Use photo’s of babies, dogs, etc. — anything that relates to your organization. Entrants submit a photo (specify maximum size accepted), and may also submit a 3×5 card with a few sentences as a description to create more interest. Photos are mounted on a display board or inside a sponsoring merchant’s window at a sidewalk fundraising festival. Each photo is numbered and a jar is numbered for each photo for votes. Votes are made with coins, dollar bills, or checks (made payable to your organization). The picture with the most “votes” (total money collected) wins a prize. Prizes can be solicited from sponsors. The “votes” (money) goes to your organization. The most “votes” are obtained from grandmothers/fathers and aunts/uncles, so this fundraising idea works best in a smaller community or at an event with relatives attending.Source: Barbara J., Greenwood, Indiana
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.