Church Fundraising Ideas

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Church Fundraisers that are Profitable

If you are looking for church fundraising ideas for your nonprofit organizations please sit back because we are about to share some of our top ideas for church fundraisers.

We have been working with large and small churches for the last 50 years. Our advice, tips, and suggestions have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for congregations just like yours.

We hope you find the following information helpful to you and your church. It will also answer many of the commonly asked questions that our clients have.

Your Generosity Can Make a Difference!

There is more happiness in giving then in receiving. These words are over 2000 years old I have been proven scientifically to be true. Your parishioners and members understand this principle.

Will you be teaming up to help a charity in your community? You can either donate all of the proceeds or a portion of them on everything you sell.

Host a Social Media Event To Give Online

When do you understand what kind of event you’re going to have your next campaign you need to plan your online strategy. This is very important especially during a time of a pandemic. It is a great way to unite your friends and family online while helping a good cause. Additionally, it allows you to connect with people in your network that live in another part of the country.

Digital Resources For Your Next Nonprofit Campaign

Does your church have a social media presence already? If not it is time to set up a Facebook page and Instagram account at a minimum. One of your volunteers can easily post for you online.

Small Church Fundraising Ideas

Small Church Fundraiser Ideas – Easy, Best, Profitable Giving Opportunities

Small congregations have that close community feeling that you don’t get from a mega church. Unfortunately, that means when it’s time to dip into your wallets to pay for church repairs, maintenance, or a mission trip, there may not be enough donations to cover it. That is when it is time to have a church fundraiser. Our easy small church fundraisers are exactly what you need because they are fun ways to raise money. Read More…

Don’t wait until Sunday at church to give.

If your supporters are behind you and what you are trying to do in the community, they will love to find ways to support you. So design your  registration for it to only take a few minutes for your donors to give or place an order.

Crowdfunding works because it gives an opportunity for you to tell the story about your vision and mission. So find a place to soapbox and engage your audience. Whether this is on your website or on social media, you need a center hub to disseminate your story.

Use digital assets like memes, video, gifs, interviews and infographics to get your message out there. Craft a message people will be glad to get behind. In this way people will spread the word about you to help your movement grow.

People love to watch entertaining videos. Think of creative ways that your church can use video to spread the message about your good nonprofit cause. You can live stream your videos on YouTube, Facebook other social media sites like this.

schoolclubfundraisingIdeas For Church Choir Fundraising

These fundraiser brochures from offer your choir the chance to earn profits up to 50% or more. Convenient, safe and fun way to raise money – no financial risk. We provide brochure programs to choirs and choral groups. We have 50 years of experience helping church choirs raise funds. Read More…

Church fundraising companies

Let’s face it, there are many church fundraising companies on the Internet to choose from. Some sell software resources like Classy, Fundly, Causevox or Soapbox Engage. Others represent products and merchandise like FZ. How do you know who to trust? Whom should you choose as your church fundraising consultant?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a church fundraiser company to work with:

1. Do they charge you money upfront before getting results? Anyone can say they are a church fundraiser consulting company. All it takes is a website and a business card. The last thing we want is for you to give someone money before they produce results. Instead, be sure to work with church consultants that offer to be compensated by the results they provide for you. Because this way your parishioner’s donations and contributions are protected.

2. Do they require that you pay upfront for materials to help you with your next campaign or event? Genuine fundraiser companies provide free brochures, envelopes, letters and training. They also provide free shipping when your church youth group meets the minimum sales order.

3. Do they require that you buy the merchandise before you sell it? Some church  consultants require that you buy all of your products beforehand. Can you see how this could cause a problem for your small church? Sad to say, some churches have been stuck with promotional items that they cannot sell. So, that is why our fundraiser program for congregations requires zero money out-of-pocket. There is absolutely no upfront costs to your congregation. Your church simply pays for the items they sell. Best of all, your church can pay for the products out of the money that they collect upfront.


Great fundraisers for small churches

Will these ideas work for small churches? You will be glad to know that our free program will work for congregations of all sizes and denominations. Yes, we have enjoyed success with:

  • Catholic church
  • Baptist church
  • Methodist fundraising

The key to raising money for small churches is to stick to a proven system.

After 50 years in this business we have simplified church fundraising down to a few simple steps to follow. So, if you can follow these instructions then you will succeed. Best of all, we will walk you through each step one at a time.

