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December 16, 2018

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Seasonal Fundraising Ideas
by Deane Brengle

The calendar can provide some great inspiration when looking for fundraising ideas for your group. The changing seasons, holidays and other calendar related events can create good opportunities for fundraisers that can be repeated year after year. The momentum from a fundraiser that is held every year can be a real boost to your bottom line.

Make sure you're not duplicating the efforts of another group in your area before you proceed with planning your own seasonal fundraiser.

Here's a starting point to get you going. Don't be afraid to modify or improvise using these ideas.

  • January

    Calendar Sales
    Super Bowl Party
    Winter Carnival
    Snow Man Contest
    Martin Luther King Day Celebration

  • February

    Ground Hog Day Celebration
    Valentine's Day Dance/Dinner
    Valentine's Day Flower Sales
    Valentine's Day Candy Sales
    Mardi Gras Day Party

  • March

    St. Patrick's Day Party
    Oscar Party
    Spring Car Wash

  • April

    April Fools Day Party
    Easter Candy/Flower Sales
    Easter Bunny Breakfast/Brunch
    Spring Flower Sales
    Earth Day Party/Event
    Tax Day Party

  • May

    Kentucky Derby Party
    Mother's Day Flower Sales
    Memorial Day Flower Sales
    Memorial Day Flag Sales

  • June

    Flag Day Sales
    Father's Day Sales
    Summer Pool Party

  • July

    4th of July Flag Sales
    Refreshment/Food Booths

  • August

    Back to School Supply Sales
    Refreshment/Food Booths
    End of Summer Party

  • September

    Back to School Dance
    Back to School Supply Sales

  • October

    Sweetest Day Candy Sales
    Sweetest Day Flower Sales
    Halloween Party
    Haunted House
    Oktoberfest/Harvest Festival
    Halloween Candy & Pumpkin Sales

  • November

    Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle
    Sadie Hawkins Day Dance

  • December

    Christmas Tree/Wreath /Poinsettia Sales
    Santa Visit/Cards/Breakfast/Pictures
    Christmas Bazaar
    Gift Wrapping Service
    New Year's Eve Baby-sitting

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