Unusual, creative and exciting fundraising events!


Spring is in bloom, temperatures are rising, flip-flops are out, and fundraising is top of mind for charities and nonprofits!

While golf tournaments and 5Ks are a well-known way to raise money for a worthy cause, many organizations are changing things up a bit to win your attention at this busy time of the year.

Check out some of the more creative fundraising event ideas we’ve come across lately!

Hello Jello!

Jell-O Wrestling: What do you get when you combine Jell-O, wrestling, and fundraising? A win-win-win! In its 29th year, Jell-O Wrestling has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). With a pre-party, some unconventional teams that take their Jell-O wrestling pretty seriously, and a live auction, 2016’s fundraiser is sure to live up to the hype.

Larger than life

Human Foosball Tournament: A life-size, human foosball game to raise money for a good cause? Where do we sign up?! The second annual “Play it Forward! Human Foosball Tournament” was held in Charlottesville, Virginia to raise money for CHIP, a nonprofit focused on providing affordable healthcare for children. In addition to the tournament, attendees enjoyed food, a DJ, and assorted games. What a creative recipe for fundraising success!

Posh pups

Doggies on the Catwalk: Fashion and fundraising are going to the dogs this spring as some of Atlanta's elite will be working the runway with their beloved canine companions in tow. 2016’s Doggies on the Catwalk marks the 9th anniversary for an event that has raised thousands of dollars for Canine Assistants, Inc. Posh fashion, cocktails, and hors d’ oeuvres are great, but the pups are the true superstars in this creative twist on a traditional fashion show.

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