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Let's Keep the FUN in Fundraising

Looking for new and fun ways to get friends, family, and your community involved with raising funds for your Walk To End Lupus Now page? Turn any hobby, physical activity, or group gathering into a fundraiser with these innovative and creative fundraising ideas!

Let’s Get Going

  1. Start by picking out a fundraising idea that aligns with not only your interests but also with your network’s. The more people to join and get involved with your fundraiser the better!
  2. Find a walk city close to you and create your team page so your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers can sign up to join your team or to donate directly to your page! 
  3. Find the location, area, or venue best for your fundraiser! 
  4. Spread the word! Create an email chain, a Facebook event, or Zoom meeting for your event! Keep everyone interested and up-to-date leading up to your event.
  5. Celebrate and give thanks! After your fundraising event, always make sure to take a moment to be proud of yourself and what you were able to accomplish! Always thank your team members, those who donated, and everyone who showed support to your event! 
Fundraising Ideas

Physical Activities

These fundraising activities and ideas are perfect for those who enjoy physical activities and have a large network to pull from. For example, those already involved in work-out classes, cycling groups, and close to nature trails. 
 

  • Hiking 
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Walking 
  • Workout Class
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • CrossFit
  • Gymnastics 

How To Raise Funds

  • Hiking, cycling, running, walking, and swimming events can be set up as  team fundraisers. Have friends, family and coworkers sign up as team members to walk, run, hike, or cycle a trail in your community. Ask your teammates to reach out to their friends to donate for every lap or mile completed during the event. 
  • Work out classes such as yoga, pilates, Crossfit, or gymnastics could be set up as a class or session. Find a studio in your area that can host your group or event. Charge a flat fee or general admission for the event -- all proceeds will be donated to your walk page. 
     

Hobbies & Art Activities

These fundraising ideas are perfect for those who are crafty, creative, and artistic with a large network to pull from! For example, those who making home made gifts, DIY-ing, and baking with love. 

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpting 
  • Dancing 
  • Singing 
  • Knitting
  • Baking
  • Cooking

How To Raise Funds 

All these activities can be done in many different ways which makes them just not only so personal but versatile! 

  • Have a sale! Is there a local school function, church gathering, or town event happening? Have friends and family donate baked goods, hand made items such as candles, bath bombs, or blankets and set up shop! 
  • Host a party or class! Is your talent dancing, drawing, or painting? Find a space to host your group, charge a flat fee for the class or party, while also accepting day of donations.

 

Sport Activities

These fundraising ideas are perfect for those who regularly participate in or on a sports team with a large network to pull from! For example, those who coach, compete, or volunteer with a sport league! 

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball / Softball 
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Kickball 

How To Raise Funds 

Tournaments can raise funds in a couple of different ways. 

  • Teams pay a registration fee to enter the tournament.
  • Attendees pay an entry fee to watch the tournament.
  • Concessions can be sold such as food, candy, and drinks.
  • The competition doesn't have to stop just at the game, see which team can fundraise the most.

In true tournament style make sure to have a plaque, trophy, or medal ready for the winners of the tournaments! 

Party & Event Activities

These fundraising activities are perfect for those who love being the host with the most, those individuals who love to plan a good party. 

  • Cookout
  • Gala
  • Silent Auction 
  • Dine & Donate 

How To Raise Funds 

  • Depending on the size of your event or party it is possible to have the event at your house or event at a venue.
  • If it is a cook out or silent auction, work with your local businesses. Reach out and see if any business would like to partner up for some marketing exposure. Have them donate items or food to be sold or auctioned off at the event. 
  • For Dine & Donate contact your favorite restaurant and invite all your friends for dinner or lunch! Ask the restaurant to donate a percentage of that day! 

Celebration & Memorial Activities

These fundraising activities are perfect for those who would like to give back on a special day that is near to them, their family, or friends. 

  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Wedding 
  • House Warming 
  • Honor A Loved One 

How To Raise Funds

  • Birthday, house warming, or anniversary coming up? Take this time to not only celebrate but find a way to give back. Asking guest to come to the celebration event with donations for your event.
  • Can also be done online but starting a Facebook Fundraiser and just sharing the link on your social media.
  • Celebrate and honor your loved one by fundraising in their name.

We Are Here To Help 

Have any questions, need a helping hand, or flyers made for your fundraiser? 

Email Catherine Justice at cjustice@lfaga.org for all your fundraiser needs!