The Student Council at Bastrop (Texas) High School came up with a fundraising project that capitalizes on the desire every student who drives to school has to be able to find a parking space close to the building. Since regular parking permits at Bastrop cost $20 and do not guarantee a space, the Student Council reserves 50 parking spaces that they sell by number for $35. These spaces are reserved until noon. It’s good income with little hassle. After they purchased signs and painted the numbers, there is about a $50 overhead per year for decals. Source: National Honor Society
Alternative: This isn’t limited to schools. Consider a parking space auction. Wouldn’t it be nice to roll up in the morning and park in the VP’s spot? Now you can- for a price! A parking space auction is a great fundraiser and team builder all rolled into one. Talk to your CEO, VP, or principal, ask if they would be willing to auction off their spot for a month, and see fundraising come alive! Watch students vie for the prime spot on the campus or co-workers compete for the VP’s luxury spot. Fun, fast and super easy to do. Source: American Cancer Society
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.