Spooky Season is here, and if you are looking for fun ways to host a halloween fundraiser, we have got you covered.
Here are five creative Halloween fundraiser ideas that will help put you in the spirit of spooky season!
Host a Haunted House
Perhaps the most obvious way to raise money by hosting a haunted house is to charge an admission fee. The amount of your ticket price will vary depending on your cost of putting together a haunted house, as well as how long you want it to last. You may want to consider charging more for entry on weekends than on weekdays because people are more likely to have time off from work during the weekend and are therefore more inclined to attend events like this one.
If you plan on selling food or drinks at your haunted house, make sure that you consider increasing those prices as well! This can help offset some costs while also providing attendees with refreshments throughout their visit.
You have several options when it comes time for payment: cash and checks only; credit/debit cards; PayPal; etc. Which one makes sense for your event? Consider which option is easiest for participants (some people might not carry cash). You can sell tickets, merchandise, and refreshments at your spooky space using Greater Giving’s GoTime App.
Organize a Pumpkin Carving Contest
Why not host a pumpkin carving contest? It’s a great way to raise money for your group and have fun at the same time. The easiest way to organize a pumpkin carving contest is to ask your school or a local business to host it. However, if you’re feeling ambitious and want to attract people to tour your organization you can host it yourself.
You can make the carving part of a Halloween party—for instance, by having guests each carve a pumpkin with their own designs during dinner before setting them out for display during dessert time. You can also host an online contest where people submit photos of their pumpkins on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook by tagging them with relevant hashtags (like #pumpkincarvingcontest or #halloweenparty).
Get people involved by offering prizes for the most creative design and/or most impressive display!
Plan a Costume 5k
If you’re looking for a way to fundraise this Halloween, consider organizing a 5k run! Plan the route and prep the course. When it comes down to it, this is one of many things you will have to do if you are organizing an event like this: make sure there are no obstacles in your way and that the path is safe for runners of all ages and abilities!
Invite friends, family, and local businesses who may be able to help sponsor your fundraiser (this could include food vendors). In addition, consider posting flyers around town advertising your upcoming 5k as well as setting up social media posts/pages specifically meant for this event so that people can follow along with what’s happening during race day itself–and share their excitement on social media afterward too!
Throw a Costume Party
This is a great way to raise money for your organization and have fun at the same time! If you’re having a themed party, ask for donations in exchange for admission to the event, or sell tickets at the door. For Example, you can raise money by selling tickets in advance at $15 each, and at the door for $20.
If this is not your thing, then consider having a raffle or auction instead. You can also hold a costume contest if you have enough people show up. This is a great way to raise money because it’s fun and easy—your guests will love attending, and you’ll have some extra cash in no time!
Host a movie night
Decide on a fun Halloween movie (Our favorite is Hocus Pocus 2 , comes out Sept.29th, 2022). Set up your event in Greater Giving and sell tickets to your movie night. If weather permits you can host your event outside and rent a jumbo screen to project the movie on. You can also partner with a movie theater for a share of profits during a special showing. Advertise your special movie night on social media and through email with a link to the event.
These Halloween Fundraiser ideas are sure to put you in the spirit of spooky season!
You can use this list to come up with your own fundraising ideas, whether you’re planning to do it for Halloween or another time of year. These are fun and different from traditional fundraising events.
With these ideas, you’ll be able to raise money for your favorite cause all while enjoying the spooky season. We hope you can use these fundraising ideas as inspiration for your own Halloween fundraiser!