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Fundraising Ideas for Father’s Day

By: Brittany Engelmann-- 2017-05-23 5:00 am --

Father’s Day can a be a fantastic opportunity for a Spring fundraising campaign. If you haven’t planned a fundraiser yet, read these 5 last minute fundraising ideas for Father’s Day. These ideas are simple and easy to pull together, so it’s not too late to take action!

Donate in Dad’s honor

Donating in someone’s name is always a great way to celebrate a special occasion. It’s personal, thoughtful, and a wonderful way for someone to show their appreciation for a loved one.

It’s also incredibly easy. Promote your fundraiser via email and social media. Ask your supporters to make a donation in Dad’s name. In return, send Dad a special recognition email or special thank you card.

Host a chili cook-off

Pulling together a last minute chili-cookoff can be a quick and simple fundraiser, and there are few ways you can raise money through the event.

First, charge an entry fee to your participants. Second, charge an entry fee for guests. Third, encourage guests and participants to conduct their own peer-to-peer fundraisers around the event.

To promote your event, email your supporters, share on social media and encourage your participants and guests to promote your event and invite their friends.

Barbecue picnic

Similar to the chili cook-off, a barbecue picnic is a fun way for families to spend the day together and can be pulled together quickly.

Partner with local grocery stores or restaurants to donate food for your event and charge an entry fee. Have a communications plan to present to potential corporate sponsors on how you will acknowledge their contribution and thank them.

Plan a fun day of activities for the whole family, such as games, face painting and eating competitions.

Host a walk or run on a local trail

Organizing a large walk/run that involves closing off streets and acquiring permits can be a huge undertaking. However, hosting a run/walk fundraiser on a local trail can be a much easier event to organize.

Start by contacting your local parks and recreation department to identify the best area to host your walk. Plan your route and promote your event.

To make it a fundraising event, charge an entry fee and provide campaign materials for participants to conduct personal fundraisers around the event.

A walk/run could be combined with a barbecue or picnic, as well, to make the event fun for the entire family, regardless of age or ability.

Shop DollarDays and auction off gifts for Dad

Take advantage of DollarDays low, wholesale pricing on thousands of items. Shop gifts for Dad, such as grills, barbecue tools, or a grilling apron.  Next, use a online auction software to host an auction and raise money for your organization.

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