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25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4



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25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

Hello all. For all of those out there that have a startup idea but can't get it started up because they can't find the funding for it. In part 4 of today's 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup, we'll be talking about some more fundraising methods you can do, to raise those funds and get your startup idea, started up!

Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 11: Film Viewings / Movie Nights

25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4
Everyone loves a good movie right? And for the summer months what could be better than getting together and sitting down to a movie with friends and family while helping a charity or some good cause at the same time? You would need a venue for this though and you would need an entertainment license as well if you're going to be doing it in a public place. However, if you host it in your own home (complete with comfortable chairs, food and refreshments (soda and popcorn etc) you wont need an entertainment licence. You could also turn it into a charitable event by hosting it in your local council or community hall. You'll just have to invite enough people to it and get them to donate to you. Just don't forget the popcorn! 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

What you'll need:

  • A venue for people to come, sit around and watch whatever movie you're playing.
  • An entertainment license (if you're not hosting it at your own home).
  • To charge people entry for the night to watch the movie/movies.
  • Free popcorn and soda refreshments (can be sourced cheaply).
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 12: Arts & Crafts
Arts & crafts isn't for everyone! It's more for bored moms or kids to do. But it's all really how you spin it! You could host an arts & crafts fair for children and have them (or their parents anyway) pay you to enter it and you give away a prize to the best one to make something that is supposed to look like something. Of course, as well as charging, you could ask for people to donate to it too. You'd have to tell them what it's for such as for your awesome new startup idea of course! 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

What you'll need:

  • Things people can make stuff from like old boxes, tape, gluesticks, sellotape etc.
  • A place people can come to and sit down and make stuff from what you provide.
  • To advertise the arts & crafts night and get people to pay an entry fee.
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 13: Color Runs
Marathons are super great ways to not only raise some funding money for something, but also as a way to bring people together to get a little healthy workout! But color runs are a little different and a lot more colorful than just normal runs! The way they work are basically the same as marathons or other runs except, the runners get doused in different colors as they run along the course! That way, by the time they make it to the finish line, they will arrive covered in many different colors! That can make it a true spectacle to behold and will be sure to get people donating to it too. You would have to charge people to enter the run and collect donations too but with enough advertising of the event this could be quite a profitable and colorful fundraising ideal! 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4
25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

What you'll need:

  • Enough advertising to get it known about and enough people to pay to enter.
  • To set a course people can run along (you may need to put up direction markers).
  • Some of that colored powder other people can throw at the runners!
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 14: Auctions
25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

Auctions are similar to garage sales or car boot sales where you are selling something. But instead of selling something for a set price, you allow people to bid on it. And whether you're auctioning off your memorabilia or jewellery, an auction can raeise a lot of funding money quickly, provided what you have to auction is worth something. Of course, you will have to auction of something that you find valuable to yourself but if you really want to raise some funds for your startup this is one way of going about it. Another thing you could also auction is your own time to do things for people like chores and things for friends and for family. Or just anyone that paid for it! 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

What you'll need:

  • Something to auction off like your big screen TV or some memorabilia.
  • To advertise the auction night and to get people to attend.
Fun & Creative Fundraising Ideal 15: Bungee Jumps
Okay jumping off a very high bridge strapped to an elasticated rope isn't everyone's cup a tea! Some people are far too afraid of heights as it is let alone jumping off a bridge tethered to a stretchy rope! But like some of the other fund raising methods I've mentioned to you here, (and although likely one of the most extreme) it's a very good way to raise some funds. Since it's such an extreme thing to do, you'll likely get some donations for it from people who would literally pay to see you throw yourself off a bridge or something. Some people wont expect you to do something like this and this is where you can prove them wrong! Again, like most things, you'll need to advertise it and collect sponsor payments from people before you do.

25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

What you'll need:

  • To hire an official bungee jumping school.
  • To collect sponsors by people to do it.
  • To actually jump off the bridge!
And that completes today's series of fun and creative fundraising ideas. I hope you like these and they give you some ideas for doing them or something similar to them. Like all that I've posted, these are guaranteed things you can do and things that people enjoy doing or would enjoy sponsoring you to do. Such as doing the bungee jump! 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4

What about you? Have you ever done any of these things to raise funds for something?

If so, how did it go and how did you organise, arrange and advertise them?

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Makefort

Nice post, thanks for sharing. What I liked the most were arts, color runs and auctions. Even better, you could be throwing an auction with cheaper things as well, sort of an "junk sale" if I may say so. You would still get some people interested to come and see what you are offering. As for bungee jumping, I am unsure what to think about that one. It is an unique idea, although, I personally don't see it as a reliable one.




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idealmike

Thanks welcome glad you enjoyed it. Yeah those color runs are a lot of fun! 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4 And auctions can be profitable if you hold them yourself. Otherwise auctioning your goods at an auctioneers will eat into your earnings in auction fees! But what makes you say or makes you not see it as a reliable funding source just out of curious interest to peek inside your mind if you will lol. It's like doing a skydive, (accept you're tethered to a long and stretchy rope and there's no parachute lol) (and you don't go in a plane) (okay so it's nothing like doing a skydive!! LOL But it is in the way that you would get people to sponsor you for it. And who wouldn't sponsor Mr Makefort to do a bungee jump!? I know I would! Provided I liked ya startup idea lol 25+ Fun and Creative Ways to Fundraise Your Startup: Part 4




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Moazebrahim

I find this post useful, Thank you for posting this, I think these are brand new informations for me.
Once again thank you for posting this.

Sincerely,

Moaz.




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Barida

I'm grateful to learn some of the ways an entrepreneur looking for how to raise funds for a business can really get to do it. I mean the auction and that of the colour show are really ways to get some funds to invest in any business.




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Pixie06

I have been making D.I.Y cards and decorative items for Christmas since some years. I usually gift them to my family and friends. People actually love receiving personalized gifts. Some of my friends have been telling me to start a side business in arts and crafts. I have been thinking about this for a very long time but I have not yet taken any decision. If I start with selling those D.I.Y decorative items and cards I will be able to get some fund and I can use those to start or grow my business.




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overcast

Movie nights type of the stuff can be really good option. I have seen some of the really good startups working on this type of the space. I have seen some of the indie studios and they can add up on the growth. Not sure how many studios are willing to get into this type of the movie viewing. But it seems like a good options for many startups. I think it's possible to get some funding for the startup. There seems to be things that needs a lot of finance. And that needs to be fixed as they are developing and funding as well there.




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augusta

Great fun ways of making money I love the color run and the auctioning. I will love to have the color run for money it will be nice seeing runners in many colors after the run. For auctioning I have been participating in our local trade fair to make money. it always fun to sell to the highest bidder.




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kgord

YOu have some great ideas here. I think anyone who is into some serious fundraising may want to consider these. These ae just some of the options that you might want to consider when jumpstarting your funding. Everyone needs to start somewhere.




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Corzhens

The auction is actually cannot be considered fun because it is a serious activity unless what you are auctioning are small items like comic books or key chain souvenirs. But auctions can bring you more funds especially when the invited participants are enthusiastic to help with the fundraising campaign. For sure, they would outbid each other just to get a higher price for the item in auction.




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