January Fundraising Ideas

January Fundraising Ideas

The Advantage of a January Fundraiser

January is generally a slow time of year for fundraising, but you can use this to your advantage and hold a simple, quick fundraiser when people aren’t getting bombarded with request from other fundraising groups.

We suggest something quick and easy for January. And, start planning something bigger for February and the upcoming Spring fundraising season.

Quick & Easy Is the Way to Go for a January Fundraiser!

Quick and Easy Fundraising Ideas for January

5 Quick and Easy Fundraising Ideas for January:

  1. Scratch Cards
  2. Pizza and a Movie Discount Cards
  3. Candy Bars
  4. Raffle
  5. January National Day Celebration Fundraiser

1. Scratch & Help Cards

Scratch Cards are a quick, easy fundraiser. These offer a high profit and are simple to do, with no products to deliver. Your group will earn up to 90% profit and customers will receive a coupon sheet for local and national retailers and restaurants. You can easily order scratchcards online!

2. Pizza & A Movie Discount Cards

The Pizza and a Movie Discount Card fundraiser would be perfect for January. The main form of family entertainment in the winter months is eating pizza and taking in a movie. Everyone will love the discounts! Papa John’s Pizza and Redbox teams up on this discount card.

3. Candy Bars

Candy Bar fundraisers are also a great idea for any winter month, since you won’t have to worry about the candy melting. You could offer candy bars at school sports games, school lunch times, and set up a stand outside of a local merchant (with their permission). Very Easy! We offer Van Wyk Candy Bar Fundraising Kits.

4. Raffle Fundraiser

A Raffle is also a simple fundraiser for January.  Sell tickets to win an item that is winter themed, such as a S’mores Maker, Sherpa Throw, Crock Pot, Snow Blower. Also, always good for a raffle prize are Echo devices, Kindle eReaders, or a Smart TV. You can get mre suggestions from our article: Winter Raffle Prize Ideas. We also have lots of other articles with ideas for raffle prizes.

Ideas for a Winter Raffle Prize (from Amazon):

  1. S’mores Maker
  2. Sherpa Throw
  3. Snow Blower
  4. Echo Device
  5. Kindle E-Reader
  6. Smart TV

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5. Use National Day Celebrations as a Fundraising Opportunity

Use National Celebration days in January as a unique opportunity for a fundraiser. For example, January 19th is Popcorn Day, a great time to have a popcorn fundraiser. There is at least one national day for every day in January, and many can be used to promote a fundraiser product.  Read more…

To-Do List for January

Things TO-DO in January for Fundraiser Planning

In January: Start Planning February Fundraising Campaigns!

January is the time to start serious planning for a February fundraiser. February has great opportunities with Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and other holidays falling in that month. Now is the time to start planning your fundraising campaigns for February!

In January: Start Thinking of Ideas for Spring Fundraisers

January is not too early to start planning for your Spring fundraising campaigns. We always offer a few new products for Spring, so be sure and check these out and read our articles about fundraising tips and ideas for successful fundraising.

Make a list of the products you’re interested in and present them to your committee (if there is one). It takes a while to decide on the best choice for your group, so start now to give yourself plenty of time.

In January: Order a FREE Fundraising Info Guide

To help find ideas for your Spring fundraiser, order our free fundraising info guide. It includes all of our products, profit charts, and fundraising tips to get you started.

Free Fundraising Info Guide, Print or PDF

January is the TIME:

Yes, January is the time to start thinking about your Spring fundraising campaigns! It’s not too early! Spring is right around the corner! Don’t think you can stop and rest…get started now. 🙂

It's Time to Start Thinking About Your Spring Fundraising Campaigns

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