summer fundraising ideas

Capitalize On Summertime

With summertime comes great weather, and with great weather people are out and about more often. Creating or scheduling your fundraiser around summer activities and taking advantage of the weather can add a much needed boost to your fundraiser and your profit margins. Here are some ideas on how you can capitalize on the summer season:



Trivia nights are great any time of year and summer is no exception. Your group may be familiar with hosting trivia nights; if not, you can contact local restaurants, lodges, churches, etc. who may host them or have available space for you to schedule your own. At the trivia night, setup a table for use as a snack bar. This allows your patrons to have something to munch on and also brings in extra profits. Varieties such as the Summer Snack and Summer Supreme are great options because they offer a large variety of snack options for your guests to select from. You can also try offering the larger boxed items such as the Summer Theater Variety which are good for sharing, and bring in more profit.



If you work with a church, school or scout group that has access to an auditorium or large space then you have an ideal space to host a movie night. Advertise with yard signs placed outside the building where the movie night will be hosted as well as at local hot spots and busy intersections. Signs should be out for at least a week and a half prior to the date so as to ensure good exposure and turnout. At your movie night, setup a table near the entrance to advertise movie snacks. Larger packaged items like those in the Summer Theater and Summer Mega will make guests feel like they are actually at the movies. Having Donation Dot Cards (*link) can also be plus for those who opt not purchase snacks, but can still want to fund your cause.



Holding a car wash is a classic summer fundraiser. They are relatively easy to put together and many hands make light work if you are the head of a group or team. Spice up your car wash with a sweet edition by offering a treat while they wait or as an alternative to getting their vehicle washed. Variety boxes like Welch’s Fruit Snacks and Airheads have fun fruity flavors, perfect for a summer treat.