Free fundraising ideas are fundraisers that are simply free to set up and run.
Which means you will make 100% profit from them!
But just because they are free doesn't mean that there is not much profit to be made... In fact these fundraisers can be extremely profitable and rewarding!
There are of course some cheap fundraising ideas that you could use, but we will be specifically looking at free fundraisers here.
These ideas can be used by almost any type of group, including schools, churches, bands, non-profits, and clubs... They can also be used for personal fundraisers!
Let's take a look...
Starting with one of the quickest growing and most popular fundraising ideas of the 21st century...
My most highly recommended free fundraiser!
Simply get friends, family, colleagues, donors, and potential supporters to donate small amounts (or large amounts) to your cause online.
You will need a free PayPal account though for your wall to work.
This idea is simply a great twist on the idea above and is once again FREE to setup!
It works exactly the same as the above idea, but instead of people only giving donations they actually give a set donation and receive a customized "Cause" T Shirt in return.
It's a hassle-free T Shirt Fundraiser.
This is one of the best free fundraising ideas. It's so simple to set up online and is of course free to do! It can also be run continuously!
Most people subscribe to magazines and with the right promoting and advertising you can make this fundraiser amazingly profitable.
All you have to do is drive people to your magazine subscription site and get them to subscribe to their favourite magazines there! You then receive 40% of every subscription.
You should promote it online through your website or blog, your Facebook page, through tweets on twitter, Google +, and all your newsletters.
Get your members on board and get them to spread the word further; with the right momentum online you can make this fundraiser go viral!
Then I would also suggest that you promote it offline face-to-face with people, explaining how the fundraiser works and handing over a flyer with details about it and how they can get to your subscription webpage!
For more information on these magazine fundraisers read here...
This is a perfect free fundraising idea for Schools, Churches, Sports Clubs and similar groups.
In fact I'd recommend that all such groups use it!
It's free to setup and it's free to run!
It's also easy for your supporters to order your Apparel and it'll get delivered to their doorsteps without you having any hassle!
The Online Apparel Fundraiser will not only raise you funds but it will also help you raise awareness for your group or cause. It's a fantastic fundraising idea!
Brochure fundraisers are an excellent free fundraising idea. Here's how they work...
It's such a brilliant way of fundraising!
There are loads of different brochure fundraisers that you could use... like Cookie Dough, Candles, Magnetic Fridge Frames, Fundraising With Popcorn, Crafty Cooking Kits, Flower Bulbs, Coffee, Offline Magazine Fundraising, and Frozen Pretzels.
You can use a Google search below to find a Brochure fundraising company in your area or country...
This is a very unique and creative free fundraising idea which a friend of mine did, and which worked extremely well.
It can be used for a personal fundraiser or for an organization fundraiser. And can also be done alone or with a group of you.
What you do is dress up in something that stands out (my friend wore flippers and a Russian winter hat; it was summer in South Africa).
Then have a sign which briefly describes what you are fundraising for that hangs around your neck.
Once you're ready, take out to the streets and ask for donations from anyone and everyone.
Be friendly, happy and excited. Ask for small amounts, large amount, or any amounts!
It will also be great publicity if you get the local newspaper involved. Get them to take a picture and to write an article about your fundraiser and its cause!
It seems very novel but you will be amazed at how profitable this free fundraiser can be in a single day.
It's also a fundraiser that will work well in conjunction with an Online Donations Fundraiser.
Read more about the Free Fundraising Ideas of Taking To The Street For Donations here.
A brilliantly simple way of fundraising while staying connected with your supporters.
Build a free customized toolbar for your organization that you can send out to all of your supporters to download and use on their browsers.
They will then have quick links to your web pages and you can post updates that pop up on that toolbar for all your supporters to see!
Talk about staying connected easily.
What's more is that at any time they do a search through the search block on your toolbar, and click on a sponsored result you will receive $0.10 per click.
Not a lot I know, but if you get loads of your supporters using your toolbar those clicks can start adding up rather quickly... And anyway, any contribution to your bottom line helps!
I would suggest you have a way for people to download your toolbar from your website, with links to that page all over your site and on your Facebook page etc.
A gift basket fundraiser will usually cost you money; but if you are a school or an organization with loads of members, then there is a way that you can do it that costs you nothing!
If you are not a school then please just customize the following advice to your group...
Each class will be responsible for making a gift basket. Each child, with their parents help, will be responsible for contributing a gift to that basket within the theme of that class's basket.
Now you've got your baskets done for free and all you need to do is raffle or auction them off.
Personally I love raffles, but a silent auction can also work amazingly well!
Even though these free fundraising ideas will bring back 100% profits as there are no costs, you will still need to run them effectively to maximize those profits!
So make sure you take the time to read How To Organize A Fundraiser and that you also follow all the correct steps when planning and promoting your free fundraising ideas!
These free fundraising ideas provide a way for you to receive those much needed funds without having to spend capitol in the beginning. They are also very profitable and rewarding!
So make sure that you do them properly and don’t waste your time! Good Luck!