Q: I am the assistant philanthropy chair of my chapter. We are doing some research on different philanthropy events for our chapter besides the ones we have been doing for the past few years. Do you have any advice on finding events that other sororities have done and some ideas for coming up with original philanthropy events? Thanks!
A: Launching a new fundraiser is a fabulous idea for keeping your membership interested, attracting fellow greeks on campus, increasing participation and energizing everyone connected to your philanthropy!
The first step is to decide what TYPE of fundraiser you want to tackle. Is your chapter more the sports type, or foodie fans? Think about what your sisters, alumnae and other greeks will respond to. Also, if five other chapters already have food sales, you should try a dodgeball tournament instead. Being unique will attract more attention!
💰 Creative Sorority Fundraising Ideas by Category:💰
💰 SPECIAL EVENT fundraisers:
Sorority Fashion Show
Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
Puppy Kissing Booth
Pie in the Face
Fraternity Bachelor Auction
Christmas Caroling Service
Shopping Night at a Favorite Dress Boutique - a % of sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.
Haunted Hay Ride
Carnival/Festival for Kids
Dunk Tank - recruit popular people to dunk
Junker Car or Old Computer Smash - charge for turns bashing an old jalopy, or vintage computers.
Outdoor Movie Marathon
Campus “Celeb” Bartenders Event
Service Auction - sorority & fraternity volunteers are auctioned off for 2 hour “work” sessions.
Restaurant Special - a % of food sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.