Team Fundraiser Ideas Parties…What’s more fun than a party?

TeamFundraiserIdeas
Parties…What’smorefunthanaparty?
Children’sParty:Throwathemedpartyforkids(dinosaurs,princesses,etc.)andchargeafeeto
attend.Parentswouldgladlypayafeeforafreeafternoonwhiletheirchildrenhavefun,especially
foragoodcause.
GameNight:ThiscanbeanythingfrombasketballtoMonopolytoPS3topoker.Chargean
entrancefeeandgive30‐50%tothewinnerandtheresttoCureSearch.
BigGame/Show/EventNight:ShowtheSuperBowl,Olympics,RealityShowFinale,Academy
AwardsoranyotherpopularTVshow.Askfora$20donationandprovidepapersforattendeesto
guessthingslikewhowillwin,whowillscorethemostpoints,whichcompanywillhavethemost
commercials,etc.Give30‐50%ofthemoneytothewinnerandtheresttoCureSearch.
HouseWarming,BridalShower,Birthday,Etc:Throwyourselforafriendapartyandaskfor
CureSearchdonationsinlieuofgifts.
MovieNight:Pickupthehottestnewreleaseandhavefriendsovertowatch.Youcouldevenrent
aprojectortoshowitonawalloroutdoorsduringthesummer.Admissionisadonationto
CureSearch!
Dinner/Cocktail/WineandCheeseParty:Throwafancypartyandchargeguestsafeefor
attending.Tryandgetitemsdonatedorplanonabudgetsoyoucandonateatleast50%ofthe
fundsraisedtoCureSearch.
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Events…Theytakeabitofplanning,butarealsoatonoffun!
PlasticDuckRace:Secureprizedonationsandchargepeopletopurchaseaduck.Numbertheducks,release
theminapoolorstream,andthefirstonetoreachacertaindestinationwinsaprice!Justforkicks,youcan
addakiddiepoolandchargekidstopickaduckoutofthepooltowinasmallprize.
PokerRun(Canbedoneforbikers,walkers’rollerblades,skiers,etc.)Chargeafeeandgiveparticipants
amaporclues.Ateachcheckpointtheyaregivenaplayingcard.Attheendoftheevent,thebestpokerhand
winsaprize.Thiscouldbecoupledwithapartywherenon‐participantspayadmission.
SilentAuctions:Getitemsdonatedandarrangeforanauctionatalocalvenue.Or,sendoutformsandhave
peoplesubmittheirbidsviamailoremail.Thisisagreateventtocombinewithaparty,pokerrun,orother
event.Italsocanbedoneonline,andisagreatwaytoinvolvedfriendsandfamilythatlivefaraway.
HolidayEvent:HostanEasterEggHunt,BreakfastwithSanta,St.Patrick’sDayParty,Valentine’sDinneretc.
andchargeafee.DonatetheproceedstoCureSearch.
RestaurantNight:Ifyouhavecontactsatalocalrestaurantorbar,orevenifyouarejustafrequent
customer,seeiftheywouldletyouplananevent.Maybetheydonateacertainpercentageoftheirsales,
maybetheirtips,oryoucouldorganizeacelebritybartendingnight.
CountingonYou:Perfectforyourbusiness,restaurant,classroom,etc!Countjellybeans,pennies,candies,
etc.andchargeparticipantstoguess.Theonewhoguessescorrectlywinstheprize,andCureSearchgetthe
donations.Greatasastandalonefundraiserorcanbecombinedwithanotherevent.
FlowerSale:PartnerwithalocalfloristandsellflowersforValentine’sDay,Mother’sDay,orjustbecause!
Youcouldalsochargeextraforavolunteertodelivertheflowerswithaspecialmessage.Thisisalsoagreat
fundraiserforalargecorporationorschool,andflowerscanbereplacedwithsuckers,chocolates,cookies,
etc.
GotoBatforKids:Haveaslow‐pitchbaseballorsoftballgameandrecruitteamsfromlocalbusinessesor
groupstopayanentryfee.Getvolunteerumpires,donateddoorprizes,andsellfoodattheevent.
ConcessionStandTake‐Over:Manysportsvenuesandhighschoolstadiumsallowgroupstoworkthe
concessionstandtoraisefundsforcharity.Lookintothearenasnearyou.Or,ifyourchild’slittleleaguedoes
nothaveaconcessionstand,askifyoucansellwaterandtreats!
SportingEvents:Workwithalocalsportsteamtosellticketswithaportionoftheproceedsgoingto
CureSearch.Seeifyoucangettheathletesinvolved!
