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Billy G's Cookie Dough

Billy G's Gourmet Cookie Dough

Fundraiser for all groups

Australia’s favourite fundraiser. High profit and easy to set up and run. YOUR OWN FREE ONLINE SHOP

School Run 4 fun

School Run 4 Fun

Fundraising Idea for schools

Receive all the fundraising materials and incentives to make this a huge success. MAKE 70% CLEAR PROFIT

School Colour Fun Run

School Colour Event

School fundraising ideas

Turn your fun run from BLAND to GRAND with colour powder.

Holiday Raffles

Six Self-Run Holiday Raffles

Raffle fundraising ideas popular with schools, clubs and charities

High profit. Easy to set up and sell. Give away your own holiday raffle to the Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Fiji, Rydges, Bali, Vanuatu and Go Anywhere, Anytime

School Spell-a-thon

School Spell-a-thon

School fundraising ideas

Make your spell-a-thon fun and exciting for your students. Everything is provided. MAKE 70% CLEAR PROFIT

Obstacle-a-thon

Obstacle-a-thon

Fundraising ideas for childcare centres and kindies

Popular and successful fundraiser for early childhood centres. Make up to 70% cash profit and receive up to 30% value in prizes and program materials.

Scratch & Support Cards

Scratch & Support Cards

Fundraising ideas for small groups and teams

Cost is now only $12 per scratch fundraising card! Make $68 profit per person. Choose from 3 designs including a customised card with your group's logo.

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Fundraising Ideas

Australian Fundraising has been assisting fundraising volunteers since 1999, and has helped them to raise more than $45 million. We stand by our promise of “Fundraising Made Easy” with our easy to manage, highly profitable fundraisers, and proven systems that help fundraisers make more profit for their efforts.
If your school needs to raise money for something special, like new playground equipment or some other resource, Australian Fundraising can help you. We have worked with hundreds of schools in creating exciting and profitable fundraisers. Click here to learn about our great fundraising ideas for schools.
Sporting and other clubs often struggle to get the financial support that they need from members, so fundraising works to fill that gap. We have proven and profitable fundraising ideas for clubs, and can show you how to get your supporters behind you. Click here to learn about our fundraising ideas for clubs.
Financial support is the lifeblood of any charity. Australian Fundraising assists charities to raise money with a range of unique, high participation, fundraising events. If your charity could benefit from a fundraiser, we have profitable, easy to manage fundraising ideas for charities that will help you on your way.

Perhaps everyone will agree that coming up with a creative idea is the toughest part of fundraising. Beginners squeeze their creative juices only to find the idea very confusing especially when it comes to choosing the best type of fundraiser to hold. Even in a bid to succeed in your own fundraising event, the idea gets overwhelming considering the number of organisations sharing the same goals.

However, successful fundraisers are not born, they are created. If you have decided to hold a fundraiser but can’t decide which type of fundraiser is best for your school or organisation, then this is the perfect start for you!

Since the “best” can be different for different organisations, we have collected the top 50 easy fundraising ideas that will help you get started and will make your fund- raising efforts a success!

1. Gourmet Cookie Dough Fundraisers

This is the fundraiser for all seasons! Whether you are running a small or large group, Gourmet Cookie Dough Fundraisers are ideal for you. All you have to do is to get orders by sending out the order form provided so you and the rest of the group can sell great-tasting cookies.

Advantages:
  • This is a “no hassle” order form fundraiser idea
  • Easy to run
  • No money up front
  • Risk free
  • Very popular method of raising funds
  • Not too expensive and everyone can afford to buy
  • Quick to sell and make profit since everybody loves cookies
  • Now providing a free online shop for each group
Disadvantages:
  • Not available to some groups due to location
Groups:
  • Primary schools, child care centres, sporting clubs, charities, high schools

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2. Amusement Rides

Fairs are one of the fundraising ideas that will draw a lot of people’s attention and interest to your event. The rides are a must have for any celebration and they can be a great way to provide a good revenue stream for any type of organisation. Not only that, choosing to rent amusements for your fundraising event is one of the best ways to make your event an unforgettable experience.

