Here are 24 of the best fundraising ideas for your
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Here are some of our best fundraising ideas for Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.
We say they are our best fundraiser ideas because they are easy, fun and free to try.
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Our best fundraising ideas for spring
Here are 5 of our best fundraising ideas for spring. We hope they are helpful to your organization.
Spring car wash
Remember what your car looks like after taking a beating from the winter snow and salted roads?
Many people want to wash the car in the winter. They often wait though because it will look dirty again in a few days. However, at the first sign of spring they are ready to wash the car, isn’t that so?
So, why not hold a spring car wash fundraiser? This is a great way for your school, team or youth group to earn a few hundred dollars on a Saturday afternoon.
If it is profitable, you might also want to schedule it for every Saturday for the month of April. Because this way you can double or triple the money you raised!
Spring cleaning clean up
It is really easy to make money with this one idea.
Traditionally, people have scheduled a spring cleaning day for decades. Perhaps your family also has a spring cleaning day each year too!
So, what if you offered a spring cleaning day service for a donation to your sports team or youth group?
You can offer to clean out:
- And backyards too.
Finally, make sure your young people have adult supervision and never go into someone’s house alone that they do not know. This is because we want you to have a safe fundraiser!
Spring cleaning sale
What do you do with all of the unwanted items from your spring cleaning day?
Why not hold a spring cleaning SALE in your garage or your front yard? This is a great idea because there are plenty of people that love to go garage sale hopping.
You can also donate all of the proceeds to your school, team or youth group. Now you can raise money instead of throwing everything in the trash.
Simply spring fundraiser
This is one of our best fundraising ideas for spring because our Simply Spring fundraising catalog allows you to earn up to 50% profit on every sale.
This is because of the dozens of products it contains.
What are some of the amazing products in this spring fundraising catalog?
- Amazing butterfly flower mat that will grow the type of flowers that attract butterflies!
- Beautiful flower bulbs to plant in your yard.
- April showers bring May flowers, so your friends and family will enjoy this yellow rain boot vase to put all of your fresh garden flowers in.
- Homemade three cheese garlic biscuit mix.
- Furthermore, there is much, much more in this catalog.
A walkathon is another one of our best fundraising ideas for spring because it helps your young people get a great exercise outdoors.
Youths simply talk to their friends and family about getting sponsors for every lap they take around the track or mile they walk.
Furthermore, this could be a very profitable fundraiser to help your group raise the money that you need. Some schools have earned thousands of dollars this way.
And finally, award the student who raises the most money with a prize.
This is because a little competition can bring the best out of everyone.
Best fundraising ideas for summer
Here are 7 of our best summer fundraising ideas for schools, youth groups, and sports teams. So, have fun raising money this summer!
Check out our popcorn pleasures fundraising brochure
Sell popcorn to your friends and family and earn up to a 50% profit!
There are many delicious flavors to choose from whether you like sweet, salty or spicy. There is something for everyone here in this popcorn fundraiser brochure.
Why sell popcorn this summer?
Popcorn is a perfect treat for those summer nights at the movies!
Additionally, it tastes Mmmm Good!
Finally, at a 50% profit, you can earn up to $4 per bag!
Do you have a local community pool in your neighborhood? Or do you have a member of the PTA or booster club that has a pool in their community? So, why not have a pool party fundraiser this summer?
- You could grill hot dogs and burgers.
- Everyone will have a lot of fun.
- Simply charge a small entry fee to cover renting the facility plus your profit.
Water balloon fight
No one likes to sweat in the summertime. A water balloon fight might be just the ticket to cool everyone off. You can either charge an entry fee or charge a flat fee of .25 to .50 per balloon. If you want to sell a lot of balloons, then you get your principal, coaches, and teachers to play.
An additional way to raise money at your balloon fundraiser is to sell refreshments. Your students will get thirsty running around and having all that fun.
Make sure you get lots of video and photos with this summer fundraiser. In this way, you can use it to advertise the water balloon fight next year.
Water slide park
This is really simple.
Young people love water slide parks, don’t they? Simply go to the water park and ask if they offer a reduced rate for groups. Then simply charge the normal price and keep the difference.
This can also become an annual fundraising event for your group.
This works great for a swim team or any other group of youths that like to swim.
Swimming is a great exercise because it works every muscle of the body. Instead of your young people sitting at home watching TV or playing video games, this fundraiser will get them moving in the water!
Why is this one of our best fundraising ideas for summer? Each young person can get sponsors to donate for every lap they make.
Additionally, you can offer a price to the teen that swims the most laps. This works well on two levels. First of all, they will practice their swimming and get plenty of exercises. And second of all, the more laps they do, the more your nonprofit organization will earn.
This works great for a school band or a local band in your community.
You can try one of either of these ideas:
You can have a donation bucket at the front of the stage.
Or you can provide the music for free and sell refreshments.
If you do it in the town square you can have the local restaurants sell food outside and get a percentage of the profits.
Recycle water bottles
With the summer heat, people drink a lot more water than usual. That means they are buying more bottled water.
Why not offer to collect their bottles and keep the five-cent deposit on every bottle?
This is a great way to raise money and save the environment at the same time.
Best fundraiser ideas for autumn
Here are 6 of our best autumn fundraiser ideas. So, how many of these are you willing to try this year?
Rake leaves for profit
They call autumn “fall” for a reason, don’t they?
Every year the beautiful multi-colored leaves will fall off the trees. These leaves will soon cover over the front lawn and backyard of all of your neighbors. This creates a perfect opportunity for your youth group to raise money.
Design a flyer that you can deliver to every house in your neighborhood. Tell them you will be there on a Saturday morning to find out if they want their leaves raked. Leave a phone number on the flyer. Invite them to call and schedule your visit for a discounted price.
