Workplace Fundraising Ideas
Organize these fun activities to raise funds at your office.
Here are some examples, but don’t limit yourself… be creative!
If you are seeking donations a laptop with our homepage www.gicancer.org.au will enable access to our Donate Now Button for easy facilitation of Credit Card donations. If you have set up a fundraising page then you can use this And/Or send out the page link before your event so people can donate from their phone / computer straight to your fundraising page there & then!
Once you have run your fundraising event and collected donations you can either;
- Click Here to arrange for a transfer of the funds via direct deposit OR
- Click Donate Now to facilitate payment via credit card.
Dress Down Days: Arrange with your employer for a Dress Down Day for a donation of $5 towards your trek.
Coin War: Place jars in the office for “extra change” and have departments compete to raise the most money. Watch how your fundraising grows.
Jail a Manager: Place a member of management “under arrest” charging $1 a minute to keep him/her in jail. Manager can pay a “fine” to get out of jail.
Drawing for Prizes: For a $5 donation, donor is entered into a drawing to win prizes like casual days, prime parking spots, free lunch, gift certificates etc.
Errand Boy/Girl: Offer to be your ‘coworkers’ personal assistant for a day (or maybe for just a few hours) in exchange for a large donation. Maybe $250 or more!
Food/Beverage Sale: For a donation hold a morning tea or set up a table in reception to engage staff as they arrive at work and sell cookies, donuts, bagels, popcorn, muffins, etc.
Boss for the Day: Allow employees to bid on being boss for the day-high bid wins.
Hold Stand Up Meetings: Stand up /walking meetings are known to be more productive and better for your health – get teams to hold stand up meetings and provide jars to collect donations, for eg $2 per meeting minute
Lunch with the Boss: Employees who makes a donation to the walk are entered into a drawing for lunch with a top level executive.
A Day of Silence for your Trek: Accept donations to silence an “exuberant” employee for the day (being sure to get their approval first!).
Ugly Tie Contest: Ask coworkers to bring in their wackiest ties and display the ties in a prominent location in your office. Put a jar or bucket beneath each tie. The tie which receives the most donations at the end of a month is the winner.
Brown Bag It: On a designated day, encourage everyone to make lunch at home and donate what he or she would have spent on food. Did you know, people spend an average of $15 for lunch while at work?
Boss’ Parking Spot: Ask your CEO, Director or anyone who has a premium parking spot if you can raffle off their spot for a day, week, or month.
Work Fit / Play Fit Idea – engage colleagues in a physical challenge – such as the eg below. This can be done either as individuals or get teams to compete against each other – relay style.
Matching Gift Program
Be sure to ask if your place of employment has a matching gift program. If so, you can double or even triple your fundraising dollars. Ask your donors as well; they may have a program through their company. Companies encourage their employees to participate in the community. Be sure to check with the human resources department to obtain matching gift forms.
Workplace / Payroll Giving
Signing up to workplace giving is an easy way to make a regular contribution to support GI Cancer research. Your workplace may even match these gifts, doubling your contribution. More information on workplace giving.
If your company doesn’t enable regular giving or the option to choose us as the recipient you can set up regular giving directly with us. For more click here.