Fundraising Ideas

As a Campaign Coordinator, you are a changemaker and the driving force behind this endeavor. Your job is to motivate, remind, and thank your team for making a difference. We have ideas that should make things easier for you. 

You’ll find fundraising ideas for hybrid campaigns, in-person campaigns, leadership challenges, and rally ideas. 

Physically Distanced Activities

Online Games

~ Trivia Competitions
~ At-Home Scavenger Hunt
~ At-Home Gimme Gimme Game
~ Virtual BINGO using Video Conferencing
~ Earn Digital Badges for Participation Game

Online Contest & Challenges

~ Give $10, Tag 10 campaign on social media
~ Donate to Vote Fundraiser – Online Talent Show, Funniest Video, Most Creative Use of a Piece of Paper, Photo Contest, Karaoke, TikTok
~ Themed Photo Calendar Contest
~ Pets, Scenery, Recipes
~ Online “live raffle” using donate now pages.
~ Silent Action of items pictured on announcement.
~ Classes online - i.e. Basic Ukelele skills; Basic Art skills; $5 per class
~ Seasonal decorate your work area - gift card 1st place per department.
~ Co-Workers Baby Photo Contest
~ Virtual Party


~ Sell food tickets (Zippy’s, Chili, Pizza Chain, Breakfast Bento)
~ Sell recipe booklets with submissions from employees
~ Sell food kits (pizza, dessert, drink kits, and tie in with a local chef or staff member teaching how-to through video conferencing)
~ Partner with a local restaurant or retailer and have them donate a percentage of sales
~ Food sales with drive-thru pickup (bentos, plate lunch, baked goods)
~ Learning
~ Host classes where participants can donate to learn a skill, get a workout, or have fun (Zumba, Fitness, Cooking, Drawing)
~ Sell crafting kits (ornaments, knitting, stamping, origami, painting, etc.)

Other Ideas

Leadership Challenges

~ Pay to dare company leaders to take part in some sort of challenge like a cartwheel, costume contest, etc.
~ Sell tickets for a chance to use the office or parking stall of a leadership team member.
~ Ask your leaders to match money raised through specific activities.
~ Auction dinner with a member of your leadership team.


~ Dog Wash / Car Wash
~ Concert
~ Clothing Sale
~ Cooking Competition
~ Golf Tournament
~ Art Competition
~ Dress Down Day
~ Giftwrapping
~ Movie Night - partner with a theater and sell admission tickets.
~ Cut-a-thon - partner with a local hairstylist.
~ Cosmetics/makeup demos
~ Giving Tree - people give $1 to put a leaf with a message on the tree. 
~ White Elephant Sale/Auction
~ Themed Ethnic Days – with food that is appropriate (Valentines Day, St. Patty's Day, etc.)
~ Penny Jar
~ Day Off Auction: Highest bidder gets the day off.

Share Your Story

Has your team enjoyed a special giving campaign together? Did you develop creative, unique fundraising ideas that other organizations may be able to replicate? Do you have advice and encouragement to share with future campaign coordinators? We want to hear from you! Be sure to include your organization’s contact information so we can follow up for further details.

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