Adding an event to your Mixed Bag Designs school fundraiser can greatly improve your success by boosting your income and spreading the word on your fundraising cause. Here are some ideas for a fun event you can host to boost your fundraiser sales. We love reusable bags of course, but these ideas are the best way to add extra sales and round out your budget.
1. Ticket Raffle
A reliable and classic way to raise money a chance prize raffle or 50/50 raffle (half the money collected goes to the fund, half goes to the winner) is a simple and surefire way to make some money for your cause. Add this raffle to an event like a school fair or sport’s game that will already have a decent amount of traffic.
2. Basket Raffle
Instead of a “regular” raffle, have your group put together a series of baskets as prizes. The baskets can each have a specific theme, such as “movie night” or”beach day”. Ideally, you would want to get the prizes for the baskets donated.
3. Student Artwork Sale
Ask your school’s art teacher for help with an art sale. Since lots of parents want to hang onto their student’s art, see if you can make magnets or t-shirts with student artwork to sell.
4. Garage Sale
Not only will this help your community get some cleaning done, but it can also be a great way to raise money for your cause. The size is up to you, and can be a hit whether it’s big or small.
5. Flower Sale
A flower sale is often successful right around Spring, Easter, or Mother’s Day. If you can work with a nursery or garden store in the area and get the plants at a discounted rate, it can be a good way to make money for your cause.
Whether you find a car wash business to team up with or have a DIY carwash is up to you, but both options can be a lucrative way to make some extra cash for your organization.
Having a walk-a-thon has become a popular way to raise fundraising dollars and can work for just about any organization. These events promote health and wellness and encourage teamwork.
8. Scavenger Hunt
Teams play this game and get pledges to participate. The winning team for whatever kind of scavenger hunt you have then receives a “grand prize”.
9. Potluck Dinner
This is a fun way to bring the community together and collect donations during the process. Instead of collecting donations, you could also have a cover charge.
10. Game tournament
Host a board game tournament with prizes for winners that are donated by local businesses.