Furthermore, our coaching starts with our very first phone call and goes through the point of delivering all of your fundraiser merchandise.

Creative ideas for church fundraising

Our blog is full of dozens of creative ideas for congregants to make money. So, please feel free to use these and adapt them to work for your church. From church dinners, to car washes, garage sales and church walks, we have something for everyone.

Do you have any unique ideas for church fundraising?

Yes, you will find many unique fundraisers in the articles of our blog. Additionally, you will learn how to get local businesses involved to help you raise the most money for your church.

Our unique programs are great for:

Author a “Comfort food for the soul” style cook book

Families that cook and eat together stay together. So why not encourage eating Sunday dinner as a family for your congregation members?

One way you can do this is to offer a cookbook of favorite Sunday dinner recipes. How can you author a cook book?

Reach out to congregants and ask for their favorite Sunday dinner meal. In this way everyone has a part and feels like an author. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful cookbook to share with your members.

The more recipes you can include, the more books you will sell. Every author will buy copies to give as gifts! Collect your donations and payments upfront for the cookbooks sold. Then shop online for a good publisher to get the best deal on printing them.

Remember to market this to your supporters, each author and fans on your social media sites. If you want to make this really fun, you can have a YouTube link in every recipe with a 30 second video from the family that donated the recipe. You can also turn the hard copy book into a Kindle book or a digital e-book with the video media embedded right into the cookbook.


Giving To a Good Cause: Support Local Community Congregational Fundraising

Congregations are a mainstay where, no matter what your faith, you can appreciate the selfless giving and charity they offer to the communities they serve. They establish shelters for the homeless and those in need, organize schools of all grade levels, feed the homeless, offer job placement for those who are unemployed, and contribute to the spiritual development of their congregation. There is no more noble a cause. Help your church impact the world around you. Read More…

Sell candle holders

I don’t know about you but every hurricane season in the south and every winter in the north church members lose their electricity and have no power. This means they need to rely on flashlights and candles.

So why not sell a twinkling starlight hurricane candle holder?

You might be wondering, why a candleholder and not sell candles?

Some people buy candles but don’t have a safe way to burn candles. This is very important because candles start many house fires every year.

This candleholder is a great way for your supporters to safely burn candles in their home during a blackout. It retails for $26 and your church gets up to a 50% profit on every sale.

Hold an auction

An auction can be a fun fundraising idea for your church.

So where can you get fun things to auction off?

Ask your congregation. Your congregants will probably be able to come up with a few good ideas. Some congregants have built pretty gift baskets to auction off.

For instance you could auction off gift baskets with fancy soaps, hand lotions and body salts. Or you can do gift baskets with all kinds of snacks. Or how about a basket with wine, 2 glasses and some cheese and crackers? You get the idea.

People can put a bid on their favorite basket and the highest auction bid wins!

Remember to take photos and videos of the baskets to put up on your social media page to advertise your upcoming events. Encourage your members to share the announcement with their friends. The more people you can engage in your events, the higher your bids will go. Send them to a registration page on your website so you can email and text your supporters the details concerning the day and time of the event.

Christian Fundraising Ideas

Ideas For Christian Academy Fundraising

Christian academy fundraising is an ongoing affair. We offer Christian based schools a wide variety of brochure fundraising options. Learn how your religious organization and church can create a difference.  Read More…




Have an arts and crafts show

A great way to raise funds is to host an art and crafts show. How can you do this?

  • Invite local artists and craftsmen.
  • You can either charge a fee for the table they rent or work it out for your church charity to get a percentage of sales completed.
  • Invite your local parishioners to participate. They will either love buying art or creating it!
  • These are great events for July or August since more people are on vacation during the summer months. Furthermore, it also makes a great autumn event for purchasing holiday gifts.
  • Then talk it up using peer to peer via social media, texts, phone calls and email.
  • Additionally, you can also do a virtual version of this!
  • Finally, remember to create a mailing list of your buyers so you can thank each customer personally!

Hold a faith run

You can host a 5k marathon to get donations for your nonprofits cause. Just suppose every congregant got sponsors to make donations for every mile run? You can see how this can easily add up quickly.

You can also make it a race and offer a grand prize for the winner with the best time. Some churches ask for an entry fee for each of the participants. You can use this to purchase a fun t-shirt commemorating the event. In this way you create fun events for your participants.

