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The 10 Most Popular Fundraisers


There are so many different types of fundraisers that it can be hard to know which one is best for your organization. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the 10 most popular fundraisers. Whether you're looking for something traditional or something a little more creative, we've got you covered! So read on and find the perfect fundraiser for your business.


1. Direct Mail Fundraising

Direct mail is actually one of the most widely used forms of Fundraising. This

Fundraising method is based on sending letters, postcards, or other promotional materials to your customers, employees, or other individuals in your community. The goals are usually to raise awareness about an organization’s mission and message, generate support for its activities and receive donations.


2. Door-to-door Fundraising

This type reaches out to people who live in a specific area near their homes by going door-to-door asking for cash donations or selling products that might help your organization earn funds for its programming.


3. Phone Calling or Fundraising Calls

This involves having paid fundraisers calling donors and asking for any kind of financial support.



4. Telemarketing Fundraising

This involves having fundraisers call people and ask them to donate or buy something from your product catalog to benefit the nonprofit or other social impact businesses.


5. Holding an Event, such as a Benefit Concert

Benefit concerts can raise money through ticket sales and other donations taken at events, so long as the organization expects and prepares attendees ahead of time to give back. This may also include marketing efforts towards promoting awareness of the fundraiser, which might further help generate donations before holding the event itself.


6. Sponsorship Fundraising

Corporations like to show off their social responsibility even if it doesn’t always measure up to their bottom line. That said, sponsorship is a great fundraising opportunity for any non-profit because it helps raise awareness and money.


7. Tabling at Events to Raise Funds

This will include having fundraisers set up booths at events to offer products (tangible items like t-shirts, books, etc.), services (like coaching sessions), or information (don’t forget swag to give away) that benefits the organization in some way. This also means marketing efforts should be made earlier on to let people know about this event and how they can participate by donating beforehand.


8. Community Dances

Donation-based community dances are another great fundraiser you can do for your organization through ticket sales or donations taken prior to the event. If you’re planning on doing raffles for prizes, don’t forget to get the prizes donated so they can be given away at the dance itself.


9. Customer Fundraising

This method involves asking customers to donate a certain percentage of their grocery or retail purchases to your cause. These donations are usually made through customer loyalty programs that work with businesses like grocery stores, retailers, and other outlets where people shop.


10. Auctioning Off Items for Fundraising

Auctions are very popular fundraisers that involve donors giving away an item or service in exchange for bids that go into a pot until the final winner is decided upon who wins it all. The highest bidder also gets bragging rights over their donation towards the cause.


These fundraising efforts have been designed to support non-profit organizations, so feel free to use any of these ideas for your organization as needed. Just make sure that you plan accordingly, as starting a fundraiser campaign is not easy. Your plans will need to be more detailed than those who are taking more corporate or business-oriented approaches to Fundraising. You can also contact us here at Elite Poster Design for Custom Posters if you’re looking for more information on how we can help you with your poster design needs.


So, what do you think? Have any experience with these fundraisers or others like them? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below! Also, please help us spread the word by sharing this post through social media (there are buttons below which can make sharing a breeze!). Thanks & happy fundraising!


We look forward to working with you! Tracy V. Allen and her team are happy to help you thrive.


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