Forensic League Fundraising Ideas

Say the word “Forensic” to most people and they will conjure up images of TV detectives gathering up evidence and scrutinizing it under a microscope. But the National Forensic League is actually a Speech and Debate Honor Society for middle and high schools and secondary schools, and like all such organizations, they require fundraising to help their group with travel expenses, outreach programs, award banquets and the like. Getting people to part with their money in a tough economy is, well, tough. Who better to argue the case for fundraising than a trained debater?

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Pascagoula, MS, some local students held a car wash at the gym parking lot as a fundraiser for the speech and debate team to send members to national competition. In Butte, MT, the local Papa Murphy’s held a Pizza Monday fundraiser for the Butte students going to the National Forensic League Qualifier. Fundraisers by other school and forensic leagues include casual Fridays, holiday gift wrapping, tournament hosting, thons, product sales, raffles, and auctions.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next forensic league fundraiser.


Do-It-Yourself Forensic League Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Forensic DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Crazy Hat Day, Kiss the Cow, Cuffing Contest, Grocery Bagger, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Forensic fundraiser.

Money Jar – Our church group decided to design hand painted money jars and hand them out to family and friends. The ideas is to fill them throughout the year, then donate the money to our group at the end of the year. The jars will pay for themselves 10 fold throughout the years and remind everyone to drop their spare change. Read more…

Penny Drive – Here’s an easy and fun fundraising idea suitable for any school or other organization with different classes or groups to set up some competition. It’s called a penny drive. Each class or team competes against the all others. Each class decorates a large jar for their collections. Read more…

No Talent Show – Organize a talent contest fundraiser where the contestants purposefully perform badly. Suggestions: singing out of tune for an entire song, silly and failing magic tricks, dance routine out of sync, etc. Advertise as a fundraising event for your club. Charge $1 for admission. Place signs at the entry point that state the entry fee is $1, exit fee is $5. Read more…