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Fundraising Tips & Ideas

Struggling to come up with fundraising ideas? The hardest part is getting started. Use the tips below to get the ball rolling: 

Step 1: Who is on your team? 

Decide if you wish to organise your fundraising initiative by yourself or with a committee. If you do choose a committee, it’s best that one person is driving your meetings and is the primary contact for the group. 

Step 2: Your Goals

  • Why are you fundraising? 
  • What are you trying to achieve? Do you need to raise a certain amount of funds or sustain ongoing donations? 
  • Who are you targeting for participation and donations? 
  • Where will your fundraising take place? Online? A physical place? 
  • When will your fundraising take place? On one day? In between certain dates? Will it be an ongoing event? 

Step 3: Brainstorming your idea

KEEP IT SIMPLE. It doesn’t have to be something no one has ever done before to be successful. 

Here are some ideas to get you started!

Trivia night

Put your friend's knowledge to the test with a fun trivia night. Use a local hall or club and ask local businesses to donate prizes.

Morning tea

Host a morning tea at home, at school or at work to sell coffee and cakes. A simple and yummy way to raise money.

Treasure hunt / Amazing race

A great team-building exercise for the workplace! Get a few teams together to pay an entry fee and join in the fun. Encourage them to get sponsored while they search for hidden treasure.

Get baking

Tempt your colleagues with delicious baked goods. An oldie but a goodie and a great way to make new friends!

Wear what you want

Introduce a monthly fancy dress day at school or work. Ask people for a gold coin donation to participate and fine those who don't join in!

Consider COVID-19

Fundraising and getting your community involved is still possible online. There are heaps of events available at your fingertips. Want a trivia night but can’t get together? No worries! You can do that online too. There are many different platforms available to you and are ready to be discovered. Start with a Google search and go from there. 

How we can support you 

We can support you with any questions you have, as well as helping you obtain your Authority to Fundraise, and promoting your fundraiser. Read our Community Fundraising Guidelines and chat to our Community Fundraising Coordinator, Teegan.