Fraternity Fundraising Ideas

College is where many life-long relationships begin. The Greek system helps to build strong friendships and a sense of brotherhood or sisterhood. For college men that means joining a fraternity. There are hundreds of different fraternities and while they may treat each other as rivals, one thing they all have in common is a need for fundraising. A Fraternity is held to make improvement to the Fraternity House, to raise awareness for a cause championed by the fraternity, to help raise money for various campus improvements, or maybe they just need funds to throw a really, really, really big party… for a good cause of course.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. At Western Illinois University, the ASGR fraternity holds an annual Smokin Hog fundraiser to benefit local charities. A Pie-in-your-face fundraiser by the Zeta Chi fraternity at Hardin-Simmons University benefited a Russian orphanage. Cal State Fullerton Greeks raised a record amount to help send children to camp with their Spring Greek Week fundraiser. Fundraisers by other fraternities include thons, singing Valentines, dinners, product sales, raffles, auctions, bowling tournaments, restaurant nights, jail & bail, and car washes.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Fraternity Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of fraternity DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Custom Library Cards, Mascot Pride, Bike Scavenger Hunt, Rent-a-Kid, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your fraternity fundraiser.

Womanless Beauty Pageant – Our street hockey league is having its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Womanless Beauty Pageant fundraiser. All you need is some brave men to dress up as their version of a woman and then have a pageant with them. Contestants wear makeup, evening gowns and even have a talent competition. Area contestants turn into raving beauties and the crowd never stops laughing. Read more…

Flash Mob – Flash mob fundraiser delighted Territory Days crowd. For 36 years, Territory Days has provided thousands of visitors with a chance to enjoy live music, sink their teeth into turkey legs and graze the selections of hundreds of vendors. But a group of about 50 people added something fresh to the historical three-day festival in Old Colorado City. Read more…

No Talent Contest – 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 group. Place signs at the entry point that state the entry fee is $1, exit fee is $5. Read more…