Sometimes it’s a challenge to come up with creative fundraising ideas for your small group. If you’re hosting a fundraiser for a small organization such as a youth group or other extracurricular team, you may not have that many people to lend a hand, so coming up with creative fundraising ideas that don’t cost a lot of money can be tricky. There are a number of websites online that can help you find the right fundraiser for your group and the collective imagination of your team might pay off by helping you come up with something interesting. Here are three fun small group fundraisers to get you started:
1. Bag some groceries. Your fundraising team can work with a local supermarket for this idea. Ask the grocery store if your group can partner with them and volunteer to bag groceries for donations. The tips your team gets goes directly to your charity and the grocery store management might appreciate the break they get in payroll.
2. Host a garage sale. This can be an excellent way to raise funds for your group and it doesn’t cost anything to host—just some great donated goods and a little time. Organize a garage sale in the church parking lot or at someone’s house. Have families and friends go through their things and clean out anything that they don’t want anymore and sell it for a reasonable price. This is an easy way to make money and it gives people an opportunity to do some spring cleaning.
3. Perform some kind of free service. Do you live in a cold climate where people need good snow shovel helpers? Or maybe you’re handy with a can of paint and a paint brush. Ask your team to post a flyer in a common area that advertises free services for donations only. You’d be amazed at how a little hard work can have a big payoff.