Almost any company culture revolves around one word – ‘teamwork.’ Today, this concept faces more diverse challenges due to the way technology enables team collaboration regardless of geographical boundaries.
However, what if you could include team effort when designing ideas for fundraising activities?
You get a two-in-one outcome:
- On the one hand, you ensure a teambuilding opportunity.
- On the other hand, your fundraiser can be a hit because your audience gets genuinely engaged.
If fundraising is about helping others, team building is about helping each other while growing within a working community. At the core, the two have quite the same principles; so why not start incorporating them into the same strategy to get the best results?
In what follows, we suggest 5 ways of doing so.
1. Grow Local Knowledge
Education is one of the greatest causes people feel compelled to rally for, as it embodies the promise for a better future.
That is why contributing to the growth of local communities can be among the best ideas for fundraising activities. You can quickly get a team to be on board with it.
The activities they could perform together are:
- collecting books for local libraries or underprivileged neighborhood schools
- collecting educational devices for disadvantaged communities
- designing educational courses
- organizing a summer school.
2. People to the Rescue
Saving animals is another cause which brings people together.
When fundraising for animal rescue associations, teams can contribute with assistance.
The idea is to get them involved in assistance activities and use these actions as promotional material. Tweet them, share clips and pictures or even live broadcast how you assist rescue groups with their mission.
This way, you strengthen your brand awareness by showing preoccupation for reasonable causes.
3. Ideas for Fundraising Activities – Disaster Relief Kits
Most usually, you would not couple a fancy fundraiser with disaster relief kits. However, when natural hazards hit a community, these kits could prove life-saving.
If you are located in a region with a natural hazard history or with risk potential, it is never too early to start thinking of prevention measures.
On the one hand, your team could help families previously affected by disasters. On the contrary, they could build a resource center containing items like:
- first aid kits
- personal hygiene tools
- dust masks
- can openers
4. A Helping Hand to Homeless Centers
Needless to say, homeless centers are in need of continuous help from others.
An excellent way to involve your team in fundraising for them is raising money and resources for a monthly cooking activity.
Sharing food is a way of socializing, even more so for a team. It can significantly increase camaraderie and team coordination.
Get your team to cook meals for the homeless, and you pretty much contribute to their self-esteem.
5. Brighten up a Day
This fundraising activity is related to providing to children hospitals. While it could be a sensible topic for some people, the truth is hospitals are in constant need for funds.
With children medical facilities, the door is open for creative approaches your team can come up:
- flash mobs
- reading sessions
- decorative workshops.
These 5 ideas for fundraising activities can involve fun performances like the Grable Group variety acts. Jugglers, aerialists or mentalists can be on your team’s side.
We are also at your disposal with any extra entertainment suggestions for teamwork enhancement.