HomeTeamChallenges:Haveacommunitygrouporotherorganizationchallengealocalsportsteamtoa
game.Advertiseandselltickets,withproceedsgoingtoCureSearch.
SpaghettiDinnerorPancakeBreakfast:Greatwaystoraisefunds,buildcommunity,andeducateothers
aboutCureSearch!Seeifyoucanpartnerwithalocalrestaurantthatalreadyhastheequipment.
Carnival:Greatforcorporations,hospitals,orgroupsofteams.HaveaCureSearchcarnivalandcombine
severalideasfromthisguidewithsomeofyourownandholdacarnivalforkids.
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Workplace/BusinessIdeas…Fundraisingatworkisgoodformoraleand
employeebonding…justmakesuretocheckwithyourcompanypolicy
oraskyourbossfirst!
RoundUpforaCure:Ifyourbusinesssellsgoodsorservices,askcustomersiftheywanttorounduptothe
nearestdollaranddonatetheirchangetoCureSearch.Thatchangecanaddupfast!
MatchingGifts:Checktoseeifyouremployerhasamatchinggiftsprogramwheretheymatchyour
donationstoCureSearch.Or,seeiftheywilldonatemoneyforeachhouryouvolunteerforCureSearch.
Sponsorship:CureSearchisalwayslookingforsponsors!Seeifyourcompanycansponsorthewalk,orif
theycanmakeanin‐kinddonationofitemslikewaterorbananas.
Promotion:SeeifyoucanpromotetheCureSearchwalkatmeetings,placepostersinthebreakroom,oran
announcementinyourcompanynewsletter.
DressDownDay/BigGameDay/CasualFriday:Seeifyoucanchargeyourco‐workersadonationto
CureSearchfortheprivilegeofcomingtoworkincasualattire.Or,perhapsyourcompanywouldletthem
wearteamcolorstheFridaybeforethebiggame!
FundraisingChallenge:Pickaperiodofafewweeksandchallengeyourcoworkerstoraiseasmuchmoney
forCureSearchastheycanontheirown.Thepersonwhoraisesthemostwinsaprize.Perhapsyoucan
persuadethecompanyintogivingthemabonusdayoff!
TipNight:Ifyoutypicallyreceivetipsforservicesprovided,askyourco‐workerstohaveadaywherealltips
gotoCureSearch.
DonationCanister:PlaceadonationcanisterwithinformationaboutCureSearchinanareathatishighly
visibletocustomers.Askbusinessesthatyoufrequenttodothesame.Havethemputwalkbrochures
up…perhapsyoucanevenrecruitanewteam!
CureSearchDay/Night:AskyourplaceofbusinesstogiveapercentageofsalestoCureSearchforaday.
Makesuretopromotetheeventsolotsofpeoplestopin!
GoodtotheLastDrop:Ifyourbusinesshascoffeeorsodafees,commitonemonthoffeestoCureSearch.If
youcannotdothat,placeaCureSearchfundraisingcanisterupinthecoffeeareaandencouragecoworkersto
addtheirsparechange.
ChowforaCure:TellyourcoworkersthatyouwillbebringinginbreakfastorlunchtobenefitCureSearch.
Youcouldtakeadvanceordersandgetcarryout,ordosomecooking!Bringinbagels,muffins,sandwiches,
andchargeforeachitem.Perhapsyoucangetalocalbusinesstodonatethefoodsothereisnocosttoyou!
CelebrityBaggers:Invitelocalcelebrities(mayor,athletes,coaches,TVpersonalities)tobagmerchandise
forcustomersandaskfortips.
CrazyHatDay:Greatforretailstoresoreventswherelotsofpeoplearepresent.Anemployeeorgroup
memberhastowearacrazyhatuntilheorsheraisesasetamountforCureSearchandthenpassesthehaton
toacoworkerofhischoosing.Youcancontinuethiseventallday!
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SalesofGoodsorServices…Anytimeyoudoasaleitisworthatrytocall
businessesandseeifyoucangetitemsdonated.
eBaySale:Ifyouarecomputersavvy,listyouritemsonlineanddonatewhatyouearnto
CureSearch.
CarorDogWash:Acarwashisalwaysfun!Makeitadogwashforextraexcitement.
BakeSale:Feelfreetojazzuptheoldstandbybypairingwithcontests,non‐traditionalitems,or
planitaroundaholiday.
Garage/YardSale:Invitefriendsandneighborstodonatetheiritems.Or,makeitamulti‐team
eventandhaveeachteamadddonationsfromtheiritemstotheirownteamtotals.
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