Fun Fundraisers


One-Mile Fun Run Fundraiser

Posted on 01 March 2010

If you review a community event calendar you may see organizations offering a one-mile fun run with their events.  This short distance run can improve your audience reach within the community and compliment a 5K or 10K nicely.  They can also be great add-ons to weekend festivals or health fairs. Including more people in your [...]

Laughter Brings People Together at Volunteer and Fundraising Events

Posted on 24 June 2009

I recently returned from a trip to El Paso where a group of eight from our church did volunteer work at Lydia Patterson Institute.  It’s a great high school that primarily serves English as a second language students, most of whom live across the border in Juarez. Late June in West Texas — it’s hot [...]

Bowling for a Purpose: Tips for a successful bowl-a-thon

Posted on 06 April 2009

There are two kinds of bowlers – those who wouldn’t miss the opportunity to play every week and those who bowl once in a blue moon just for fun. The goal of any successful bowlathon fundraiser is to merge these two groups and make money by asking bowlers to pledge a minimum amount and raise [...]

Throw a Party, Raise Funds for Your Favorite Cause

Posted on 26 September 2008

Throwing a party is a great way to have fun and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Let your creativity and imagination run wild as you plan a party that your friends will be talking about for years to come. There are several ways that parties can be planned so that [...]

Like a Fine Wine, Fundraising Should be Savored

Posted on 18 September 2008

Like a fine wine, the idea of actually hosting a fundraiser needed to age for a bit.  Initially, I had visions of hosting a gala event, replete with a full bar, servers, a band, table linens, and a little black dress. But a few weeks into the aging process, after making a few calls, asking [...]

The Canary Foundation CXO and Celebrity Go-Kart Challenge Event

Posted on 01 October 2007

The Canary Foundation has held a popular event during the San José Grand Prix for the past three years. The CXO and Celebrity Go-Kart Challenge event features celebrities and CEOs racing against each other in go-karts. Only CEOs and top level executives are invited to participate in this special event. It is quite popular and [...]

North Lake, WI Mystery Writer Holds Fundraiser For Local Library

Posted on 28 September 2007

Deb Baker, a North Lake, WI resident and mystery writer, donated a portion of the sales of her new book “Goodbye Dolly” at the launch party to the Town Hall Library. Baker worked at the library from 2000 – 2005. Her book “Goodbye Dolly” is the second in a series about doll collecting. The first [...]