Indoor Fundraising Event Ideas


Fundraising initiatives are the backbone of any charity. Creative fundraising ideas can help you get the ball rolling on longer-term initiatives, build a pool of interested volunteers and donors, overcome the mid-year slump, or quickly collect resources to ease the burden of an unexpected emergency. The effectiveness of your indoor fundraiser ideas depends on how well they engage donors, maximize volunteer participation, motivate immediate action, and inspire donors to give again.


Indoor Fundraiser Ideas

  • Scavenger Hunt- A low cost fundraising idea that requires a small bit of pre-planning. You can make it national or local depending on what you include in the game.


  • Trivia Night


  • Paint Party


  • Puzzle Competition


  • Volleyball Tournament


  • Exercise / Yoga lessons


  • Bake Sale


  • Art Show


  • Spelling Bee


  • Chili Cookoff – Require a small donation for donors to enter their chili and sell tickets for the public to come eat and vote. Consider offering a small prize for the winning chili.


  • Dance Competition – Northwestern University Dance Marathon has used this fundraising idea with great success and you can read more about it here.


  • Dodgeball Tournament – Encourage teams to sign up for a set registration fee. This can be a great fundraising opportunity for friend groups as well as coworkers.

Event Space in Utah

If you’re looking for a space to hold an indoor fundraising event in Utah, check out F5 Athletics in Syracuse. They have a state-of-the-art gym that can be used for gathering crowds of any size! You can rent have of their space, or take up the whole thing. Whatever you decide, don’t forget to market your event.


What indoor fundraiser ideas are you using to rally supporters around your cause? Do you prefer outdoor fundraising events so that you don’t have to worry about renting a large enough space? We have outdoor fundraiser event ideas as well! We would love to have you share your ideas within the Give Back and Connect Linkedin group!