Great Charity Fundraising Ideas

charity fundraising ideas

Charity fundraising ideas
Come in all shapes and sizes.

Raising a regular amount of money is obviously vital to many organisations just to keep going. But coming up with novel fundraisers not only helps to bring in much needed cash but can also raise the profile of your group or good cause.


Many ideas are tried and tested but the really great charity fundraisers come about when people try to think outside the box a little bit. Even if you can't come up with of a totally new fundraiser try to think how you might change or tweak an existing plan. How can you add some value?

A good way to start is by looking at your cause and having a brainstorming session around it. Use it as your central focus but then let your imagination run wild. You might be surprised with what you come up with. Even wild and wacky ideas can work if you can get enough people behind them.

If you are passionate about your cause it will shine through in all your charity's activities!

Here is a great list of charity fundraising ideas to get you started:

Planning a Colour Run?

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Kingdom of Colors

Latest ideas

Firefighters Charity Climb all the way to the top of Mount Everest

Innocent Big Knit

The Innocent Big Knit is a brilliant fundraiser that's lots of fun and a perfect fit for their brand

On a Larger Scale

You may like to organise an entire event for your organisation or special cause.

Don't forget too that you can always piggy back on something else that is going on by just having one good fundraiser at someone else's event such as a town gala or fete.

Fetes and Fairs

Charity Event Ideas

Charity Quotations
- Find quotes for your newsletters, flyers and posters

Charity Insurance
- Are your group are adequately covered?

Charity Websites
- Building a simple charity website is a great way to promote your organisation and raise funds.

JustGiving / FirstGiving
- Whatever your good cause or charity fundraising ideas building an online donation page can help you bring in the cash

Charity Navigator
- Your guide to the premier charity ratings system (US Charities only)

Writing a Mission Statement for Charity Groups - How to write an inspiring mission statement for your non-profit organisation

Pinterest for Charity Groups - How to use it to support your group or good cause

Buy Fundraising Books and Guides

Check out all the latest charity fundraising ideas in these books and guides.

Fundraising Books 

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