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Old 03-06-2014, 10:31 PM
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The Big Thread of Fundraising Ideas

Hi all.

As an alumnus, one of the projects I've been in charge of is coming up with fundraisers for our undergrads.

I've spent the last 6 months collecting as many ideas as I could find as a result. I don't want all that work to go to waste, so I will be reposting them in chunks in this thread, with links to the actual sources for more info.

I think this thread could become a useful resource for anyone looking for inspiration for fundraising, so feel free to contribute!

Party Playlist
http://fundraisingmix.com/party-play...raising-ideas/
Host a party with a twist - people can vote for the music on the playlist by donating!

Food Fight
http://www.tracypress.com/view/full_...ht-fundraiser?
Lammersville School in California holds an annual food fight where students and teachers fling mashed potatoes at one another

Veggie Basketball
http://www.pennstatehershey.org/c/do...groupId=271095
Host a basketball free-throw competition with strange fruits or vegetables such as lettuce, cantaloupe, melon, etc.

Tattoo A Donor's Name On Your Body
http://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/...ion/?ref=var_0
Nick Francis tattooed the name of the person who donated the most money to his fundraising effort on his butt inside of a heart

Cliff Jumping Accuracy Contest
http://www.highinfatuation.com/blog/...ie-fundraiser/
Base jumpers held a raffle and cliff jumping accuracy contest to raise money for the grand county search and rescue team

Blinged Bra Auction
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/ente...n_to_rais.html
Bras were “blinged” out with rhinestone and autographs from celebrities, and then auctioned off to fundraise for breast cancer

Lego Machine Building
http://kdhnews.com/news/bricks-lymph...a4bcf6878.html
Bricks 4 Kidz hosted a fundraiser that used Lego building to teach critical skills like engineering and math

Poverty Challenge
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-dail...-for-challenge
Live Below The Line was a fundraising challenge and awareness event to have participants survive with only $2.25 a day for food, for 5 days

Silhouette Portrait
http://www.hpe.com/life/x1385730738/...h-Point-Museum
Artist Jeanine Owen created silhouette portraits using a pair of surgical scissors for guests at a fundraiser for the High Point Historical Society

Interactive Touch Technology Event
http://www.vancourier.com/vancouver-...y-lab-1.645361
The Vancouver Public Library Foundation began an annual fundraiser featuring touch-related attractions like a Braille iPad that controls lights
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:34 PM
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I like the idea of a big annual yard sale with donations from local family, friends and alumni. What I like so much is that most people have household donations on hand anyway, and you're bringing in money from outside your typical support base. It can really be a win-win.
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I like the idea of a big annual yard sale with donations from local family, friends and alumni. What I like so much is that most people have household donations on hand anyway, and you're bringing in money from outside your typical support base. It can really be a win-win.
The Golden Rule of Successful Fund Raising: Never cannibalize your own group!

You have some great ideas so far!
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:34 PM
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I like the idea of a big annual yard sale with donations from local family, friends and alumni. What I like so much is that most people have household donations on hand anyway, and you're bringing in money from outside your typical support base. It can really be a win-win.
I agree. You never know what you'll find at a yard sale, and that's always a big reason for people to attend.

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The Golden Rule of Successful Fund Raising: Never cannibalize your own group!

You have some great ideas so far!
Thanks! I found these fundraising ideas all over the Internet. There's a lot out there, just not all together in one place.

Here are some more:

Tase A Cop
http://www.recorder.com/news/nation/...to-raise-money
Knightstown Police Chief Danny Baker was shot by a stun gun to raise funds for a new squad car

Art Destruction
http://www.modbee.com/2013/11/17/303...royed-for.html
Several original artworks were created. Spectators could pay to save the pieces, or watch them be destroyed

Corn Maze
http://www.mountainx.com/article/525...r-opens-Friday
Eliada Homes hosts an annual corn maze fundraiser featuring attractions like giant slides, corn cannons and a spider web climb-on

Stadium Seat Cushion Sale
http://www.fundraiser-ideas.net/chee...raising-ideas/ - (scroll down, it's #9)
Sell cushions with your school’s mascot and name at outdoor sports games

Drag Queen Boxing
http://www.ktvn.com/story/23639781/d...oxing-ring-for
Philip Brown organized a drag queen boxing event and sold tickets to raise money for an LGBT center

Electric Yoga
http://943thepoint.com/move-for-hung...ga-fundraiser/
The Hoop Group Headquarters hosted a unique fundraising event that combined neon lights, glow body paint and yoga to benefit the “Move For Hunger” nonprofit

Grocery Cart Race
http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/g...ising-heights/
The Comitis Crisis Center holds annual grocery cart races to raise money and food for its nonprofit operations

Monopoly Real World Locations Tour
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.u...1025120026.htm
Two time cancer survivor Graham Hurley and his friends visited the locations in London that were made famous by the board game Monopoly to raise money for cancer research

No Pants Dance
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novasco...fundraiser-set
Men and women attended a dance fundraiser in boxers to raise money for prostate cancer

Paper Shredding
http://www.timescolonist.com/life/fu...toria-1.648185
A synagogue raised money by shredding paper for people
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From a risk management perspective, base jumping is a BAD IDEA.
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