Fundraising Ideas

A collection of the best fundraising ideas for non profits, churches, schools and small groups.


Selective Raffle - Fundraising Auction Revenue Enhancer

Selective Drawing Gives Guest Choices

Provide an array of prizes and put them on display. Like a random drawing, guests receive tickets. Each prize has an entry box next to it where guests can deposit their tickets to potentially win the package. How Does it Work? Similar to a silent auction, create bundled packages your guests really want and will… Read More »


Have a Penny Social at your next event!

Does your fundraising event need a pick-me-up, a little pizzazz? Why not change things up with the mystery and fun of a Penny Social? Also known as Tricky Tray or Pick-a-Prize, this type of event is a combination of a raffle and an auction. Like a silent auction, you provide an array of prizes and… Read More »


What about Secret Bids?

What is about Secret Bids? Why are they such a secret? What exactly is it? The secret is about to be spilled! Secret Bids is a method of auctioning off packages without being able to see other bids. Once all bids are submitted, the highest bid is determined, and the bid is paid to win the… Read More »


Keep the Bidding Going with a 2nd Bidder

Keep the bidding going in your live and silent auction with Second Bidder Winner. Your silent auction has gotten off to a great start.You have starting bids on all your items, and you are ecstatic. But later in the evening, your enthusiasm starts to lull when you notice  the majority of your bid sheets only… Read More »


Restaurant Row – What To Do With Restaurant Gift Cards

Rather than take up valuable space in your silent auction, why not simplify the process and offer restaurant gift cards for immediate sale? Everyone likes to eat out, and restaurant gift cards are great revenue generators; however, sometimes you have so many it becomes a distraction from larger items. A great solution is to create… Read More »




The Last Hero Fundraising Revenue Enhancer

Who’s the Last Hero of Your Organization?

Tap into your donor’s desire to be a hero for your cause. Use this special appeal method to find the hero of your organization.   How Does it Work? The Last Hero is an exciting and profitable way to end your Direct Appeal (aka “Fund-a-Need” or “Paddle Raiser”), by giving a big prize to the… Read More »