Fundraising Ideas To Raise Money

The Top Fundraising Ideas for organisations, clubs and charities

Fundraising Ideas To Raise Money

Mayoral Campaign

#1 – Mayoral Fundraising Campaign

Our Number 1 Fundraising Idea is the Mayoral Fundraising Campaign including Peer To Peer Fundraising.

Select your Candidates, each a specialised Fundraising website and a premium fundraising event.

There are such a diverse number of events you can use this with including all you see on this page.

Four more ideas to help you make more money:

  1. each candidate can mobilise their supporters to register their own fundraisers to help them
  2. sell live streaming tickets of the event to people living elsewhere or those who would prefer to watch online
  3. sell raffle tickets online during the livestream
  4. if you decide to stream free on facebook after you sell all of your in person tickets, put a link to your website to take donations
Offaly Hospice Website

#2 – Fundraising Website

A fundraising website is number one for many reasons.

Everything you do online should always drive people to visit your website should they need to pay for anything regarding the club. It is the most convenient way for donors to support your cause anytime, anywhere. If you decide to hold many different events through the year, then a website can take payments for each of these events. This means nobody has to remember different platforms or web addresses. Also in the classic sense of marketing they may also buy something else while they happen to be on your website.

More Details: How To Create A Fundraising Website

 

Four ideas to help you make more money:

  1. ask for recurring donations
  2. create a 50-50 draw with a payment form
  3. create a peer to peer fundraising section
  4. offer adverts for local business which they can edit and update each week

 

Order a one-page website on our Services page

Crowdfunding

#3 – Digital Crowdfunding

Digital Crowdfunding is a special service offfered by RaiseMoney.ie where pledges are made by a business or individual in return for a reward of a Digital Service.

This is how it works.

  1. A Club registers a campaign and picks a campaign total to aim for (€5k or €10k)
  2. The Club advertises and sends Businesses to their campaign page to pledge
  3. Each business gets a digital reward for their pledge within 14 days
  4. When the campaign total is achieved the total minus the platform % fee is paid to the club 

We can create a social media advert and an explainer poster for you to print out and take to each business to seek backing for your campaign.

Offering Digital rewards instead of plain sponsorship allows you to approach businesses outside your community.

Four more ideas to help you make more money:

  1. advertise your campaign page on social media
  2. advertise other fundraising activities on your campaign page
  3. create multiple campaigns throughout the year
  4. ask each business that makes a pledge if they would be willing to support another campaign in the future 

Read more on this post:  Crowdfunding

#4 – Fundraising Gameshows

Gameshows popularity, provides inifinite possiblities when it is combined with a live streaming event.

Possibility of raising between €10k-25k+ if you follow our event plan.

This is an area I specialize in with 6 Gameshows available for your Fundraising Events.

MAKE 10K+ GUARANTEED FOR YOUR CLUB

  1. Get 50 Businesses to sponsor your club for €250 each
  2. I will design one month of Social Media content for each Business
  3. My fee is €2,500 and your club receives €10,000 guaranteed
  4. Your club will also get a GAMESHOW Premium Fundraiser where you can make another €10K+
 

Read our post here for details: Gameshows

#5 – Concert with Pay Per View

Another fundraising idea with a lot of possibilities to make a lot of money when combined with a live streaming event.

Host a Concert in a large venue such as your local hotel or community centre to maximise numbers on the night.

Partner with local business and give them product placement such as social media adverts played at the venue on the night.

Place branding of a top sponsor built into the concert background.

Ask talent to wear a Tshirt with the sponsors name during a performance.

Four more ideas to help you make more money:

  1. sell tickets on your website to gather emails so you can keep those people informed about future fundraising events
  2. sell live streaming tickets of the event to people living elsewhere or those who would prefer to watch online
  3. sell raffle tickets online during the livestream
  4. if you decide to stream free on facebook after you sell all of your in person tickets, put a link to your website to take donations
Fashion Show

#6 – Fashion Show with Pay Per View

A Fashion Show is popular for fundraising in the last ten years or so. This is definitely a fundraising idea that is one for the ladies. The passion for fashion makes these events a very polished affair but there are a few tricks to make them even better.

This is another event where livestreaming adds a lot of value to and it is no exaggeration to say that viewing figures could be at least match those in person at the event if done correctly.

Four more ideas to help you make more money:

  1. setup polished social media video posts of each outfit beforehand and splitscreen it with details and price alongside the livestream
  2. encourage those in attendance to film the runway walks and post them live
  3. setup pay per vote on your website so that online viewers can vote live for the best outfit in each category with a chance to win a prize
  4. setup a splitscreen on your livestream and broadcast the outfit sponsor’s business with details on how to buy it
Gala Awards Show

#7 – Gala Awards Show

Theme Selection: Choose an exciting and relevant theme for the awards show to captivate attendees and create a memorable experience.

