November Fundraising Ideas

November Fundraising Ideas

5 Ideas for a Fundraiser in November

November is a great time for fundraising campaigns. People are feeling thankful and are generous to worthy causes.

It’s a little late to start an order-taker type fundraiser, since customers usually like for their products to arrive before Christmas. If you start early in November, there may be time, but check with your distributor to be sure. You should probably stick with things that can be bought up-front, with no waiting.

There are many ways to earn funds in November, but five of our favorite ideas to get you started include: a Bake Sale, Candy Bars, Candles, hold a Raffle, and a Turkey Trot. You can find more information on all of these below.

Remember to always tell your potential customers why you are having your fundraiser.

5 Fundraising Ideas for November

5 Fundraising Ideas for the Month of November

1. Bake Sale

A bake sale is a favorite fundraiser for November. People will love to purchase home-baked goods for their Thanksgiving dinner. Time your bake sale close to Thanksgiving. To get ideas, you can visit our Bake Sale Board on Pinterest.

2. Candy Bars

Maybe your group isn’t up to baking, so make it easy on yourself and sell candy bars to those hungry Thanksgiving shoppers. Now is a great time because with cooler weather, you don’t have to worry about the heat melting your candy. Also, stores are busy and people will be glad to treat themselves to a yummy snack while shopping.

3. Candles

Candles are another great fundraising idea for November. People will want them to put in their home while guest are there, plus they make great gifts. Now is the perfect time for candle sales.

4. Raffle

November is a great month for a raffle. Try to place your prize and entry boxes in a local grocery store. That will give it plenty of customer traffic. Choose a prize that you think will attract attention. If you need help, read some of our Raffle Prize Ideas for Fall Fundraising.

5. Turkey Trot

A Turkey Trot is always a fun idea for November. This would be a great idea for a sports team, or even a whole school. Participants get people to sponsor them in the Turkey Trot.


Fundraising Ideas for November

Fundraising Tips:

Always tell your customers:

  1. WHO you are (your name and school/group name)
  2. WHAT you are selling
  3. WHY you are fundraising


  • Smile!
  • Say Thank You!

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