Advantages:
  • Increase family and friendship bonds
  • A good way to bring friends and family to a fun atmosphere
  • Everyone will have a great time while raising money for your organisation
  • Keep children entertained for hours
Disadvantages:
  • May need to organise many different rides
  • Needs ample time for planning and preparation
  • Safety needs to be monitored at all times
Groups:
  • Sporting clubs, community groups, high schools, primary schools and child care

3. Walk-a-thon or Fun Runs

Organising a “walk or run for a cause” is perfect because you mix exercise and raising money in a fun way. Even child care centres are running them as an obstacle-a-thon. These are usually done around the school or club oval, or facility. Students/participants seek sponsorship donations for the event.

Advantages:
  • Promotes physical exercise
  • Risk free
  • No money up front
  • Increases the sense of community spirit
  • Can be a great community builder
  • Simple to organise
  • Highly profitable
Disadvantages:
  • This fundraising idea may sound boring
  • May need to draw up a compelling reason to promote involvement
  • Will have to purchase incentive prizes
Groups:
  • Primary schools, high schools, sporting clubs, child care centres

There are companies such as Australian Fundraising that supply a full package of fun run fundraisers that make 70% guaranteed profit and supply all the fundraising materials and incentive prizes. Schools and organisations are smashing their fundraising goals with the My Profile Page, an online fundraising platform that allows parents/children to raise funds for their school or group.  

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4. Colour Explosion Event

A Colour Explosion is an exciting and colourful way to raise funds. It is creating so much fun for students and members for all types of groups. Adapted from the ancient Holi Festival in India, Colour Explosions have taken this country by storm because they are visual, fun, and not limited to dedicated athletes.

Advantages:
  • So much fun for students/members, teachers and parents
  • Highly profitable
  • Exciting and vibrant fundraising concept
  • Builds community involvement
Disadvantages:
  • Will need to purchase colour powder, sunglasses for eye protection and incentive prizes
 Groups:
  • Primary schools, high schools, sporting clubs, child care centres and community groups. 

Australian Fundraising offer a complete Colour Explosion Fundraiser including non-toxic colour powder pre-packed in spray bottles, UV400 sunglasses, Thank You Wristbands, biggest range of incentive prizes and marketing material to turn your event into an explosion of colour.

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5. Raffles

Raffles are always popular, with the right prize on offer. They can be run at any time throughout the year and $2 or $3 raffle tickets are very well received.

Advantages:
  • Highly successful with the right prize on offer
  • Holiday prizes are always popular
Disadvantages:
  • Need to print your own tickets
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting clubs, child care centres, high schools

Spare yourself the headache and frustration of preparing everything to make this fundraiser a success because companies such as Australian Fundraising supplies a full package of holiday raffle fundraisers.

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6. Spell-A-Thon

Spell-a-thons are highly profitable sponsorship fundraisers. Normally incentive prizes are offered to entice the students to support the fundraiser.

Advantages:
  • Highly profitable
  • Students learn words during the period of the spell-a-thon
Disadvantages:
  • Require teachers to produce word lists
  • Need to produce student sponsorship brochures
Groups:
  • Primary schools

You can bypass the process of preparing for this fundraising event if you opt for Australian Fundraising as they have a full package of spell-a-thon fundraisers that make 70% guaranteed profit and supply all the fundraising materials and incentive prizes.

7. Wine Tasting and Winery Tours

Wine tasting and tours are a great way to bring in money while being able to tour winery regions and spoil yourself for a vast range of wine choices during wine sampling and tasting. This event is ideal for the winter months.

Advantages:
  • This type of fundraiser is fun to run
  • You learn how wine is produced
  • Your audience is given a chance to try wine samples before buying
Disadvantages:
  • Everyone may not want to join in
Groups:
  • Community groups, sporting clubs, schools

8. Christmas Concerts

Christmas concerts are often a yearly tradition for school groups and are also a perfect time to earn extra spending money.

Advantages:
  • Low cost
  • Easy to organise
  • Lets you experience the “Spirit of Christmas”
Disadvantages:
  • Your income depends on how much the audience donates
Groups:
  • Primary schools, community groups

9. Bike-A-Thon

Raising money through a bike-a-thon is very similar to a walk-a-thon except that the children are riding bikes. The twist: it mixes fun, fitness and fundraising.

