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The A – Z of Fundraising

There are a million and one ways you can start your fundraising journey. Why not use this A – Z Guide to get some ideas? 

Auctions can take many shapes and forms – silent, loud, online. Ask for donations and get your auction started.

Afternoon tea - why not host an afternoon tea to raise funds for your Challenge. You can tell your guests all about your cause while enjoying some baked goodies.

Art - if you are the artistic type then why not sell some of your wares.

Birthday donations - ask for donations to your Charity Challenge instead of birthday gifts.

Barefoot bowling - bring your friends and colleagues together for a fun competition evening.

Bingo - everyone loves a winner. Hold a bingo night.

Busking - do you have some musical talent? Play an instrument? Sing? Obtain a busking permit, set up a sign and see what happens.

 

Cake stall – bake a few cakes or slices and sell them to your colleagues or at your local sporting event..

Coffee shop – see if your local coffee shop will donate a small amount form each coffee purchased for a day or week?

Cook book – why not publish your own cookbook with friend’s and family recipes?
Cake stall

Dinner Party – host a dinner party and raise funds for your Charity

Digital fundraising page - make the most of your digital fundraising page. This page is not just an online collection tin, you can use it to inspire others with a story about the cause, post updates, images and videos. You can ask anyone to help by sharing the link on social media or email so they can donate or even leave a message of encouragement. The more personal your page, the more likely people are to donate.

Events – host an event. The list is endless – a walk, a morning tea, a bike ride, a movie night, a cocktail event, a gala dinner.

Easter egg hunt  – who doesn’t love chocolate? Organise an Easter egg hunt for an entry fee.

Email signature – tell people about your Challenge in your email signature.

Social media
Facebook – promote your cause through facebook. Tell everyone why you’re doing this Challenge and how they can help..

Fancy dress party - charge an entry fee. The best dressed wins a prize..

Fun run - run for a cause. Organise your own fun run, perhaps through the local school or sporting group or run for an established fun run and raise money for your cause.

Golf day – enlist your local club to set up a golf fundraising day.

GoFundraise – use your GoFundraise page to encourage people to donate.

Grand finals fever – hold an event during the football grand finals and charge an entry fee.

Halloween party – celebrate Halloween with a party. Perhaps give a prize for the best costume.

High tea – hosting a high tea is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Host at home or use a venue.

Instagram – use your Instagram page to promote your cause and ask for donations.

Jellybean jar  – ask your office colleagues to guess the number of jellybeans in the jar for a fee. The closest guess wins the jelly beans.

Jazz night – get your dancing shoes on and host a jazz night.

 

High tea
Loose change
Karaoke – who doesn’t love the chance to sing in public? Karaoke nights can be fun.

Kick start  your fundraising page with your own donation. It’s amazing how this encourages others to donate.

Local businesses  are a great source of donations which you can then use in a raffle or as an auction item. Acknowledge their contribution on your social networks so they get some feedback.

Loose change collection – leave a collection tin in your workplace or ask your local café if they’ll put a tin on their counter.
Marathon – if running is your thing, sign up for a marathon and fundraise as you go.

Movie night – host a movie night at your local cinema.

Networks – you have many networks – friends, colleagues, sporting team mates. Ask them all to donate.
Fun Run

Office collection – involve your workplace. Ask for their support.

Promotional material – see if your Charity has some promotional pens, t-shirts or other items you can sell on their behalf.

Quiz nights  - host a trivia night. Check out funtrivia.com for some sample questions.

Raffle – adding a raffle to any event increases the fundraising amount. Approach local businesses to donate some prizes.

 

Sausage Sizzle
Sausage sizzle – everyone loves a sausage sizzle. Set up a BBQ at your sporting event or Bunnings and get cooking.

Social media – use your favourite social media to keep people up to date with your Challenge progress.

Thank you – saying thank you is an important part of the fundraising process and also encourages others to contribute to your page.

University challenge – get your local university involved. Run a sausage sizzle, organise an event.

Valentine's day – try something fun and romantic. Sell flowers in the office, hold a raffle with champagne and dinner as a prize.

Work drinks – ask your boss to donate a few bottles of bubbly and some nibbles. Get your colleagues along for a gold coin donation.

Workplace giving – check if your workplace has signed up for workplace giving. They may even match donations. Check out good2give.ngo

Wine tasting - – see if your favourite vineyard or local bottle shop will host a wine tasting on your behalf.

Xmas in July – host a dinner. No presents – just a donation.

 

 

Yoga – ask your teacher to run a yoga in the park class with donations to your Challenge.

Zumba – ask for a donation and run a Zumba class.

Zzzz – organise a sleep over in an unusual space – in a tepee, a cave or under the stars.
Yoga
 

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