5 Ways Church Groups Can Raise Money

5 Ways Church Groups Can Raise Money

From Veselina Dzhingarova

There are many ways that your church group can raise money for a good cause, and it may be that you have tried some of these options in the past. Here are some new ideas that can help your church group raise money.

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Set Up A Volunteering Website

Your church congregation is a talented bunch of people, but you don’t necessarily know what their talents are unless you ask.  It may be that one of them is a champion cake baker and someone else is a talented teacher.  The list is endless.  Set up a website where volunteers can offer the congregation their services in exchange for a church donation.  This will encourage the value of helping each other out while raising money for a good cause. 

Make It Easy for Your Congregation to Donate

The easier it is for people to donate, the more likely they are to do it.  Most people don’t carry cash in this day and age and electronic money is easier for the church to handle too.  Encourage faith based fundraising by setting up an easy service for online giving.  This can be used for a weekly donation or a one-off or payment during a fund-raising drive. This makes donating a lot quicker and easier money can be raised faster too, as you are never waiting for cheques to clear or the bank to be open.

Create A Cookbook

You will find that many of the congregation love to cook.  Ask people for their favorite recipes and some pictures of their creations and put together a cookbook that you can then sell through the church to raise money.  You could make this available as an e-book to keep the production price down.

Business Partnerships

Many of the congregation will have their own businesses or links to people who do.  Asking companies to sponsor your church is a great way of getting the church involved in the local community and vice versa. Businesses often receive tax breaks if they donate to church charities, and you could also offer them some free advertising in your church newsletter, bulletin board, or website in exchange for their donation. You will need to make sure that the business upholds the values of your church but as long as it does this could be a beneficial relationship for everyone.

Car Wash

Setting up a car wash could help your church group to raise money.  The chances are you already have a parking lot to set up in so all you need are some buckets, sponges, and volunteers.  Make use of social media to advertise the event through the church and ask the congregation to take to social media and advertise the event themselves.  You will be amazed by how many people use this service and funds will be raised in no time.

Use these fresh approaches to faith-based fundraising and you will be surprised at how much you can raise in a short period without the hassle of having to organize another jumble sale.

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