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.

THIS January, we recommend an online fundraiser. We now have order-takers with online stores, some that offer ship-to-home. Online fundraisers are what everyone is asking for.

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. Donations Only Fundraiser
  2. Katydids Candy (with Online Store)
  3. La-Tee-Da Candles (Ship-to-Home Option)
  4. Online Fundraising Store (with Ship-to-Home)
  5. Raffle

1. Donations Only Online Store


A Donations Only Online Store fundraiser is a quick and easy fundraiser for January. No need to worry about taking orders or making deliveries. Customers do not have to worry about buying something they don’t really need. Keep it simple!

2. La-Tee-Da! Candles Fundraiser

La-Tee-Da! Candles Fundraiser

La-Tee-Da! Candles are a perfect idea for a January fundraiser. Candles will make a great Valentine’s Day gift! The brochure offers candles, wax melts, aroma diffusers, room spray and more. You can use the free brochures and/or the online, ship-to-home store.

3. Katydids Candy

Katydids Candy Fundraisers
January is a great time for a Katydids Candy fundraiser, since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and a tin of Katydids will make a great gift! You could order cases and sell upfront, use the order-taker brochure, or our new online store. Start early for delivery by Feb 14.

4. Online Fundraising Store (w/Ship-to-Home)

Goodies and Gifts Ship-to-Home Online Store Fundraiser

The Goodies & Gifts Online Fundraising Store features candy, snacks, candles, home decor, and much more. It’s free to register, it’s easy to set-up, and it’s Ship-to-Home! This is a great fundraiser for January.

5. Raffle Fundraiser

Winter Raffle Prize Ideas
A Winter 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, or Snow Blower. Also, always good for a raffle prize are Echo devices, Kindle eReaders, or a Smart TV. You can get more 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):

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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 PDF Fundraising Info Guide

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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