Our friend Mandy at Fundraising Directory has put together a list of quick and easy fundraisers that you can get underway without too much fuss:
- 5 cent Challenge – Very easy to set up with very little outlay and a nice easy way to kick off the year. More details on Mandy’s website.
- Guessing games – Games like ‘how many lollies in the jar’ (variations on the lollies could be legos, marbles, chocolate eggs for Easter) or ‘guess the weight’. Charge $1 per guess and the winner takes home the jar and contents.
- Photo competition – Ask students to submit a photograph that they have taken themselves and maybe have a guest judge (a local photographer perhaps) choose winners for different categories. Charge per entry and winner could receive something as simple as a voucher or certificate or a photography lesson with a professional.
- 50/50 raffle – These are very easy to do. All you need are some raffle tickets. Sell your nominated number of tickets and the winner takes half the money. For example, if you sell 100 tickets at $1 each, the winner gets $50. Sell 100 tickets for $2 each and the winner gets $100. Another way of running this is ‘lucky squares’. Draw up a grid of 100 squares on a large piece of cardboard and set aside a $50 note in an envelope. Sell each square for $1 and the square that matches the last two digits on the $50 note wins it. You can do for a $100 note as well and sell the squares for $2 each or run both together and give people more chances to win.
- Best seat in the house raffle – Purchase a couple of tickets to a popular concert, sporting event, or musical and raffle them. Popular events could net you a sweet profit, especially if you can find a sponsor to donate the tickets.
- Envelope fundraiser – Small outlay for potentially large returns. Click here to get all the info on this one.
- But wait there’s more! – Mandy has more ideas if you click through to the full article.