Fundraising Ideas

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


Flash Mob - Fundraising Auction Revenue Enhancer

What Is A Flash Mob Raffle?

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a fast, easy way to raise lots of money in mere minutes? If so, your dream come true may be the flash mob raffle. A flash mob is when something happens out of nowhere. Artistic groups do it on the streets or in a subway; they’ve been known… Read More »


Incentives To Light That First Bid Fire

Fundraisers have all been there—walking the auction tables, looking at bid sheets to see if new bids have been set and wondering why some sheets remain untouched. Why has no one bid on certain items? How do you create that buzz and get that fire started? It’s important to remember that people are procrastinators by… Read More »


Roll The Dice For A More Profitable Event

If you’ve ever been to a casino-themed fundraiser, you know how fun it can be watching someone at the craps table who is on a roll with lucky dice. You can actually have that same excitement at any event regardless of the theme. Buy some large inflatable dice and have the crowd try their luck…. Read More »



Dessert Dash - Fundraising Auction Revenue Enhancer

Auction Game Time: Dessert Dash

People love sweet endings—and they love games. What better way to top off your event dinner than with a dessert dash? For the best dessert dash results, display your mouth-watering desserts prominently as your guests arrive and then give them a chance to bid for the one they like best. It’s important to mix-it-up from… Read More »


Include a Centerpiece Auction for a Fundraising Bonus

You may feel like you’ve leveraged every last dollar at your major event fundraiser to make the most money for your organization—but there may be another place you haven’t looked—at the center of the table. How Does it Work? It’s always a great investment to have table centerpieces because that is where your event guests… Read More »


Buy It Now Boards For Auction Bargains

“Buy It Now Boards” are a great way to offer variety at your silent auction. It is the same concept as “buy it now” on eBay or Greater Giving Online Bidding, and is a tidy, fast way of selling retail gift certificates and dinner gift cards. Creating a “there’s something for everyone” atmosphere is a… Read More »



Green Means Go For Your Silent Auction

Perhaps you’ve had the same silent auction approach year after year, and you feel it’s becoming stagnant. You’re looking for a way to do something differently. Consider the “bid on green line” approach. What’s different about this, and what do you need to implement it? This game requires you to preset your bid auction sheets…. Read More »