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.

10 Fun Fundraising Event Ideas

The best fundraisers are ones that are a lot of fun for everyone who attends. The good times attract bigger crowds and put everyone in a good mood, not to mention raising lots more money. So, put the fun in your next fundraiser with these 10 fun event ideas.

The Betty Bash – Fun fundraising event focused on a Girls Night Out features magicians, tarot card readers, games, a DJ, and a fabulous silent auction. Annual event held in Lake Forest, IL raises funds for the Mothers Trust Foundation and includes a Taste Of The Town with chef specialties from 20 local restaurants.

Running Of The Roaches – The 13th annual version of this charity event in New Berlin, WI featured races between huge Madagascar hissing cockroaches around an 8-foot track to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation, which helps families of wounded veterans and their families.

Glass Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser – A unique fundraising idea raises funds for the First City Art Center in Pensacola, FL in their 7th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. Local artists and art students use the center’s Creative Warehouse to make their colorful creations for the center’s biggest fundraising event.

Lamb Arts Holds “Baaa-nefit” Fundraiser – The LAMB Arts Regional Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD is raising funds with a performance of a unique musical murder mystery play. The “baaa-nefit” features food, a cash bar, live and silent auctions, plus the first performance of  the musical thriller “Flames”, described as  Alfred Hitchcock meets Edgar Allen Poe with a touch of Glee.

Singing For A Promise – A fundraising program of choral group performances in Buffalo, NY raises money for Family Promise of Western New York. The fun fundraising event uses admission tickets, raffles, and silent auction to fund raise for homeless families.

Youth Football Fundraiser – Youth football teams and cheerleading squads in Elkins, WV will play a day-long series of games at the local stadium to raise funds for the family of a local high school football player who passed away two weeks after he collapsed during a game.

Play For The Cure – Two college women’s field hockey team teams play a benefit game in Danville, KY to raise funds for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Money from ticket sales, a silent auction, food and beverage sales, and a halftime relay race will go to the non-profit organization.

Apple Harvest Festival – Festival fundraising ideas always make for fun fundraisers and this event for the New Harmony Fire District in St. George, UT is no exception. Fun activities junior firefighter games, bounce houses, pie eating contests, arts & craft fair, bake sale, vendor market, and live music.

Puppy Plunge Fundraiser Raises $25k For SPCA – Fun fundraising event drew 1300 people, 350 dogs, and 40 vendors to Camp Letts in Anne Arundel County, MD. Dogs frolicked in the water as owners socialized, kids played, and a good time was had by all.

GOTR SuperHero 5k – The Girls On The Run chapter in Ann Arbor, MI is holding a SuperHero 5K where participants are encouraged to dress as superheroes. Events includes a 1 mile and 5k run/walk along trails and a kids’ dash for children ages seven and younger. Money raised provides scholarships for girls in need. Event attract huge corporate sponsorships every year.

That’s it for this Fun Raising Friday look at fun fundraising ideas that other groups are using to raise funds for their cause. Get inspired and create your own fun event!