Junior Achievement Fundraising Ideas

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Their volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. JA relies on fundraising to achieve this goal. Fundraising is just another challenge that helps teach the JA youth about the economic realities of life.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Virginia, More than 100 KPMG employees from Tysons Corner and Washington, D.C. bowled with their families at Bowl America Falls Church as part of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s annual JA Bowl fundraiser. In Maine, the Bangor Region Junior Achievement program hosted their 7th Annual “Taste of Spring” fundraiser which included a buffet dinner, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. Fundraisers by other Junior Achievement clubs include investing seminars, galas, auctions, raffles, product sales, and game nights.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Junior Achievement Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Junior Achievement DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Penny Drive, Rummage Sale, Reverse Raffle, Cuffing Contest, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Junior Achievement fundraiser.

Seeds to Grow – Instead of asking for donations from your members and supporters or selling a specific product or service, consider giving money away! This fundraiser relies on your volunteers and supporters individual ideas, talents, dedication, and their willingness to do something special for your organization. Each individual raises funds in a manner that interests them. Read more…

Mall Coat Check – Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my nephew’s basketball team went to the local mall fundraising every weekend. They had arranged with the mall management company for an area to have a coat check. Stores in the mall donated the temporary use of racks to hang the coats on and a secured area for people to leave packages, etc. Read more…

Fundraiser Insurance – Here is a novel fundraising idea for your organization or project. It works particularly well if you normally have several labor intensive, or product sales type fundraisers during the year. Instead of having several small fundraising projects, determine your total fundraising needs and sell “Fundraiser Insurance”. Read More…