Soroptimist Fundraising Ideas

Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women.” Soroptimists hold fundraising events through, which raises funds for education grants, to raise awareness about sex-slavery and anti-prostitution programs and to champion any cause that is affecting women and girls in the world today. Fundraising can be challenging, but is also very rewarding.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Philadelphia, PA, the Buy a Brick, Build a Dream campaign fundraiser invited the public to purchase a virtual brick in honor of a special woman or girl by posting a picture with a unique message on a virtual wall. In San Diego, CA, Soroptimists held a High Tea and Fashion event as a fundraiser for local womens’ shelters. Fundraisers by other Soroptimists include dances, book drives, poetry contests, casino nights, dinners, raffles, and product sales.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Soroptimist Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Soroptimist DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Karaoke Night, Bakeless Bake Sale, Favorite Photos Contest, Honey Do, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Soroptimist fundraiser.

It’s a Girl Thing! – A recent Multiple Sclerosis fundraising event featured a raffle entitled “It’s a girl thing”. The winner received a ‘Pamper Me’ packet for a day of relaxation and pampering. All it items were donated by local merchants. Tickets were sold for $1 each … all of which was profit and with minimal effort! Read more…

Treasure Hunt – To raise actual items for a local women’s shelter several church groups were willing to canvas nearby neighborhoods on a “Treasure Hunt” fundraiser. They took in food, toiletries, clothing and monetary donations. One church had a contest between their groups to see who could obtain the most “stuff”. Read more…

Charity Yard Sale – You know what they say…one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Yard sales (tag sales) are a great fundraiser by selling items that are already in your house. You can also ask friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. to donate stuff (old furniture, appliances, kitchenware, clothes, coats, toys, books, etc.). Read more…