Each year in Bend, Oregon, the ski season kicks off with the Annual Skyliners Ski Swap, a fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF). Attendees can sell and buy used and new alpine and cross country ski equipment, snowboards, winter clothing, ice skates and other winter recreational items. A 25% commission for each product sold and a $3 admission fee benefits MBSEF. A similar event could be held in your area to defray equipment and uniform costs for most any sport or activity.
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.