Philanthropist, Stephen Dowicz, Shares Ten Creative Fundraising Ideas

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Philanthropist, Stephen Dowicz, shares ten creative fundraising ideas.

Thinking about holding a fundraiser, but want to venture beyond a standard bake sale or car wash? Here are some innovative fundraising ideas to consider.

Cook up a culinary competition. Have contestants create their signature dishes around a specific ingredient or other criteria. People pay to taste each dish and vote for their favorite.

Hold a breakfast in bed. Solicit local businesses to donate a variety of breakfast foods. Encourage people to place orders, and then deliver the items and collect a donation.

Organize a scavenger hunt. Send participants around town to locate specific items in a set period. Charge a registration fee, offering extra incentive for additional hints and tips to those who donate different amounts of money.

Tout a tie-dye party. Tie-dying and selling T-shirts that support your cause are excellent ways to fundraise, according to Stephen M. Dowicz. Purchase the materials and have attendees pay to make their own T-shirts, or offer tie-dyed T-shirts for a donation.

Conduct a 10,000 steps challenge. Have team members pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day over a certain time, in exchange for sponsorships. Contact companies to donate items such as pedometers, armbands to hold smartphones, and water bottles.

Lead a book swap. Charge an entry fee—as well a small fee for books exchanged—for this gathering of book enthusiasts. A local library may be able to supply space for the event.

Have a "nearly new" sale. Collect gently-used, almost new items and clothing and host a weekend sale or auction. Publicize the event around the area with flyers and posters, and take pictures of the items to post on social media.

Throw a dodgeball party. Have participants form teams and fundraise a certain amount of money to participate, then let the games begin!

Put on a quiz show. Host a quiz game where participants pay an entry fee. The game can either pit individuals against each other, or form teams to see who can raise the most money

Run a nontraditional race. Choose a theme—such as favorite science fiction movie character, TV star, singer, or book character—and have participants come dressed as that character to run a short race. Charge an entry fee and a spectator fee.

About Stephen Dowicz: Philanthropist Stephen Dowicz is a successful businessman in the real estate and spa industries. He has made many charitable contributions over the course of his career and is an expert in private equity matters.

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