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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

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August means it’s Back To School fundraiser time

In many areas of the country, the month of August means it's time for school to start again –and time to start planning your organization's back to school fundraiser. Your group can give mom and dad a hand and raffle off gift baskets full of supplies for a back to school fundraiser. Coordinate with your local school districts to determine what specific items will be needed by students in the coming year: many schools maintain a list of commonly needed i

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Getting green at a lawn and garden show and sale

With the arrival of spring, gardeners' thoughts and dreams turn to the promise of another growing season. It's time to plan the lush landscapes of vibrant, colorful flowers and the rows of veggies and herbs, whether grown at home from seed or purchased as a young, healthy plant. Your organization can be part of the action by hosting a lawn and garden show and sale that brings together those who love plants and local growers. While the great outdoors wou

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Springtime or Easter raffle ideas

With many parts of the country seeing record-shattering cold and snowfall totals, it can be difficult to remember that the calendar says springtime and Easter are right around the corner, but they really are! Your organization can play a part in fostering the hopeful excitement of warmer weather by sponsoring a springtime or Easter raffle fundraiser. Colorful eggs brought by the Easter bunny are synonymous with Easter, so consider holding an Easter part

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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...

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Unique winter holiday fundraising ideas

The holiday season is a time for joyful events full of cheer that bring together the entire community. Your group or organization can take part in the fun with a variety of exciting winter holiday fundraising ideas! Some communities hold open houses of private homes and public spaces decked out in their holiday best. The sight of a lovingly tended Victorian home adorned with lights and sprigs of fragrant evergreen brings a warm, nostalgic feel to ma...

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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...

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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...

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Hop to it! Fun Easter fundraising ideas

  Easter is a time of joy, and there are many fun traditions surrounding this holiday: gifts of chocolate and candies nestled in baskets filled with green "grass," colored hard-boiled eggs, bouquets of lilies and other flowers in soft, pastel shades ... and perhaps the biggest thrill for kids: the Easter Bunny.  We have plenty of great Easter fundraising ideas. Any or all of these familiar elements can be used as the basis for a fun and succ...

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March Madness offers great fundraising opportunities

The month of March is an exciting time for fans of college basketball. This is when the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, organizes a championship tournament called March Madness that lasts for several weeks as the teams advance through the rounds and compete for the winning title. This popular sporting event provides a great theme for fundraising, offering plenty of opportunities for creative events that will draw community members...
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