Giving to a charity is an effortless thing to do. All you need is a checkbook and a pen. It’s organizing an event to raise money for a nonprofit that’s hard. If you are struggling to come up with ideas on how to collect donations for your chosen charity, carry on reading for the best ways on how you can do it. 

Sponsored Walks

In this era of health and wellness, sponsored walks have taken over from bake sales as the preferred method of raising funds for schools, sports teams, and other worthy causes. They require little organization, and many people can participate because of the low level of fitness and skill walking demands. Just remember to make the distance one that everybody has a chance of completing, or else segment the course into different lengths such as 2 miles, 5 miles, and 10 miles. 

Another thing to keep in mind is the weather and terrain. Because sponsored walks rely on clement weather conditions, you might want to consult with someone about what happens if it doesrain. Maybe an indoor arena can be put on standby. 

Charity Auctions

When people hear the words “charity auction” they immediately think of black-tie affairs, a celebrity auctioneer, and a podium full of glittering boxes. This is not the only way a charity auction can successfully operate, however. Many folks don't have the time to sit down for the evening and make a bid for the highly-desirable items. Also, there are people out there who prefer to keep their charitable donations private. This is when you need to come up with some outstanding silent auction ideas.

Silent auctions are relatively discreet and sedate affairs. Everyone's bids are written on a sheet of paper placed on a table next to a description of the prize. There is a predetermined auction end time when the bidding is closed, and then the highest-offered amount on the paper wins. This method is a favorite for raising funds in charity events. The dress code is often semi-formal or casual, and snacks are served instead of a sit-down meal.

Online auctions are even more discreet affairs. It is an excellent idea to study the various levels of donors your charity drive is targeting and cater to their specific needs.

Raffle Tickets

Anyone can sell raffle tickets. Many raffles don’t even use tickets, they simply print a sheet where the prizes are listed, the charity that the proceeds will be supporting, and then twenty or thirty numbered lines underneath where supporters can write their details. Usually, only a first name and phone number are the only information that is needed. 

These raffle sheets can be placed in outlets where your cause is supported such as libraries, receptions, and notice boards.

Never be overwhelmed by the organization a charitable event demands. The result is always worthwhile. If this is your first time planning one, start small and work your way up to bigger events and prizes.