Team fundraising is a great way to have everyone in your workplace come together for a good cause. Not only are you raising money to help others, but you’re team-building and having fun while doing so!
With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to plan how you and your colleagues will be giving back to those who need it most.
Need ideas on what to do as a fundraiser? We’ve got you covered.
Top 10 fun and engaging ideas for your team to do good:
Donate your lunch money! Estimate how much you spend on lunch each day or week, and donate that amount to a cause of your choice. Your team’s fundraising coordinator can even award a prize to the team member who donated the most.
Host a fun competition and donate the equivalent of an entrance fee. Whether you have a dance-a-thon, trivia or game night, or bowling tournament, these activities also have the added bonus of being incredible ways to strengthen team bonds.
Have an auction or raffle off prizes and donate the proceeds.
If your workplace sells goods to the public, donate a portion of the sales. This is great for restaurants, clothing stores, or small businesses.
Make something delicious. Whether it’s a bake sale or a potluck, cook up some tasty treats and sell them to donate the proceeds.
Get moving together with a step challenge, walk-a-thon, or even a polar plunge.
Donate a certain amount of money to have a dress-down casual clothing day or any other fun themed days that liven up the workplace.
Host a charity event for your team members, and even involve your clients or family members. Donate a portion of the event entry fee.
Have a charity rummage sale by donating your old items and selling them to coworkers, with the proceeds going to charity.
Sponsor your coworkers! Sponsor your boss to do someone else’s job for the day or sponsor someone to get a fun haircut. Anything that can make your colleagues laugh for a good cause!
Here are some tips for creating a successful fundraiser:
- Make sure to set your fundraising goal. You're more likely to be successful when people know what the target is.
- Give your fundraiser an end date - 2 to 4 weeks is best.
- Send regular updates to keep the momentum going.
Many of these ideas translate exceptionally well to the virtual space if your workplace has a hybrid model or even permanently remote.
As members of society, it’s our duty to not only provide but help others in need.
Adrian is a Canadian Feed The Children donor who chose to help feed and nourish children through his workplace giving program. Every month a different employee could choose a charity to raise money, and Adrian honoured us as his choice. As you'll see in Adrian's own words, giving back to those who need it most is a rewarding and necessary thing to do, especially when you're doing it with a close group of people. Coming together for a common cause is a gratifying and fulfilling experience.
Ready to get started?
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use platform for your fundraiser, we’ve got you covered. It only takes a few minutes to set up a campaign using our secure fundraising platform.
- Visit fundraise.canadianfeedthechildren.ca and sign up for your team fundraiser.
- Set up your team fundraising page. Personalize it with your team photo and be sure to set your team fundraising goal!
- Once your page is set up, click the share button to spread the word.
And just like that, your team will be ready to raise funds with family and friends in support of a great cause. With our secure platform, you can be sure that your support will go to those who need it most.
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