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FUNDRAISING IDEAS

30 EASY FUNDRAISING IDEAS

Here at Angel Bins we know how hard you all work towards reaching your fundraising goal. That is why we came up with a list of 30 easy fundraising ideas anyone can try at school, work or home. Raising money for a cause isn’t easy. You have to depend on people to help you out. You also have to have a cause that people are willing to donate to. That’s why we compiled a list of good fundraising ideas, that anyone can try. They are all proven to work and Angel Bins approved.

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

Hosting a shoe drive fundraiser can cost little to zero out of pocket. This is a great way to fundraise, by asking your friends and family to donate unwanted used shoes. Depending on how much you collect can be the difference between a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. It’s easy and all you have to do is ask “Do you have a pair that you don’t wear?” This is a great option for pta fundraising ideas and pto fundraising ideas. Angel Bins unique fundraising offers the best prices per LB. Check out Angelbins.com

Bake Sale

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $

fundraising and baked goods go hand in hand. This is an easy way to raise funds for your cause. This is a great option if you are looking for fast fundraising ideas for school. Ask your friends, co-workers and family to donate or make cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more! Not only is it fun as part of a community, it is delicious too!

Themed/House Party

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

Put on a good house party! You can also have fun with this and make it a themed party. You can charge a cover fee and also sell food, drinks, and goodies. If you can grab a Polaroid camera, you can charge for party pictures as well. This can be such a fun and creative way to raise funds. This is a great option if you are looking for quick fundraising> ideas for high schools.  Let your guests know that this is a fundraising event and watch the big bucks come pouring in!

Crowdfunding

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

This is an easy choice for fundraising ideas. Anyone who owns a phone or laptop can do it. Set up a crowdfunding page and ask your followers or friends to donate to your cause! This is a great way to earn big bucks, all you have to do is write out a good paragraph or two, and don’t forget to add some compelling pictures. You can reach a wide audience and even get donations from all across the globe.

Jewelry Making

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Not only is this super fun and creative, You can earn lots of money doing a Jewelry fundraiser. Anything homemade has a lot of value, and people are willing to pay good money for something that was made with meaning. You can buy string and metal for inexpensively as well as gems and jewels. If you wanted to get really thrifty, you can also make jewelry out of natural materials such as rocks, and scraps of metal. The possibilities are endless.

T-shirt Sale

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

Making & selling t-shirts is a great way to raise money for your cause! Slap on a cool logo and you’re good to go. You can also let people customize their clothing. People are most likely willing to participate in a fundraiser if they are getting something out of it. This is a great and easy way to do so.

Lemonade Stand

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥
  • Outcome: $

Everybody loves a lemonade stand! This is especially a great fundraising idea for preschools, teaching little ones how to own and operate a business. All you need is lemons, water, ice and some sugar. Make sure to keep a donation jar with a sign so that people can donate on the spot. Don’t forget to promote your event on social media!

Envelope Fundraiser

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥
  • Outcome: $$

For fundraising ideas, this is a classic way of asking for donations. All you need are envelopes and a bulletin board. Send your kids, friends and neighbors a few envelopes attached with a flyer for your cause. At the end of the week collect all the envelopes or have them send them in. This can be a great way to collect funds.

 Community Garage Sale

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Everybody loves a good garage sale! Classic fundraising ideas like this one will always be relevant. Ask your supporters to donate unused or unwanted household items lying around. Promote your garage sale and start earning cash for those items! This is a great way to raise funds without asking for money.

Raffles

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

Buy a few inexpensive but good items, or ask for donations. Ask your friends, family and supporters to participate in your raffle. You can charge a dollar a ticket and see the big bucks come pouring in! This is a great and fun way to raise money! Cover the costs of what you spent on the items and the rest are earnings for your cause.

Local Restaurant Partnership

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Local restaurant fundraising ideas are perfect for all sizes of communities. If you have a buddy who owns or works at a good restaurant or are close to a manager ask if you can do a partnership in relation to your cause. A portion of the money spent that night, or on special items could be donated to your cause. You can also ask the servers to donate a portion of their nights tips to help your cause.

Local Bar Partnership

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

To attract more adult supporters, fundraising ideas involving drinks can draw great attention! If you know a bartender or work at a bar yourself ask the manager if they are willing to partner up for a night. A portion of all earnings from certain drinks or hours can be donated to your fundraising cause.

Donation Jars

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥
  • Outcome: $

Set up donation jars around your office, workplace, local favorite restaurants, bars, etc. Ask the manager before you do so! Set up a sign and let people know to donate their unwanted change. This can be a great way to collect funds! Most people are okay with donating their change instead of holding onto it. This is a great way to make easy money!

Candy Gram Sale

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥
  • Outcome: $

Everybody loves candy! Candy related fundraising ideas for schools is a perfect way for students to get involved! You can charge 1,2, or 3 dollars and have students send candy or sweet treats to their friends and crushes. Not only is this super cute, you can potentially make hundreds of dollars after you cover the cost of the candy.

