Fundraising Ideas from A to Z
Compile a local information booklet for distribution to local businesses. Make
money with ads and discount vouchers from local merchants.
Organize a sponsored aerobathon with the help of gyms and sport shops.
Afternoon Tea Party
Entertain guests with raffles, auctions and live music.
Collect your own, then raffle them off.
Arts & Crafts Booth
Sell homemade items at local craft fairs.
Arrange with local gallery to auction off artist’s works.
Stage an exhibition for local artists. Charge entrance fee and commission on
Auction off donated items and services of people and businesses.
Auction off special date packages with local single guys.
Make badges to sell at work, to friends or at craft fairs.
Bad Tie Day
Charge your colleagues a fee to come to the meeting wearing the loudest tie.
Bakeless Bake Sale
Charge your colleagues to not bake something for a bake sale.
Sell balloons that are filled with helium. Each balloon has a message attached
asking the finder to return the card and promising a reward if the returned
card is that of the winning balloon. The balloon is released. The card that
is returned from the greatest distance away within a specified time is the winner
and wins the prize.
Offer as a prize for a raffle or sell trip in a chartered balloon.
Sell tickets to a dance. Hire a caller and a band. Serve food and drinks.
Food-filled picnic baskets are auctioned off. Members supply baskets and food.
Battle of the Bands
Contest for amateur bands, where the audience votes on the winner. Charge admission
and sell food and drinks. Give a cash prize to the winning band.
Teams pay admission fee to push a bed down a course in the fastest time.
A day of international beers, food and music.
Everyone pays for a card. Winners win money or prizes.
Everyone brings a wrapped box with an item inside; humorous or of actual value.
One box should contain a cash prize. Bidding can be live or silent.
Board Games Evening
Invite friends to play Scrabble, Monopoly etc. Charge entrance or game fee.
Teams build model boats and race them or use real ones. Charge an entrance fee.
Organize a cruise down a nearby river or canal. Include refreshments and entertainment.
Charge proud parents to show off their offspring. Prizes for various categories.
Sell old books collected from everyone you know. Sell leftovers to book dealers.
Keep kids entertained at bigger events. Charge a bouncing fee.
Raise sponsorships by flying in the face of fear.
Gather a team and get sponsored to pull a bus through town. Get several teams
and make it a race. Prize to the winning team.
Sell tickets for a trip to a special destination. During the drive hold a raffle.
Design and sell a calendar. Businesses may sponsor pages.
Make and sell candles.
Sell homemade or professionally made candy.
Car Treasure Hunt
Drive from clue to clue in search of the “Treasure.” Teams pay to
Wash cars at shopping centers or office car lots.
Arrange for a carnival for your town. Charge admission or get a percentage of
Host a festive concert for your community. Sell pies, coffee and mulled wine.
Get a group to go door to door singing. Ask for donations.
Hire gaming tables. Sell chips. Chips are redeemed for tickets. Prizes are bid
on with tickets.
Teams race decorated chariots – anything from a horse and cart to a sedan
Organize a themed ball with live music at a hotel. Charge for tickets.
Members charge a fee for clowning talent at children’s parties and festivals.
Members collect cans and plastics to be sold to recycle centers.
Entertain the crowds with your own recital or hire musicians.
Invite well-known chefs to share recipes with a ticket-paying audience.
Receive a commission on each approved applicant.
Custom Monopoly Games
Sell Monopoly games with local streets and landmarks.
Challenge teams in the area to compete for cash prizes. Charge an entry fee.
Charge pet owners to show off their pooches. Ask pet stores to sponsor the event.
Place a donation can at local businesses with Club name and logo.
Charge fairgoers to drop their friends or enemies in a water tank.
Gather old items and auction them on ebay.
Easter Egg Hunt
Charge entry fee to find plastic eggs with money and/or candy.
Get sponsored to stuff your face.
Sell the discount books and receive a percentage of sales.
Get sponsored to shave them off.
Charge to paint faces at fairs and children’s parties.
Jazz up your event with a fancy dress contest. Charge an entrance fee.
Ask local shops to supply clothes. Charge admission and percentage of sales.
Get sponsored to fast for an hour, a morning or a day.
Re-create an evening of vintage cinema by showing classic films and musicals.
Charge to put on fireworks displays for special events.
Charge an admission fee. Give trophies for biggest fish.
Make fresh, dried or silk arrangements to sell seasonally.
Charge entrants to display their “green thumb” or creative displays.
Hire a hall to sell donated furniture and old office equipment. Take a sales
Host mock version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” or “The
Sell off all your unwanted belongings.
Offer gardening services.
Go in search of the area’s most glamorous grandmother. Charge contestants
to enter. Ask local hair salons and day spas to donate prizes.
Go Kart Grand Prix
Hold a Go Kart Grand Prix at the nearest track. Drivers pay entrance fee.
