Fun Raising Friday 5

It’s time for another look at some fun fundraising ideas for small groups, non-profit organizations, schools, and church groups from across the country. These 10 fun fundraisers are noteworthy because they do a great job of raising funds for some really good causes.

Seeing what other nonprofit groups are doing to raise money is always worthwhile because you can get some great fundraiser event ideas that way. Here is this week’s batch of fun event ideas.

Wine on Wheels Fundraiser – A large-scale wine tasting fundraiser for a wheelchair non-profit group in New York City featuring 75 different wines and a silent auction. Tickets $50 in advance, $70 at the door.

Craftology Fundraiser – Craft beer tasting and craft cocktails, finger foods, and live music in a benefit for the Glazer Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa, Fl. Tickets $50 in advance.

Secret Cinema Fundraiser – Combining art, music, and a mystery movie showing makes for a fun fundraiser in Pittsburgh, PA. Tickets $15 or $35 “poster pass,” $45 “date night” package or $50 “VIP date night” package.

Taste of the County Extravaganza – Fundraising event providing funding for local school grants in Woodbury, MN features food from a dozen area restaurants, silent auction and three jazz bands from area high schools.

Fiftieth Fete and Fantasia Charity Gala – Charity event benefiting the Masterworks Chorale held at the historic Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough, CA with tickets at $200 with $120 of  that tax deductible.

32nd annual Bishop Noll Institute Emporium – Private school fundraiser in Hammond, IN fully loaded with high-end silent auction and live auction items, plus several raffles and gourmet catering.

Cops on Top Fundraiser – Police groups in Alabama do a Law Enforcement Torch Run across the state to benefit Special Olympics with sponsor donations, t-shirt sales, and a charity golf tournament.

Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser – Harley-Davidson dealer hosts fundraiser to aid women’s shelter The Well House in Pelham, AL with police-escorted motorcycle ride, live music, silent auction items, and live auctions.

Best of Texas Fundraiser – Junior League of Amarillo, TX holds 23rd annual Best of Texas event  featuring live music, VIP party, live auction, silent auction, and more to benefit 5 local charities.

Bowl for Kid’s Sake – Big Brothers Big Sisters 21st annual bowling fundraiser raises $65k for children’s programs in Owatonna, MN through pledges and corporate sponsors.

Hope you enjoyed all of the fun fundraising ideas in this week’s Fun Raising Friday roundup.