A Year of Impact: Nonprofit Fundraising Calendar with Monthly Ideas

Get ready for a whole year of fun and creative ways to raise money for your favorite causes! Each month, we’ve got four awesome fundraising ideas that are perfect for kids, families, and everyone in your community. So grab your calendar, and let’s plan a year full of fun and giving back! 🎉 📅 🤗

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January: New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals Walkathon: Kick off the year with a sponsored walkathon. Encourage participants to set personal goals for the year as they walk.

Winter Wonderland Gala: Host an elegant evening event with a silent auction featuring donated items from local businesses.

Hot Cocoa and Cookies Sale: Set up a booth at community events to sell hot cocoa and homemade cookies.

Fitness Challenge: Partner with local gyms to organize a fitness challenge. Participants can seek sponsorships per workout completed.


February: Hearts and Helping Hands

Valentine’s Day Matchmaking Fundraiser: Offer matchmaking services or speed dating events.

Heartfelt Art Auction: Organize an art auction with heart-themed artwork created by local artists or community members.

Chocolate Delights Sale: Sell gourmet chocolates door-to-door or at community centers.

Love for Literature Read-a-thon: Host a read-a-thon where participants raise funds based on the number of pages or books they read.


March: Spring into Action

Spring Cleaning Garage Sale: Encourage community members to donate items for a large-scale garage sale.

Green Thumb Plant Sale: Sell seedlings, plants, and gardening accessories.

March Madness Basketball Tournament: Host a basketball tournament with teams paying to enter.

Pie in the Face Contest: Invite local celebrities to participate in a pie-throwing contest where people pay for a chance to throw a pie.


April: Earth and Awareness

Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza: Host a community Easter egg hunt with a small entrance fee.

April Showers Bring May Flowers Sale: Sell umbrellas, raincoats, and rain boots.

Book Drive for Kids: Collect and sell donated books, focusing on children’s literature.

Earth Day Recycling Drive: Organize a recycling drive and sell the collected items to recycling centers.


May: Spring Celebrations

Mother’s Day Brunch: Host a special brunch event honoring mothers with tickets sold in advance.

Flower and Vegetable Seed Sale: Sell flower and vegetable seeds suitable for spring planting.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Organize a cultural fiesta with food, dance, and music.

Bike-a-thon: Arrange a sponsored bike ride through local scenic routes.


June: Summer Sunshine and Giving

Summer Solstice Yoga Marathon: Organize a yoga event outdoors, charging per class or for a full day pass.

Father’s Day BBQ Cook-off: Host a barbecue competition with local chefs and dads.

Community Car Wash: Offer car wash services by volunteers.

Artists in the Park: Collaborate with local artists to display and sell their work in a park setting.


July: Midsummer Engagement

Independence Day Bake Sale: Sell patriotic-themed baked goods.

Stars and Stripes Fun Run: A themed fun run or walk on or near the 4th of July.

Outdoor Movie Night: Charge admission for an outdoor movie screening in a park.

Pet Parade and Show: Organize a pet parade and show, with entry fees and contests.


August: Preparing for Fall

Back-to-School Bash: Host a family-friendly event with games, food, and school supply sales.

Summer Send-off Concert: Organize a local band concert as a final summer celebration.

Ice Cream Social: Host an ice cream social with homemade or donated ice cream.

Beach Cleanup Day: Organize a beach cleanup and provide refreshments for a fee.


September: Fall into Giving

Labor Day Picnic and Games: Host a community picnic with games and contests.

Fall Harvest Festival: Celebrate the season with a festival featuring fall-themed foods and crafts.

Fashion Show Fundraiser: Collaborate with local boutiques for a fashion show with ticket sales.

Read-a-Book Day Event: Encourage reading and sell books at a community event.

October: Autumn Awareness

Halloween Costume Party: Charge admission for a costume party with prizes.

Pumpkin Patch Day: Sell pumpkins and offer pumpkin carving contests.

Autumn Leaves Photography Contest: Host a photography contest focusing on autumn scenery.

Spooky Walk or Haunted House: Create a haunted house or spooky walk in a local park.

November: Thankful and Giving

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot: A fun run or walk on Thanksgiving morning.

Gratitude Gala: An elegant dinner event where attendees share what they are grateful for.

Craft and Vendor Fair: Host a fair with local crafters and vendors, charging booth fees.

Canned Food Drive Competition: Organize a competition among teams to collect the most canned goods.


December: Holiday Cheer

Holiday Lights Tour: Organize a tour of decorated homes in the community.

Winter Wonderland Festival: A festival with winter-themed activities and food.

Gift Wrapping Service: Offer gift wrapping services in high-traffic areas.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party: Host a party to ring in the New Year with ticket sales.

Are you excited to try these fun fundraising ideas? We can’t wait to see the amazing things you’ll do! Grab your team, pick your favorite ideas, and start planning your awesome fundraising events.🌟 💖 👍

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