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Ultimate Fundraising Ideas List

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Sighted: Stormtrooper marching across Australia

21 year old Jacob French marched 5000km across the middle of Australia wearing full 'Clone' armour. Inspiring kids the world over, he leveraged the Star Wars franchise to raise money for the 'Starlight Children's Foundation'. What a trooper...

The Real Life Super Hero Project

From targeted fundraisers to community-night patrols, soup kitchen-hands to water-boys - this group of individuals not only raises money for charity, but builds a public profile for the act of community service itself. They are The Vigilantes of Charity.

Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

After a Baseball game in 1989, announcer Jim Rooker made good on a promise. "If we don't win this one, I'll walk back to Pittsburgh" was his off-hand comment during the game. In an act of spontaneous charity, he made the 300 mile trek back, suit-tie-and-all, championing the Bob Prince Charities cause.

The World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston, Cheshire

How many worms could you charm from the ground in 30 minutes? In 1980 a farmer's son from Willaston, Tom Shufflebotham, amazed a disbelieving world by charming a total of 511 worms out of the ground in half an hour. Worm charming now has a regulatory body and an International Federation exists. Why not try charming for charity?

Crazy Hair Day Fundraiser

blaise wyatts friends raised money for here, cerebral palsy therapy with crazy hair day

Dance till you drop Fundraiser

Penn State University's THON dance marathon—which has been around for 40 years and now involves over 15,000 students dancing for 48 hours straight—shattered all its fundraising records this year, generating $12,374,034.46 for childhood cancer research.

Blind dinner date

On March 14, the McInnes Room in the Student Union Building was filled with elegant dinner tables, each set with silverware, carefully folded napkins and, most importantly, sleep masks. The masks were necessary accessories for Halifax's first Dining in the Dark event, a fundraiser where attendees share a meal blindfolded in support of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

Jacinta Turner's Steps 4 Tania!

For every $10 donated, Jacinta and her family and friends will run 1km to raise money for brain cancer research in honour of their friend Tania, who has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme. They are up to 28km and counting so far!

100 Burritos for Brain Cancer

When Pi Kappa Alpha member Joe Gallo learned that his fraternity brother Bret Grund had been diagnosed with stage IV glioma, a kind of brain cancer, he decided to eat 100 burritos over 100 days to raise money for his medical bills.

Ball gowns blend art and science

Costume designer Jacqueline Firkin created 10 evening gowns based on colourful microscopic images of cancer cells and cellular systems to raise money for a Canadian cancer charity.

Toad Kissing

Forget Prince Charming: it turns out kissing a toad can feed hungry families! West Virginia Intermediate School Principal Cathy Daniels, found that out when she kissed a FIRE BELLY toad (a very risky act), to fulfill a pledge she made to students.

Waxing & Shaving Hospital Fundraiser

Foster GPs, Dr Phil Worboys and Mike Fitzgerald will have the silkiest legs in town after they subject themselves to a public waxing at the Foster Show on Saturday February 23rd, as part of the annual Murray to Moyne cycle challenge, which raises vital funds for our local hospital.


Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser

Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser

Hold a Bikini Car wash like the good folks at Kieron D'Netto Spinal Injury Support fundraiser did in 2013

Dueling Pianos Fundraiser

The Dueling Pianos fundraiser is a creative fundraising idea that will provide a fantastically entertaining evening for all your supporters... And will also provide a great fundraising opportunity for yourself. This fundraiser is an entertainment and dinner evening where two pianists will duel it out with each other.