We all love to support a charitable cause and feel like were playing our part in this big wide world. But if youve ever felt the urge to do more for your favourite charity than simply toss a few coins in a bucket, then it might be time for you to start planning your own fundraiser. But where do you start? We went around the office here at Postcoder and asked our creative team for their best ideas. Heres what we came up with:
Hosting a sausage sizzle (or breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning, afternoon or high tea)
Who doesnt love a good snag? Whether you set up your stall outside Bunnings, the beach or your backyard, hosting a fundraiser barbie is a great way to gather your friends for a good cause, with the excuse to eat food and socialise! If the grill aint your scene, try hosting a brekky, morning tea or dinner.
Holding an exhibition
Know some budding local artists? While holding an exhibition may sound complex, it doesnt have to be. Perhaps you have some talented drawers, painters and artists in your friend circle who are willing to donate their work for a good cause? Give them the limelight theyve always wanted with some shameless self-promotion all for a good cause.
Ask your friends to make a donation in lieu of gifts for that special birthday party
Have a birthday party, housewarming or baby shower coming up? Why not ask your pals to make a donation to your favourite charity in lieu of gifts? After all, you dont need yet ANOTHER iron/toaster/food processor for your new house.
Casual Friday day at school or in your workplace
Everyone loves to rock up to work or school in casual clothes (or pyjamas). For a gold coin donation, this is a great way to raise funds for your charity of choice. And if youre feeling extra charitable, why not extend the invitation to all the businesses in your building?
Hold a movie night
Pretty self-explanatory, but we dont suggest hosting this event in your house if you plan on inviting strangers to your fundraising cause!
Benefit gig or performance
Do you have some budding rockstars in your friend circle? Why not suggest holding a benefit concert at your local community hall or beachfront to raise money for your favourite charities? If youre a member of your local amateur dramatics theatre, why not put on a play instead?