My group held a benefit singing fundraising event at our church this past December. We had local singers, made our own flyers to distribute at local businesses to promote it, and even managed to get one of our local Christian radio stations to advertise it for us too. Our local newspaper helped promote it for us as well. We didn’t even ask for an admission price. We just took up a “love offering”, and we also got some of the ladies from the church to provide food after the singing, for everyone that attended. We still managed to raise $500 for the Relay for Life Cancer Fund. And best of all, everyone seemed to have a great time, with lots of food, fellowship, and great music. (Source: Anonymous)
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.