Best Fundraising Ideas for Startup Nonprofits This 2021

by Joie Gahum Freelance Writer
Fundraising ideas can deliver the most unexpected results for your charitable campaigns. They can be both positive and negative, depending on how successful or how bad your fundraising ideas are.

However, with the pandemic and social distancing protocols to follow, hosting fundraisers can be quite challenging for nonprofits. As society adjusts to the changes that Covid-19 brought into your lives, nonprofit organizations are also starting to be more creative as they shift their efforts in raising money through online means. Although engaging people on the internet to click and donate is a different challenge to consider, launching online fundraising ideas is today's best option in raising funds for charities.

Here are some fundraising ideas your nonprofit can host online to fund your organization’s missions and campaigns.

Online Escape Rooms

Escape rooms have been really popular pre-pandemic. It is a well-loved team-building opportunity, both for the young and old. Although enjoying onsite escape rooms have been halted by the pandemic, with technology, it is still possible to enjoy these mind games. The thrill and delight in solving mysteries and unraveling puzzles still offer hours of fun and adventure, even in front of one's computer screens.

Raise donations and entice supporters for your organization by hosting online escape rooms as a fundraising idea. Create your own escape room, available for access via an invite or through paid registration. Get theme ideas for virtual escape rooms like The Grimm Escape, Mystery Escape Room, YouEscape, and Escape Experience.

Craft Sales

Crafts sales are still feasible fundraising ideas even with social distancing restrictions to worry about. You can generate funds and donations by hosting your craft sales online.

A unique craft sale idea would be selling art kits for a cause. Instead of pre-made or prefabricated crafts for sale, give your target audience the chance to create crafts on their own. Provide them with the materials used to fabricate a specific craft, all in a dainty and charming box, together with instructions. It can be a unique experience they can enjoy, all for a small amount of money donated towards your organization.

Additionally, you can host online craft and art shops for your audience. Promote your online craft sessions online that can be accessed through a small amount of donation.

Online Auctions

Another ideal fundraising idea that can be conveniently hosted are online auctions. This type of fundraising event is becoming more popular for charities because it allows them to expand their network and reach out to potential donations and supporters globally.

However, a nonprofit must register to auction sites to host their online auction events. Ideally, these platforms offer tools that can help the bidding and paying process seamlessly. Older organizations that have already established a huge following can host their auction live, through social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

Worried about where to get items to get auctioned? You can get donations for auctions from your current list of supporters. In addition, you can go and purchase vintage items from antique shops or Goodwill, at a small cost and then post them for auction. You can also use platforms like eBay if you plan to regularly host auctions for your nonprofit organization online.

Video Game Tournaments

Provide safe and convenient entertainment, while generating funds for your nonprofit organization by hosting online video game tournaments. Video games have always been a favorite pastime for many, some even consider it as a career and profession. With a huge target market to explore, it is a massive opportunity that you can tap into to generate donations for your cause.

Hold a tournament, charged with an entry fee to raise funds for your nonprofit. In turn, provide prizes for your winners. It can be a small amount of money, a token of appreciation, a feature on your website and social media accounts, and the like. You can even dig up a few older and classic games as your game of choice to offer a nostalgic appeal to potential players who will join your online tournament.

Schedule your event ahead and ensure that you have enough time to promote your tournament online. You should aim to sign-up a minimum number of players to be able to cover costs for advertisements and prizes for your event, together with your target donation amount.

Fundraiser ideas, hosted in a new platform, no matter how classic or unique the idea may be, is feasible, as long as you stay creative and engaged with your audience. Out-of-the-box events, launched and marketed efficiently can do a lot of wonders for your nonprofit organization. For more entertaining fundraising ideas by The Quick Mission, you can visit

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