Fundraising Activities                 

Make the most of your event…

So you have your event planned, make the most of it!  Incorporating some fun activities raises more funds for your cause makes and for a great time for all. 

                                                                      …with FUNdraising activities!

Here are a few fundraising activities along with "how-to" guides to help make your overall fundraising event a great success! 

A HOLY SPIRITS “WINE PULL”
A wine pull is a great way to raise money, get your guests involved and an opportunity for your guests to leave with at least one bottle of wine, or more! 

                            Wine Pull Guidelines & Tips

GUESS THE NUMBER
Guess the Number… an easy, ageless way to raise additional funds at your event.  Simple as putting some items in a jar and letting your guests guess how many!

                            Guess the Number Guidelines & Tips
 

COIN PURSE PULL
Much like the wine pull, the coin purse pull is great for getting your guests actively involved in your event.  Solicit one of your local banks to sponsor this event, they are often generous and very willing to participate in community fundraising events!

                            Coin Purse Pull Guidelines & Tips 

A HOLY SPIRITS BEAN BAG TOSS
Turn the game of “bags” into a fun and interactive way to raise money at your event.  All you need is a little room, a board with a hole in it and a few bean bags!  

                            Bean Bag Toss Guidelines & Tips

SILENT RAFFLE
A Silent Raffle is where you display multiple items that your guests have a chance to win.  To enter, your guests purchase tickets.  A basket is placed in front of each item and your guests choose which basket to place their tickets into for a chance to win that item.

                            Silent Raffle Guidelines & Tips

SILENT AUCTION
Anyone who has attended a fundraiser should be familiar with the grand daddy of fundraising activities…  The Silent Auction.  It is a great way to keep guests entertained and keep them at your event until the auction ends!

                            Silent Auction Guidelines & Tips

FIRST TABLE IN LINE
If you are having a dinner with your event, where it is “Buffet” style, you can auction off the chance for your table to be first in line.  This can raise a couple hundred dollars or more, depending upon the scope of your event, the guests’ generosity, and hunger!



LIVE AUCTION
Live auctions are great for raising money at larger events.  They are often combined with sit down dinners to make your event lively and entertaining.  Larger, more valuable items to auction provide the best results.  An experienced auctioneer can provide a great return as they know how to create competition and ultimately raise the most money.

VALET PARKING
Offer valet parking services for a small donation, staffed by responsible volunteers willing to donate their time.  A lot of your guests will take advantage of this, especially if the weather is cold or inclement!



GENERAL FUNDRAISING TIPS:

  1. For any money activity, make sure to have sufficient starting monies in a cash box, with varying denominations.  Also, consider setting up to take credit cards, as a lot of people today do not carry much cash or checkbooks!
  2. To help raise the awareness of your cause, get prizes and auction items that relate to your particular charity’s mission, such as pet related items for a humane society, art work for the arts, etc.
  3. Creating a “theme” for your event, such as “Mardi Gras”, “Hollywood”, “Wild West”, etc.  can really liven-up a fundraiser!