Are you looking to fundraise money quickly for your team or organization? Here’s a few simple fundraising ideas. Make sure you read until the end because we saved the best for last!

Lemonade Stand

A classic way to raise money is to set up a lemonade stand. It’s easy to do and can be a great way to involve kids in the fundraising process. To make it more interesting, you can offer different flavors or add some homemade treats. It’s important that you check with your local laws and zoning before you setup a lemonade stand on public property. 

Read-A-Thon

A read-a-thon is a fun way to encourage kids to read while also raising money. Participants get pledges for each book they read, and the money goes towards your fundraising goal. You can also have prizes for the top readers. To save money just use the books from your school library or the public library in your city. Parents and community members will be happy to pledge money to support a good cause. 

Car Wash

Car Wash

A car wash is another classic fundraising idea that can be effective. All you need is some soap, water, and a location. You can charge a set fee or ask for donations. Make sure you setup your car wash in a high-profile location so you take advantage of drive by traffic. Weekends usually work best for this. 

Pancakes

Pancake Dinner

Hosting a pancake dinner can be a fun and easy way to raise money. You can charge a set fee for the meal and also offer raffle tickets or other activities to raise more funds. Pancakes are great because they are cheap and easy to prepare. The kids can pitch in with cooking, serving, bussing tables, and running the raffle. 

Color Run Fundraiser

A color run is a popular fundraising event where participants run a 5K while getting covered in colored powder. It’s a fun and memorable experience that can attract a lot of participants. The best part of the color run is the photos turn out amazing! 

Karaoke Contest

A karaoke contest can be a fun and entertaining way to raise money. Participants can pay an entry fee or get pledges for their performance. You can also have prizes for the winners. Make sure to keep it fun and not too competitive so everyone feels comfortable participating. You can also allow groups to sing songs together which takes some of the pressure off. 

Cook-Off

A cook-off can be a fun way to involve the community in your fundraising efforts. Participants can pay an entry fee and have their dishes judged by a panel or by attendees. Most schools have a culinary class which would be a great place to draw your participants from. 

5K Fun Run or Walk

A 5K fun run or walk is a popular fundraising event that can attract a lot of participants. You can charge a registration fee and also offer prizes for the top finishers. A 5K run or walk is approximately 3.1 miles which makes it a short easy event that most people can participate in.

Bakeoff

Bake Sale

A bake sale is a classic fundraising event and easy way to raise money. You can sell homemade treats at a set price or ask for donations. Get the kids involved by having them bake the treats with their parents adding an extra layer of learning into the event. 

Raffle

Hosting a raffle can be a great way to raise money. You can sell tickets for a set price and offer a prize that is attractive to your target audience. Get the community involved by asking local businesses to donate the prizes for the raffle. 

Bingo Boards

Bingo

Hosting a bingo night can be a fun and easy way to raise money. Participants can buy cards for a set price and winners can get prizes. Bingo is an easy game to play and will appeal to a large set of the population, especially an older demographic. 

Talent Show

Hosting a talent show can be a fun and entertaining way to raise money. Participants can pay an entry fee or get pledges for their performance. No matter how old or young, everyone has a talent. This is a great way for people to show off and raise money at the same time. 

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

A silent auction can be an effective way to raise money. You can gather items donated by local businesses or individuals and have attendees bid on them. Similar to the raffle you can engage with the community and ask them to donate the prizes for the auction.

Exhibition Game

Hosting an exhibition game can be a fun and exciting way to raise money. You can invite local sports teams or even adults to play and charge admission or sell concessions. Many adults will jump at the change to relive their younger years by playing a sport they once loved. 

Hour-A-Thon 

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In conclusion, raising money for your team doesn’t have to be difficult. With Hour-A-Thon’s proven framework you can raise the funds you need faster than ever before. 

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By Published On: April 27th, 2023Categories: Fundraising Tips0 Comments

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