Fun Raising Friday 4

Here we go with another look at fun fundraising ideas for schools, churches and non-profit groups that were being held this week around the country. Its always interesting to take a look at what other groups are doing to raise funds with fun fundraiser events.


These event ideas range from small group undertakings to large charity galas. The important thing is that these groups realize that fun fundraising events attract a bigger crowd because everybody enjoys a good time. And, people who are enjoying themselves tend to be more generous when asked to support your cause.

Fun Raising Friday: Top 10 Fun Fundraisers

Homespun Arts & Crafts Fundraiser – Now in its 34th year, this private school fundraiser in Athens, Alabama has added a classic car show and 5k run to their event help raise funds for three other charities.

Cycle for Sight Wine and Music Festival – Napa Valley charity bike ride, wine tasting, beer tasting, gourmet food from local restaurants and live music. No wonder they are raising over $100,000 with this fun event.

Groupon Fundraiser Nets $155k – Nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K-9s did a nationwide Groupon fundraiser offering a $20 coupon for $10 and raised $155,375 for bulletproof vests for police dogs.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser – Union County Community College gets event sponsors like Wells Fargo, PSE&G, Follett, and Autoland for scholarships golf fundraiser that raises over $200,000.

Hillbilly Dance Party – Fun fundraising ideas for animal shelter funding with local craft beer tasting and three different bands performing at a night club in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Forget Me Not Alzheimer’s Dance Fundraiser – Dance competition fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association in Frederick, Maryland raises $85,000 at the 14th annual Forget-Me-Not Gala.

Art Noir Ball – Very high-end fundraising event for the Westport, CT Arts Center with ticket prices ranging from $225 to $1,000 plus funding for the swanky affair from dozens of corporate sponsors.

Reach For The Stars Fashion Show – Queen of the Valley Foundation’s 20th annual “Reach for the Stars” luncheon and fashion show in Napa valley raised $125,000 to support the Cancer Wellness Program.

Blue Jeans for Bone Marrow – Fundraiser for a bone marrow transplant for 2 year-old boy in Tampa, Florida is gathering 5,000 pair of used blue jeans for resale to help raise needed funds.

Antiques Appraisal Day Fundraiser – Fun fundraiser in Ann Arbor, Michigan where you can get your antiques appraised just like on Antiques Roadshow to support an area museum.

Hope you enjoyed all these fun fundraising ideas. Fun events like these make it easy to attract a big crowd and raise more funds for your cause.