  • Design it so it is easy to sign up with an online form.
  • Go social and spread the word online about your event..
  • Make sure to thank your supporters afterwards.
Best Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas

Best Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas

Mission trips are popular all over the country as many people tend to go on them while in college as part of service organizations. They are also popular in churches and other service groups for people of all ages. Mission trips visit places all across the globe, helping others learn new languages, build homes, help animals, save the rain forest and more. Mission trips are not free, which is why those who attend need to raise money. Learn how your church youth can help.  Read More…

Bake sale

Bake sales still work even in the 21st century because people like to eat home made goodies. You can ask your members to cook and bake some baked goods like cupcakes, cookies and muffins for the event. Then ask for donations from your customers to pay for the baked goods they want to eat.

Church giving becomes easy when chocolate brownies are involved! Be sure to take plenty of photos for facebook for marketing your baked good events.

Create a list of buyers. Get their permission so you can text them. This way you can send a text out to them once a month to tell them what the goodies of the month are. In this way you can raise money through the year for your nonprofits cause. Text marketing may be exactly what you need to help your nonprofit reach its goals monthly. 

Finally, make sure to thank them for their donations and  generosity.

Crowdfunding—Peer To Peer Church Giving 

The average person knows 200 people. Your goal is to network with your people that you know to see if they would be happy to help support your next event. Most people would be happy to help out for a good cause.


What resources are available to collect donations online?

A crowdfunding website can provide the platform like an app to make this easy to manage. You can make it even easier with apps like Paypal or Cashapp. Paypal doesn’t charge a fee if people voluntarily send you money.

By the way, our catalog fundraising resources make it very easy for crowdsourcing funds.

Fundraising ideas for church youth groups

What about a fundraising idea for children’s church?

Yes, all of our youth church fundraiser ideas will work for children of all ages. This means our brochures are ideal for Catholic schools and all other kinds of Christian or religious schools.

Our free prize incentive program is very appealing to children. Additionally, it gives your church youth the opportunity to win prizes for selling the most fund raising merchandise. Furthermore, there is a prize for everyone in this program. So, please feel free to ask us more details about our church youth group program to raise funds.

What about free church fundraiser ideas?

You will be happy to know that all of our brochures and catalogs are free for Churches. Your Church pays absolutely nothing out-of-pocket to get started with our program. Simply put, if you do not sell anything, you pay nothing. This is a real win-win program for congregations of all sizes.

coffee fundraiser for church

Coffee Fundraiser For Church

Want An Easy Coffee Fundraising Idea For Church?

Holding a coffee fundraiser for church choirs or youth groups is a great way to raise money. Help people start off their morning with a good cup of coffee while reading their favorite passages from the scriptures. Read More…

What makes a great fundraiser for Churches?

It depends on what is important to you:

  • Free fundraising materials.
  • Free coaching and phone support.
  • Top notch quality merchandise that you will feel proud to sell to your friends and family.
  • Free shipping opportunities.
  • Customer service that helps you before the sale, during the sale, and also after the sale too.
  • Dozens of happy customer testimonials to read.
  • Helping people buy fun things like cookie dough, popcorn and even coffee too.
  • And finally, high profit margins!

Thankfully, all the brochures at meet these criteria because we designed our program to make it easy for our customers.

Easy ways to raise money for church

No one wants a complicated church fundraiser. Instead, churches want an easy church fundraising idea to try because their church committee is busy enough already.

This is the best part of our brochure programs. So, simply follow our five step process and you will see how easy raising money for your church can be.

  1. First of all, choose the perfect brochure for your church. (We will help you select the best church fundraiser for your organization.)
  2. You also want to show the brochures to your friends and family.
  3. Furthermore, collect payment upfront for all sales.
  4. In addition, you will order your items through our 1-800 number.
  5. Finally, after receiving shipment of your merchandise, deliver it to your customers. Your church gets to keep the difference between what you sold the product for what you paid for it.

Church fundraising letter— Make Giving Easy

What about church fundraising letters?

If you would like help designing a parent letter to send home with all the young people in your youth group, we would be happy to help you. This is just another valuable added service that we provide to our customers.

Are you ready to see how cookie-dough, trail mix or popcorn can help your youth group raise money? Because we are ready to help you!

In conclusion, we invite you to a free church fundraisers ideas phone consultation. Furthermore, we will answer all your questions and help you to reach your church fundraising goals.