Fun Raising Friday 7

Time for another look this week at 10 fun fundraising ideas used by schools, churches, and non-profit groups from across this country. These fun fundraising events are worth checking out because they do a great job of raising funds while everyone enjoys a good time.

The best fundraiser events are ones that attract a big crowd and raise more money than usual because they are so well done. You can turn any type of fun activity into a fundraiser, so lets see what other groups are doing that look like fun.

Hilarity for Charity – Star-studded event in Hollywood, CA raises $500,00 for Alzheimer’s Foundation with a comedy variety show, corporate sponsors, and a fun time for all.

Monopoly Night Fundraiser – Well-heeled crowd of real estate professionals pays $250 a ticket to attend 20th annual Monopoly Night in New York City to raise funds for college scholarships.

Dog Show Fundraiser – Humane Society in Crawford County, OH hosts “Puttin’ on the Dog” dog show serving hot dogs along with a live auction, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawing, instant win tickets, etc.

Kicking Cancer Indoor Ride –  The Kickin’ Cancer! Ride & Family Fun Day in Westport, CT raises $35,000 for cancer research with one-hour “indoor rides” on spin bikes. plus loads of family fun activities.

Wild West Show Fundraiser – Fun fundraising event with barbecue dinner, Wild West Show featuring live-action gunslinging entertainment, country-western music along with live and silent auctions.

BirdFest Fundraiser – 18th annual BirdFest in Winston-Salem, NC raises funds for Habitat For Humanity with weekend event downtown featuring Buy ‘n Fly tent art sale, live auction of original artwork, musical performances, coffee tasting, custom birdhouse competition and more.

A Mother of a Shopping Event – Mother’s Day shopping fundraiser on Staten Island, NY benefits Hurricane Sandy victims with ticket sales, exclusive Mother’s Day gifts, raffles, and silent auction items.

Derby Day Fundraiser – Juleps, Jockeys, and Jazz Derby Day fundraiser by the Junior League of Reno, NV raises $30,000 for charity with raffles plus live and silent auctions.

English Garden Tea Party – A Downton Abbey style fundraiser for an art museum in Biloxi, MS features an elegant meal and tea party on the grounds of a local antebellum mansion.

Psychic Medium Fundraiser – Zonta Club of Chelsea, MA holds psychic-themed fundraiser with $35 tickets, silent auction, Chinese buffet, and psychic readings.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s look at fun fundraising ideas on Fun Raising Friday!