This winter will be really hard but Christmas is peak time for charity fundraising and a great opportunity to launch a Christmas campaign or hold a Xmas fundraiser event and have some fun. Here are 100+ Christmas fundraising ideas for your charity campaign or school fundraiser event to help you, with lots of links to even more Christmas ideas and free fundraising resources.
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Get your Christmas charity fundraising off to a flying start, with a 'No'vember challenge? Say no to something for 30 days - alcohol, cigarettes, red meat. A bit like Lent, but with tinsel.
Or do something different. If you're a registered charity, you can claim the same £90k Google Ads grant as CRUK; it's gift. If it's a bit too techie for you, Access Group offer a Google Ads management service for charities and their experts will do it all for you.
If you want traditional and a Santa Run works for you, great and you could even hold a virtual one. You could link it (or any other activity) in to Advent (the 4 weeks before Christmas). And get mince pie ready with Blume’s CEO Alexander Stevenson, who is running free online work-outs for charity employees every Friday morning in December. Find out more and reserve your place now!
If multiple Santa sightings in the streets might cause some consternation amongst the kids, here are more ideas.
Register, then login to access our Help Finder directory; everything is free. Use the Help Finder search categories below.
To find the maximum number of providers, make sure you select UK Wide and your UK nation and, if applicable, your major UK city and/or English county.
If you're a food bank or poverty charity, you can find household items, hygiene and period product providers in Donated Products and human and pet food in the Food search category.
Here are lots more ideas to try.
A family get inside their Mad Max style Ford Focus. In the background, an acoustic version of This Is The End by the Doors plays. The Dad checks the petrol supply. The Mum readies her cricket bat. In the distance, the only Waitrose with a turkey left.
Alternatively, get ahead of the rush by kicking off your Christmas campaign planning with some insider knowledge from the new Christmas Giving Insights report from Enthuse.
And people are going to say 'no', so it's important to keep going.
The Government has more money than you do, so get them to contribute too:
And you could probably do with some help too:
It's been another tough year, so don't forget to say thank you to your supporters at Christmas.
Let it snow...... or rain, blow, whatever, but don't get caught out by the mundane stuff we sometimes overlook.
Back to fundraising, but remember to keep everyone safe. Here's the Fundraising Regulator's guidance.
It' an opportunity to better engage your supporters and turn one-off involvement into ongoing support in 2023. Make sure that you appropriately thank everyone who supports you.
Christmas helper badges, thank you certificates, social media shout-outs, mentions in posts and press realeases, photo opportunities, letters, e mails, phone calls, whatever works for them.
I wish you every success and a fantastic 2023.
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