Fundraising Event Ideas

Articles from Fundraiser Help covering fundraising event ideas in considerable detail with an emphasis on raising more funds from your fundraiser events. To raise the maximum amount from your event, be sure to follow our tips on using multiple raffles and multiple auction formats.

Fundraising events that raise a lot of money are usually fun event ideas that attract a big crowd. The more fun your event is, the bigger the attraction. That doesn't mean that the crowd will just show up on its own, so remember to target your publicity efforts towards both traditional media and social media channels.

Scrub Run Fundraiser

A scrub run fundraiser is another fun walk/run event idea for medical-related causes such as pediatric cancer, Relay For Life, breast cancer research, etc. Most scrub runs – or scrubs run – involve at least some participants wearing hospital scrubs as part of their running gear. A scrub run event usually has several portions – […]

Flip Flop Fun Run

Holding any type of fun run is a great way to raise money for your cause. Add in a world record attempt and you’ve got a great fundraising event idea. A group in Raleigh, NC put together a flip flop fun run to break the world record and raise funds for a group of charities. […]

Fundraising Events: Choosing A Catering Service

When planning a charity fundraising event, choosing the right catering service can make or break your event. Here are some great tips from Deane Brengle about picking the right caterer for your charity gala. Choose the Right Catering Service for Your Fundraising Event When food is a part of your fundraising event you must choose […]

Fund A Need Auction

A Fund A Need auction segment is the most important part of your charity benefit event. Why? Because when done correctly that is where you raise the most money. If you are not doing a Fund A Need, then you’re doing it all wrong. The Fund A Need, Special Pledge Appeal, Paddle Raise, Impact Auction, […]

Pub Crawl Fundraiser

Another unique fundraising event idea is organizing a pub crawl to raise funds for your cause. Just pick one of these fun pub crawl ideas or themes below and start planning your fundraiser. Pub Crawl Ideas Zombie Pub Crawl Craft Beer Crawl ShakesBeer Crawl Superhero Bar Crawl Pirate Pub Crawl Snuggie Crawl Mustache Crawl Crazy […]

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Another fun and inexpensive fundraising event idea is holding a trivia night fundraiser. Here’s some how to advice on putting together your own trivia night and the best ways to raise funds for your cause at a simple event like this. How To Organize A Trivia Night Fundraiser Pick A Good Date – Saturday nights […]

Craft Fair Fundraiser

Details on how to put together a craft fair fundraiser to raise money for your non-profit group or favorite cause. This creative fundraising idea works well for small groups, schools, churches and community organizations. One of the nice things about fundraising with a craft fair is that there are so many different ways that you […]

Fundraising Auction Tips: Meet, Greet & Thank

One of the best fundraising auction tips is to warmly meet and greet each guest and afterward, thank them for attending and for their support. The whole idea is to make each guest feel welcome and appreciated. And nothing says we appreciate your support better than a personal thank you within 24 hours of your […]

101 Fundraising Auction Donations Sources

An extensive list of sources for fundraising auction donations from companies with links to online donation request information for each business. These fundraising auction donation sources provide items ranging from $25 gift cards all the way up to cruise ship vacations. This list will save you hours of time compared to finding all these fundraising […]

Fun Raising Friday 19

Time for another look at 10 fun fundraising event ideas from across the country. This Fun Raising Friday roundup features fun fundraisers like The Betty Bash, the Running Of The Roaches, and a glass pumpkin art fundraiser where 1,400 pieces sold out in just two hours. The best fundraisers are ones that are a lot […]

Tips For Running A Silent Auction

Silent auctions are a great way to raise money, but require a lot of coordinated effort. These tips for running a silent auction will help you procure more items, liven up your event, get everything setup right, make it run smoothly, and maximize your results. Procuring Silent Auction Items Your Group – Start with the […]

Mac And Cheese Fundraiser

A mac and cheese fundraiser is a simple and fun way to raise funds for any size group. There are literally dozens of fundraiser event variations you can include, but it can be just as easy as doing a pancake breakfast or you can make it as big as an outdoor chili cook-off. Here are […]

50 Fundraising Auction Tips

At charity events, the fundraising auction activity is what raises the most money. Here are 50 fundraising auction tips to help you maximize your success with advice on both live and silent auctions, plus how to blend them together for best results. 25 Live Fundraising Auction Tips Saturday Night – You’ll raise more money by […]

Fun Raising Friday 18

Time for a look at 10 more fun fundraising events from across the country that other groups are doing to raise money for their cause. If you’re looking for some fun fundraiser ideas, this is great place to start. Mariachi Festival Fundraiser – Our Lady of Guadalupe church in San Jose, CA is hosting a […]

Fun Raising Friday 17

Fun Raising Friday is all about putting the fun back into your fundraising events, so here are 10 fun fundraising ideas that other groups across the country are using to raise funds for their cause. The more fun you can make your fundraiser, the more money you’ll raise because more people will want to attend […]

Add Excitement To Your Fundraising Event

The best way to raise more money at your fundraising event is to add more fun and excitement. An easy way to do that is to add some dramatic flair with raffles and prize drawings that grab everyone’s interest. By adding attention-getting raffle drums and prize wheels, you will increase participation in your raffles and […]

Service Auction Fundraiser

Another easy way to raise funds is with a service auction or skills auction. Essentially you are raising money by offering the skills and services of your supporters to the highest bidder. These are skills or services that people are already paying for, so its easy to get bidders interested in these types of auction […]

Fun Raising Friday 16

Another look at 10 fun fundraising events from across the country that other non-profit organizations are using to raise funds for their cause. Its amazing to see how creative a lot of groups are at coming up with fun ideas for fundraisers. Here’s the latest list of Fun Raising Friday festivities: Amazing Race Fundraiser – […]

How To Organize A Charity Run/Walk

I get a lot of questions about how to organize a charity run/walk event and that’s a fairly deep subject. As I was about to write up how to do a charity run from scratch, I was glad to run across this article from Rohan Miller, who is an event specialist for The Active Network […]

RWA Literacy Fundraiser

The Romance Writers of America is holding their 2013 literacy fundraiser at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on July 17, 2013. Over 450 romance writers will be there to sign their books for fans, including best-selling authors such as Nora Roberts, Sylvia Day, Brenda Jackson, and Jude Deveraux. The RWA literacy fundraiser is a rare chance […]

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