Three Fundraising Ideas for All Event Styles (In Person, Virtual and Hybrid)

We’ve got three great fundraising ideas (one in person, one virtual and one hybrid) that you might consider this spring. Having a variety of ways your supports can get involved in your fundraisers can help widen your reach. Let’s take a look:

In-Person: Golf Outing

A golf outing is a classic fundraiser option that takes advantage of nice weather. It’s anyone’s guess at this point what the COVID situation will look like when spring arrives and warmer weather hits, but this is about as pandemic-proof an in-person gathering as you can have, as it takes place outdoors in wide open areas.

Select a venue for your fundraiser and secure sponsors for the event. People pay to take part in the competition, and there may also be additional fundraisers that coincide with the actual golf tournament, including silent auctions or golf-related challenges.

You’ll need to make sure you have enough volunteers to manage the event on the day it happens, and push to get most of your registrations before the event.

Virtual: Day of Giving

You’d be surprised how many people are willing to donate to your organization if you simply make the ask. 

A virtual day of giving is a great way to fundraise 100% online. Set up a donation system through a site or program like Give-Education Day, GoFundMe, PayPal or Facebook’s built-in fundraising platform and make that ask. You should be sure to advertise the day of giving in advance and be clear about exactly what your goal is and what you are raising money for.

Throughout the day, keep your audience updated about your progress and engaged with your message. Be sure to thank donors and honor particularly generous ones! For a turn-key day of giving be sure to check out Give-Education Day and consider having your organization participate! 

Hybrid: Trivia Night

Who doesn’t love a good trivia night? You can easily turn this option into a hybrid event by holding the contest in-person while allowing some people to participate remotely. You’ll need to abide by the honor system in terms of ensuring those not in attendance don’t cheat to get their answers, but you can still keep people engaged and maximize your participation in the event by creating a virtual option.

Have more ideas for successful fundraising events as we continue to navigate a pandemic? Share them with us!

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