Raise Funds and the American Flag!

With Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day in May, and Flag Day in June; now is the perfect time to plan for raising funds for your local, well-deserving veterans and their support organizations.  It is also the perfect time to raise your American Flags in their memory and honor! Gift Basket Ideas Patriotic gift baskets at this time of year make popular raffle ticket prizes.  Be sure to use  all the red, white, and blue and fill the basket with sparklers,

Holiday Fundraiser Ideas That Help Lessen The Burden On Families

Holiday Fundraiser Ideas That Help Lessen The Burden On Families Preparing for the holidays can not only be stressful, but often overwhelming for many families. Your organization can help with holiday fundraiser ideas that offer a number of useful services and can help keep Mom and Dad’s to-do list short. Amid the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas – all the shopping, decorating, and travelling adds up – it’s easy to lose track of time. Your gr

A Holiday Fundraiser That Will Feed Your Sense Of Community

Ready or not, summer has officially ended and fall has begun. As the holiday fundraiser season approaches, thoughts turn toward preparing for gatherings of family and friends … but for many, this is when a busy life is made even busier and more stressful. You can help alleviate some of the crush of the holidays and help foster a sense of community while getting the word out about your organization by hosting a Thanksgiving feast for everyone. Plan to be

Halloween raffle ideas to make your event spook-tacular!

As the leaves begin ever so slowly to turn colors and the temperatures start to cool off from the height of summer's glory, thoughts naturally turn to the glories of fall … hoodies, hot cocoa, football scrimmages and – arguably the most popular of all – Halloween. October's increasingly popular holiday can help your organization raise money to support its charitable work. As the big day (or night!) approaches, more and more families will be heading out in

Memorial Day fundraisers herald the beginning of the summer season

For many people, Memorial Day fundraisers over the long weekend mark the unofficial first days of summer.  One great way to generate interest in your organization's fundraising raffle is to offer irresistible summertime necessities as prizes. A day at the beach is a classic way to enjoy a sunny summer's day, so items like suntan lotion or sunscreen, beach towels/blankets, sunglasses, disposable cameras, bug spray, flip flops, sudoku or crossword puzzle

Help your community celebrate with a Christmas fundraiser

With the holidays upon us, there are plenty of creative ways your organization can help the community celebrate … and raise funds at the same time.  There are several festive ideas for a Christmas fundraiser. For many families, Christmas dinner is a central part of their holiday celebration. You could raffle off a certain number of turkeys and/or hams (or both!), using festively colored raffle tickets with customized artwork. Work with local supermarket...

Pumpkin smashing fundraisers make the most of Halloween leftovers

Not sure what to do with your jack o' lantern after Halloween night? If your answer is yes, chances are good you're not alone. There are probably many people in your community who are left wondering what to do with that grinning orange face once the candle within has burned out and the shell's begun to wither. Hold a smashing pumpkin fundraiser in the week or so after Halloween, and help make disposal easy. This type of event is a fun (and messy!) way t...

May offers two holiday fundraising opportunities

With the month of May comes not one, but two big holiday fundraising opportunities: Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Flowers and chocolates are both widely associated with Mother's Day. Carnations and daisies are particularly popular, as are roses, lilies, tulips, irises and gladioli. If selling flowers, decide whether to sell pre-orders of bouquets for delivery or pickup just before the holiday or to sell individual flowers on Mother's Day itself. Wo...

Turkey bowling events are super fun fundraisers

Thanksgiving in America is traditionally a time for roast turkey and a gathering of family and friends. Some, however, put an unusual spin on the national holiday and go bowling. Turkey bowling, that is. Growing in popularity in recent years, turkey bowling is said to have originated in the late 1980s in a Newport Beach, Calif., grocery store when a manager slid a frozen turkey across the floor, toppling a soda bottle by accident. From such a humble

Have a frighteningly good time with a Halloween basket social

Looking for a fun way to bring members of your community together while raising money for your organization? Consider holding a Halloween basket social - good for adults as well as little ones. For a successful basket social (a takeoff on the popular Chinese auction), prior to the date of your event you'll want to make up about 2 dozen baskets (more or less, depending on the size of your organization and how many people you expect to come). While you'll