Sign up with a text-to-give provider and then start promoting your text-to-give option to your supporters! Soon, donors will be using your text-to-give tool to give from wherever they are! You can even incorporate text-to-give into your next event or gathering and encourage all of your attendees to pull out their phones and make a donation right then and there. https://funds2orgs.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Unique-fundraising-events.jpg
Summer is by far my favorite season for fundraisers. Take, for example, the ice cream social. I’ve found this fundraiser works best right after the main church service lets out. Students set up a station outside the doors where congregants can purchase an ice cream sundae. We usually charge $2.50 for a sundae and 10 cents for each topping after the first two. Ice cream always seems to make me thirsty, so we also have lemonade or some other drink on sale as well. The best part about this fundraiser? It’s almost entirely student led. One group of students plans and purchases the supplies needed. Another group creates the advertisements and sets up the booth and displays. A third team runs the booth on the days of the fundraiser. With smaller youth groups, each student can volunteer to work on multiple teams. Larger groups may need to swap out students manning the booth from time to time so everyone has a chance to serve. We saw an excellent return with this fundraiser since only three sundae sales covered the cost of one gallon of ice cream. If you ask congregants to donate supplies, the fundraiser will be that much more successful, and you’ll have the perfect opportunity to connect adults with students!

Organizations sometimes move forward with an annual event without truly considering if they can support it with their current volunteer and staff workforce and more importantly, whether they have enough funds on hand at the time to hold the event. It’s a mistake that can prevent you from reaching your annual fundraising event goals.For example, it costs more money to hold a fancy gala versus holding an annual Potluck Dinner and Dance. Remember, you can start small your first year, and as part of your event talk about your plans to expand the event in the coming year so you can reach more people and do more good. This provides you an excellent opportunity to ask for the volunteer and financial support that will help make the following year’s annual fundraising event a reality. https://efa-net.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-28-at-10.51.13.png
Instead of just selling tickets, make a party of it! In a reverse raffle, you set a fixed number of tickets to draw folks into a larger grand prize (for example, 200 tickets for $100 grosses a $10,000 prize and $10,000 for your org!) Then get some food, drink, music, and games and start drawing numbers. Instead of the FIRST number being the winner, the LAST number is! Watch the tensions rise as people's odds increase. But wait! Save out a special ticket and auction it off when there are just four numbers left...people might pay upwards of $500 to get that 1-5 chance of winning ten grand! https://i.pinimg.com/236x/54/40/7f/54407fc20de687a5978e7a8ef9f44e7e--school-auction-projects-expensive-wine.jpg
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 Vermont’s Farm to Ballet features summertime dance performances on local farms all over the state. Dancers perform an originally choreographed piece that tells the story of farming throughout the year. A ticket purchase gives donors the chance to watch the show and learn more about that particular farm. Choose your own imaginative variation based on your event venue and organization.
One of our best fundraisers is  an annual dodgeball tournament with a purpose—we called it the Dodgeball Extravaganza. Our middle school group would create teams, and then we’d charge $5 per person to join a team. All of the money went to a community in Uganda via a nonprofit based in Nashville called Know.Think.Act. Students would invite their friends, everyone would play dodgeball and create hilarious team cheers and uniforms, and we’d finish our time talking about how our tournament also supported young people thousands of miles away. Build friendships, create awareness of global poverty, and make a difference in a community in Africa? That’s what I call a win-win-win.
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What makes matching gifts so great is that it can double the impact of your congregation’s giving power. Who wouldn’t want to see that? Often, individuals don’t know that their employer has a matching gifts program in place, and if your church doesn’t help them through the process, you could be leaving potential gifts on the table and missing out on this important church giving tool.
ABC Fundraising® developed the Scratch & Help® fundraiser as an alternative to selling unhealthy products like candy and cookie dough fundraisers. The Scratch and Help® fundraiser works well because the donations are small. When people scratch and donate they usually only spend about $4 as a donation but the receive over $50 worth of coupons that can be used in their entire state. So for this reason this popular fundraising idea for church youth groups is requested more than any other Church fundraising idea.
There are bound to be some creative members in your community, so give them a chance to show off their skills by advertising a diorama (or other craft) contest. Give participants a few weeks to prepare, and then have a day to show of their creations and judge the winner. You could charge for entries, and also a small entry fee for people wanting to come look at the finished results.
There are bound to be some creative members in your community, so give them a chance to show off their skills by advertising a diorama (or other craft) contest. Give participants a few weeks to prepare, and then have a day to show of their creations and judge the winner. You could charge for entries, and also a small entry fee for people wanting to come look at the finished results.
Either have a tablet available for attendee registration/sign-up or have your volunteers manning the entrance use their mobile phones to collect vital information from new supporters so you can reach out to them in the future. Let your head chef be in charge of coordinating the receipt of donated items on the day of your bake sale and make sure the goodies are laid out neatly so buyers/donors have easy access to all the selections.
Simply order 1 brochure for each member of your church who will be participating and ask them to show the brochure to their friends, their relatives and their neighbors and ask them to purchase 1 or more of the bulbs. The Flower Bulbs are GUARANTEED TO GROW and if for some reason one doesn’t grow we will send a replacement to your supporter who had the problem.
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