Or maybe you have thought of these. Regardless, here are some creative and intuitive fundraising ideas that we’ve come across that we’d like to share with our charities.
- Prime parking spot raffle. This is best if you’re at a school or if you team up with a large corporation with highly coveted parking spaces. Essentially, participants buy a raffle ticket and one (or however many spots you have to raffle off) lucky winner will get that highly primed spot for a month, or however you choose your term to be. What’s also great is that there’s very little money involved.
- White elephant auction. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Ask your staff, donors, and supporters to donate one item that they do not want. Then host a silent auction, with a low minimum bid. There are no upfront costs other than marketing the auction and setting it up.
- Craft shop on Etsy.com. Etsy provides an easy and inexpensive store-front to anyone who has inventory of hand-made and creative items. Hold craft sessions, ask for craft donations, and put them up on the store for sale. You could even offer your artist to pay the materials back once the item is sold as incentive.