Sell a plush towel with a hangtag bearing the Club logo.
Charge an entrant’s fee and sell tee signs to local businesses.
Apply for a grant from a large corporation.
Make and sell cards for every occasion.
Guess the ???
Competitors pay to guess how many sweets in a jar, a cake’s weight, etc.
Invite a celebrity or local hero to speak. Charge admission.
Take tourists and visitors on locally guided walks or trips.
Charge entrance fee to a Halloween bash.
A fee is charged to tour local homes.
Sick of bad hair days? Go bald for charity.
Rent out stalls to local traders.
Offer your ironing services at a cost.
Dump teams in the middle of nowhere with no money or transportation. First team
back wins a prize. Charge an entrance fee.
Stage a day of jazz with local musicians. Charge an admission fee.
Make and sell beaded jewelry.
Discover your own American Idol. All you need is a machine and a well-stocked
Try doing everything with your left hand for the day. Mistakes cost.
Line Dancing Instructions
Arrange a place and an instructor and charge for admission. Be sure to have
Get sponsored to run a traditional 26-mile race.
Sell magazine subscriptions and receive a percentage of sales.
Mile of Pennies
Make a mile of pennies in your town center. Ask shoppers to help by donating
Miniature Golf Tournament
Just like a regular golf tournament only on a miniature golf course.
Offer guided walks to natural beauty spots.
Collect ink cartridges and other recyclable items and sell to dealers.
Stage an amateur opera evening or arrange a trip to see a professional opera.
Design and make tree ornaments to sell.
Organize paintball challenges at local centers. Players pay to enter.
Sell tickets to a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.
Get sponsored to take the plunge.
Sell uniquely personalized gifts for special occasions.
Charge proud pet owners to show off their cats, hamsters, bunnies, mice, etc.
Pick a Cork Fair Game
Pick a numbered cork out of a board. If the cork is marked WINNER, claim a prize.
Frame and sell prints of local scenes or pictures relevant to Club activities.
Charge local businesses to place their ad on a placemat that is distributed
and used in local restaurants.
Sell donated plants.
Organize a league of players and compete on a certain game. Charge entrants.
Collect and sell foreign and unusual stamps to dealers.
Whether it French or Flamenco, sell your skills with private lessons.
Get businesses to advertise in event programs.
Sell promotional gifts with your logo on it.
Make and sell homemade quilts.
Ask local firms to donate prizes and sell tickets.
Teams build rafts and compete for prize money. Teams are charged an admission
Publish favorite recipes from local restaurants, chefs and Club Members.
Sell refreshments at fairs and festivals.
Sell a discount card for a local restaurant.
Travel from restaurant to restaurant, having a different course at each stop.
Charge should include all food costs and your cut. Reserve tables with the restaurant.
Scratch and Help Card
Donor scratches two circles, donates the uncovered amount and receives coupons.
Ask supporters to donate their loose change collections.
Participants get sponsored for every pound lost.
Players pay to throw sopping wet spongers at whoever’s in the hot seat.
Mum’s the word. Stay silent for as long as you can.
Organize sport tournaments. Charge an entrant’s fee.
Cover the miles on a stationary bike or jogging machine at the gym. Get pledges.
Pay a dollar for every “bleeped” word uttered. Put a box at home,
work or in the local bar.
Get sponsored per lap or length of swim time.
Tin Can Alley Fair Game
Knock down the stack of tin cans and win a prize.
Teams pay a fee to compete against each other to discover the “hidden
Tree of Lights
Sell a light on a holiday tree that represents a lost loved one.
T-shirts and Clothing
Market the Club by producing a range of promotional clothing.
Arrange a post-Christmas sale of new unwanted gifts. Get a percentage of the
Bid on menial household chores to be done by community VIPs.
Vacation Home Rentals
Club receives rental fees on donated vacation homes of the Members.
Entrants must complete a course in a specified time, not earlier or later.
Owners pay to display their prized vehicle. Raffles are conducted.
Video Games and Movie Sales
Sell old video games, movies, DVDs and CDs.
Guys get sponsored to wax their legs or chest.
Weight of the Cake Fair Game
Pay to guess the weight. Winner gets the cake.
Charge to wash windshields at local gas stations for a day.
Hold a tasting session for a wine company. Get commission on sales. Hold raffles.
Prune trees or chop firewood for a fee.
Make and sell your own woodcrafts at craft fairs.
Make up and sell X-mas baskets. Include food, drink, toys and gifts.
X-mas Wreaths and Swags
Sell professional wreaths and swags and get a percentage of the sales.
X-mas Tree Lots
Sell Christmas trees and get a percentage of the sales.
Organize a local race of sailboats. Charge an entrant’s fee.
Invite a guest astrologer for a star-studded fundraiser. Charge for entry and