If you have worked on fundraisers in the past, you can attest to how frustrating a difficult fundraising idea can get. There is passing out paperwork, collecting paperwork, sending the paperwork in, receiving shipments, delivering shipments to students or having them pick them up, and then having the students deliver the product to their customers.
All of this just seems difficult and unnecessary! With many of these fundraisers, the organization is only netting a very small percentage of the profits from the sales. Why not try an easy fundraising idea that allows you to take home more of the profit instead?
The Easiest Ideas
While a fundraising event idea will almost always be complex, a simple fundraising activity or a fundraising opportunity at another event can be easy. A very easy fundraising idea is simply a 50/50 raffle. These raffles work best at a large event like a sporting event or the drama club’s main production. All you have to do is sell raffle tickets.
At the predetermined time, someone draws a ticket from the bin. Whoever has the matching ticket wins fifty percent of whatever you took in. With this easy fundraising idea, many people actually choose to donate their winnings back to the organization anyway! If you did not want to do a 50/50 raffle you could also do a 75/25 raffle.
Raffles in general are very easy fundraising ideas. You can sell raffle tickets to just about anything. Along these lines, basket bingo is a very easy fundraising idea. Have companies or individuals put together baskets and donate them to the organization. Then simply have people pay to come play bingo and the basket is the prize!
Other Easy Fundraising Ideas
Aside from raffles and bingo, there are other easy fundraising ideas out there. A bake sale is a very easy fundraising idea. All you need are parents and students to donate food items, a table, and a great location. If your town is having a fair or festival, set up a table! The best thing to do for your bake sale is to cater to the event.
If you are setting up at a winter festival, make sure to sell hot chocolate and hot coffee. If you are at a summer event, have coolers filled with ice and cold water, sodas, and juice. Make sure that you have the typical bake sale items like cookies and brownies as well as nontraditional items that people might not expect.
Easy fundraising ideas are possible and practical to raise money for your organization!