All nonprofit organizations, church groups, and individuals who work for the uplift of the underprivileged, depend a lot on the money provided by the donors to carry on their charity work. Fundraising, for one, is not easy. That's why, a group has to come up with some new, innovative fundraising activities, every time it thinks of raising money.
You will need to find a good accessible venue, with facilities like a changing room, waiting area, etc., to organize such an event. Make sure that you have at least a hundred photo shoot bookings prior to the event, to avoid any losses.
Do not forget to include real life messages of people who have benefited from your social work. Operating and running a website is a good way to solicit online donations.
Drop in Change
Get in touch with the managers of local departmental store, shops, and restaurants in your area. Request them if you can keep donation containers at their cash counters where people pay their bills.
Car Wash Stand
Put up a car wash stand. Washing and cleaning cars for a day will help in raising lots of money for your cause. To earn additional money, you can keep some snacks and juices at the stand, which the car owners can buy and eat while their vehicle is being washed.
Besides the ones mentioned here, other activities that you can consider are:
- collecting some old items such as books, wall hangings, bags, etc, from volunteers and organizing a garage sales;
- hosting donation dinner or lunch parties and keeping an entry ticket for the same;
- organizing a sports event or a 'marathon' to support your cause; and lastly, organizing a 'bake day' where you sell homemade cookies to people on the street through your volunteers.
The dedication, belief in the cause, as well as efforts that you are wiling to put in will determine the amount of success you achieve in raising money.