Here are 5 of the most effective ways to raise money for any cause or need.
Remember though that all 5 of these ideas can be done in many different ways and their success will come down to how effectively you organize and run them!
And so... I highly recommend you also read this article, on what makes a fundraiser successful.
Let's do this then...
By far one of the quickest and most effective ways of fundraising.
Simply get people (friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues, friends of friends, etc.) to sponsor your cause through an online donation page, or through sponsorship forms.
Do a challenge like a sponsored cycle or swim to catch their attention
and raise further publicity.
The point of an online donation page is to make the sponsorship process for your donors really simple. It is also to help you with promoting your fundraising campaign through Social Media, etc., and through your donors.
So if your online funding process is simple make sure that your offline sponsorship process is also simple.
Setup your fundraising page here for FREE and then promote it like mad through Social Media, emails, offline posters, etc....
And always encourage your supporters and donors to further promote your fundraiser.
This is similar to the above idea as you will be raising funds through donations.
The difference being that you will be collecting cash/coins and other items directly from people instead of getting them to sponsor/donate online.
You can use donation boxes for collecting spare coins and cash, or you can use them to collect used clothes to then sell through eBay or through a Charity Store.
What about collecting used Inkjet Cartridges that you send to a recycling company who will pay you for those used Inkjets.
Or what about a collection drive like "a mile of money", where you encourage people to donate spare coins to lay out a chain of money, a mile long. This idea will provide a great publicity opportunity on top of the funds you raise.
...Is to collect foreign currency from your School parents, your Church members, or your Charity's supporters, after the holidays.
Get creative with Collection Fundraising and you can find some really cool ways to raise money!
Raffles are a staple fundraising method for many causes and events. And there are loads of different raffle ideas that you could use.
They have fantastic potential and are also really effective because of
their simplicity. They provide some great ways to raise money!
Some raffle ideas you could use are...
Selling fundraising items or branded merchandise has always and will always provide great ways to raise money.
Be creative with this and think carefully about what your potential supporters and customers will want to purchase.
There are a couple of the above ideas that can be started for free for USA fundraisers.
One of those ideas being the sale of Branded Merchandise through an Online Apparel Store.
Another would be through an Online Magazine and Other Fundraising Item Store that you can setup here.
And not to forget that Catalogue Fundraisers like Cookie Dough do not cost you a cent, as you will take orders and payment from your supporters before you actually pay the supplying company!
You could also combine the Collection idea above with this fundraising method...
For example you could have a collection drive for new and used books that you then sell.
Like I always say, BE CREATIVE!
This is an expansion on the first way to raise money.
With an ordinary sponsorship fundraiser (the first idea on this page) you will be the one taking donations for your cause...
But with a pledge event it will be your participants who get their network of connections to sponsor and donate to them. With your cause obviously being the beneficiary though!
It is essentially Crowdfunding on a much larger scale.
Here is some fantastic info and advice on planning and running pledge events like WalkaThons!
I highly recommend this type of fundraising event!
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Thanks for reading and I hope these ideas help you raise some money!