Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

YOUTHWORKS asked a ton of youth leaders for their best fundraising ideas. From auctions to selling stuff and from holding events to finding creative ways to ask for money, some great ideas for youth council activities came our way. It turns out a small constituency of youth pastors from opposite ends of the country have even found a way to make money by sticking flamingos in people’s yards.

Well, out of over 60 responses, we picked our favorite Top 10 Fundraising Ideas.

Here they are, in no particular order…


Protection Money: You offer protection from an item, such as a purple toilet. If members of your church don’t buy protection, then the toilet gets delivered to their front lawn, and the only way to have it removed is to pay the Toilet Removal Fee. Fun stuff… but clean the toilet first.     Jeff – Escondido, CA

Service Board: Church members post on a bulletin board odd jobs or service projects for around their home and a price they would pay for the service. Youth take the postings and sign up to do the task for the donation.  Sean – Cochranton, PA

Categories: Other