Free Fundraising Ideas
These free fundraising ideas are all... FREE. Explore these fun,
creative and unique ways that you can raise funds for your non-profit
without spending a penny.
Some of these ideas are best suited for schools and church groups, while others work well for all non-profits.
Incorporate as many of these free fundraising ideas as possible to maximize your fundraising profits:
- Place a Donation Button on your Site
If you have a donation page on your website, this may seem obvious to you.
But... some non-profits either don't have a donate now button, or it is difficult for visitors to find the donation page on their site.
PayPal makes it easy for people to make online donations to your non-profit directly from your website or blog. You can start fundraising online with PayPal at any time. It is free for you to sign up and really easy for you to add a donate now button on one or more pages of your website.
- Collect Left-Over Christmas Wrap
Collect left-over Christmas wrapping, bows, cards and
decorations in January when no-one needs them any longer. Ask members of
your community for their left-overs. You can also ask local gift stores
to donate everything they have remaining after their clearance sales.
Carefully store everything away in boxes until the following Christmas season.
In November of the following year you'll be ready to set up
Christmas wrapping booths in local malls without having to spend any
money at all. By planning ahead of time, this easy fundraising idea can
be very profitable for your organization.
- Create Unique Products on Zazzle
What's also wonderful is that you can create seasonal products for year-round fundraising.
This free fundraising idea is a wonderful way to raise funds
for your organization... and a way for you to showcase the talented
artists and photographers in your community. Ask volunteers to donate
copies of their original art and photographs to your non-profit.
Zazzle is the ideal place for you to then create customized
products for online fundraising, or for your fundraising event. It's
free to join, free to create products, and free to set up a store on
You earn royalties, in an amount that you decide, for every sale.
What's really great is that you don't have to buy any products in
advance for your fundraising events. Here's how it works:
Upon creation, your products are instantly visualized on their website and
offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When someone places an order, your
unique product is made on-demand, usually within 24 hours. They handle
everything, including the processing and shipping.
Your organization can also sign up to become an associate. As a
Zazzle associate you can advertise not only your own fundraising
products, but any product from the Zazzle marketplace.
If a visitor to your website or blog clicks through (from the
link you provide) to Zazzle and makes a purchase, you may earn a 15%
referral fee on that sale.
There are hundreds of products to choose from, including:
1. Men's T-Shirts
2. Women's T-Shirts
3. Postage Stamps
4. Greeting Cards
6. iPad Cases
7. iPhone Cases
9. Business Cards
- Use and Promote Your GoodSearch Toolbar
Goodsearch is one of the easiest free fundraising ideas. It is a simple way for your
non-profit, or your charity, to earn a donation every time a member of
your community searches the internet. Your organization can also receive
a percentage of every online purchase that is made using your unique
By using and promoting GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com you can raise significant funds online throughout the year.
- Create and Sell Fundraising T-Shirts
Yes, it's possible to design and sell your own T-shirts with NO upfront expense.
Learn about how Ink to the People makes it easy
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