Spring Fundraising Ideas

by | Mar 17, 2021 | Fundraising | 0 comments

Spring has sprung! Now is the perfect time to start planning and thinking about spring fundraising ideas if you haven’t already. Givsum is here to bring some fresh fun ideas for your charitable organization.

Spring Cleaning Donations or Garage Sale

Start off the year fresh with a spring cleaning donation or garage sale. Encourage your charitable organization’s supporters to donate household items or clothes. Make it a “garage sale” styled event by selling donated items and donating proceeds to your charitable cause.

Easter Egg Hunt

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Did somebody say Easter Bunny? Throw a classic spring fundraiser that kids and families will love. Contact your local government to see whether or not a permit is required and if special public health restrictions are applicable, then sell tickets to the event at your local park. Hire an Easter bunny, set up a photo booth, and hide Easter eggs all around the park.

Spring Picnic & Field Games

Ahhh the joys of spring: baby animals, fresh flowers, green leaves, and crisp air. With Covid restrictions easing and warmer temperatures that invite outdoor activities, celebrate the newness of it all with a refreshing spring picnic. Host an event and barbeque, sell snacks, and play lawn games. Think croquet, badminton, cornhole, flag football, etc. Inspire some healthy competition and set up teams for games beforehand. Team giving makes things exciting and will pump up your supporters, all while inspiring good.

Charity Golf Tournament

Another classic spring fundraising idea: charity golf tournaments! Charity golf tournaments are one of the most popular spring fundraising ideas. Sell tickets, collaborate with sponsors, partner up with food vendors, and create a fun event for a good cause.

Mother’s Day Brunch

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Moms are our heroes, they deserve to be recognized and appreciated for all that they do. Hold a Mother’s Day brunch (the second Sunday of May) and show some extra love to all of the mothers and motherly figures in life. Partner up with local restaurants and sell tickets, meal packages, flower arrangements, etc. beforehand. A percentage of the proceeds can go to a good cause, all while honoring the maternal figures in our lives. It’s a win-win situation.

Earth Day Walk/Hike

April 22nd marks Earth Day. In the words of Louis Armstrong:

“I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.”

Honor the beauty of our planet by holding a walk or hike, all while raising money for a good cause. Sell tickets or shirts and donate proceeds to your favorite environmental nonprofit of choice.

National Volunteer Week

The last week of April marks National Volunteer Week. Use any of the spring fundraising ideas listed on this page to host an event. Make sure to show your volunteers some love by sending them an email expressing your appreciation and gratitude for all that they do.

Arbor Day Plant Sale

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Arbor Day is the last Friday of April, thus a perfect reason to team up with your local nursery to create a plant sale. Sell trees or any type of plant on your fundraising event page beforehand. To make the event more COVID-19 friendly, hold a drive thru where supporters pick up their purchased plants.

5k Run, Walk, or Race

As the sun begins to shine more and more each day with the welcoming of Spring, now is the time to get out and get moving! Create leaderboards on your online event page and encourage participants of your run, walk, or race to individually track their progress and fundraise for your cause. 

Beach/Grounds Clean Up

If you live near a costal area or waterway, organizing a beach clean up is a great way to get outside and help the planet. If you do not live near a costal area or waterway, a local grounds cleanup is also a wonderful way to contribute and give back to your community. Easily collect donations or sell shirts with an online event page to receive funds for your cause.

BBQ For a Cause

Did you know that May is National BBQ month? Well, now you do! Hold an outdoor barbeque and partner up with local vendors or cook yourself and sell meal packages beforehand. If you want to take it up a notch, have a contest, whether that be a hot dog, rib, or chicken wing eating contest. Attendees can vote for their favorite barbequed food item with an online survey.

Wine Tasting

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Now that the weather is (hopefully) getting nicer, why not throw a spring fundraiser just for the adults? Wine tastings are a fun way to connect, learn, and create new memories. Host a wine tasting event and sell packages or tickets beforehand. Want to make it virtual? You’re not limited to only hosting fundraising events in person. Easily order wine online and have it shipped to your supporters’ doors. Livestream the event on your online fundraising page with a custom passcode to the livestream upon ticket purchase.

Poker Tournament

Get your cards ready! Host a poker tournament or any kind of card game tournament for that matter. Organize teams prior to the event and sell tickets, food, shirts, hats – you name it. Managing a poker tournament can be difficult, use an online fundraising platform to help run your event.