6 Ways That You Can Raise Money for a Good Cause

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Raising money for a good cause can certainly have a positive impact on the world. Not only can the money raised help to make a difference, but it can also inspire those around you to do the same. 

Luckily, there are plenty of things that you can do to help raise money for a charity of your choice. Today, we will be discussing six of them in more detail. From bake sales to sponsored walks, we cover it all. 

Bake Sale

A bake sale is a great way to raise money. Not only can you entice people in with some beautiful bakes, but it is also a great way to get others involved. For instance, if you want to hold a bake sale at work, ask around for volunteers and see who wants to get involved. You don’t need to be an expert baker to produce something great. There are plenty of online baking recipes out there for you to choose from. Each one will vary in difficulty. You can keep it simple with an easy bake or push yourself out of your comfort zone with something more challenging. 

Raffle

A raffle is a simple, yet effective, method of fundraising that has been used for years. The great thing about a raffle is there are no rules when it comes to prizes. You can make the raffle as random as you wish or choose a theme to follow. It is worth asking around your local area for any donations and don’t be afraid to reach out to local stores and coffee shops to see what they can donate. Raffles entice people in because they are exciting. In exchange for purchasing a ticket, people have the chance to win an array of fantastic prizes. Not only can you make a lot of money from ticket sales, but you can also give back to those who donated. It’s a total win-win!

Online Fundraiser

Most of us turn to the internet for everything. Not only do we interact with others through online platforms, but we also shop, watch videos, and even play games. So, to keep up with this trend why not create an online fundraiser? Now, with the help of online resources and software, you can create a fundraiser within a matter of minutes. Use social media to promote it and you are well on your way to raising money for a fantastic cause. 

If you are unsure on where to start when it comes to online fundraisers, then check out Givebutter’s fundraising resources. They can help you create your fundraiser at the click of a button and their team of experts are on hand to help you if you need it. 

Hold An Auction

Charity auctions are a brilliant way to bring the community together whilst raising some money in the process. Live auctions are highly interactive events where members of the community can bid on items they wish to purchase. It can certainly be an entertaining evening for all. If you wish to hold a live auction you will need to book a venue, find donations, and get together a group of volunteers to help on the night. Through a quick bit of research, you will find a list of potential auctions prizes. They can be anything from signed memorabilia to experience days. Much like a raffle, don’t hesitate to get into contact with local shops in the area who may be able to donate some prizes. 

Sponsored Walk

A sponsored walk, jog or run is ideal if you are someone who loves to be active. Not only can a challenge like this give you a huge sense of accomplishment, but it can also help you raise a lot of money for a cause of your choice. Firstly, you will need to set your goal for the challenge. Where will you walk to? Will you walk from one city to the next? It is also a challenge that you don’t have to do alone. Try to ask members of your local community if they want to get involved too. 

Quiz Night

Much like a live auction, a quiz night is a fantastic way to bring the community together in order to raise money for a good cause. You will need to hire a venue and get together a group of volunteers to help with the night. You can charge money for tickets and ask around to see if anyone will donate a prize for those who come in first, second and third. If this is your first time writing a quiz, then it can help to look at common quiz questions online to help get you started. 

You can even hold two fundraisers in one by having a bake sale inside the quiz hall. After all, those partaking in the quiz are likely to get hungry throughout the night so why not fill them up with some sweet treats. 

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