Top 10 Summer Fundraising Ideas Print E-mail
Looking for great ideas for hot summer fundraisers?  Here are our top 10 summer fundraising ideas:

summer fundraiser car wash1.  Car Wash

This tried-and-true fundraiser is a natural choice for summer since groups of just about all sizes can run a profitable car wash.  Make yours even more profitable by checking out the these car wash fundraising tips >>

2.  Barbecue

Summer and hotdogs go hand in hand, and with hotdogs being one of the most economical barbecue choices, they’re the perfect menu item for a summer barbecue fundraiser.

3.  Online Fundraising

online summer fundraisingYou’ll especially love fundraising online in the summer because most online fundraisers are so quick and easy that you’ll be set up in a matter of minutes, which means more time for yourself to enjoy the sunny days of summer! 

A great one to try out is MagFundraising.  It’s fast, FREE and easy.

4.  Just-for-Fun Game

Sports like baseball, football and basketball are lots of fun in the summer, and also a great way to raise funds.  Organize fun games like parents vs. kids, girls vs. boys, etc, and charge a small fee to join a team, or allow people to join in with a donation amount of their choice.

summer bike fundraiser5.  Bike-A-Thon

Or any “thon” that gets your group outside and enjoying the summer weather.  Learn more about “thon” fundraisers in this article >>

6.  Yard Sale

A yard sale is a great way to clear the clutter, and raise lots of money.  It does take some pre-planning though.  Check out this article for great yard sale fundraising tips & ideas >>

7.  Lollipop Sale

lollipop summer fundraiserNothing sells faster than lollipops, especially at sporting events, community get-togethers, and other fun summer activities.  They’re also easy to carry and won’t melt on a hot day.

8.  Pool Party

If you have the resources (a pool for starters, and also proper supervision if you’re working with children), a pool party is an awesome fundraiser idea for summer!  Sell snacks, raffle off prizes, and set up carnival-type games like a ring toss!

water balloon fundraiser9.  Water Balloon Fight

Find a large open space in your community, like a park or field, and organize the biggest water balloon fight anyone has ever seen!  You can either charge per water balloon, or make it a team sport where people pay a team fee to enter.

10.  Concert in the Park

A concert takes a lot of planning, but if you have the resources it can be a huge success.  Put together a showcase of local talent for your concert.  Many local bands will play for free because it’s a great opportunity for them to display their talents, and this is especially popular if you’re working with kids and teens!

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