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Church Fundraising Ideas

Are you ready for some super Church Fundraising Ideas?

Ideas that are simple to setup, fun for your congregation, and that actually raise the funds you need?

Well those are the ideas you'll find here, plus more!

But before you start your fundraising campaigns there are a few important things you should consider, plan and do...

So please take a read through these church fundraising tips here to make sure your campaigns are super profitable.

I've also provided links and info to some great tools and resources for Church fundraising further below, so take a look.

Take particular note of Fundrazr - A resource where you can setup a powerful online donation page for free!

Just make sure you download and read the free Online Fundraising Donation Guide to get the most out of this platform!!!

Two Advantages...

And please make sure you're aware of two amazing advantages your church has when it comes to fundraising...

  1. Firstly that you already have a community of passionate supporters ready to help their church out when needed.
  2. And secondly that you have the most passionate team of fundraisers anyone could ask for...A youth group!

Given the right incentives and encouragement kids can turn almost any Church fundraising idea into a really profitable venture!

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Church Fundraising Ideas:

Please remember that not all the ideas below will be perfect for you, so read through them all and pick the best fits…

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Church Specific & Recommended | Online Ideas | Offline Ideas | Events | Recommended Resources | Visitor Contributions

Church Specific & Recommended Ideas:

The Best Church Fundraising Ideas
A short list of what I generally consider the best ideas for most Churches. The best ideas for your Church though, will always be unique to your situation!

Online Apparel
A highly recommended fundraising campaign for most Churches and organizations!

Another option is a T Shirt focused Crowdfunding Fundraiser. Check out these success stories for this idea!

Online 'Capital Raise' Fundraising Guide
How to setup and run an online fundraising page to take donations for specific projects and fundraisers!

High-End Charity Ideas
Donor Campaigns, Major Donor Solicitation, Monthly Gift Programs, Crowdfunding Campaigns, Cause Marketing (Fundraising with Businesses), and Foundation Grant Appeals.

Church Cookbooks
Cookbooks provide multiple income streams and bring your community together. It's a great idea.

Christian T Shirt Fundraisers
A focused apparel fundraiser that is popular and provides great funding potential.

Church Photo Fundraising
There a few different methods with this that provide some good options!

Church Calendars
A nice yearly fundraiser. Good for raising awareness as well.

Christmas & Festive Season Fundraisers
A great list of Church Fundraising ideas for the festive season. Like a Santa Fun Run, Christmas Karaoke, and Gift Wrap Fundraisers, etc.

Church Youth Fundraisers
Cool ideas for your Youth Group and kids.

Donation Boxes
This is a great article with ideas for your Donation Boxes and how to use them for greatest impact, and success!

Internet Ideas:

Crowdfunding Through Online Donations
A Hassle Free form of fundraising that has high funding potential! No products, no sales... Just an Online Donation Page, and the promotion of it.

Online Magazine Subscriptions
Through an Online Store, get all your members and supporters to subscribe to their favorite Magazines! Some stores provide additional fundraising options as well.

Content Website
A long term and sustainable fundraiser, that provides multiple avenues of bringing in funds. I highly recommend you investigate this fundraiser.

Affiliate Fundraising
A form of income generation that you'll use in the above, Content Website, idea... But that can be used via any online presence when promoting the right products and services.

Laser Jet & Inkjet Cartridge Fundraiser
A simple idea. Collect and recycle Inkjet Cartridges (and other recyclable items) for cash. Or Affiliate Fundraise through Inkjet Companies.

An Easy Idea with a Fundraising Toolbar
Create a custom Toolbar for your congregation and supporters to use when browsing the web. It comes with quite a few fundraising and promotional benefits.

Online Auction Fundraising
Auctions can bring big funds... and an online auction opens up a wider reach of potential!

Noir Naturals' Online Fundraising Store
This is a fantastic fundraising program that utilizes a range of unique and highly popular soaps and lotions.

Offline Ideas:

All Types of Fundraising Cards
A list of all the different types of fundraising card ideas.

Scratch Cards
A cool idea for your youth, that solicits donations in a fun way, and rewards your donors with free coupon books!

Discount Fundraiser Cards
The Win-Win-Win fundraiser. Your supporters WIN, the merchants WIN, and so do YOU!

Pizza Cards
A specific discount card for Pizza Restaurants.

