Fundraising is a complicated topic. For every good fundraising idea, there are plenty of companies that pitch complicated ideas, some of which even have suspicious returns on investment. This article aims to cut through that and suggest some easy fundraising ideas – simple things your organization can do to raise money. Bear in mind that these are just a handy of easy fundraising ideas.
Transfer People's Home Videos to DVDs – Many people have old home videos on VHS tapes or other formats. They most likely would like to have them in the more stable and far more convenient DVD format. You can do that quite easily. All you have to do is rent a machine that specifically transfers VHS videos to DVDs. This is an easy fundraising idea that you can do as your schedule permits.
Desert Tasting – Everyone loves to eat and this easy fundraising idea appeals to that desire. Make a lot of different kinds of deserts and sell tickets to a desert tasting. Make sure to clearly label each desert and the ingredients each contain, as it is likely that at least a few people who attend will have food allergies. Make sure to price tickets not like a restaurant, but a like a fundraiser (a little higher). People will not mind the higher price as long as they know it's for a good cause.
Collect and Resell Electronic Devices – If the group the fundraiser is for large, you should be able to collect a large amount of used, unwanted and even broken electronic devices from your members. There are plenty of websites that will buy used electronics. Some will even tell you how much they are willing to pay you for specific electronic devices before you place the devices in the mail. This is certainly an easy fundraiser.