Are you up to doing something good and rewarding for your community? How about a charity benefit? There are a variety of fundraising events you can choose from and while they are rewarding, they can also be a lot of fun! Whether you are honoring a loved one or celebrating a special occasion, it would be nice to include your causes in your celebrations and ensure that the event leads to long lasting change. However, it doesn’t have to be a grand affair.
It could be something simple like a huge yard sale or a golf tournament if you are planning something on a larger scale. Hosting fundraisers is fun and highly rewarding and pretty much anyone can be a part of it.
Fundraising Ideas That Everyone Can Enjoy
Howard Fensterman is a New York lawyer and philanthropist who works with a variety of charities within his community and throughout the country. He has seen firsthand the huge impact a little bit of your contribution can make. Raising money is great way to reach out to others and help them in their time of need.
Whether you plan to give more books to your local literacy program, your local church or synagogue or want to gather funds for Haiti, Africa or other disaster stricken places, give it a shot!
Here is a list of some low-cost fundraising ideas that are designed to help build your community spirit, while also raising the necessary cash for a good cause.
Some examples of events you and your friends can host include:
- Benefit Walk
- Car wash
- Bake sale
- Poker tournament
- Golf tournament
- Neighborhood BBQ
- Fashion show
- Battle of the Bands
- Happy hour
- Garage sale
- 5k walks or run
Host a Fundraiser in Your Community
Whether you are planning on starting a fundraising in your neighborhood or at work, make sure that everyone involved understands the stakes, and willing to contribute constructively to the chosen cause.
Clearly define the cause and specify the desired outcome of the event to everyone. Set the date and time-frame first thing. This will help you ensure that there aren’t any scheduling conflicts or availability issues for the attendees. Next make sure the venue you select is big enough for the number of attendees expected.
Know that you will need some sort of seed money to get the fundraising venture off the ground. Do a neighborhood pool, or ask your boss to contribute; approach other local businesses; if they’d like to give.
And finally, don’t forget to make sure you are raising funds for a legitimate charity. Double-check the validity of the organization and who the money will be forwarded to. Keep coming back to learn more about Howard Fensterman, his latest charitable venture and his latest advice on the donating money and raising events that do really well!