WHEN YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF LEADING
YOUR OFFICE’S FUNDRAISER,
THERE ARE TWO GOALS TO BE MET…
1. Reach the amount of money you set out to raise !
2. Not make your co-workers dread the sight of you
Below are a few fun ideas to help you get started !
Running a United Way “Campaign” is a traditional way many companies partner with us to support our community. Providing employees with meaningful opportunities to give back to the community at the level they feel comfortable is a benefit for any corporate culture. A well-developed partnership with United Way provides employees with these and many other opportunities. Here are just a few fun ideas !
FUNd r a i s i n g s u g g e s t i o n s
- BAKE SALE: Package to sell goodies within your office or to customers. Post information or pledge to the united Way.
- INCENTIVES: A day off or favorite parking spot for all participants that contribute or pledge to the United Way.
- CUTEST BABY PICTURE CONTEST: Set up a display of employee’s children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews for $5.00 entry. For $.25 a vote, employees vote for the cutest one. (Use baby food jars to collect under each picture).
- PIZZA SALE: Ask your company to purchase pizzas. Sell them for a $1.50 a slice and donate the proceeds.
- BLUE JEANS: Charge $3.00 to $5.00 to dress casual at the office on a given day.
- RESERVED PARKING: Auction an executive’s parking spot for the winner’s use for a week.
- VENDING MACHINES: Raise the cost of your company vending machines by $.25 for a month. Donate the extra money raised.
- SILENT AUCTION: Ask for a donation of things or services to be auctioned off at work. Suggest unique and personal things such as art, antiques, dessert every month for a year and etc. Display the items with a description and value. Bidders could use their names or be assigned a number.
- POTLUCK: Have a volunteer bring a potluck lunch or breakfast. Charge other employees to eat a home cooked meal.
- YARD SALE: Have a big parking lot garage sale, using employee’s old items or some inventory your company may have.