Summer is here! For many organizations, this can be a slow time in terms of raising funds. With fewer people donating to organizations, it is important to reel those donors back in with fun summer fundraising events! Skip the summer slump by following these Top 15 Fundraising Ideas!
15 Fun Summer Fundraising Ideas:
1. Outdoor Movie Night
Organizing an outdoor movie is the perfect way to spend a summer night! Make the event even better by selling tickets, popcorn, candy, and drinks to raise some extra money!
2. Community Clean Up
Spruce up your community by gathering your supporters for a community clean up and/or sprout up! Ask donors to guarantee a small fee per bag of trash picked up! Not only is this a great way to clean up the community, but it is also a fun summer fundraising activity!
3. Waffle Day
August 24th is National Waffle Day! Organize a waffle fundraiser by either partnering with a restaurant or by creating a fun waffle bar for your supporters!
4. Coffee Day
September 24th is National Coffee Day! Consider hosting an outdoor coffee fundraiser and cool down with an iced latte!
5. Water Balloon Fight
Bring your donors and their families together by organizing a water balloon fight! Sell or provide snacks and refreshments too! This is the perfect fundraising event for all ages!
6. Art Show
Consider hosting an art auction with pieces donated by local artists! Make sure to use Givsum’s new auction feature as well!
7. Food Festival
Host a food festival by partnering with local food trucks or stands! This could be a great family outing and a way to reel back donors during the summer!
8. Scavenger Hunt
Consider putting together an outdoor scavenger hunt around your community! Ask your supporters to sign up and raise a minimum amount to enter!
9. Outdoor Exercise Class
Partner with local fitness instructors and have an outdoor work-out class! To raise funds, have attendees pay a registration fee in advance. If it goes well, your organization can set up a series of exercise class fundraisers!
10. Farmers Market Booth
Consider taking a booth at your local farmers market to not only raise awareness about your organization, but to also potentially raise money!
11. Surf Competition
If your organization lives near a beach, a surf competition is the perfect fundraising opportunity! Ask donors to pay a registration fee in advance to participate in this competition. Consider giving away a small prize for the winners too!
Organize a fun walk where your donors can bring their furry friends too! Supporters can walk a set distance while raising money for your cause.
13. Yard Sale
Invite your supporters to donate items for the yard sale and have the community purchase them!
14. Outdoor Painting Contest
Organize an art contest for your next fundraiser! Provide painting supplies and have your supporters pay to join!
15. Labor Day
Labor day is celebrated on the first Monday in September! Host a Labor Day fundraiser, making the theme red, white, and blue!