BLOG: 30 fun ways to fundraise!

BLOG: 30 fun ways to fundraise!

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As we gear up for HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 12, we are offering a month’s worth of fundraising ideas MOCA makes it easy to fundraise thanks to our fundraising toolkit.

We’re outlining some creative, fun (and sometimes silly!) ideas to fundraise for your Walk/Run team. If you have other unique ideas to share, post them in the comments section!

  1. Potluck for MOCA! Plan a potluck breakfast or lunch at your workplace to benefit your Teal Strides team.
  2. Sweet treats! Host a bake sale at your workplace or school.
  3. Bar or restaurant fundraiser. If you own a bar or restaurant – or know someone who does – consider asking them to donate a portion of proceeds during a specific day or week to your team.
  4. Email campaign. A simple email or letter writing campaign, telling your loved ones why you walk or run, can be very effective!
  5. Get social! Use social media to share information about your Teal Strides team, and ask your friends and followers to support you. Check out MOCA’s social media badges on our Facebook page.
  6. Wake-up call. Bring in donuts and coffee to the office one morning, and ask your colleagues to pay you back by donating to your Walk/Run team.
  7. Don’t throw it out! Plan a garage sale with the proceeds going to your team!
  8. BBQ, Bonfire or Picnic! Host a fun neighborhood event, and ask attendees to donate to the cause.
  9. Email signature. Change your email signature so it includes a direct link to your fundraising page. Easy and effective!
  10. Get in the spirit! Plan a wine or beer tasting, with proceeds going to benefit your team.
  11. Beat the heat. For the young (or those young at heart) nothing can beat an old-fashioned lemonade stand for a cause on a hot summer day!
  12. Put in the ask. Ask your employer if they’ll help support the cause by donating to your team or paying for your team registration.
  13. Jeans day at work! Plan a day at the office where employees can pay for the privilege of wearing jeans, with the fees going to your Teal Strides team.
  14. Clean up that car! Your friends and family can support your team while getting their cars clean!
  15. Doggone it! Get the neighborhood pooches involved by planning a dog wash, with proceeds going to your team.
  16. Birthday pledge! If you have a birthday coming up, email your friends and family and ask them to donate to your team in lieu of a birthday gift this year.
  17. Home party. If you know of someone who sells cosmetics, jewelry, etc. via home parties, throw a party and ask if the salesperson will direct a portion of the proceeds to your team.
  18. Your religious community. Invite your religious community to join you in your efforts to fundraise and host a spaghetti dinner, lunch, etc. with the organization.
  19. Movie night! Plan a movie night at your house, with popcorn and snacks, and ask your friends and family to pitch in to contribute to the cause.
  20. Progressive dinner. Plan a progressive dinner in your neighborhood, with the proceeds going to your Walk/Run team.
  21. Board game night! Invite your friends and family to your house for a night of snacks and board game fun, with an entry fee going to your Walk/Run team.
  22. Beer or wine tasting. Host a beer or wine tasting at your house or workplace, and ask for a small entry fee that serves as a donation to your team.
  23. Poker tournament. Hold an amateur night poker tournament to raise money for your team.
  24. Mow-a-thon. Spend an afternoon mowing lawns in exchange for a donation to your team.
  25. Beards for MOCA! For the men out there – grow your beard out, and ask for donations for each week that you don’t shave.
  26. Bingo night! Organize a bingo night, charging people to buy cards, with the proceeds going to your team.
  27. Ice cream bar. At your workplace, buy the items for an ice cream sundae bar and ask your colleagues to pay you back by supporting your team.
  28. Pancake breakfast. Plan a neighborhood pancake breakfast on a weekend, with all proceeds going to your team.
  29. Pool party! Have a pool? Then invite your friends and family for a summer pool party, in exchange for support of your Teal Strides team.
  30. Luau party. Host a luau during the final days of summer, asking guests to dress up in Hawaiian prints and donate to your Teal Strides team.