EVERYBODY can do it!  I saw a 7 year old boy’s picture of a snowman (Olaf) turn out just as beautiful an experienced painter!

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Do-Si-Do! An Old-Fashioned Square Dancing Fundraiser!

It has been said that square dancing is friendship set to music. Square dancing has been integral to American social life for centuries. It is believed that country line dancing came from square dancing.

rtsschooldanceI remember in middle school square dancing was a required unit in gym class.  The boys usually hated it; they had sweaty hands and rolled their eyes a lot.  But I think secretly, they had fun and so did us girls.  It definitely got everyone socializing!

One of my friends parents belonged to a square dancing club. They would go square dancing every Saturday night. I was able to go with them a few times and experience the fun. I thought the women all looked beautiful in their fancy Western outfits. Everyone had a great time at these events.

November 29th is Square Dancing Day. Why not host an Old-Fashioned Square Dancing Fundraiser for your next event?  Here are some ideas. Continue reading

Holiday Fundraiser Ideas That Help Lessen The Burden On Families

holiday fundraiser ideasPreparing for the holidays can not only be stressful, but often overwhelming for many families. Your organization can help with holiday fundraiser ideas that offer a number of useful services and can help keep Mom and Dad’s to-do list short.

Amid the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas – all the shopping, decorating, and travelling adds up – it’s easy to lose track of time. Your group can help busy families enjoy home-baked goods by offering baked holiday cookies that members of the community can purchase by the dozen. Decide on two or three basic, popular varieties, such as sugar cookies or snickerdoodles, and begin taking orders at least two weeks in advance to give your group time to prepare and bake. If time, skill and interest allows, you could even offer pies or cakes. Continue reading

Fundraising opportunities abound at summertime cookouts

outdoor grillFather’s Day gatherings make for perfect fundraising opportunities

With the month of June come Father’s Day and the first official days of summer – warm, sunny days that are perfect for cookouts and outdoor fun. Your organization can host a barbecue and serve up delicious food and games for the whole family. Continue reading

Pamper moms with a spa package fundraiser

Mother's Day Fundraiser

Invite a selection of manicurists, hair stylists, cosmetologists and massage therapists to your Mother’s Day fundraiser.

The month of May is associated with Mother’s Day, a time to remember Mom and go out of your way to shower her with love and attention. With a Mother’s Day spa fundraiser, your organization can help pamper and celebrate these wonderful women while raising funds for your cause. Continue reading

Erin go Bragh – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with colorful festivities

St Patrick's DayAs we turn the calendar to March, winter relaxes its grip and lawns gradually shed their drab yellows and browns in favor of the bright green of early spring. Another type of green becomes prevalent during this month: the green of St. Patrick’s Day. This day celebrates Irish culture and traditions and offers a variety of fun, family-friendly fundraising opportunities for your organization. Continue reading

Bring the town out of hibernation with a Winter Carnival fundraiser

Ice fishing for the kids

A nearby river or lake could be the perfect site for an ice fishing contest for sportspeople both young and old.

After the lights and decorations have come down and been put away, after the holiday cheer has subsided into the realization that winter is just getting started, many people struggle to fight off the urge to hibernate until spring. But that’s no fun! Your charitable organization can come to the rescue by holding a winter festival that offers something for everyone to enjoy while helping raise funds. Continue reading