Engaging Invitations: Design eye-catching invitations that highlight the importance of the event and convey the uniqueness of the awards show.

Online Ticketing: Utilize an online ticketing platform to streamline ticket sales and allow for easy access to event information.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Attract sponsors to support the event in exchange for prominent recognition and branding during the awards show.

VIP Experience: Offer exclusive VIP packages with additional perks, such as premium seating, backstage access, or meet-and-greet opportunities.

Promotional Videos: Create compelling promotional videos featuring past highlights or nominees to generate excitement and anticipation.

Social Media Campaign: Use social media to build anticipation, share behind-the-scenes moments, and encourage attendees to invite their friends.

Red Carpet Experience: Host a red carpet arrival for attendees, complete with photo opportunities and media coverage.

Interactive Activities: Include interactive elements like live voting for certain awards or interactive games during intermissions to keep the audience engaged.

Silent Auction: Organize a silent auction with valuable items and experiences to raise additional funds during the event.

Professional Host: Hire a charismatic and experienced host to keep the show entertaining and the audience engaged.

Live Entertainment: Incorporate live performances or musical acts to add excitement and variety to the awards show.

Speech Time Limits: Set time limits for award recipients’ speeches to keep the event flowing smoothly and prevent it from dragging on.

Impactful Lighting and Stage Design: Invest in professional lighting and stage design to create a visually stunning atmosphere.

Post-Event Thank You: Send personalized thank-you notes to attendees, sponsors, and volunteers, expressing gratitude for their support.

 
Talent Show

#8 – Talent Show with Pay Per View

A Talent Show has been very popular for fundraising for a few decades. The sheer number of participants and the diverse nature of acts makes it very entertaining to all age groups. It appeals to the short attention span we have all developed as it is fast paced and hilarious as the ‘best’ talent of the community show people why it may have been best to have kept it hidden.

This is one event on which you seek out the funniest, most aspiring play to the gallery type of people to satisfy that aspiration and perform on the night. Social media is made for exactly this type of fundraising idea and going over the top is to be encouraged as most people will want to be horrified by the acts on the night.

This is also the event that pay per vote was created for. A follow up post will explain how this can work for you and have the double effect of making more money on the night as well as getting people to gain confidence of spending on your website.

Four more ideas to help you make more money:

  1. setup a crowdfunding campaign before the event for each talent
  2. set a target total on the crowdfunding campaign and reward each talent reaches this on the live show with extra points added to their score, etc
  3. setup pay per vote on your website so that online viewers can vote live for the best or eliminate the worst talent from their sight or sound
  4. setup a splitscreen on your livestream and broadcast a talent’s sponsor advert in the other side next to their performance

#9 – Race Night

A race night has been a regular fundraising idea to run for a cause or charity. It involves screening pre-recorded horse or greyhound races on a large screen, while guests place bets on the outcomes.

There are many companies who offer Race nights as a package in DIY or Done for you so google to find those.

How to arrange a race night:

  • Choose a venue, which is usually a pub or hotel Look for a suitable venue with a large screen and enough space for guests to mingle and place bets. Consider hiring a PA system for announcements.
  • Obtain pre-recorded races: Purchase pre-recorded horse or greyhound races and ensure you have the equipment to screen them on the night.
  • Sell tickets: Advertise the event and sell tickets in advance to encourage early bird sales. You can also offer group discounts to encourage more people to attend.
  • Set up a bar and refreshments: A bar and refreshments can provide additional income on the night. Consider having a themed cocktail or mocktail for the event.
  • Race sponsorship: Sell sponsorship of each individual race to local businesses or individuals, who can name the race after their company or a loved one.
  • Betting incentives: Offer a prize for the guest who places the highest number of winning bets on the night. This can encourage more people to bet and raise more money for the cause.

 

Four more ideas to help you make more money:

  1. Sponsorship: Offer sponsorship opportunities to local businesses, who can have their logo displayed on the screen and in promotional materials.
  2. Auction: Hold a silent or live auction with donated items from local businesses or individuals.
  3. Raffle: Sell raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses or individuals.
  4. Stream the races online as a Pay Per View event and combine them with live betting
Theatre Venue for A Discussion Fundraiser

#10 – Live Discussion with Pay Per View

A live discussion event is a great way to raise money with little or no preparation.

Add Pay Per View and you can make good money.

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MAKE 10K+ GUARANTEED FOR YOUR CLUB

  1. Order a Premium Fundraiser and Get 50 Businesses to sponsor your club for €250 each
  2. Each business will get one month of Social Media content
  3. My fee is €2,500 and your club receives €10,000 guaranteed
  4. Your club will also make another €10K+ with a fundraising event

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