Choose between fundraising products; cookie dough fundraising, magazine sales and school fundraisers, or raise funds for church with online fundraising.
Fundraising is an integral part ofany club’s activities, but church fundraising can be a blessing and a curse. In one way, having the support of entire families is a great way to have contributions and fundraising ideas from all ages. On the other hand, having too many cooks can spoil the broth, and with so many members having fundraising ideas, it can be difficult to settle upon a church fundraiser everyone participates in.
School fundraisers often involve selling a product. Cookie dough fundraising is popular, many schools and churches choose a “make your own rubber bracelet” fundraiser. Magazine subscriptions are popular fundraising products, too. When choosing fundraising products, be sure it’s something unique to your community, something church members are excited about, and something that isn’t so overpriced that people don’t want to purchase it. Consider also, that frozen food products, like pizza and cookie dough, and wrapping paper and candle fundraisers perform better certain times of the year.
Several companies offer programs for online fundraising. This works well with a tech-savvy congregation that can spread the message to their online network. Some churches set up websites with product sales, or participate in online fundraising activities sponsored by other companies. In addition to selling products from the church website, churches can raise funds by accepting donations and sponsorships.
Church Fundraising Idea
When someone in the congregation has a church fundraising idea, it’s wise to have them do the research, since they’re excited by the project. How much money will be made on each product? Is there a minimum order? How long will the fundraiser take? Exactly how will the church spend the funds? Who will benefit from the church fundraiser? Who will participate? Will there be a kick-off event? Knowing how the fundraiser will work makes it easier to accept volunteer help and assign tasks to others.
Getting Ideas for Raising Funds
When churches need to plan a fundraiser, it’s best to ask a small group of creative brain-stormers to come up with fundraising ideas. After much discussion, a plan can be hashed out. It might be necessary to have two or three fundraisers in order to meet a large goal or two or three fundraisers a year in order to keep activity costs low for church members. If there’s a specific goal in mind, meeting that goal will be a success the entire congregation can share.
Be sure to keep in mind that the dynamics of a church fundraiser are different than a school fundraiser because church fundraisers involve the participation of family members of all ages. Get fundraising ideas from a variety of people and settle upon the best of the best, considering every detail of the fundraiser. Have a goal in mind before the fundraiser starts, so that everyone can share the success that comes from reaching that goal.