Advantages:
  • Easy to put together
  • This fundraiser is quick, simple and secure
  • Promotes physical exercise
Disadvantages:
  • Safety should be considered at all times
  • You might have difficulty in getting a city permit, depending on where you’d like to ride
  • May require “event insurance”
  • Preparation must be done in advance as the event involves closing off some roads
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, high schools, community groups

 

10. Battle of the Bands

Listening to your favorite school band is best done in a mosh pit. Whether you have passion for music or you just want to support a musical group for a good cause, battle of the bands is the best way to go. Now, raise your fist and yell!

Advantages:
  • Easy to put together
  • Allows the musically-inclined people to showcase their talent
  • Helps amateur bands gain exposure whilst playing in front of an audience
Disadvantages:
  • Safety should be considered at all times
  • The competition needs money for prizes and sound equipment
  • A band competition needs dedication, patience and a lot of hard work
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, primary schools, high schools, community group

11. Chef Cook Off

Whether you are a true-blue foodie or you just want to learn a thing or two from cooking experts, chef cook off will surely be appealing to you. Invite chefs and have them cook their favorite dishes. Sell tickets to people who love cooking and eating.

Advantages:
  • Easy to set up
  • Fun activity
  • Allows the audience to learn the skill of cooking
  • Gives them a chance to taste a wide variety of food
  • Captures people’s interest
Disadvantages:
  • This is one fundraiser idea that needs strong organisational skills
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, schools

12. Beat the Goal Keeper

If you want to satisfy your competitive nature, this fundraiser guarantees satisfaction. Set up soccer goals with goal-keepers. Participants pay a fee to “shoot for the goal” and beat the goal keeper.

Advantages:
  • Easy to put together
  • Allows players to enjoy the spirit of sportsmanship
Disadvantages:
  • Safety should be considered at all times
Groups:
  • Soccer clubs, primary schools, community groups

13. Black Tie Event

Formal events can often draw the rich and famous in your community, as well as parents and friends who love to dress up.

Advantages:
  • This event can attract the wealthy people around your area giving you a greater chance to raise money
  • Fun event
  • It is not all the time that people get to dress up so they will look forward to this event
Disadvantages:
  • Expensive to organise
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, primary schools, community groups

14. Art or Craft Exhibitions

Exhibits are not only intended to provide a visual treat, but also to help fledgling entrepreneurs to promote their products. When you kick exhibits up a notch, it becomes a highly profitable fundraiser thatattracts interested participants and help your community.

Advantages:
  • A good opportunity for new starters to be discovered
  • A good opportunity for senior students to exhibit their talent
  • Offers different ways to raise money
Disadvantages:
  • Needs very good organisation skills
  • May require ample preparation to get a good number of participants
Groups:
  • Primary schools, high schools, sporting groups, community groups

15. A Dog Walk Fundraiser

Who says fundraising is only for humans? Even your furry friends can join through a dog walk fundraiser. Ask people in your community to walk their dog in exchange for donations. Your random kindness will surely be appreciated.

Advantages:
  • Fun idea
  • Promotes the love of animals
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be promoted properly to get supporters
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting groups, community groups

16. Scrabble Tournament

Are you a wordsmith? Scrabble tournament may just be a perfect fundraiser for you. Willing participants will pay a registration fee to be counted in the event and whoever wins gets a trophy or prize. The catch? The registration fee will go directly to your beneficiaries.

Advantages:
  • Lots of fun
  • Learn new vocabulary
  • Easy to organise
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be marketed properly to promote involvement
Groups:
  • High schools and primary schools, sporting groups, community groups

17. Barbeque Fundraiser

Barbeques are a famous Australian tradition. Celebrating with good food and great people is a wonderful way to support your group and raise additional funds. You can add music, a football or cricket game to make it a whole day event. Alternatively, you can sell steaks, sausages, hotdogs, chips and soda to raise funds.

Advantages:
  • Fun and exciting
  • A great opportunity for people to catch up with friends and relax
  • Easy to organise
Disadvantages:
  • May require permits if held in a different venue
  • Needs a lot of work and planning to hold a successful barbeque event
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, primary schools

18. Tree Planting

You can do the environment a huge favor while also raising money if you organise tree planting for your next fundraising event. Taking donations and planting or adopting a tree is one of the most eco-friendly fundraisers. You may charge for each new tree and the donor plants it themselves; or people may adopt an existing tree and donate money for its upkeep.

