School, Sports and Community Fundraisers: Local Ideas to Raise $$$

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Looking to raise funds for your school, sports team or community?

Here are 4 ideas to get cranking on your fundraising efforts.

1.) Food- Use a bake sale, candy grams or in store dining to garner some cash for your group. For example, many restaurants like City BBQ and Papa Murphy’s (a sponsor of Working Mamas of Indianapolis) offers 25% of sales with a flyer.

2.) Events- These take more time, effort and volunteers but if you can swing it there are tons of options and ideas for in-person events like: Holiday-centric fundraisers( Breakfast with Santa), Carnivals, Movie Nights, A-Thon's like Reading, Jumping, Dancing, Singing . Read about 71 other ideas here. Make sure to post your event on EventBrite and to gain more attendees.

Tri Kappa Breakfast with Santa at Beech Grove High School 2018

Tri Kappa Breakfast with Santa at Beech Grove High School 2018

3.) Shopping- Connect with local retailers to create shopping events where your group gets a kick back. For example, Kendra Scott offers 20% of proceeds and Crew Carwash offers paper or e-wash tickets to sell and you keep half the proceeds, or work with Art to Remember, Indy based company, to use kiddo artwork to create keepsakes or legacy wall.

4.) Donations- Ask local companies for sponsorship in exchange for logo recognition. Tap into your network of friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, industry peers or members. Can’t hurt to throw out on FB groups or ask them for ideas of companies to reach out to. has a list of Indiana companies that offer fundraising solutions. Two local ones on their list include:.

Educational Marketing, Inc. has been a trusted leader in the fundraising discount card industry for over 17 years. Our innovative product line, superior graphics and industry leading profit margins will maximize your groups fundraising potential and streamline your entire fundraising discount card promotion.

Omni Fundraising Where bright ideas for fundraising abound! We provide excellence in customer service and a large variety of fundraising products including candy, discount cards, catalogs, magazines, pizza, cookie dough and coffee.

Check out the Working Mamas of Indianapolis Pinterest Board on Community Fundraisers for more ideas.

Here are some additional articles from other Indy Mom bloggers about community fundraising:

Indianapolis Moms Blog

Indy with Kids

What are your go to fundraisers? What did we miss?

Good luck and go raise some $$$!