Fun Raising Friday 6

Time to take another look this week at 10 fun fundraising ideas for non-profit groups from across the country. These fun fundraisers are great examples of how to raise funds by organizing events where everyone has a good time.

Boston Strong Fundraiser

These fundraiser events are from groups of all sizes including schools, churches and charity organizations. Some are large-scale galas and others are just groups of people working together to support a good cause.

Here are this week’s top 10 fun event ideas:

Cabaret Fundraiser – Live music and entertainment outdoors with three auctions to raise funds including an online auction for two weeks prior, some great silent auction items, plus a live auction with some awesome travel packages like an African safari. Tickets $100 per person.

Giggle With Gilda – Comedy night cancer fundraiser in Kansas City raises $100,000 for cancer support club honoring SNL alum Gilda Radner featuring VIP after party, silent auction and live auction.

Livestock Music Festival – Fun fundraising event in St. Peter, MN featuring lots of live music to raise funds for World Vision, a charity providing livestock to poor families in Third World countries.

Variety Show Fundraiser – Choir, bands and drama students at Richland High School in Columbia, Washington organize a variety show as a cancer fundraiser for their choir director.

Boxing Clinic Fundraiser – Friends organize a boxing lesson workout in Braintree, MA to raise money for a victim of Boston Marathon bombing. One critical care nurse said it felt great to punch something.

Rodeo Fundraiser – Ninth Annual Rodeo Nights in Augusta, Georgia raises money for burn victims with two-day rodeo plus children’s area with pony rides, inflatables, and stick horse races.

Honor Tommy Mac –  5k run and intense workout day in Los Alamitos, CA raises $12,000 for family of Army Ranger Tommy MacPherson, who was killed in action during his fourth deployment to Afghanistan.

Bike For Bagwell – High school students and teachers in Homewood, AL ride stationary bikes in class and in hallways to raise $13,000 in Relay For Life fundraiser honoring late teacher Lynda Bagwell.

Navigate for a Cure – Car rally GPS navigation competition in Pasadena, CA raises money for City of Hope. Cash prizes for top 3 finishers with closest finish to the target time.

AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll – Awesome charity event featuring a 2.5 mile stroll through Universal Studios back lot raises $600,000 for programs aiding disabled children and adults.

Hope you liked this week’s batch of fun fundraising ideas. They are definitely worth checking out for inspiration and creativity!