VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING IDEAS
There are lots of interesting and easy ways to fundraise virtually, but it can sometimes be difficult to find something that suits you. Here’s our list of favourite virtual fundraisers.
WITH YOUR OFFICE
The office is a great place to set up simple but effective fundraisers to bring colleagues together and spark some fun competition.
Get competitive and ask your colleagues to donate £5 to guess the Grand National, Ryder Cup or Six Nations outcome – whoever guesses correctly gets 50% of the winnings and you donate the rest.
Set up a virtual cookalong where people can teach the rest of the team a specific recipe, and have everyone donate to take part.
PHONE A FRIEND
Have a group of colleagues join a virtual meeting for 20 minutes and challenge them to raise as much as possible using only their phone contacts. Get the rest of the team to watch and they can place bets on who they think will raise the most.
Create a virtual challenge for your team to reach a certain distance over the course of a month and set up a JustGiving page to fundraise for your challenge – check out our HOPE10,000 for more inspiration!
WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY
Organising a virtual get-together with friends and family is the perfect way to stay connected and fundraise.
COME DINE WITH ME
Take it in turns to host a dinner with the people you live with, provide the entertainment and ask them to donate what they think the value of your meal was.
TRIVIA & GAMES NIGHT
Organise a virtual quiz and charge your friends to take part by enticing them with 50% of the winnings.
WINE & CHEESE NIGHT
Host a virtual wine and cheese tasting night and sell tickets that include mini bottles of wine and food, delivered with no contact, which everyone can then taste and discuss during your event!
Bring a group of friends and family together virtually by hosting a film club using Teleparty. Send bags of popcorn round beforehand and ask your guests to make a small donation.
WITH LITTLE TIME
We understand how time-consuming fundraising can be – so here are some ideas that can make a huge impact with minimal effort.
% OF WHAT YOU CHARGE
If you have perfected a new skill in lockdown or have always taken pride in your homemade gifts, start selling what you make online or host a virtual workshop. You can list your items cheaply on Etsy or sell tickets on Eventbrite to help raise extra funds.
Is your birthday coming up, or perhaps your wedding anniversary? Set up a simple fundraiser on Facebook and you’ll be surprised at how generous people can be! Here’s some tips to get started.
Use the opportunity of spending more time at home to have a clear out and sell any unwanted items on Ebay or through Facebook Marketplace. Donate the money and enjoy the newfound space in your home!
Raise money whilst you shop online! Click here to register and when you use easyfundraising to shop with over 4,000 retailers, they will make a small donation to us. It couldn’t be easier!
WITH A TWIST
Being outside the box with your fundraising can really inspire people to donate.
Have you been more adventurous with your cooking during lockdown? Why not get creative and compile your favourite recipes into a book (a digital version works too!), then ask your nearest and dearest to donate in order to have a copy for themselves.
Join the millions of people doing good while they game by organising a gaming event through JustGiving. It is super simple and a great way to get your online community involved in your fundraising.
Set yourself a personal challenge by either running 10km a day for 10 days or cycling continuously for 12 hours – you could live stream it on Zoom or YouTube and ask friends to bet on how long it will take or far you will go!
Create your own online treasure hunt using apps such as Actionbound and ask people to donate to take part!