Kiwanis Fundraising Ideas

Kiwanis clubs help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Kiwanis Clubs spend a lot time fundraising in order to accomplish their goals. Fundraising is challenging but rewarding.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Andover, MA, area residents sampled the menus of two dozen restaurants and food establishments, aas part of the  Greater Lawrence Kiwanis Club annual Fabulous Feast fundraiser with cocktails, raffle and silent auction, followed by the live auction, tastings and awards.  One of Slidell, La’s first fundraiser after chartering was a pancake breakfast. The Glendale, AZ Kiwanis holds a poker tournament fundraiser to help eeliminate maternal/ neonatal tetanus. Fundraisers by other Kiwanis clubs include cow patty bingo, western shows, auto shows, reverse raffles, pancake days, volleyball tournaments, football parking, men’s fashion shows, wrestling tournaments, beauty contests, toner recycling, comedy nights, haunted mansions and wine tasting.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Kiwanis Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Kiwanis DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Squeegee Day, Bring your Dog to Work day, Redneck Games, Cobweb Chase, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Kiwanis fundraiser.

Auction (Silent or Not): A fundraising auction can be combined with any event, a spaghetti or pancake dinner, cookout, cheese and wine tasting party, etc. or held on its own. Supporters donate their time, talent or treasures which are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Read more…

Door to Door for Pennies – In this fundraiser, members go door to door asking for pennies for whatever your group is trying to raise money for. If they try to give you any coins other than a penny, refuse but say that you will gladly take paper money. Most people are confused at the fact that you will only take pennies, but then smile and usually give you some form of paper money. Read more…

Donation Container – This is a straightforward cash collection fundraising at local merchants. Here’s what you do. Save old coffee cans and cover them in bright color paper with your organization’s name and logo prominently displayed. A catchy slogan never hurts. Visit all local merchants and ask if you can leave a can at their cash register. Read more…