Hosting a fundraising event to raise funds for your charitable organisation is an excellent way to inspire people to donate to your cause – especially around the holiday season. Why not organise an event that brings together your family and friends so they can support your chosen charity and make the most of the opportunity to celebrate together?

Christmas Dinner Party

Host a Christmas dinner party at your home and ask guests to bring along a small donation. You could organise an evening of fancy dress with a sit-down meal, a cocktail party with canapes or for something more interactive, try a games night. For some delicious cocktail ideas, check out these recipes. These fundraising ideas could be an intimate event within your home or you could make it really big and plan a community gala night with tickets for purchase to attend.

Check out our Wine and Dine resource for more info here.

Summer Outdoor Cinema

An outdoor movie screening is a great fundraiser event for summertime. It has the potential to raise a significant amount of funds for your cause and provide an evening of entertainment for the whole community. You can sell movie snacks and other food and beverages on the side to help boost profits. If this interests you, read more on how to hold a successful outdoor movie night here.

If you’re stuck on an outdoor venue, you can partner with a local movie theatre instead. With films like A Christmas Story, Elf, The Holiday and Love Actually, there’s an endless list of holiday classics to screen for your guests. Check out our movie fundraiser resource here for more inspiration on how to pull this off.

Santa Run

Having a group of Santas run (or stroll) through the streets is not only ridiculously fun, it will also be sure to attract a whole lot of attention to your Christmas fundraiser.  Charge entry, engage sponsors and sell snacks at the end to make sure you maximise the impact and funds raised for your chosen charity! For more info about these kinds of events click here:

New Years Eve Party

Celebrate the New Year with all your friends and family and bring in the ‘20s Gatsby-style. Host a Great Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party and deck the place out in black and gold. Ask everyone to dress as if it were the roaring ‘20’s: flapper dresses’ and pinstripes, beaded necklaces and suspenders.

Trivia Night

Trivia is another fun and inexpensive fundraising idea. Organise a festive-inspired trivia event to get everyone into the Christmas spirit, with questions focused on Christmas season – you could include categories like carols, history and movies. Ask local businesses to kindly donate prizes for the evening – anything from meat trays, spa vouchers or movie tickets. Consider including a raffle, silent auction or gold coin donation games alongside your event to boost your profits.

Get in touch with a member of our fundraising team to workshop the finer details of these events or check out our Trivia Night resource here.

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