Charity fundraising is an activity everybody can do. From local charities to international organisations, charities rely on fundraising to help them meet their targets and achieve their goals.
Here are the most popular charity fundraising ideas:
Selling charity wristbands has become a very popular way to fundraise and raise awareness for causes. From LiveStrong to breast cancer charity fundraising, people love to show their support for charities with these wristbands.
Large charities may already have a wristband campaign in place, so check with your local fundraising coordinator to order your wristbands. But smaller charities and local causes can benefit from wristband sales too.
Get in touch with a wristband supplier for help in planning your charity wristband campaign. They will help you design your wristband, taking into account charity colours, slogans and styles. You can buy wristbands from suppliers in bulk to resell at a profit for your charity (usually £1-£2).
Sponsored Events for Charity
Holding or participating in a sponsored event is a fantastic way to raise funds and also get attention for your charitable cause. Every year there are thousands of events you can take part in, or create your own. Here are some popular ideas:
- Run, bike, walk or swim; Marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks and cross-country routes are the most popular
- Sponsored head shave, wax or hair dye
- Sponsored baked bean bath, custard bath, or oatmeal boots
When you do a sponsored event, take care in planning your donations. Collect either flat donation amounts or pledges based on how much you do (such as distance travelled). If you do the latter, it’s important to set achievable goals to avoid disappointment!
Themed Charity Fundraising Event
Holding a charity fundraising event can raise significant fundraising money for your charity.
Like sponsored events, get creative in planning an event that will represent your charity well and bring in lots of money for your cause. For example, you can hold a pink-themed fancy dress ball for breast cancer charity fundraising, or a sponsored dog walk for a local animal shelter. Theme your fundraising ideas and make them memorable!
Charity Collections at Home, Work and School
Collections are perhaps the most popular way to fundraise for charities. Charity collections can be done several different ways:
- Bucket collection – Collect cash donations at school, work or on the high street. Make sure you have permission from the charity to collect on their behalf, and have pamphlets available for anyone who wants more information.
- Clothing collection – Pass around plastic bags in your neighbourhood and ask for donations of unwanted clothing. These donations can then be sold in charity shops, or given to a recycling firm who will pay you based on the weight of the clothing donated.
Remember to keep your charity informed about what you’re doing, especially if it’s a large charity. They will be able to help you with your fundraising efforts by providing information, support and possibly even publicity for your cause, so don’t overlook this step!