Advantages:
  • Fun and exciting
  • Promotes environmental awareness
  • Helps save the planet
Disadvantages:
  • Not feasible for some groups e.g. groups located in the city centre
Groups:
  • Primary schools, high schools, sporting groups, community groups

19. Charity Golf Tournament

Organise a fundraiser at a golf course or driving range by hosting a charity golf tournament so golf enthusiasts can participate and make a donation through their admission fee. You can also ask for sponsors to pay for particular holes e.g. the XYZ 9th hole. Remember to have drinks and snacks available for purchase after the game.

Advantages:
  • Fun and innovative idea to raise funds
  • A large percentage of population enjoys golfing
  • This idea offers several ways to make profit
  • An amusing activity that both parents and children will enjoy
Disadvantages:
  • The event needs to be organised on a weekend
  • Needs to be properly marketed
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, high schools and primary schools, child care, community groups

20. Movie and Popcorn Nights

Organise a fundraiser by getting the whole family involved. Movie and popcorn nights are a great way to let families enjoy themselves and raise money for your group. You can also arrange other activities like kite flying, fun sports (like throwing darts at balloons or sack races) and even craft areas to raise money.

Advantages:
  • This idea offers several ways to make money
  • Families are given quality time to have fun together
  • An awesome activity that both parents and children will enjoy
Disadvantages:
  • Safety should also be considered in game selection
  • Children may become bored and restless if the correct movie isn’t chosen
  • Needs to be properly marketed
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, high schools, primary schools, child care, community groups

21. Car Wash

A car wash is a quick and very popular way to raise funds. All you have to do is to set up your car wash station in a busy location so every car owner will have the chance to give their some tender love and care. Children can participate in washing cars while parents assist. This is a win-win situation as the car owner gets a nice clean car and your group raises funds for your special project.

Advantages:
  • Quick and easy way to make money
  • You don’t need a lot of money to start this fundraiser. All you need is a bucket, soap, sponge and water
Disadvantages:
  • Needs volunteers to do the car wash
  • Needs to advertise at the time so people know what the money will be used for
  • Need to ensure waste water doesn’t run off into pipes running to waterways
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, high schools, community groups, primary schools

22. Lemonade Stand

Setting up a lemonade stand is a great way for children to raise funds for their group. When you spread the word that your kids are raising money for a good cause, many people will get involved and buy a glass of cold lemonade from them.

Advantages:
  • A good way to teach children to help
  • You don’t need a lot of money to start up
  • Easy and quick way to raise funds
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be promoted properly to get the word out
  • Need to find a good location to sell your beverage to many people
  • Lemonade has to be produced in a hygienic manner
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, primary schools, child care centres

23. Garden Sale

A garden sale is a profitable way to raise funds to support your group. Organise volunteers to price the garden products including plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers, garden tools and accessories.

Advantages:
  • A good way to support the health of your group - selling healthy vegetables
  • Easy to set up and run
Disadvantages:
  • Needs many volunteers
  • May be time consuming if you are going to grow the items from seed
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, primary schools, community groups

24. Bingo

Bingo is a popular fundraising idea. You can charge a pre-set admission fee or sell individual bingo books for those who’d like to join the fun.

Advantages:
  • Fun way to raise funds
  • A profitable way to raise revenue
  • A popular game
Disadvantages:
  • You need to know about your state’s licensing regulations
  • You need to plan your bingo program ahead of time so you can maximise your sales
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting groups, high schools, community groups

25. Boating Trip or Cruise

This is one of the most exciting ways to raise money to support your group. A cruise takes you to interesting destinations which attract many people. Your group will be the one to decide how long the cruise will last.

Advantages:
  • Your audience will be able to experience the joy of boating
  • A profitable way to raise a considerable amount of money
  • Increases the chance of getting more supporters
Disadvantages:
  • Needs expensive investment
  • Need to be able to organise many different things, especially if the cruise is all inclusive
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, primary schools

26. Book Sale

Books lying around the house can still be put to better use by hosting a book sale. This is an interesting fundraising idea for people with a penchant for reading.

