A healthy membership and saving souls should be a church’s goal. This drives a church forward. Sometimes, a financial boost is needed, but it can be hard to fundraise without ideas. The following are a few simple but effective ideas to try.
Bake and Sale
One of the most effective ways to raise additional revenue is to bake some treats and sell them. Now, it is important that you have your very best bakers take on the job, and ensure that the right ingredients are used to entice buyers. You could set up a little shop near your church or have some of your members go into the community to sell the treats. This is a great way to witness and raise funds at the same time. If you need more hints about how to go about this, consider talking to a fundraise specialist.
Communities love entertainment and having some fun. It is likely that your church has a few singers and a great band, so why not use that to your advantage. Consider putting on a community concert that members of the community can attend. This does not mean your singers have to sing secular songs, but it might be a good idea to come up with a lineup of music that is accessible to the masses. Again, this a great opportunity for members of your church to witness and take donations.
You probably know that the world has rapidly changed due to the internet, and you can use that to your advantage. There are sites and apps that allow your church to receive donations online. This is a great way to reach more people than ever before, and it also makes it easy for today’s generation to donate. Most people are more comfortable using digital cash rather than paper cash anyway. Now, it is important that you create an online campaign to help get the word out about your church’s needs, so consider making a video or using social media platforms to do so.
Yes, raising funds through recycling may be a little time consuming, but it can end up being a great idea. You have a lot of members in your church, and most of them are likely producing recyclables every week. You will not only be helping your church members get rid of some of their recyclables, but you will also be helping the earth. This is, after all, God’s creation, and the church family should always do its best to nurture the land. Make sure you research your local recycling centers to get the best rates.
These are just some of the things you can try to fundraise for your church. There are other things that you can consider, so make sure you remain open to other ideas. Meet with your members to brainstorm ideas to raise funds for your church and church-related activities. You can also chat with other local churches to see what worked for them.