The rise of Social Media and crowdfunding has made it easier for non-profit organizations to raise funds for their cause.
Even though it is easier for people all over the country to support a cause online, an Eventbrite study discovered 80% of Americans believe it is still important to support specific causes by attending events in person.
That being said, here are some fun and effective charity fundraising ideas you can use this year to organize amazing events.
Get Inspired by These Charity Fundraising Ideas
1. Fashion show
You do not need a catwalk, professional models or even haute couture clothes to pull off a fantastic fashion show.
The only thing you need for this fundraising idea is an empty space which can work as the catwalk, a local boutique or store you can partner with and a few staff members who can play the role of the models.
2. Silent auction
During a silent auction, people will place their bids on a sheet of paper as it will be held without an auctioneer. One thing we recommend when picking the auction items is to be creative and stay away from products or gift baskets.
Pick experiences instead, such as spa treatments, couple massages or city breaks. If you can find a sponsor for these items, it is even better.
3. Themed costume party
Having a theme for your event, especially one which involves costumes, will increase the number of people who would want to attend because it will be something different. Moreover, people love Halloween and any other chance they get to dress in anything else than their regular clothes.
4. Hosting a concert
People love concerts, and so this is an effective fundraising idea you can use all year round. Think about what your audience would like to see on stage, what music genre they would enjoy and then just start your research to find a band or a singer you can book for the event.
5. Movie night
Movie nights are a popular fundraising idea which can be easy to implement. If you can, try to create a partnership with your local cinema so they can cover part of the expenses for the movie night.
Also, to raise more money for your cause during this event, you can sell t-shirts, mugs or other products you can personalize beforehand.
Be sure to obtain the copyrights to the movie you want to project.
6. Dinner party
It does not hurt to organize a fancy event, such as a dinner party once in a while. This represents one of those charity fundraising ideas which can attract potential new sponsors, partners, and sponsors with whom you can establish a long-term relationship.
This type of special event requires much planning in advance and most importantly, making sure the entertainment will be the central piece.
From bands, singers, magicians, to visual arts performers, the possibilities are endless.
Get Creative with the Next Fundraisers
The study mentioned at the beginning of the article pointed out the fact the majority of Americans think that participating in a live event is more impactful than taking action online.
This shows online fundraising remains a secondary tool for non-profit organizations and it is still worth investing in offline events.
If you are looking for quality entertainment for your next events and charity fundraising ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us at (615) 283-0039. We guarantee to find the best match for your audience and your needs.