6 Fundraising Events You Can Do on a Tight Budget

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Many people think that fundraising events need to be expensive, but with these 6 ideas, you will see that you do not need a lot of money for your donors to have a great time and to raise funds.

Candy in a jar

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This is a fun way of raising money. All you need is a clear jar and candies. Try to pick candies that everybody loves like M&M’s or Jellybeans. The fun part is that people have to guess how much candy is in the jar.

You can charge for people to be able to guess or ask for a donation, have in mind that people may give less than you thought or surprise you with more than you expected. Remember to count candies before the event.

Weight Loss-a-Thon

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This is a healthy and fitness choice for an event. Participants can sign up individually or in groups. The main object is to lose a certain amount of weight during the event.

People can set an amount of money for when they reach their target loss or set an amount per pound lost. You can find instructors or nutritionists to help you with the event, they will be the participants’ mentors.

Daily Indulge Drop

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In this opportunity, you need to encourage people to quit something they do daily. For example, if they buy a chocolate every day, they would save the money they normally use to buy chocolate for a month and at the end donate it to your charity.

This way people can see how far money goes and also help others.

Dollars for dares

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Nowadays this is a trend. Everybody heard about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” or any other dares in order to raise money for good causes. You need to establish a dare and an amount of money. When the amount is reached you need to do the dare. You can stream it or do it in a public event and raise even more money for your cause.

Flash Mob

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This is a fun way to get people to donate and participate to help your cause. You need to get organized about what to do, pick a location, preferably public and get the choreographer for the mob.

To raise money, you can ask people for a fee to participate and ask them to spread the voice to keep adding donors. The more people participate, the more money you will raise, but remember it has to be a surprise.

50/50 Raffle

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The spin-off in this kind of raffles is that instead of giving all the money to the winner, the money raised goes 50% to the winner and 50% to your cause.

You need to have as many people as you can. Try to do discounts for groups and have many options to pay. In each ticket write the name and phone of the donor so you can contact them without any problem.

All of these are good options to raise money for tight budget events. You can use them to drive attention to your cause and to create awareness while having fun. You can even combine some of them in your event and have more things to do. There is always a way to help others, do not quit.