10 great online fundraising ideas

Did you know you can contribute 20 times more to charity as a fundraiser than as a single donor? The good news is that creating your own online fundraising project on GivenGain has never been easier. Now all you need is an exciting personal challenge to get people to give or join your fundraising project! We’ve put together some great online fundraising ideas to get you started.

Enter a sporting event

This works better than most fundraising ideas. Run, paddle, pedal or swim your way to fundraising fitness – there are so many local events to participate in to help you raise money! Ask friends, family and colleagues for sponsorships. Most people will support genuine effort.

Teach a class

teach a class

Skilled in martial arts or abstract painting? Spare an hour of your time to share your knowledge for charity. Simply ask your lucky apprentices to donate to your online fundraising project to book a place!

Give it up

give something up

Be a quitter – launch a give-it-up fundraising campaign. Whether you take part in Stoptober, Dry January or just choose to go without your favourite treat for a bit, do it for charity by asking your friends and family to sponsor you.


organise a dance-a-thon

Get your groove on for charity with a 24-hour dance-a-thon! Gather a group of willing participants to join you and appeal for donations from your friends, family and colleagues. Are you ready to dance the night away?

Organise a sports tournament

arrange a sport event

Bend it like Beckham and raise money with a 5-a-side football competition. If football isn’t your cup of tea, why not organise a golf tournament? Spread the word for spectators and ask for donations from everyone involved.

Brave the shave

shave it off

Do something amazing by shaving your head and raising much-needed funds. Why not video the moment or stream it online? Making an impression for charity couldn’t be easier!

Good deeds for donations day

set a day to do it for donations

Set aside one day (or even week) where in exchange for donations you carry out donors’ requests. It’s always interesting to see what people come up with!

Hug a pug

bring a pet to work

Take your pet to work day, and ask for donations in return for a few minutes of play time and photos

Quiz night

host a quiz night

An easy one to host, whether it’s in a pub, a village hall or at home. Ask groups for an entry fee and find your quiz questions online.

Karaoke evening

put on a karaoke night

Warm up your vocal cords for a night of guaranteed fun. If you think you’ve got the X Factor, then why not take it to the next level and host a talent show!

Feeling inspired? Go to www.givengain.com, find a charity to support, click on ‘Start fundraising,’ and share your newly-created fundraiser online. The money you raise will help to make a difference, even if you don’t reach your fundraising target. Good luck!

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