- Breakfast or brunch
The good thing about breakfast or brunch fundraising is that it takes a little time out of busy schedules during holidays. Despite the short time you can take, you can raise a considerable amount of cash if you plan it properly. It also brings members of your team and the community together in a social setting. For breakfast or brunch to be successful, however, you need to plan and organize it well. Brainstorm ideas with your team members set a budget and timelines, and assign responsibilities to the teams. Secure a serene location where you can discuss your goals with the donors or attendees without disturbance.
- Host a walkathon
Although many people might like running, it is not always a favourite for everyone, and if it isn’t, perhaps walking can fit the bill right. Try hosting a walkathon during holidays such as Christmas with the participants dressed as Santas and Mrs Clauses. Also, think of creating social media pages to reach new supporters, just in time before the end-year appeals.
- Sell holiday cards
Holiday cards might seem old-fashioned, but the contribution they make for nonprofits is still notable. Design holiday cards for your constituents and donors to purchase and give to their family members and colleagues. Take advantage of social media and web pages to explore this idea.
- Host a dining out event
Dining out in one of the local restaurants might be the magic you are looking for when it comes to fundraising for your cause. Make this unique and invite everyone in the community to have a diner, eat well and raise money for your nonprofit. Look for a cheap restaurant or that is willing to help in your fundraising effort through partnership or discounts. For example, you need to look for a restaurant that can donate part of its sales to your charitable cause.
- Host a game night.
Look for a donated space and host a game night celebration where the attendees will have fun and raise funds for your charitable cause.
- Host a dance-a-thon
Many people love dancing, and this can even be more fun during a holiday. Find a list of classic tunes and host a dancing competition where those that dance the longest emerge winners.
- Movie marathon
Movies are an excellent way to relax and enjoy yourself. They are fun and relaxing. Pick some good holiday movie classics and play them in a theatre where everyone is charged a small admission fee.
- Matching gift
In partnership with a local business, come up with a matching gift program. Matching gifts remains one of the most attractive methods of getting donations for different causes and can allow you to raise double the money for your charity.
- Create a cookbook
Since the holiday season is more about eating and food, a cookbook from family recipes in the community can be a great idea. You can also partner with a cookbook company to sell their cookbooks for some cut if you don’t have one yourself.
- Sell wrapping papers
Since holidays are more about gifts, selling wrapping papers can be a great idea. They are in high demand during the holiday season, and you will definitely get some money for your cause by selling these.