Advantages:
  • Encourage people to develop the habit of reading
  • Used books are utilised rather than being thrown away or left to collect dust
  • No large outlay of capital is needed to begin the event
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be marketed properly to draw more people
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting groups, community groups

27. Pull a Bus

You can gather a team and raise money through a bus pull. If you have lots of teams, make it a race to make it more fun and exciting. You can collect admission fees for those who would like to join in.

Advantages:
  • Fun and exciting way to raise money
  • Easy to arrange and organise
Disadvantages:
  • Safety should be considered during the contest
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools

28. Selling Calendars

Selling calendars is one of the most rewarding fundraising ideas. Let your clients choose from one of your stylish calendar designs or you can also give them an option to create their own design. To promote your school or club, you can put your logo or name on each page.

Advantages:
  • Creative way to raise funds to support your group
  • Selling your calendars keeps your name visible throughout the year
Disadvantages:
  • You need to market your product properly
  • This can only be done towards the end of every year
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, primary schools

29. Charity Ball

Raise money to support your group in a sophisticated way. It is a fact that people love to attend parties. So with this type of fundraiser idea, you can organise a themed ball and raise money through tickets, raffles and games.

Advantages:
  • This is an event that gives value for money
  • Offers your organisation a chance to raise a large amount of money in one fundraiser
  • Gives your attendees a memorable occasion they won’t forget
Disadvantages:
  • Needs good organisational skills, commitment and passion
  • Needs to be marketed properly to ensure many people attend
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting groups, community groups, high schools

30. Concerts

Keep supporters entertained while raising money at the same time by holding a concerts in your school ground. Even with a small group to organise the event, you can ensure success if you invite as many participants as possible.

Advantages:
  • A super-entertaining and fun event
Disadvantages:
  • Needs a lot of hard work and organisational skills
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting groups, community groups, high schools

31. Crossword Contest

Create your own crossword so that people pay for each and every clue they’d like to solve.

Advantages:
  • This is very easy to set up
  • Fun game
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, primary schools

32. Dance/Disco

Dancing has an element of entertainment and can be a form of physical activity. It can also be a great way to raise money when organised properly.

Advantages:
  • A good way for dancers to show their talents
  • Fun way to help your group
Disadvantages:
  • This event can be expensive
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, primary schools

33. Dog Show

You can also raise money from dog shows by charging fees to gain access to the show.

Advantages:
  • Promotes animal responsibility and awareness
  • Easy to organise
  • Fun way to raise funds
Disadvantages:
  • Needs great marketing skills
  • Safety concerns need to be thought of at all times
Groups:
  • Primary schools, sporting groups, community groups

34. Face Painting

Children and adults can show their creativity by hosting a face painting event.

Advantages:
  • Allows attendees to have fun and show off their talent and creativity at the same time
Disadvantages:
  • Make sure that you research every aspect of this fundraiser as different paints etc, may cause allergic reactions
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, child care, primary schools

35. Fashion Show

Fashion shows are a hit around the world. Organising a fashion show fundraiser means you will often raise a considerable amount of money for your organisation. Look for sponsors for your catwalks, your models’ outfits and charge admission fees for your audience. Morning tea or lunch is an additional way to raise money.

Advantages:
  • Fun and fabulous event
  • High profitable
Disadvantages:
  • Needs a lot of organisational work
  • Very expensive affair
  • Needs to be properly promoted
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, primary schools

36. Football or Sports Tournament

Football that puts you on the edge of your seat for every goal made. Schedule a football tournament or another sports game and charge admission fees for spectators and players. During and after the tournament, have stalls where you sell beverages, snacks and memorabilia for spectators.

Advantages:
  • A fun and healthy way to raise money
  • Easy to organise
  • Gives you more ways to earn money
Disadvantages:
  • Make sure that safety and rules are observed throughout the game
  • Needs good marketing skills
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, primary schools

37. Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos have been around since about 1998 and are popular with both children and adults as they don’t leave any permanent mark on the skin. Supporters who want to get temporarily inked can take advantage of this fundraising idea.

