A growing number of British businesses are starting to involve themselves in raising money for charity. They do so for a number of reasons. Many are motivated by a desire to give something back to their communities. Some think there are lots of benefits from positive PR reaped by raising money for charity. So now many businesses do something for a good cause regularly. Besides the typical fund-raising initiatives, in order to raise money, it is important to do something special and think outside the box. This means bringing people together to support the cause. Here are a few ideas.
1. 80s Fashion Show
This can be kind of fun. Organising an office-wide 80s fashion show. Businesses can invite their employees to participate by wearing the most outrageous 80s outfits to work for a small donation. The person who is voted as winner received a token prize and of course all money going directly to charity and of course the team will enjoy a slightly less conventional day at work.
2. Charity Auctions
People tend to be extremely liberal with their money when they know what they spend it on if going to a good cause. For this reason, charity auctions tend to deliver the most bang for their buck on the fundraising scene. All that needs to be done is a number of lots carefully curated so that employees will be interested in them at auction and you are on your way to raising a great deal of cash.
3. Raffle a Day Off
This is always guaranteed to get results and in fact you can do this a few times a year. All that needs to be done is invite all employees to make a £5 donation in return for a raffle ticket. At the end of the month or on whatever date is chosen for the raffle to be drawn, a random number is picked and the winner gets to take a day off work without losing any pay. This sort of thing rather unsurprisingly tends to motivate people to participate.
4. Second-Hand Sales
A proud British tradition is the humble jumble sale. This is an excellent way to get rid of the clutter around home. Instead of just junk that no one is interested in, employees can be invited to bring in the things they would like to get rid of but still continue to have some value. All proceeds from the sale obviously goes to charity.