• Organize a yard sale
  • Offer your gardening services in exchange for donations.
  • Reach out to people: Set up outside a mall or grocery store to get donations.
  • Sell flowers: Take flowers from your garden or donated ones.
  • Host a comedy or improv show
  • Cut or shave hair or beards: Do it for charity as long as a certain amount is raised.
  • Have a game night: Participants must make a donation to take part in the evening.
  • Hold a community garage sale
  • Organize sports competitions: Charge a fee to participate in a race, walk or marathon.
  • Organize a coffee sale: Set up a table outside your school or community center and sell coffee, tea, herbal tea while raising awareness for the cause.
  • Have a bottle drive: Exchange them at the grocery store for cash.
  • Organize a flash mob or dance contest: Raise awareness and collect donations before and after the performance
  • Host a pub night: Have a local band play music and take donations at the door.
  • Advertise: Display or carry advertising for local businesses in exchange for donations.
  • Host a charity event: Host a ball or invite a guest speaker. Charge admission.
  • Auction off goods and services: Ask local businesses to donate goods and services and auction them off.
  • Host an emergency preparedness course: Charge a fee for training by an expert.
  • Make your voice heard! Invite a speaker and charge an entrance fee or ask for a donation of their fee.
  • Organize a golf tournament: Invite your colleagues, their partners, and members of your community to participate for an entry fee.
  • Organize a fashion show or talent show: Participants must pay an entrance fee.
  • Hold a movie night: Organize a movie screening where admission is based on donations.
  • Offer your services to paint the faces of children at events.
  • Organize a community barbecue
  • Become a tutor: Offer your services for homework help in exchange for donations from parents.
  • Start a book club: You can charge an admission fee or ask for donations.
  • Host a theme night: Choose a country as your theme. Serve traditional food, have appropriate music and games to test participants’ knowledge.
  • Host a board game tournament or marathon: Players must pay to enter.
  • Host a poker or card game tournament: Charge an entry fee and prepare a trophy for the winner.
  • Be creative! Hold an art auction or a custom sweater auction. Create and sell greeting cards or calendars.
  • Collect change
  • Photo Contest: Set a theme and place the photos at your community center. The winner can be determined by the number of donations received.
  • Offer Christmas wrapping services at malls
  • Host a karaoke night: Charge admission or sell tickets in exchange for a performance.
  • Get cooking! Cook a gourmet dinner and ask for a donation for admission.

Fundraising ideas for family and friends

  • Sell on eBay: Auction off your old items and those of your family on eBay and donate the proceeds.
  • Create and sell a personalized cookbook: Ask your family and friends to bring their own recipes and then sell the book at events.
  • Donate for an occasion: Ask your family and friends to donate instead of giving birthday gifts
  • Be sporty! Participate with family and friends in a triathlon, race, walk or other adventure where people may sponsor you for your efforts.
  • Foreign Film Night: Host a foreign film screening in your home and ask for a donation for admission.
  • Host a murder mystery game night: Ask for donations at the door.
  • Organize creative workshops: Host creative workshops for jewelry making, painting, etc.
  • Get your friends involved! Encourage your friends on Facebook and Twitter to make donations.
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