50 Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas

Are you looking for new fundraising ideas for your nonprofit organization? Perhaps you do the same events every year and you are looking for something a little different. Maybe you are just getting started and want to find some great ideas to use for your staple events.

Here is a list of 50 fundraising ideas, and be sure to use the comments below to add to the list!

  1. 5K run
  2. Auctions
  3. Community Dance
  4. Dinner
  5. Battle of the Bands
  6. Murder Mystery Date Night
  7. Golf Tournament
  8. Haunted House
  9. Bingo
  10. Chores for Charity
  11. Gala
  12. Yard Sale
  13. Sports Event
  14. Restaurant Sponsorships (donate a percent of earnings on a certain night)
  15. Hunger Banquet
  16. Rummage Romp
  17. Lottery for donated item or event tickets
  18. Selling Goodies
  19. Car Wash
  20. Community Dance Lessons
  21. Shovel Snow
  22. Yard Work
  23. Art Show
  24. Friendship Bracelets
  25. Adopt a Dog or Cat
  26. Carnival
  27. Egg Hunt
  28. Tie-Dye Party
  29. Family Fun Day
  30. Fashion Show
  31. Ice Cream Social
  32. Karaoke Night
  33. Outdoor Movie Night
  34. Pie Sales
  35. Talent Show
  36. Zumba Night
  37. Yoga Night
  38. Pancake Breakfast
  39. Adult Prom
  40. Minute To Win It Party
  41. Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
  42. Marathon
  43. Silent Auction
  44. Farmers Market
  45. Lemonade Stand
  46. Penny Wars
  47. Bail out _______ from “Jail” (a teacher, a significant individual)
  48. Sell T-Shirts
  49. Concert
  50. Sell Holiday Gift Baskets