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25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup part 3
Okay so I promised you fun and creative ways to raise funds for your new startup idea and that's what you'll get! And so far we've had taking a bean bath, doing a skydive, having a bake off, doing a naked calendar, hosting a quiz night, a dance-a-thon, a quiz night, a scavenger hunt, a dinner party and speed dating. All things you can do and all things that can be fun doing and profitable to do too! And in today's more fun and creative ways to fundraise your startup, we'll be talking about some equally as fun and creative things to do but are different. Again, things that ANYONE can do. And I don't want to hear anyone saying "I Can't do these things". Can't is not a word you will want to use if you are truly looking for success with your startup idea!
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 10: Shave Your Head!
Well shaving your head might seem a little extreme. But sometimes going to the extreme is the only way to raise funds! And your hair will always eventually grow back anyway! And while shaving your head might be something you would do more to raise funds and support and solidarity for those who have cancer who can lose their hear during treatment. It can actually raise a huge amount of money!
Which is why shaving your head can be a good way to raise funds. Even if it's not for the feint hearted! But still, a very brave and noble way to raise funds none the less!
BTW: This can be done by both males and females!
What you'll need:
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 11: Nearly New Sale
- A barber who can shave all your hair off or just DIY with a pair of trimmers a razor.
- To advertise and promote it and get people to sponsor you to do it (this is where the money is).
- To record the event (before and after) or just to take some pictures of your bald head.
- A hat to wear for if and when it's really cold outside!
Jumble sales and car boot sales are great ways to raise money for a startup. By selling those things you no longer want, need or can live without. But forget selling them for next to nothing! Nearly new sales (NCT's) are like jumble sales but not as cheap. For this would be more for gear and things that are nearly new and still have at least half their initial value in them. Take nearly new baby items like pram, strollers, car seats, activity books, baby clothes, highchairs, clothes, toys, cots, games, nursery stuff etc etc, moms to be will snap these up if it means they can save money and help out a new business/charity as well.
Image source: Clapham & District NCT Nearly New Sale.What you'll need:
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 12: Football Match / 5-A-Side
- Enough gear and stuff you can sell at at least half what you originally paid for it.
- A location to sell it at such as at a local or national car boot sale or jumble sale.
- To advertise and promote it - this is key to how many people know of it and turn up.
Holding a local football or 5 a side match between you and your mates or you vs your mates. Or your business vs another, is a great way to not only bring people together in the community and drum up publicity for your new startup, but also a great way to raise funds for it too! All while having some fun and maybe scoring a few well celebrated goals too. Think of charity football matches, they are all the rage amongst the rich and famous celebrities. They do them for these reasons to raise support and funding for their preferred charities. But it's not just the rich and famous that can use football matches to raise funds. Any business or individual can do this and get sponsored by people for it which can be quite lucrative with the amount of football fans fanatics out there!
What you'll need:
- To put together two teams that can play against each other (don't forget the ref!)
- A venue/pitch you can play at such as your local playing field or even inside a leisure centre court.
- To advertise/promote it and get enough people to sponsor you to do it which is where the money is.
Where's the ball!?
Have you ever shaved your head to raise funds?
Or do you do / have done any of these other fundraising things?
How did it go and what tips would you give to those that will?
Cheers and stay peeled for the next part for many more fun and creative fundraising ideas!
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