If you’re looking for ways to make money for your local church group, then this is what you want to read before you start your next fundraiser…
If you’re wondering why I’m writing about easy fundraising ideas for church youth groups on a blog like this, well it’s like this…
Some people want to make money for themselves. You see, their motivation for making a lot of money is to create a better lifestyle for their family. Of course you can’t forget those people who want more “time freedom” so they can spend more time with their family and/or spend more time volunteering at their favorite charity or non-profit organization.
Then you have people who want to make a lot of money so they can financially help out a family member or their favorite organization.
Now this brings us full circle to easy fundraising ideas for church youth groups (or any type of group for that matter).
Let me ask you this…
Are you in charge of raising money for an organization? Would you like to be the person that helps a charity raise funds for a worthy cause? Are you a pastor that needs ideas for raising money? Are you a member of an organization that raises money and/or has charity events?
If you fall into any of those categories above, then you want to keep on reading…
Easy Fundraising Ideas For Church Youth Groups Isn’t Always So Easy or Fun…
You probably already know this, but raising money isn’t always as simple, easy, or fun as a lot of fundraising organizations make it out to be.
In fact, probably last time you did a fundraiser you probably swore you would do something different next time because it was not such a good experience.
That same feeling you get in the pit of your stomach every time fundraising time rolls around is the same feeling that a lot of other people in your organization experience too.
More often than not, the only person looking forward to fundraising is the person in charge of the fundraising itself. And even then, the only reason they’re looking forward to it is because they want it to be over.
Why the Negativity Towards Fundraising
Traditional fundraising is not an easy task. There are a lot of fundraisers that require a hefty down-payment to even start the program.
In a lot of cases, the majority of the organizers have to agree on what kind of fundraising to do. In addition they have to find a secure place to store the products and the money. Then they have to coordinate with all the participants and decide how they’re going to distribute brochures and/or products.
Then you have the issues with dealing with large sums of money, and being accountable for every last cent and all the fundraising products. Add into the mix you’re dealing with parents, kids, and the customers that bought fundraising products from your organization but never received what they ordered.
When it’s all said and done, in some instances a lot of organizations never hit their target fundraising goal. No one is ever 100% satisfied with the outcome of a fundraiser.
It’s a lot to take on and the stress is enough to make you “batty” if you’re not careful.
For those very reasons above, it’s a good idea to jot down the things you liked about your last few fundraisers and the things you didn’t like.
Remember that since a lot of parents work outside of the home their free time is severely limited. Also keep in mind that a lot of youth have other extracurricular activities, and you may find it challenging to get both parents and youths to participate fully in the fundraising activities.
For these reasons alone you may not want a long drawn out elaborate fundraiser – you want to keep it simple. At the end of the day it’s all about raising money, not about being cute or clever.
Now that you have clarity as to what you may be looking for, you’ll want to look at common fundraising ideas that you may (or may not) be familiar with.
Typical Fundraising Ideas
Here are some of the most common fundraising ideas. Some of these you may have tried in the past…
- Selling candy bars
- Selling candles
- Selling frozen cookie dough tubs
- Selling products from a catalog – including magazine subscriptions, candy, baking items, etc…
- Having a bake sale
- Selling raffle tickets
- Having arts and crafts sales
- Having rummage sales
Do any of those fundraising projects look familiar to you? Quite likely, you have done at least one or more of those listed above. Maybe you were satisfied with your results or maybe you weren’t which is why you’re probably looking for something different to raise money for your organization this year.
If you’re serious about raising money for your organization, let me show you a better way to raise money – and do it all year-round without all the stress and with less effort than you probably think…
Let me introduce you to Tripleclicks…
Easy Fundraising Ideas For Church Youth Groups Using Tripleclicks
I could show you a way to generate money for your non-profit organization year round without having to deal with collecting money and delivering products – would you be interested?
Well of course you would – right?!
What is Tripleclicks?
Tripleclicks is an e-commerce selling platform where you can sell both new (ECA program) and used items. Here are some ideas on how to use Tripleclicks and the ECA program to raise money for your organization…
Have an Online Rummage Sale Using Tripleclicks
Make it a ritual that your parishioners show up twice a month at church (or other designated area) at minimum to donate items they’re no longer using.
You can also spread the word in your community that your church (or other organization) takes used items on a certain particular days. You may also want to go door to door in your community collecting items from people.
What you’re going to do with all these used items, is do an online rummage sale. You’ll list them on the Tripleclicks platform (you can list for for as low as .29 for each item). You then spread the word about your church online rummage site. Tripleclicks handles all payments.
E-commerce Storefront Using Tripleclicks
You can make your church (or a leader of your church group) become an e-commerce associate (ECA for short) and have your very own storefront that can make you sales.
You can list new products that are likely to appeal to your congregation like Bibles and other religious items.
Your parishioners are going to buy these items anyway, why not have them buy it from you? The proceeds can be used to help out church youth groups or any other groups. You can use the proceeds to help grow your church and/or use the money to make repairs and improvements of your church building.
Unlike the typical fundraisers, online rummage sales and an e-commerce storefront can create a more steady income year-round passively once your e-commerce store becomes well-known.
Easy Fundraising Ideas For Church Youth Groups Using a Better Method
It’s a fact that if you want your youth group and other groups inside of your church to grow and prosper so it can help more people, you have to be able to either do fundraising or dig into church funds.
And digging into church funds is not an viable option for most churches that have a lot of groups that need funding.
You want your youth groups and other groups to self-sustaining financially if possible. It not only teaches accountability but it frees up the church’s money for other church expansion projects.
Easy fundraising ideas for church youth groups that produce year-round income are far and few in between. Fortunately this is where Tripleclicks and its ECA program shines best.
Need more info on Tripleclicks and the ECA program for your church or group? Click here to contact me…