Fundraising Ideas For Charities
Running and Sporting Events
One of the most popular ways charities can inspire the general public to raise money for them is to get people to enter running, sporting or challenge events and then motivate the individuals to raise money through being sponsored by friends, family and collections. Not only does this form of fundraiser typically provide good publicity and funding for the charity in question, it can also be seen as a goal by the individuals doing it, therefore driving them on to challenges that they did not previously believe they could complete. Some individuals become regular charity fundraisers once they have been bitten by the charity bug. From a charity perspective the main thing that they need to do is to get organizers of events and events to provide charity places. Typically charities ask their entrants to agree to raise a certain amount of money for them. This minimum tends to increase depending on the length of the race / event in question, for example a charity may expect a person to raise £ 350 for entry to a marathon race.
Perhaps the best way to generate a large amount of income for a charity is to engage with businesses and gain corporate sponsorship. Not only will companies donate money to your charity in return for some good press, they will also potentially rally the work to generate income for their chosen charity. Working closely with a company can help with fundraising and publicity.
The use of street fundraisers who stop people in the street to ask for money is a controversial method of raising funds for a charity. Whilst this method can be very effective in generating funds it does not come without a negative side- that irritated that they are being stopped by someone trying to raise money for the charity in question. In many cases the main complain against street fundraisers is the frequency of fundraisers in certain locations. That side, the fact remains that street fundraising is a lucrative way for charities to generate income.
Organize a Rubber Duck Race
Perhaps one of the most fun ways for a charity to raise money is by holding a rubber duck race. Charities buy rubber ducks in bulk and then arrange with the local council or owner of the water where you want to hold your race. Each duck has a number written on them and people then sponsor a duck and the overall winner of the race gets a price. Duck races can start with as little as 50 ducks and increase in size to the biggest races which feature over 100,000 ducks.
A charity auction or charity fundraising dinner is a great way of getting business, local communities, even celebrities involved with charities by both through the donation of items to auction and through the attendance at the auction where they bid on the item. Sometimes charities have even auctioned off items via the online auction websites to let the general public bid on items- this tends to work especially well when it comes to items that have been donated by celebrities.