Top 10 fundraising ideas for work

Published: 22nd November 2016

Posted in: businesscsr

Fundraising at work is a great way to rally your colleagues and make it a team effort to support a charity. But where to start?

Here are our top 10 ideas for fundraising at work




  1. Bake off – who doesn’t love cake? Charge people per slice and rate the best cake!
  2. Sponsored silence – find out who in your workplace can keep their mouths closed the longest
  3. Dress down for the day and have each of your colleagues make a donation
  4. Swap jobs – Put the boss on reception for a day and see how long they can last
  5. Sweepstake – if there is a big sports event coming up why not put the names of all the teams in a hat and charge employees to pick teams. Split the takings 50/50 between the winner and the charity
  6. Annual raffle – sell St Oswald’s raffle tickets in your workplace, 1st prize is a Honda Jazz, 1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus car donated by Vertu Honda. The raffle will be drawn at St Oswald’s Christmas Market on Saturday 28th November 2015
  7. Collection cans – if you work in or own a shop, restaurant of café, or work in a business with a busy reception area display one of our collection cans for loose change people may have
  8. Payroll giving – Any staff donations will be deducted from wages before tax which means that your staff members can give a bigger donation for less
  9. Direct Difference – Support St Oswald’s with a corporate support membership scheme whilst benefitting from a range of opportunities
  10. Life List Challenge – If you and your colleagues are looking for a more extreme charity challenge why not take part in a company Life List challenge such as an abseil or zip wire
  11. Fundraising at work is a great way to boost staff morale and to encourage team work. Supporting your local charity can also help grow your work place reputation in the local community. 

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