I am constantly in search of ideas to help out my fundraising friends. Through my searches I have learned that fundraising is not just about raising money. It is about forming and growing relationships within your community in an attempt to change lives…to make the world a better place to live. This is because as human beings we do not respond well to being a number. We need to feel like we are a person who is a part of a community. The other day I came across a term that is new to me, friendraising.
A wine pull raffle is a novel way to add excitement to a fundraising event while raising extra money for a worthy cause. Valentine’s Day is one of the few days out of the year where we go out of our way to make it a point to spend time with our loved ones wine-ing, dine-ing and dancing; therefore, why not add a wine pull raffle to your Valentine’s Day fundraiser event?
What is a wine pull?
The popularity of wine has been on the upswing in recent years, with no sign of letting up. A wine raffle is a great way to raise funds for your organization. Continue reading
A diaper raffle is a great way to help prepare moms-to-be with one of baby’s most essential items while breaking up the usual array of baby shower games with something out of the ordinary. There are several ways to go about holding a diaper raffle at a baby shower. Continue reading
Preparing 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
When it comes to fundraisers, it’s fun to offer something different. If your organization is looking for an unusual drawing, think about experience raffles.
At first glance, this drawing looks much like many others: you print out your customized raffle tickets and sell them throughout the community. What makes this type of event unique is that the prizes aren’t tangible. Instead, entrants enter to win the chance to do or participate in something they’ll never forget. Continue reading
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
For many people, Memorial Day fundraisers over the long weekend mark the unofficial first days of summer. One great way to generate interest in your organization’s fundraising raffle is to offer irresistible summertime necessities as prizes. Continue reading
With the arrival of spring, gardeners’ thoughts and dreams turn to the promise of another growing season. It’s time to plan the lush landscapes of vibrant, colorful flowers and the rows of veggies and herbs, whether grown at home from seed or purchased as a young, healthy plant. Your organization can be part of the action by hosting a lawn and garden show and sale that brings together those who love plants and local growers. Continue reading
With many parts of the country seeing record-shattering cold and snowfall totals, it can be difficult to remember that the calendar says Easter and springtime is right around the corner. But it really is, and your organization can play a part in fostering the hopeful excitement of warmer weather by sponsoring an Easter-themed fundraiser. Continue reading