Make a list of all of your customers so you can rake their leaves again next year.
Here are some beautifully wrapped gift boxes. Check out our fundraisers selling gift wrap.
Why should you sell gift wrap in the fall?
The best reason is to raise money for your school or sports team. Our gift wrap fundraisers allow your youth group to earn up to 50% profit on every sale.
You want to hold your wrapping paper fundraiser in the fall because you want to allow plenty of time for your fundraising event. You also need extra time for your orders to be filled and shipped back to you. In this way, your customers get their gift wrap in plenty of time for the holiday season.
Eating turkey is an American tradition every November. However, sometimes a big turkey can be very expensive, can’t it?
What if you held a turkey raffle where people can buy a ticket for only one dollar? You can buy the turkey from your proceeds and keep the difference. Furthermore, take photos of your turkey winner and be sure to share them on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.
This is one of the best fundraising ideas for Fall because people are going to buy a turkey anyway. And many people will be willing to risk a dollar to get a turkey for free. So make a list of all the people that bought raffle tickets because they will most likely buy another ticket next year.
Ultimate coffee fundraising brochure there is nothing like a hot cup of coffee on a cool autumn morning. Your friends and family drink coffee every day, don’t they? Why not provide the best coffee for them to drink?
Boston’s best coffee fundraiser offers 11 amazing coffee varieties.
However, what if someone has difficulty choosing only one flavor? No worries! They can order our ever popular coffee sampler and try them all.
This is a great fall fundraiser because people love to eat chili, don’t they? Additionally, they like to brag about how good their chili tastes!
You can charge an entry fee for the chili cook-off for each of the chili cooks. Plus you can charge a tasting fee for every person that wants to try the chili variety. Award a prize for the best tasting chili.
People like the idea of getting a chance for their 15 minutes of fame, don’t they?
So, call your local paper and do a press release to announce the winner and describe your chili cook-off fundraiser.
Keep a list of all the chili cooks and invite them back to next years event.
Many people have an old car in their driveway that no longer works. The husband thinks he’ll fix it one day, while the wife begs him to get rid of it every week. A vehicle donation fundraiser may be a great way to save marriages in your community!
Offer to arrange for a vehicle pick up at their home. You can call the local junkyard and they will be glad to pick it up for you. Your group will earn several hundred dollars selling the scrap metal.
Best fundraising ideas for winter
Here are 6 of our best winter fundraiser ideas. Have fun raising money this winter!
Snowman contest fundraising
This is a great opportunity for you to get free publicity for your school team or youth group.
Have the contest at your school, daycare center or nonprofit center. This way you can get the most out of the free publicity.
You can have everyone make their own snowman and encourage them to be original and creative.
Here are two ways to make money with this fundraiser.
First of all, you can allow people to vote for their favorite snowman with a dollar donation.
Furthermore, you can sell hot cocoa and brownies to those that come to visit the snowman making a contest.
“Good cheer” wreath fundraisers
You can either make these yourself or find a local wholesale provider. Then go to your friends and family and show them photos of the wreaths. Make them affordable so that people will buy one for themselves and one for their friend’s and family’s front door.
These will make a perfect present for the holiday season.
This is one of our best fundraising ideas for winter. (Actually, this is a great fundraiser all year long!)
We like running the cookie go fundraising event during the winter time because people don’t mind putting on their kitchen stoves because it’s so cold outside.
This gourmet cookie dough tastes homemade. It’s a great opportunity for moms, dads and the kids to spend the morning together in the kitchen. Your friends and family get 2 pounds of cookie dough for only 10 dollars.
Can you see why we say it’s one of the best fundraiser ideas we have?
How much money can you make selling cookie dough? That is the best part because your nonprofit group earns up to 50% profit on every tub you sell.
Many people have a wood-burning fireplace or stove in their home. So, what if you had a firewood raffle?
Many people have trees that came down in their yards and want them cleaned up and removed. You can get volunteers to cut these up for your raffle giveaway. Take a picture of the pile of firewood to show to your friends and family. Then simply sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a cord of wood.
We also recommend keeping a list of people that buy a firewood raffle ticket so that you can do this again next year.
Jump in the cold water dare fundraiser
Most people run away from going in the water when it’s cold out. Yet, there are polar bear clubs all over the country.
Believe it or not, there are people that love to jump in the cold water of a pool or lake. So this could be a great opportunity for you to raise funds with this fun dare.
Your friends and family may be willing to sponsor you if you dare to do this!
Sell cinnamon Rolls – comfort food for the soul.
Sell cinnamon rolls and keep up to 50% profit
There is nothing better than the smell of fresh sticky cinnamon rolls coming out of the oven. Can you almost smell them now?
With our cinnamon roll fundraiser at your school, your group can earn up to a 50% profit on every sale. Cinnamon rolls are the perfect comfort food for those cold winter mornings.
Final reminders to have our best fundraising ideas make you the most money…
In conclusion, please look for opportunities to combine these ideas, tips, and suggestions throughout the year.
Additionally, we encourage you to incorporate these traditional fundraising ideas to get the most donations.
- Peer to peer fundraising. A peer to peer fundraiser can make a difference because they know you already!
- Ask local businesses if they would be willing to provide matching gifts.
- Text to donate.
- Write fundraising letters you can either email or send via direct mail. (By the way, we can help you with a custom parent fundraiser letter.)
- Hold a charity auction.
- Use some of the online fundraising apps.
Finally, when you are ready, a fundraising expert will be here to answer your questions about our brochures and catalogs.
We promise will share with you all of our best fundraising ideas to ensure your success!