3 Easy Fraternity Fundraising Ideas

Philanthropy sits at the core of all fraternities. The idea that brothers can come together to make a difference in the lives of others within and beyond their community is what gives these organizations purpose.

But what if you need to raise thousands for a good cause? If you're new to putting together events and programs geared toward earning donations, this can feel like an intimidating task.

Don't panic! Instead, dive deep into these 3 fraternity fundraising ideas. You'll find raising money is easy, and can even be a lot of fun!

3 Easy to Execute Fraternity Fundraising Ideas

The Greek life is full of advantages, including an entire fraternity family you can utilize to help with your fundraising ideas. As you consider these tips, don't go at it alone.

Recruit others to help you and get hyped about doing something good for your organization.

1. Tailgate for a Cause

Nothing brings the college community together quite like a football game. These team spirit fueled events draw massive crowds. Optimize on it by setting up a tailgating party before the game.

Communicate with the college or university's athletic director to make arrangements for the event, then start planning various activities to entertain and raise a profit.

Setting up grills to sell hamburgers, hot dogs, and refreshments is a guaranteed hit, but why stop there? Collaborate with your big or little as well as your other frat brothers to plan games and giveaways.

This can include:

  • Cornhole
  • Ring Toss
  • Twister
  • Team Spirit Contest
  • Raffles
  • And more!

Get creative! Use your imagination to come up with fun or off the wall themes that will attract attention and get people having a good time. After all, the best results come from when you put the "fun" in fundraising!

2. Setup a Lip Sync Battle and Invite All of Campus

You're bound to attract attention when you put together an entertaining--if not borderline embarrassing--challenge.

Plan a lip sync battle among your frat brothers and invite the campus to come out and be the judge! Raise funds by selling tickets to the event, which you can market through an online purchasing portal and syndicate it through social media, school media, newspapers, flyers, and good old word-of-mouth marketing.

3. Put Together a Community Raffle

Looking to make some big bucks? It takes a bit of planning and a lot of networking, but reach out to all of the local businesses in your community and form collaborations for donations at a local raffle.

Don't limit your event to the campus crowd. When you get outside businesses involved, you can do multiple giveaways featuring items or services provided by companies looking to market themselves alongside your fundraiser.

Like the lip sync battle, you can sell tickets online for convenience and to optimize your reach. Remember: the better the items you're raffling, the better your chances people will buy in on their chances to win!

Make the Most of Your Fraternity Experience

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