Non Profit Fundraising Ideas - Tips for Your Organization to Raise Money

Are you looking for some good non profit fundraising ideas?

Non-Profit organizations are exactly that, non-profit. This doesn't mean that they never need funds, however.

Non-Profit organizations are constantly looking for ways to raise money for their membership. Whether it is to provide programming for youth, church group, school, or senior center, all non-profit organizations find the need to fundraise, sometimes a few times a year.

There are numerous non profit fundraising ideas out there; it is just a matter of finding the right fit for your organization. Much will depend on how many volunteers you have to help with the fundraiser, as well as how much initial financial output you have to get started.

This article will help you get started with finding a fundraiser that will work for your non-profit organization.

  • Scratch cards: Scratch cards are a great suggestion for non profit fundraising ideas, and there are many kinds out there. Some scratch cards have a gift underneath for the person scratching, such as a percentage off their purchase. Others have an amount that the scratcher will donate to your organization. Most of these types of cards have anywhere from 1.00 - 5.00 for a donation.

  • Online Magazine Fundraiser: With the internet becoming more and more accessible, a lot of companies are taking advantage of the ease in which people can shop from home. The day of the door-to-door magazine sales is phasing out and many companies have found that setting up online sales for non-profit fundraisers is becoming very successful. Sending out links to membership, family, and friends is a snap. This is a very easy fundraiser and there are no up-front costs for your non-profit organization.

  • Calendars: Need more non profit fundraising ideas? Everyone uses calendars. There are so many ideas for personalizing a calendar to suit your non-profit organization that you will be hard pressed to settle on one idea only. Many non-profits will offer a full size as well as a purse size, daily, or weekly calendar. You will be surprised at how many people will order both!

  • Candles: This is a tried and tested non profit fundraising idea. Candle sales are always successful, especially around the holidays. Search the internet for some good companies that supply you with everything from order forms and bags to the actual candle product.

  • Charity Quilt: Almost every city or town has a quilting guild. These creative ladies are always working on a project. They are easily approached, and are usually willing to donate a quilt for a good cause. Display the quilt in the local shopping mall, or fall fair and sell raffle tickets. This is a great way to earn money for your organization, and people feel like they are getting something for their money. Quilt raffles can be a huge fundraiser if you plan it right.

  • Chocolates: Chocolates and fundraising go hand in hand. From candy bars to fancy baskets of gourmet chocolates, there are many companies supplying great products for you to sell as part of your non profit fundraising ideas. Do your research and find the one that works best for you. The holidays, especially Easter and Valentine's Day, are especially easy times to sell chocolates.

  • Youth Fundraising: Involving the youth of your organization is a great way to infuse energy into what can sometimes be an overwhelming task. Have a brainstorming session with the kids; you will be surprised at what they can come up with for non profit fundraising ideas! They are great for last minute fundraisers such as a car wash or hot dog sales outside your local grocer. Involve the kids and they will also learn to appreciate how hard everyone works to keep their organization running.

  • Bake Sale: One of the most popular and well recognized non profit fundraising ideas is a bake sale. Pick a selling spot that gets lots of traffic, such as the local mall. If you belong to a youth organization, ask all parents to contribute at least one item for the sale. Make sure you have a sign so that patrons know who they are helping to support. If you plan your bake sale prior to the holidays, baking can be 'themed', such as pumpkin pies if Thanksgiving is around the corner.

These are just a few practical ideas for generating funds for your non-profit organization. You can raise funds any time of the year with these ideas. Get everyone in the organization involved to ensure a successful fundraising event.

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