Easy Fundraisers

This is a list of fairly easy fundraisers. These fundraising ideas do not require much planning or setup ahead of time.

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Ballroom Instruction/Lessons

Talk to local dance instructors/studios and ask if they're willing to donate their time for a few lessons. Sign people up, and collect payment in advance. You can divide students into groups such as beginner and experienced, ...[read full fundraiser]


Crazy Hat Day

Pick a day to be crazy hat day (also works for hair or shoes) and tell people to pay to enter a competition and have a panel of judges pick the craziest hat....[read full fundraiser]

Crowdvance Fundraising Online

We give booster clubs the ability to accept donations online through customizable fundraising pages and incentivize donations by rewarding donors with specialty discounts to national brands that we’ve partnered with. Instead ...[read full fundraiser]


Cuffing Contest

Inform the members of your community of the rules, and allow them to pay a fee to nominate a person. You will cuff one member of your organization to one outside participant. The pair will then try to raise money until they...[read full fundraiser]

Dance Dance Marathon!!

A continuous, multi-hour event in which participants raise funds through pledges. This event blends dancing, music, games, food and a variety of entertainment into one amazing experience....[read full fundraiser]


Dodgeball Tournament

Collect a registration fee from teams and sell tickets. You can earn extra money by having a concession stand! ...[read full fundraiser]

Don't Come Event

Create invitations to a glamorous event, and make it sound incredible, because you won't actually be doing it. Print high quality invitations and sell tickets to the imaginary event, but tell people not to come to it. Many ...[read full fundraiser]


Donation Can Cans

Obtain several cans and decorate them with information about your organization. Ask local companies if you can leave the cans by their cash registers. Collect the cash from the donation cans each week....[read full fundraiser]

Egg Cycle

Go door to door in small groups and ask the first house if they will give you an egg. Then go to the next house and ask them how much they will donate for the egg....[read full fundraiser]


Frisbee Golf Tournament

Turn this popular outdoor competition into a great fundraiser by collecting entrance fee. Keep the fees reasonable and let everyone have some fun!! Consider getting frisbees donated with local business logos on them:)...[read full fundraiser]


If your organization holds multiple small fundraisers throughout the year, then you can sell a fundraising insurance for $20, protecting that person from fundraisers for 6 months! You can just give them a small wallet sized ...[read full fundraiser]


Guessing Jar

Get a large jar or container, and fill it full of something small (candies, pennies, etc.). Have people pay per guess at how many objects are in the container. Use an abnormally shaped container, abnormally shaped items, or...[read full fundraiser]

Hearts Marathon

Have volunteers obtain pledges from sponsors to pay a certain amount per point earned in the games. Then have the volunteers play Hearts (or any one card game) for 24 hours and collect their pledges....[read full fundraiser]



Luau for Love: A pig roast + tiny drink umbrellas x grass skirts = equation for a fun time. Charge admission and sell drinks. Another idea is to host a Hula contest- and see who wants to wear the grass skirt to show off thei...[read full fundraiser]

Magic Show

What kids don't love magic? Let the kids of your troop/school put on a magic show for us...yes, it might be obvious how they did the trick...but enjoyable and raise money charging an admission fee at the door:)...[read full fundraiser]


Mischief Insurance

Type up an insurance policy against pranks. Charge $5 for the insurance. Say that you will clean up any mess made on Halloween (but not repair vandalism)....[read full fundraiser]

Movie night

Find an open area like your front yard, back yard, etc. Pick up a popular movie or a couple and have the guests vote on which one they want to watch. Get a tarp and some tables for a concession booth(don't forget to buy drink...[read full fundraiser]


Movie Night

Rent a movie to show on a projector or big screen. Provide snacks and drinks. You can sell admission or concessions....[read full fundraiser]

Pass The Can

Have volunteers run out during a halftime, and pass cans or jugs around for people to put donations in....[read full fundraiser]


Pink Flamingo Insurance

Home Owners can then hire the scouts to remove the pink flamingo to a neighbor's house for a small donation ($5). This is very fun in our community. We also sell pink Flamingo insurance policies for larger donations ($25)....[read full fundraiser]

Pumpkin Painting Party

Set up tables with pumpkins, paints, and tablecloths. It's lots of fun for the kids to paint faces on their pumpkins however they want, and you can also bake pumpkin pies, breads, and cookies to sell....[read full fundraiser]


QuickStove Fundraiser

QuickStove's Emergency Preparedness Fundraising Program is a simple and straightforward way for your organization to raise money. Many of our fundraisers have raised well over $40,000. - You keep up to $10 per sale - No upfr...[read full fundraiser]

Read a Book

People can donate, and then just stay home and read a book. Raising 100% profits with no hassle!...[read full fundraiser]


Rent a Youth

Set a time period, such as two weeks, for the fundraiser. Tell people in your community they can rent youth to do jobs, for a price such as $10 per youth per hour. Make sure you use proper youth protection guidelines....[read full fundraiser]

Silly String Shoot Out

Auction off or sell cans of silly string and take aim at volunteers who are willing to have the can pointed at them-- (think dunk tank:) A scoutmaster, teachers,etc. Or put the boys in the middle and let the parents take aim:...[read full fundraiser]


Spirit Chain

This is a competition between several large groups to see who can make the largest chain. Charge 25 or 50 cents to add a link to the chain. Keep the chains hidden until the last minute, and then bring them out and see who w...[read full fundraiser]

Swim-a thon!!

Each member of the pack/den/troop can compete and make this part of the swimming merit badge requirements....Each person must complete a set number of laps during a designated day. Get individuals and sponsors to pledge a cer...[read full fundraiser]



Take some money and divide it among members of your organization. Give each person $5-$20 and let them do their own individual fundraisers. They can use the money to buy ingredients for baking, materials for crafts, or gas ...[read full fundraiser]


People can pay $1 to have a valegram sent. They write the name of the recipient and sender (unless they want it to be anonymous), as well as a note to the person on the card. Attach a color coded bow or small bag of candy t...[read full fundraiser]


Volunteer Jobs

Have the members of your organization write a service they would be willing to perform on a 3X5 card, and then let other people take the services, and donate....[read full fundraiser]

Yard Sale

Our Chatering Org. gave us the hall for free and we set up the yard sale Fri. evening and held an indoor yard sale Saturday. No cost to the unit, all profit! Clothes, toys, household goods, sporting goods, etc... sell chea...[read full fundraiser]