Charity Fundraising Ideas in the Workplace Posted on: May 2, 2019 by Claire Raising money for charity can be difficult at times. But what if we told you a carefully thought out plan can help make better use of your time to reach your fundraising goals? This year we have set up a new charity committee and we’re excited to tell you of our plans as well as sharing our charity fundraising ideas in the workplace. When putting together your plan it should include a range of ideas, so you are hitting a wider target audience. This will make reaching your goals that much easier. Below we have listed a few of our office fundraising ideas that we are planning to do this year. Why not try these fundraising ideas for work yourself? Our charity ideas for work: Take part in an active challenge Why not take on a challenge? You can take part in a run, a long-distance trek, a sea water swim or get muddy in a Tough Mudder challenge! Many different charities will already have a schedule of events going on for this year. You’ll often find more details on their website. This year, a group of us are taking part in the 10K Waendel Walk in Wellingborough. The International Waendal Walk is on from the 10th until 12th of May featuring a range of routes from 5k to 42k. Create your own challenge You can also create your own challenge if your chosen charity doesn’t have any events lined up. Creating your own challenge means you’re in control of everything – from logistics to getting those all important donations and sponsors! This will mean you’ll need to invest more time into planning, but you have the freedom to plan any challenge you’d like your office to take part in. With some careful planning you and your work colleagues could organise a trek up Snowdon or hire out some gym bikes and do a 24-hour cycle event. Craft during your break or lunch If any of your work colleagues like to craft in their spare time, this is a great opportunity to bring the skillset into work. As well as crafting items for charity, you can also teach your novice colleagues how to craft too! Crafting is a rewarding and worthwhile activity. It can be very therapeutic to take part in and you’ll be helping your charity at the same time. This year, we’re creating Christmas gifts to sell. We will be making Christmas cards, decorations, hats, scarves, gloves and more. Depending on which charity you’re supporting, you can knit or crochet a blanket for the homeless or set up a raffle with your crafting projects as the raffle prizes. Cook work lunches or make your own tuck shop This is most probably one of the easiest ways to raise money for charity. When it comes to food, not many people will turn this down. This year we’re holding monthly lunches and we’ve made our own tuck shop – all profits gained from this go towards our chosen charities. There are many other fundraising ideas related to food you can do: organise a bake sale, hold an afternoon tea event or invite people to an eating challenge. Organise charity event days In the summer we’re holding an outdoor fun day for work colleagues and the family to join in and enjoy. There will be a BBQ, sporting activities, bake sale, raffles and much more. There are many day event ideas you could hold. Why not try a treasure hunt, dog show, charity sports match or if you have the resources, organise a music event? Our new Charity Committee We’ve created a new charity committee, formed by: Siobhan, Beth and Claire. They put out a vote to the Express Exhibition Displays team to choose a charity we should support. The charities with the most votes and are now supported by us are: Mind and Animals in Need. Mind offer advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health. Animals in Need is a rescue organisation run solely by volunteers attending animal casualties in the Northamptonshire area. They provide veterinary treatment, care for and rehabilitate animals until they can be released or re-homed. Can you think of other charity fundraising ideas in the workplace? Let us know in the comments below, or keep up to date with our office fundraising ideas and efforts by signing up to our newsletter.