You need to raise money for your business, but you want to do it in a fun and creative way that engages your staff. If you’re having trouble coming up with some proposals, don’t worry. Let’s brainstorm some fundraising ideas for your workplace.
Who doesn’t love food? If you can’t think of a single person, neither can we. Get your staff on board with a good old-fashioned cook-off. Everyone will want to participate in one way or another. Some people will volunteer to cook, and you can believe you will have employees volunteer as taste testers and judges.
Choose one dish so you don’t have to decide between several different food options. Choose a meal that is filling and big enough to feed your entire staff. You can go with the classic chili cook-off or a casserole. Be sure to choose a dish where the cooks have to provide many flavors.
Sweeten the deal of winning the cook-off with a basket filled with gourmet corporate gifts. After doing all that cooking, they deserve a special meal too.
Do you want to know a great way to build team camaraderie? A scavenger hunt. Your staff works together and uses their problem-solving skills to figure out all your clues and riddles. If your employees wish to participate in the scavenger hunt, they’ll send in their donations.
Remember, the best way to keep participants in these fundraising ideas is through incentives. At the end of the hunt, offer up a prize for them. It may not be a treasure hunt, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t provide a shiny reward at the end.
Relive your childhood memories with a spelling bee. It was fun when you were a kid, so imagine how it’ll feel as an adult, especially since your vocabulary has grown since the third grade. You’ll be surprised to see how easily and excitedly your staff resorts back to their childhood ways.
There is a reason that party themes for older crowds have a kid’s element to them. Those were the days when they were the freest, so help them experience that freedom again with a spelling bee. This might be the easiest fundraiser to execute.
You don’t have to have a bad work relationship with your boss to want to embarrass them. It’s honestly just fun and makes for a great laugh. Your employees will line up for the chance. Consider a dunk tank or a pie-throwing contest.
You won’t injure yourself with these options, and everyone gets a chance to see the boss sweat for once. In case your staff regards you as robotic or stoic, these options give them a chance to hang loose with you on a more friendly level.
Here at A Basket Case, we have a slew of gifts you can grant all winners at the end of your workplace fundraiser. Keep it creative by considering some of these ideas and gift options to engage your staff. Visit our website for more information.