Advantages:
  • You can use temporary tattoos to raise awareness of your school or sport club
  • Allow attendees to customise their tattoos
  • Quick and very easy way to raise money
  • Can be cleaned and removed easily
Disadvantages:
  • Some people may be allergic to ink or other materials used in temporary tattoos
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

38. Beach Party

Your supporters can have a little R & R whilst also helping your organisation raise money for a good cause. Since you will be holding the fundraising event on the beach, sell something that will be a huge hit for beach goers. You can offer diving or surfing classes to increase your fundraising profit.

Advantages:
  • This type of fundraiser can be enjoyed by both children and adults
  • Fun way to raise money
  • Offers several ways to make money
Disadvantages:
  • Make sure that the venue is safe for the children
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

39. Garage Sale

Ask parents to donate things around the house that they no longer use but are still useful.

People may not have money to donate your school or group, but many people have items that may be sold to help your group.

Advantages:
  • Allows people to tidy their home and at the same time support your group
  • Easy to organise
Disadvantages:
  • Needs a massive advertising campaign about your event to ensure both donors and buyers offer their support
  • People may donate something which is no longer useful
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

40. Greeting Cards

Personalised greeting cards can be a great fundraising idea as people who are stumped for gift ideas will surely support it.

Advantages:
  • Simple
  • High earning potential
  • Personalised service
Disadvantages:
  • May need a lot of planning and promotion to ensure a successful fundraiser
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

41. Flower Arranging Seminar

Flowers are a popular gift to give on special occasions. Set up your stall and sell your fresh, dried or silk flower arrangement to raise money for your group.

Advantages:
  • Flowers are the most common gift people give on special occasions
  • Fun and exciting way to bring in extra money for your group
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be properly marketed
  • May need a large amount of capital to set up
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, primary schools

42. Karaoke

Organise a night of singing and fun with a karaoke fundraiser. You can charge admission fees and boost your earning potential by selling beverages and snacks throughout the event.

Advantages:
  • Offers several ways to make money
  • Allows friends and families to get together and have some fun
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be properly marketed
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, primary schools

43. Paintball

Paintball is a wonderful fundraiser idea if you are looking for fun and adventure.

Advantages:
  • Allows your attendees to have fun and experience adventure
  • A good opportunity for friends to catch up
Disadvantages:
  • May cause serious injury if body protection and safety are not observed
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, primary schools

44. Puppet Shows

Make your fundraiser interesting by having a fun-filled puppet show. Collect entrance fees and sell food and drinks to attendees.

Advantages:
  • Puppet shows have been around for a long time and are gaining in popularity
  • Fun way to raise funds
Disadvantages:
  • Needs to be promoted properly
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, child care, primary schools

45. A Trivia Night

Organise a gathering where you test your attendees knowledge about pop, trivia or sports. Raise extra money for your group by selling food and drinks.

Advantages:
  • Fun and easy way to raise funds
  • Good opportunity for your attendees to learn new information
Disadvantages:
  • May need money for prizes
  • Needs marketing to encourage participation
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

46. Refreshments

Selling coffee, tea, soft drinks, chips and snacks at most fundraiser events is also a great way to raise funds. This can be done at sporting events, school fairs and much more.

Advantages:
  • Boost your fundraising potential
  • Easy to organise
Disadvantages:
  • Need volunteers to sell the items
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

47. Stage a Play

Entertain people and at the same time raise funds by staging a play. Sell entrance tickets as well as snacks and drinks to increase your earning potential.

Advantage:
  • Fun and entertaining way to raise funds
  • Offers several ways to raise funds
Disadvantages:
  • Your fundraiser needs to be marketed properly
  • Needs capital investment upfront for costumes and set
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools

48. Bring and Buy Sale

Holding an auction as a fundraiser allows people to bid on pre-loved or pre-owned items while also lending a helping hand to the fundraising campaign’s beneficiary. This is the kind of fundraiser that promotes a sense of compassion as people volunteer to bring their old items to sell while the proceeds go directly to your school or club. There is one caveat though: no haggling!

