Peer-to-peer fundraising is about more than just hosting a webpage and sending emails to people you know. Here are some creative ideas you can use to help you raise more money and reach your goals faster.
Work place ideas:
- A day or afternoon off
This will require getting permission from Human Resources or your supervisor, but if they agree you can auction a day or afternoon off to your colleagues.
- Dress down Monday or Wednesday
Again, you need to get permission for this, but hosting a dress down day on a weekday other than Friday is always a hit!
Offer a carpooling service to colleagues who live close by and ask them to donate in lieu of chipping in for gas.
- Brown bag lunch day
Ask colleagues to bring their lunch and donate the money they would have spent on lunch to your fundraising efforts.
- Matching Funds
Find out if your company has a matching funds program or ask your CEO if they would be willing to match your fundraising.
- Garage sale
Host a garage sale and donate all of the money raised to your fundraising campaign.
You can help out a friend or neighbour by babysitting for an evening, have them make a donation in exchange.
- Lawn mowing or snow removal
If you are doing your own outdoor maintenance you could offer to do a neighbour’s yard or driveway in exchange for a donation.
- Car wash and barbeque
Host a neighbourhood car wash and barbeque event on a sunny afternoon. Have a set price for barbecue items and wash cars in exchange for donations.
- Dog walking/pet sitting
These services are always in demand, offer them in exchange for donations to your campaign.
- Change jars
Keep these around the house, in your office/place of work or at local businesses. Small change adds up quickly.
- Themed meal
Spaghetti dinners are easy and very profitable. Add in a silent auction with items donated from local businesses to boost your fundraising a little more.
- Bake or book sale
You can host a bake and/or book sale at your workplace, church or community centre. Ask family and friends to help with the baking or by donating gently used books.
- Craft sales
If you are the crafty type, you can sell your creations as a fundraiser. Anything from knitting, crocheting, door wreaths, centrepieces or even Christmas tree ornaments!
- Gift wrap during the holidays
Ask if you can set up a table at your local mall, favourite store, church basement or community centre. You could even offer up services to your neighbours, co-workers and family and do it out of your own home.
- Themed dance party
Get fun and creative while hosting your own sock hop or totally radical ‘80s themed night! You could also do a ‘70s disco, country line dance or maybe incorporate all eras/trends and have people come dressed in their favourite and play a variety of music to include all.
- Hand written letter or card
So much of what we do in today’s world is digital. Try writing a personal letter or card to family and friends to ask for their support.
- Host a direct sales party
Contact a local Tupperware, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Stella & Dot or any other direct sales consultant and host a fundraising party!
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