Fundraiser Help: Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Help has been providing fundraising ideas for schools, churches, non-profits and youth sports groups since 2002. This is the place to discover the best fundraising ideas for your events along with extra profit tips on how to raise even more funds.

There are hundreds of articles on our site about unique fundraiser ideas. Be sure to also check out the Event Ideas category for lots more fun fundraisers and event ideas. Plus, our Tips category can show you how to raise more funds with whatever fundraiser idea you choose.

Business Donation Request – Fundraiser Source List

Business Donation Request - List Of Donation Sources From

Looking for a list of business donation request source links? Download a free 14-page PDF version of our auction donation source list of national businesses. Download link is at the bottom of the page. The link for each business is to their donation request form or to the page where they provide details on how […]

Fun Raising Friday 23

Fun Raising Friday - Giant pelican drops 100,000 golf balls in raffle drop fundraiser

Time for another look at some fun fundraising ideas from around the country. Check out these fun fundraisers that other groups are doing to raise funds.   Ball Drop Raffle From Giant Pelican – 100 charities sold $5 raffle chances for a ball drop raffle featuring a giant pelican with a 50-foot wingspan hovering over […]

Fundraising With Bricks

Fundraising With Engraved Bricks And Pavers

Using engraved bricks for fundraising is another excellent way to raise funds for your nonprofit group, church, or school. The so-called Buy A Brick fundraiser is easy to do and produces great results for special projects or capital campaigns. In a nutshell, your group sells fundraising bricks and pavers that are engraved with wording chosen […]

Mobile Fundraising: Talk To The Hand

Mobile Fundraising: Talk To The Hand

When someone uses the phrase Talk To the Hand, it means they don’t want to hear what you are saying. In mobile fundraising, its really all about Talk To The Hand because that’s what’s holding their smartphone, the ultimate communication tool for reaching people today. Mobile Fundraising For Nonprofits Mobile phone fundraising is hands down […]

12 Fundraising Event Tips

How To Raise More Money At Your Next Fundraising Event

Here are 12 tips on how to raise more money at your fundraising event. Many nonprofit groups only use six or seven of these fundraising ideas, but that just means they’ve overlooked some truly significant ways to raise funds. Some of these tips require substantial lead time, such as applying for a grant to cover […]

Fun Raising Friday 22

Fun Raising Friday - 10 Fun Fundraiser Ideas

Time for this month’s edition of Fun Raising Friday – a look at 10 fun fundraiser ideas from across the country. These events definitely put the fun in fundraising! These fun fundraiser events are ideas that will work for any group. The whole idea of Fun Raising Friday is to gather lists of fun fundraiser […]

Top 10 Golf Fundraising Ideas

Top 10 Golf Fundraising Ideas

There are a lot of unique golf fundraising ideas that you can use to raise money for your nonprofit group. Here is a list of the top 10 golf fundraisers that are both fun and easy to do. Top 10 Golf Fundraising Ideas Golf Fundraiser Tournament Golf Ball Drop Raffle Golfing Expo Golfing Lessons Fundraiser […]

Capital Campaign Needs

Capital Campaign Needs

Capital Campaign Needs – A capital fundraising campaign is defined as seeking: “to raise a specified sum of money within a defined time period to meet the varied asset-building needs of the organization,” by Henry A. “Hank” Rosso, a leading figure in the development of the discipline of fundraising. Traditionally viewed as an exercise to […]

Fun Raising Friday 21

Fun Raising Friday 21

A look at 10 fun fundraising ideas for nonprofit groups from across the country. These 10 fun fundraisers for the holiday season range from a WTF fundraiser for a ballet non-profit in Salt Lake City to a warm Hannukah get together in Cincinnati for a sick child to the return of “BatKid” in another San […]

Bed Race Fundraiser

Bed Race Fundraiser

A bed race fundraiser is another fun fundraising event idea that can raise a lot of money for your cause. Bed races work well as cancer fundraisers or for college groups looking to organize a fun event to raise funds. The premise is fairly simple. Teams compete by pushing hospital beds – complete with a […]

Fundraising Networking Events

Fundraising Networking Events

Hosting a business meet-and-greet networking event as a fundraiser for your cause is a great way to raise funds. In areas with lots of young professionals, networking events are a popular way to make business connections and its easy to add some fundraising activities to these types of get-togethers. Fundraising networking events for a good […]

Fun Raising Friday 20

Fun Fundraising Ideas

It’s been quite a while, so here’s another Fun Raising Friday look at 10 ideas for fun fundraising events that other groups are doing to raise funds. These fun fundraiser ideas from all across the country range from elementary school fundraisers to non-profit charity galas. Duct Tape A Teacher – Students at an elementary school […]

Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn’t Use

Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn't Use

Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn’t Use – There are two words that non-profit groups shouldn’t use in their donor communications, whether its email, online, in a fundraising letter or a newsletter. Those two words are “very” and “different” and you are doing your organization a disservice by using them. Why? Because to an educated person, they […]

10 Ways To Sell More Event Tickets

How To Sell More Event Tickets

When organizing a fundraising event, ticket sales can make or break your fundraiser. Here are 10 ways to sell more event tickets so you can raise more funds. Sell Tickets Online Early Bird Discount Group Discounts VIP Early Access Members Only Pre-sale Social Media Promotions Traditional Media Contests Cross-promote Events Giveaway Tickets w/Raffle Entry Last […]

Game Show Fundraiser

Game Show Fundraiser Ideas

Doing a game show fundraiser is an easy and fun way to raise funds. Choose a classic game show like Family Feud or The Price Is Right and use it as the centerpiece for a fun fundraising event. These game show fundraiser ideas will help you get started and show you how to raise more […]

Citrus Fruit Fundraiser Tips

Citrus Fruit Fundraiser Tips - 4 Ways To Triple Your Profits

4 Tips To Triple Your Citrus Fruit Fundraiser Profits – Doing a citrus fruit fundraiser will usually raise more money than selling other fundraising products because the price points are higher and its easy to add in some other high-profit options. Selling citrus fruit is a great fundraiser for school groups like band and cheerleading […]

Holiday Bazaar Fundraising Ideas

Holiday Bazaar Fundraising Ideas

A great way to raise funds late in the year is to hold a combination craft fair and holiday shopping event. These holiday bazaar fundraising ideas will help you get organized and raise more money at your holiday fundraiser event. While a holiday bazaar is primarily a shopping marketplace, its also perfect for crafting demonstrations […]

Festival Fundraising Ideas

Festival Fundraising Ideas

101 festival ideas plus the top 12 fundraising ideas for raising money at your event. A festival fundraiser is a great way to raise funds because events with a fun focal point make it easier to attract a large audience. Festivals also keep people involved longer than most other fundraising events, so they also help […]

Craft Fair Fundraiser

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

Fundraising Auction Tips

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 […]

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