|GENERAL FUNDRAISING IDEAS|
BALLOON RACE - usually with a cash prize for the balloon which travels the furthest|
|AUCTION OF PROMISES - auction of pre-arranged prizes, donated by supporters, ranging from tickets to sporting events to promises to clean cars, a given number of hours of gardening, or similar.|
|CAKE SALE [sold in break / recess these raise a surprising amount of funds]|
|CELEBRITY BREAKFAST (or LUNCH) - usually with a photographer in attendance,|
so that people attending can pay separately to have a photo taken with the Celebrity
|BOARD GAME NIGHT - anything from Scrabble to Monopoly,|
with set timeframes for heats and the final
|MYSTERY AUCTION - where everyone attending brings a pre-wrapped gift for auction|
(usually with a specified minimum-level gift value of say £5 or $10)
We would like to thank Lance Winslow III (USA) who contacted us to offer Project HappyChild free on-line serialization of his acclaimed book, "How to run a Successful Car Wash Fundraiser" which has helped people to raise over one million dollars a year for worthy causes.
All six chapters are now on line - click here to access.
If you're looking to raise a *lot* of money (many thousands of pounds or dollars) you might wish to take a look at "The Illuminated Bible". Whole congregations (or children at church schools) might enjoy creating one of these, and the sponsorship potential is endless .... click here.
Good luck with your fundraising : )