Fundraising Ideas Database

Reverse Auction

Location: In-Person

Overhead Cost: $

Expected Return: $

Complexity: 1


Instead of selling tickets, make it a party! In a reverse raffle, people buy numbered tickets for a chance to win a big prize (example – 200 tickets at $100 each – $10,000 for your organization – $10,000 in prizes. Save 5-10 tickets to auction off during the drawing. Select what tickets win their money back (ie. 1st 50th, 100th, etc. tickets drawn. 150th wins $200, 195 wins $500 etc. Last ticket drawn wins $5,000.)

Other Fundraising Ideas

Bowling for Bucks

Coordinate with a bowling alley to rent a group of lanes — or the entire building if you know you’ll have a lot of participants — and sign up teams.

Treasure Hunt

Post clues on social media leading up to the big day, and get teams to participate by following the clues. Apps like Actionbound can also help you create an experience

Craft Show

Do you know someone that is a jewelry maker or wood worker? Gather up these talented folks and host a craft show. Sell spaces and rent tables and chairs. Make

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