10 Creative ways to fundraise for your non-profit.
- Scavenger Hunt
You can organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt. You can have people collect items and organize teams or have people take photos of an item and where it was found. To be sure that the photos are real, each person should have a camera and write their names in a bag.
- Talent Show
You can organize a neighborhood talent show. Obtain permit from your local precinct and hold it in a neighborhood park. You can charge an entry fee for the talent show and the proceeds can go towards your nonprofit fundraising.
- Create Custom T- Shirts
You can order custom made T shirts with a logo or slogan that represents your non profit. Not only would this help raise funds for your future non-profit, but it would serve as a marketing tool for your organization. I would strongly suggest designing the T-shirt with the logo of the organization on the front and a slogan on the back that represents your future non-profit.
- Create a Crowdfunding Event
Thanks to social media crowdfunding is the best way to fundraise and market to a large group of people. I would suggest advertising on Facebook groups that have members that would have an interest in what your future non-profit will represent.
- Trash Art Auction
A trash art auction is a good way to recycle items and encourage people to use trash in a creative way. Ask your neighbors to save plastic bottles and other recyclable items. You can also make it more exciting by giving away prizes to people who design the most creative piece.
- Have a 5K/ Walk or Run
Whilst most of your expenses will come from securing the event, you can make a decent amount of money from a walkathon. Most of your money will be made from the entrance fee. You can also have the participants create their own Facebook pages to help raise awareness.
- Fashion Show
You can organize a fashion show in a park and charge individuals an entry fee for the show.
- Online fundraising
- The best way to fundraise online is to make your website engaging. Have a donation button that is visible and easy to access.
- Make sure your website is engaging. It should have videos that explain clearly the purpose of your fundraiser. You have to win your donors trust to ensure that their money being allocated towards what you say it will be.
- Trivia night
What more fun way to organize a trivia night. This can be done in your home or at a local restaurant.
- Dance Contest or Dance- Off
You allow people to dance as long as they can and use the money to donate towards your organization. Make it fun and give away low budget prizes to the best dancer.
- House Party
You can have a house party and charge a gate entry fee. This would also be a fun way to network and encourage people to support your non-profit once it has been launched.
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