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10 Unique Fundraising Ideas

10 Unique Fundraising Ideas

It can be hard to come up with fundraising ideas that haven’t been done a thousand times. If you want to set your fundraiser apart and try something a little different, check out these 10 unique fundraising ideas!

Themed Party

You don’t need to host a traditional gala in order to bring everyone together for your cause. Try throwing a party with a memorable theme as an alternative. You could do a theme that is closely related to your cause or something entirely disconnected for fun.

Single’s Night

What better way to find a connection than through a mutual compassion for a cause? Host a night for singles to come together to honor your cause. It could be helping with a pet adoption event or even a bake sale.

Roshambo Tournament

Roshambo is just a fancy name for rock-paper-scissors. It may be hard to believe, but there are actual tournaments for this all over the country. You could host a Roshambo Tournament at a local bar with a referee and an entrance fee. Set up the rules and get everyone riled up!

Photo Exhibit

A unique spin on a photo exhibit fundraiser is to have your guests bring in their best picture that they feel relates to the cause, whether it be a photograph or a painting they’ve drawn. From there, the photos can be auctioned off. This is a great way to make your guests feel special and also raise money for your cause.

Clothing Swap

Everyone can bring in a bag of clothing that they no longer want or no longer fits. All of the clothes can be set up like a store for everyone to shop. Anything that isn’t chosen from your guests can then be donated to charity. This is a win-win because you’re not only raising money, but you’re also recycling textiles.

World Record Attempt Party

Provide your guests with a list of attainable world records for them to attempt to break at your event. It’ll be a fun way for everyone to get involved and generate some competition.

Dinner en Blanc

Make your event a little more spontaneous with a pop-up dinner where your guests dress up in all white. Your guests could wear something fancy, like a white dress for women or a tuxedo rental for men, or make it more casual with linens if it’s somewhere outdoors. If you want to save some money, make the event a potluck.

Film Screening

A large part of fundraisers is to educate your guests on the cause, which is why it’s a great idea to host a film screening that relates to your cause. It could be at an indoor theatre or if the weather is nice, make it an outdoor screening in a park.

The Voice

Have a karaoke-styled fundraiser where your guests sing on stage to compete. You can also have a set of judges similar to the show, The Voice, to rate them. This idea could be especially great if your fundraiser is music-related.

Silent Auctions

Silent auctions are nothing new for fundraising events, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a unique spin on them. Get creative with what you’re auctioning, it doesn’t have to be solely physical items. Try auctioning off experiences for your guests instead. For example, maybe there’s a donor willing to bid a weekend at their vacation home or who will give free skydiving lessons.

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