Unique Fundraising Ideas That Work!

By: Terryterhune
In order to come up with unique fundraising ideas involves knowing a few things before you begin. You will need to assess what sort of fundraiser will draw a lot of people in, what resources you have at your disposal and what the people you have to help possess in terms of skills.

The resources which you have at hand are the first thing which you should think about when seeking unique fundraising ideas. Think about what locations you can use to hold your fundraiser, what items you may have to sell and so on. If you think you have no resources at all, you are probably just not thinking hard enough about this. Many fundraising ideas require little or no resources to begin with.

Next consider the skills which are possessed by those who are likely volunteers for your fundraiser. Perhaps some in your group are excellent bakers - a bake sale may then be in order. Creative types in your group could help you to put on an arts and crafts sale; particularly if there are parents in your group, you may be able to enlist children in creating items for sale. Knowing your groups interests and skills will assist you in coming up with unique fundraising ideas.

Another thing you need to think about when you are holding a fund raising event is that you need to know your community. When you know your community then you know what they are likely to respond to. You should also be sure that the cause you are trying to raise money for is something people will care about. This means that you need to know people believe in the cause.

The demographics of where you plan to hold your fundraising event matters a great deal as well. An event held in the least affluent part of your city will, understandably, bring in less than if it was held in a more well to do area.

Think about which local businesses and organizations are likely to support your fundraising mission. For instance, if you were to raise money for a book club or library, perhaps local bookshops would be willing to assist your cause by donating books to be sold at a fundraiser. No matter what your fundraiser, look for organizations that have concerns which are relevant to your own.

Grocery stores also have book sections and they may be willing to let you put out a table for a bake sale. There are public places and businesses that will be willing to allow you to hold your event on their premises.

To come up with unique fundraising ideas, think about all of these things. Knowing the skills of your group, the resources available and the nature of your community will help you to come up with an event which will work well for your group.
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