One would hope that when it comes to church groups and faith-based activities and programs, there will never be a shortage of funds and the resulting need to raise funds. However, sometimes a church has more programs than the budget has money. When this happens, the decision must be made to either find the funds or to cut the activity or program.
In this article, we share some church fundraising ideas to help you find the money you need to meet the financial needs of various groups and projects. We’ve got the best fundraising ideas you’ll want to use year after year. Consistent use of preferred fundraisers ensures participation of sponsors and returning donors.
CHURCH FUNDRAISING IDEA FOR A MISSION PROGRAM
An annual cookbook with your members’ favorite recipes provides ongoing funding for your mission program. Don’t just have the receipts, but include paragraphs about the mission, its programs, and the participants, focusing on success and how church funds cover expenses, as this will increase sales. You may want to include a donation form at the end of the cookbook to solicit additional funds.
FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR A CHURCH CHOIR
Showcase the talents of your choir participants with an annual concert. Don’t just rely on ticket sales, but also sell concessions before the show and during intermission. The holidays are the perfect times to offer such an event. GiveCentral Live is tool to broadcast the event and raise funds during the event with an embedded ‘donate’ button.
CHURCH FUNDRAISING FOR A NEW BUILDING OR RENOVATION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING
Write a fundraising email to congregation members, past and present, if you need a large amount of money for a building fund. You can have a member with a knack for producing compelling copy or use one of our free templates if you don’t plan on hiring a professional to create your fundraiser.
Over to you. Merry Christmas!