Advantages:
  • Easy to organise as you can auction practically anything
Disadvantages:
  • Buyers may find things they don’t need or want
  • Guest appearances are essential to increase the number of participants
Groups:

Ideal for sporting clubs and community groups

 

49. Chocolates

The fastest way to donors’ heart is through their stomach. This is why chocolates are highly profitable if managed well.

Advantage:
  • Everyone likes chocolates
  • Easily distributed
Disadvantages:
  • Need very good administration to keep track of profit
  • Will lose $70 per carry pack if members do not return monies
  • Can take a very long time to complete the fundraiser
Groups:
  • Sporting groups, community groups, high schools, child care, primary schools

50. Children’s Artwork

Organise children’s artwork to enhance kid’s creativity. Their artwork can be printed on plates, tea towels, pillows.

Advantage:
  • Popular with parents, grandparents
  • Good range of products
Disadvantages:
  • Need to engage a company to produce the items
  • Good administration needed
Groups:
  • Child care, primary schools

The Bottom Line

Myriad of fundraising ideas are available for you and your group to choose from. The best fundraiser should help raise money for your school, club or group with as little effort, planning and organisation as possible. So choose wisely, plan thoroughly and have fun at your next fundraising event!

Pre-Schools and Kindergartens represent a special challenge for fundraisers. Because the kids are small, the range of fundraising event available to groups can be limited. Australian Fundraising has proven, profitable fundraising ideas for pre-schools. The parents, kids, pre-schools and fundraisers just love them!

FREE Fundraising Tools


You can have the best Fundraising Idea but unless you execute it properly it will not achieve its potential! We offer a range of free Fundraising Tools to help you plan your fundraisers, make your fundraisers easy to run, more effective and more profitable.

There’s nothing worse than organising your fundraiser and finding out that it clashes with another fundraiser or event. The Calendars are a great tool when planning your fundraising events for the year. At a glance you know exactly what you’re doing what and when. We offer Planning Calendars for each state & territory.
If you’re new to fundraising or an experienced one looking for different ideas, you will find our Planning Guide is packed full of useful fundraising ideas and information. It will assist in making your fundraiser easy to run, as well as profitable and fun.
As an extension to our planning guides, we have developed specific Ebooks on how to set up and run successful Fun Runs/Walk-a-thons and a Raffle fundraiser. There is also the Ultimate Australian Fundraising Planning Guide which is an extended version of the Planning Guide. The E-books are jam packed with useful information and suggestions on how to run successful fundraising events.
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It is so important keeping track of your fundraiser to show amongst other things your profit, as well as completing your orders for the number of cookie dough tubs or prizes you require. We offer our easy to use software programs which automatically totals your orders that you send to our office. They’re also a helpful tool for controlling, managing and auditing your fundraising drives. Trust us, they are very simple to use and everyone who uses them love them.
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You should always send home a Parent’s Information Letter with your order forms, sponsorship brochure or raffle books. The letter will inform your supporters why you are running the fundraiser, where they return monies and when, and what incentive prizes are on offer. But where do you start? We offer a vast array of Parent Letter templates to assist with each of our fundraising programs. All the hard work has been done for you! They’re in a Word document so you can print them on your letterhead and make any changes.
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Unique, creative, easy and profitable fundraising ideas!

Since 1999 we've assisted over 30,000 schools, sporting clubs, child care centres, kindergartens, dance groups, music groups, scouts, social clubs, church groups and charity fundraisers organise and run successful fundraising drives, programs and events.

We've helped them raise over $70,000,000.

We have easy fundraising ideas and fundraising ideas that raise a lot of money.

We offer a range of proven and profitable fundraising programs and we will help you:

  • Run an easy and profitable fundraiser
  • Promote your fundraiser
  • Plan your fundraising programme or event
  • Motivate your students/players/members and their families to maximise their fundraising support for your fundraiser

You receive all the fundraising materials (order forms/sponsorship brochures, promotional posters, parent information letters, and more) to make our fundraisers a breeze to set up and run and to ensure success.

We provide incentive prizes for your sellers/participants that we know significantly lifts your sales and monies received.

Please call our office on 1300 133 022 as we would love to help you with your fundraising plans and answer any questions you may have.

* No money is required up front to schools, early childhood centres, registered clubs, community organisations and approved groups.