Cheap, quick and easy!

Car Magnets Fundraiser
Sell branded car magnets and stickers.

Raffle Ideas & Car Raffles

Raise awareness and funds through the sale of branded Apparel.

Buttons & Silicone Charity Bracelets
Two specific Apparel Items that provide a fantastic fundraising option.

Boost your Church Fundraising Ideas... (Photo by Richard Eriksson / Flickr)


Scented Pencils (Smencils)
A cool sales idea for your Youth to do.

Gift Wrap Fundraisers
Two Church fundraising ideas that will be perfect for the Festive Season.

Custom Monopoly Boards - A Creative Idea
Create a custom Town-opoly board of your local city or in a Church theme. Then raise funds through advertising on the boards and through sales.

Flower Bulbs
A commonly used fundraiser that has been successful for years.

Fundraising with Popcorn
There are a couple of ways to fundraise with this popular and healthy food item.

Candy bars

Cookie Dough Brochures

Flamingo Fundraiser
An AWESOMELY fun church Youth fundraiser. You got to check it out!

Gift Baskets
Decide on Basket themes and then ask members to donate 1 item each to the baskets. And then raffle, auction, or sell them off!

Scrip is a commonly used idea that brings in huge funds for many organizations. Make sure you read these Scrip Fundraiser Success Tips as well.

Cause Marketing
Top quality ideas for fundraising with businesses from the Cause Marketing guru, Joe Waters.

10 Unusual Ideas
Here are 10 creative and unusual Church Fundraising Ideas that can raise great funds and will be loads of fun!

Event Ideas:

Charity Golf Day
High work, but HIGH REWARD fundraising event.

The Brilliant Walkathon Fundraiser
Another brilliant fundraiser that has huge potential. Click through to check out the example of how much this fundraiser can raise and to learn how to organize it successfully!

A whole heap of different auction ideas! Also check out these 26 Silent Auction Basket Ideas.

Book Fair Fundraisers
Hold a book fair and raise funds through book sales and other competitions/fundraisers.

Spaghetti Dinners

Trivia Fundraising Evening
This a fantastic and popular fundraising idea that you will have loads of fun with!

Boost your Church Fundraising with these brilliant Ideas. (Photo by S Marcu / Flickr)

Tenpin Bowling
A super fun and profitable event! Either do it as a simple competition event or as a Pledge Bowl-a-Thon.

Car Wash Fundraiser
The much used fundraiser that is usually done badly. Find out how to make it successful.

Food Tasting Evening
A tasty event that's perfect for your Youth to do and for foodies to participate in!

Dog Walk
Another participant fundraiser that can also involve Pledge Fundraising.

Dueling Pianos Fundraiser
An entertainment style fundraising dinner. Loads of fun!

And Please Remember:

Running a profitable Church Fundraiser will take some organization...

So plan and prepare properly, getting everyone involved and making it as fun as possible.

For some great ideas on promoting your fundraisers read here.

Recommended Resources:

Non Profit Software Reviews and Info.

GA Fundraising
For American and Canadian fundraisers this company provides you with quality and profitable fundraising products. Grab their Free Fundraising Product Guide to see what's currently popular and profitable.

Perfect for church fundraising ideas.

SSA - Customizable Online Apparel Stores!
This is the resource that makes the Online Apparel Fundraiser do-able!

Fundrazr - Online Donation Fundraising
This website is the perfect platform for your Church (or any cause) to fundraise with.

If you have a need or fundraising campaign, like you need to build a new building, then set up your Online Donation page here and start spreading the word!

But please read the Online Donation Guide and use all the advice given there to make sure that your Crowdfunding fundraiser is successful!

DoJiggy Fundraising Software
Excellent fundraising management software for all types of fundraisers!

Highly Recommended Resource!!!

Church Bells - Church Fundraising (Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili / Flickr)

Free Church Forms & More For Church Fundraisers provides all types of forms for Churches that you can download, customize and print. It is a great resource for any Church!

Writing Grant Proposals By Pamela Grow
Foundation Grant Proposals are probably one of the most under-utilized fundraising methods for Churches, even though it is a method that is highly effective and profitable.

And Pamela Grow is THE expert when it comes to writing grant proposals. This book of hers is one the best books you will read on the topic.

Read my review here!

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