5 Unique Fundraising Ideas Fundraising should never be boring as it is bad for volunteers as well as donors. It is why coming up with innovative fundraising ideas is important, like wine tasting events, 5 Gallon Laundry Detergent Fundraiser, or Granny’s cookery book. Sometimes donors get tired of the same old ideas. Don’t let that happen with yourself. It is easier to retain a current donor than finding a new donor that moves on. Themed fundraising party It is a good idea for nonprofits, but anyone can use themed fundraising party to raise money for their cause. You can charge a few dollars as an entry fee at the door. People who will show up in a themed costume will pay $2 while those in casual clothes will pay $3. Promote this event on social media to invite more people. Obstacle course Obstacle courses can be fun as well as challenging for kids, adults, youngsters alike. Set up one to raise good money. Create different games and obstacle as the larger part of the course. You can also set up an online registration form. Offer people option to participate as individuals or in teams. Besides, don’t forget to offer a prize for the fastest winner. Host an art auction If you can create artwork or know artists willing to donate their work to your cause, you can host an art auction. Organize your event that may take a lot of planning. You can also search for local auction that can willingly sell your art for a small fee. Not only you will raise money for your cause but also promote local artists. Office or dorm decorating contest Students and coworkers love decorating their dorm rooms and office spaces. Use this creativity to raise money with a dorm/office decorating contest. Spread the word in advance so that contestants have sufficient time to prepare. Lead audience members and let them vote for their favorite space with their dollars. Arrange a small prize for whoever wins the most votes. Hold a pet party A pet party can be a good idea for raising money. It not only will attract just pet lovers but also curious audiences who want to see such type of party. Invite pet owners to bring their pets dressed up like humans. Set up a donation table for pet owners to donate. Make sure that you have sufficient bowls of water and food set up for pets. The more your fundraising idea will be unique, more participants will take part. Have a good luck!