Are you an individual looking for personal fundraisers for your own personal cause?
Do you need to raise funds to attend university or to pay for a serious operation for a family member or yourself?
Maybe you need funds to do your school project. Or you're an aspiring scientist who needs funding for his/her experiments...
...Take comfort in knowing that there are some great ways of fundraising for a personal cause.
After all, a large amount of my fundraising experience came from personal fundraisers I held to raise funds for film school.
And trust me, there are some brilliant ideas you can use.
I want you to do two things.
Just DON'T overuse them... But DO... network through them to all their friends and family.
You'll find some great ideas below. Make sure you read their full advisory pages to get the most out of those ideas.
On top of the ideas below you will also want to look through these, the top 5 personal fundraising ideas.
Your first step with a personal fundraiser should always be to setup methods for people to donate to you both online, and directly (offline).
This is how it works...
But before you run a fundraiser through a Crowdfunding site I'd highly recommend you read the 10 Steps to Running a Successful Online Donation Fundraiser.
Do not run a online donation fundraiser until you have read that page!
Another unique Crowdfunding option is through T Shirt Crowdfunding, find out more about it here.
The best idea for offline donations would be to print off a bunch of donation/sponsor sheets. Then recruit some volunteers (friends and family), who can use them to collect donations for you from their friends.
The donation sheets should take down info like name, email address and amount donated.
Donation Boxes and Tins are also a great option!
Another great method for getting donations is through Scratch Cards. They are fun to use and reward your donors with discount coupon books.
Let's look at more ideas...
Unique Fundraising Idea; A Content Website
A long term fundraiser that will bring in a sustainable income of funds. Takes focus and commitment though.
Supporter Wall / Brick Fundraising
Setup a Supporter/Donor wall on your website where you can easily accept donations and where your supporters can gain exposure.
Promote online merchants through your blog and social media accounts and receive commissions for referred clients.
Get Paid Per Click Contextual Advertising
If you own a website or blog you should be using this fundraising idea!
A great fundraiser that creates a residual/recurring income!
Definitely worth considering for personal fundraising!
T Shirt Fundraisers
A very popular and rewarding fundraising idea!
A great way to run this idea is through a T Shirt Crowdfunder - You setup an online fundraising page for free with bonfire funds, design your shirts, and then promote your fundraising page to all your friends.
Bonfire Funds then handles all sales and shipping of T Shirts to supporters, and you raise funds through every T Shirt sold.
This is one of the most successful fundraisers I've held. For maximum fundraising and exposure make sure it's a decent challenge... A friend and I rode 300 miles in 26 hours! It had the WOW factor that made it so successful!
You'll be using an Online Donation Page yet again to take donations and sponsorships for this fundraiser!
Trivia Quiz Fundraising Evening
I have friends who use this fundraising event effectively year after year. Simply hold a Trivia Quiz Night at a local pub or restaurant etc.
Golf Tournament Fundraiser
This one will take a good deal of work to organize, but if you have enough help it'll be an amazingly profitable fundraiser!
Taking to the Streets
A free, unique and innovative Fundraising idea!
Cards provide some brilliant fundraising methods that you could potentially use for personal fundraisers.
If you're artistic at all, you could consider adapting this fundraiser to a solo fundraiser. Will take a big sales effort though.
A fun sports fundraiser that will work for any individual fundraising for a personal cause.
Although this fundraising idea is written for organizations, if you are a talented or aspiring photographer you may just be able to adapt it to become a profitable individual fundraiser.
A Lollipop Fundraiser
I don't usually recommend sales fundraisers for individuals. But this fundraising product is so cheap, popular and easy to fundraise with, that you can definitely consider adding it to your personal fundraising campaign.
The crowdfunding / Online Donations platform that I recommended up above. Just reminding you again as I don't want you to miss out!!!
Almanac of Fundraising Ideas & Let's Raise Money
Two excellent fundraising ideas books that have phenomenal ideas and advice for all fundraising causes... Including personal causes. Click the links to read my reviews of these books.
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