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Corporate Fundraising Ideas

26 great Ideas to inspire you… In the office

1.

Have a fine box – donations have to be made for being the last person in from each department every morning, being late or mobiles ringing in meetings.

2.

Hold a non-uniform, ‘dare to wear’ or dress down day each month.

3.

Trade it up – start with a pen, use your negotiating skills and sell the final item.

4.

Have collection boxes by the coffee machine.

5.

Donate your last hour’s pay each quarter (easy and effective).

6.

Dine with a difference – Everyone bring in a main or dessert one lunch time and share a buffet together as a team, donating your usual lunch money to NDS

7.

Create a cookbook from the recipes, bind them and sell the books.

8.

Carry out a world record attempt, e.g. longest chain of paperclips or line of coins http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

9.

Organise a sweepstake for an upcoming sporting event or reality TV show.

10.

Put together an auction of promises – promise to make tea for a week, come in to work 30 minutes earlier.

11.

Get sponsored – to reach one of your personal goals or departmental goal.

12.

Organise a quiz – create a ‘battle of the brains’ between departments.

13.

Lock up your boss – with only a mobile phone to hand you cannot be released until you have raised a set amount of bail money.

14.

Stretch a fiver challenge – grow £5 into as much as possible over a month (as a team, individually or add up a departments total).

15.

Sponsored silence – try a morning of no talking in the office (switch your phones off – you can always call back!).

16.

Early bird breakfast – come in early with some pastries and ask for donations.

17.

Payroll Giving – nice and easy giving organised with your payroll department.

For the more sporty!

18.

Organise a sports competition e.g. a football or netball tournament.

19.

Be adventurous and try an abseil down your company building or parachute jump.

20.

Have a team 24-hour workout or dance-a-thon.

21.

Hold a Retro Sports Day with sack race, egg and spoon and rounders.

22.

Have a Tug of war to decide which team is the best.

23.

Virtual challenge in the gym – swim the channel, run to New York or cycle to the Moon (not all in one go!).

24.

Hula-hoop keepie-uppie – who can keep going the longest?

25.

Telly Addicts – Be inspired by your favourite TV show and host an X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Apprentice or Come Dine with Me competition

26.

Up for the challenge – Get your friends to decide on a challenge for you to complete, then get sponsored for it.

How To Maximise Your Donations

  • Matched giving – offering to match any donations your employees make sets a great example and shows them that you are supporting their efforts.
  • Gift Aid – donations from individual tax payers are eligible for Gift Aid, which is an additional 25p in every £1. We can advise you of the best way to donate your fundraising money so that we are eligible for the Gift Aid.
  • Collection Tins – nominate a couple of people who are responsible for encouraging donations at each fundraising activity.
  • Ask for volunteers to be the charity champions to distribute emails, put up posters and be the main point of contact.
  • Set up a JustGivingpage to allow easy donations online.
  • Set a company fundraising target for everyone to reach together so you can countdown to your goal.