Virtual Fundraising Ideas

If you’re looking for ideas to meet your goals for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign while being safe and following social distancing measures, look no further. Whether you want to get outside or fundraise from your home, we’ve got your back. This is our 27th anniversary. Consider using 27 as a way to challenge your friends and family (i.e. set a goal of 27 donations of $27)

Get Outside!

Just because we’re following social distancing doesn’t mean that we can’t still log miles, walk our dogs, or ride our bikes outside to raise money. Here are three ideas to get you started on your virtual fundraising path.

  • Go live. Start an Instagram or Facebook Live video with a friend who is also walking. Explain what you’re fundraising for to everyone who watches your live stream and encourage them to donate. Don’t forget to put a link to your donation page in your bio so your followers can easily find it.

  • Compete with a friend or coworker to see who can run or walk the most miles, and raise the most money. Get friends to pledge to donate a dollar for every mile you run or bike, and then compete with your community to see who can raise the most. Everyone wins in this fun competition!

  • Text your friends and family, pictures of things you see on your walk and explain what you’re raising money for. If they donate to your fund, send them a picture of a flower or cute dog as a thank-you.

Stay Indoors!

There’s nothing like the comfort of home… especially when it comes to fundraising! Get creative in the ways that you can connect with your friends and family virtually to raise money for a good cause.

  • Host a dinner party over Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts. Ask a group of friends to donate to your campaign as their “RSVP”, and then send everyone the same recipe. Then you get to cook together and experience the same meal while safe at home.

  • Host a fashion show with your friends over FaceTime. Charge “admission” via donations to your campaign, and then dig out all the forgotten clothes from the back of your closet. Bizarre Halloween costumes? Horrible bridesmaid dresses? Pull them out and show them off for a good cause!

  • Now is the time to get creative when thinking about fundraising or planning a virtual mini event. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Think about hosting a Bingo tournament, yoga happy hour, book club or a trivia night. Ask your networks to join in and support you with a donation and or an event fee.