If you need to raise money for your school, charity or even for a single event then there are plenty of ways to do this. Here we examine some of the best fundraising ideas open to you.
There are a number of online sites that you can use to help you raise money for a cause. What you may not be aware of though is that many of them make money from this. So for example JustGiving is a popular site for people to raise money on but it is a for profit organisation. It was launched in 2001. At the time of writing JustGiving charges a fee of 5% on donations. The positive side though is that JustGiving would argue that they are very successful in helping people raise a lot of money, in fact they have raised £3.4 bn in 164 countries. But there are other websites available that will help you raise money.
BT MyDonate is a not for profit online fundraising service which charges no commission, no set up fee and no monthly subscription charges. There is also Wonderful.org, Virgin Money Giving, TheBigGive.org.uk, and PayPal Giving Fund. Do check them out and see if they work for your fundraising. Our advice however would be to check if they are profit or non profit making and to check all fees.
This is one of the more traditional ways of making money for your chosen charity. They can however be highly effective. The key things to remember about a cake sake is to bake cakes that people want and recognise. Most popular cakes include lemon drizzle, chocolate cake, coffee cake and biscuits. Make sure none of the cakes you bake contain nuts. Avoid cakes filled with cream as these don't keep well and can quickly collapse. You also need to ensure that you are making more than it costs to bake the cake. Scones are one of the best ideas. they are relatively cheap to make and are popular.
If you choose a busy supermarket and a busy time of the year like Xmas charities say you can make a lot of money. This is something often popular with children groups as they can get involved. The key is to get the permission from the supermarket first. Some get so many requests you may need to book a slot quite a bit in advance.
Running a marathon is also a great idea to raise funds. The London Marathon is in fact the largest annual fundraising event on the planet, runners have raised more than £890 million for good causes.since 1981.Many charities enter for the London Marathon as well as individual runners. To find out more about the London marathon contact them online.
This may be one of the oldest ideas in the book but its surprisingly simple. If you are a school or club say you get everyone to donate a pound a month. You draw a winner every month and give them half of the value of the donated amount. The rest is for the charity and so it goes on each month.
Collecting every ones unwanted foreign currency could be a good way to make some money, particularly over the summer when people are getting foreign currency,
Whether you want to bake, organise a quiz night in your local pub, run a marathon there are a number of things that can really help you fundraise. Here we list a few of them