These days, it pays to have a heart of gold, be it by donating to local and international charities or hosting your very own fundraising party for the cause of your choice. With the ever increasing number of charitable organizations, selecting one-of-a-kind and excellent non-profit fundraising ideas is quickly turning into an art of its own with creative people putting their talents into planning. Here are some ideas that might help you in fashioning your own charity activity:
Dog Shows in the Park
A lot of dog owners would love for the chance to prove how great their trusty best friends are, and how much time and effort they took in caring for their pets. This means that having a simple dog show with interesting contests in a spacious park will be sure to reel in a wide number of participants and viewers alike. Charge owners an entry fee and assure them that all profits go to charity.
You can create a website for your organization or brand and fill it with compelling and eye-catching content and imagery that explains your fundraising activity. The eBay Giving Works program has many effective ideas on how to build your charity website and build the site to raise funds for the charity of your choice.
Yet another staple of the fundraiser table is the art show, and eHow.com explains how you can pull it off:
“Depending on which cause the fundraiser supports, such as a school or church organization, contact people who will be willing to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Hold the event in an indoor area. Price the artwork to sell, and let customers know that all proceeds to go the fundraiser.”
This is an activity that you can do physically as well as online – be familiar with how and why the eBay Giving Works program is becoming one of the most prominent online auction sites today. Identify the perfect theme for your auction, and secure the items, merchandise or other goodies that you want to post for bids. Then, designate a portion or all of the proceeds to the charity of your choice.
There are a lot more fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations that you can make use of to start your own charity fund. Making the most of your resources and skills to give back to a particular cause is one of the most heartwarming deeds you could do this year.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Unique Non-Profit Fundraising Ideas, eHow)