Popcorn Sale

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

I pop, you pop, everybody pops right? Why not sell it! Popcorn sales are among the least costly of fundraising ideas. You can get creative and also make different flavors or add seasonings to it. You can have sweet popcorn, or make it spicy! The possibilities are endless. Sell bags for a few dollars each and let your supporters know its going towards a good cause.

Clothing Drive

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Have your supporters donate their unwanted clothing! Everybody has a closet full of garments that aren’t being used. There are a lot of recycling companies that will pay you good money per lb. Clothing fundraising ideas are a great way to raise funds without asking for money.

Charity Auction

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity:  ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

Charity auctions and fundraising ideas go hand in hand. You can’t think about fundraising without a charity auction. Ask your friends, family, and supporters to donate cool and unique items for your cause. Host an auction and charge an entry fee plus whatever they are bidding on. Not only is this a super cool and fun idea, it is also a great way to make big bucks for your cause.

Recycling Bottles/ Cans 

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Running out of fundraising ideas? Try recycling! Recycling is one of the best ways you can make money! Not only are you making a huge difference for the environment, you are being socially responsible. Recycling cans, bottles, and plastic is an amazing way to raise funds for any cause. Even if you’re not fundraising you should be recycling and you earn money back! That’s right they pay you for collecting something that you would of otherwise have thrown away in the trash.  Ask your supporters to recycle and have all earnings donated to your cause. It’s a win, win all around.

Karaoke Night

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Singing is a fun and easy way to raise funds! It can be a great way to show people what you’re working with, as well as getting well earned money for your cause. Have fun with it! You can charge a cover fee and also have your supporters donate to the best singer. Make it a contest and promote your event to your community.

BBQ Hot Dogs/ Hamburgers

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Everybody loves a good BBQ! Summer fundraising ideas give you the chance to turn up the heat! Sell hot dogs and hamburgers and charge a few bucks for each. Just selling a couple dozen can make really good money back! It helps if you make it with love and tell your supporters what your cause is. People are willing to donate a few extra bucks if they see you are working hard towards your cause and are providing a great service or product.

Text To Give Campaign

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥
  • Outcome: $$

Send out mass text messages to everyone in your contact list. Ask your friends to do this as well, you could potentially be reaching thousands of people at the push of a button. Set up an account where people can donate money by just replying to your message. Be sure to mention what your cause is and add a few pictures as well!

Coffee, Donut and Bagel Sale

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Nothing says good morning like fresh coffee, donuts and bagels! With early morning fundraising ideas you can post up at your workplace, local church or store and sell morning goodies to people who are on their way to work or dropping off their kids at school. This is a great way to earn money by giving something in return! Set up a donation jar as well and encourage people to leave their change.

Pool Party

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Pool parties are a great way to make a little money for your cause! Especially on those hot summer days! You can charge a entry fee and even sell food, drinks and snacks to complete the party! This is a great, fun and easy way to make money. Make sure you have plenty of pool toys & have a lifeguard on duty. This can be an ongoing summer thing. Spread the word to your community and have towel racks and patio furniture ready.

Food Truck Event

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$$

Host a food truck event! Ask your local or favorite food truck if they can donate a part of proceeds earned to your cause. Maybe you can have all proceeds from certain items go towards your fundraiser. It doesn’t hurt to ask! Lost of times your local community might have a food truck night! This is a great and fun way to get everyone involved and make a good portion of money go straight to you.

Host a Concert

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  • Cost: medium
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Do you know a local band or are part of one yourself? With music fundraising ideas you can set up an event where local bands come to play for your cause! Charge an entry fee and you can also sell, food, snacks and drinks. Not only is this a really cool and fun way to fundraise, you will also be providing entertainment as well! It’s a win,win!

Bingo

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Bingo night is a classic! This is especially good for older folks who just like to sit and relax! You can charge an entry fee and charge a few bucks per game! Great and easy way to have a fun time and raise money for your cause!

Movie Night

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  • Cost: low
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Everybody loves a good movie! Set up a projector in your backyard and throw down a few blankets and pillows for comfy seating! An outdoor movie night can be a creative and fun way to get your community involved. You can sell snacks, and drinks as a little extra bonus. You can charge a few bucks per entry and provide a good wholesome fun night.

Carnival Games/ Dunk Tank

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  • Cost: high
  • Popularity: ♥♥♥
  • Outcome: $

Carnival games are super fun and everybody would love to participate! Especially if you are offering a small price. This can be a great way to raise money, by charging a few bucks per game. Reach out to your neighborhood and community and get as many people involved. Let everyone know that all proceeds will be donated to a greater cause. It’s, fun, free and easy.

Viral Challenge

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  • Cost: zero
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

We live in the digital age where everything is going viral nowadays. Online fundraising ideas are great for us that are tech savvy. Start a fun campaign online and ask your supporters to get involved! You could be reaching hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness towards your cause. Provide a link where you can accept donations.

Cook offs

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  • Cost: high
  • Popularity: ♥♥
  • Outcome: $$

Have your supporters enter a cook off! Charge a entry fee and also charge per tasting. The best plate earns the most earnings towards your cause! Ask your friends and family to donate ingredients towards your cause. Not only can you potentially earn hundreds of dollars, you would be providing an interactive fun experience.