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Focus on Fundraising:
Seasonal Fundraising Events

by Deane Brengle


Next time you're casting about for a new fundraiser, look to your calendar for inspiration. Calendar related occurrences and events like changing seasons and holidays can provide excellent opportunities for fundraising.

Here are some ideas for seasonal fundraising events:

    January
    • Calendar Sales
    • Super Bowl Party
    • Winter Carnival
    • Snow Man Contest
    • Martin Luther King Day Celebration

    February

    • Ground Hog Day Celebration
    • Valentine's Day Dance
    • Valentine's Day Flower Sales
    • Valentine's Day Candy Sales

    March

    • Mardi Gras Day Party
    • St. Patrick's Day Party
    • Oscar Party
    • Spring Car Wash

    April

    • April Fools Day Party
    • Easter Candy Sales
    • Easter Flower Sales
    • Spring Flower Sales

    May

    • Kentucky Derby Party
    • Mother's Day Flower Sales
    • Memorial Day Flower Sales
    • Memorial Day Flag Sales

    June

    • Flag Day Sales
    • Father's Day Sales
    • Summer Pool Party

    July

    • 4th of July Flag Sales
    • Refreshment/Food Booths

    August

    • Back to School Supply Sales
    • Refreshment/Food Booths
    • End of Summer Party

    September

    • Back to School Dance
    • Back to School Supply Sales

    October

    • Sweetest Day Candy Sales
    • Sweetest Day Flower Sales
    • Halloween Party
    • Octoberfest
    • Halloween Candy & Pumpkin Sales

    November

    • Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle
    • Sadie Hawkins Day Dance

    December

    • Christmas Tree/Wreath Sales
    • Santa Visits/Cards
    • Christmas Bazaar
    • Gift Wrapping Service
    • New Year's Eve Baby-sitting


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    About the Author:

    Deane Brengle is the editor of several free online publications that cover fundraising for small nonprofit groups. You can visit these publications and read more about fundraising in articles by him and other experts in the field at The Fund$Raiser Cyberzine, The Fundraising for Small Groups Newsletter, and Fundraising Booklets.



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