In the summer months, spirits are high and activities are in full swing, making this time of year ideal for holding an outdoor fundraising event or theme-based campaign.

You can get your supporters excited about what your nonprofit is working on with these summer fundraising ideas!

Hold a Summer-Themed Event

Most of us are looking for any and every excuse to be outside during the beautiful summer weather, so holding an outdoor event can attract a big and happy crowd –Ā Just be sure to have an area for people who would like shade or shelter from rain, like an outdoor party tent . . . or Ice Cream Headache Station! šŸ˜‰

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Although barbecues, wine tastings, and pool parties are all fun and cool event ideas, they won’t inspire giving if they don’t effectively resonate with and promote your cause.

Incorporating fun outdoor activities that align with your campaign mission takes time and creativity, but can be a lot of fun with a very positiveĀ outcome!

A great example of this isĀ ReJunevate Support, an event held by Ithaca Children’s Garden in the beginning of June. Ā This fun, adults-only, outdoor event was held at the organization’s 3-acre garden where there were games, along with food and drinks, to keep the adult and child in everyone entertained!

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Young adults playing with bubbles at ReJunevate Support!

Hold a Cause-Based Event

You can still make full use of the summer without making your event all about how great the weather is! If you want people to participate in a cause-based event, launching it in the summer is a pretty safe bet that more people will want to attend.

Take, for example, Great River Rescue’s summer event called Walk for Animals – Bark for Life. Being held at the end of June, this dog walking event along Lake Bemidji encourages participants to raise money for both the beneficiaries of Great River Rescue and the American Cancer Society.

In addition to the walk, participants can enter their dogs into the pet photo contestĀ as seen below:

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Walk for Animals – Bark for Life Pet Photo Contest

Depending on your particular mission and upcoming campaign goals, there are a variety of things you can do that take advantage of this energizing and happy season that could inspire increased giving to your organization.

For more inspiration, check out some of the currentĀ campaigns on GiveGab!

Happy Summer Fundraising!Ā 

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