Performance Based Fundraising Ideas

Performance Based Fundraising Ideas

Schoolfundr Team

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Schoolfundr Team

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Oct 11, 2023

10 Efficient and Engaging A-Thon Fundraiser Ideas

We believe that all students have the resources they need to reach their full potential, that's why we have created a platform that makes fundraising quick, easy, and free. 

We want you to have more time for students, and spend less time on fundraising, so here are 10 fun A-Thon fundraising ideas that you can create with Schoolfundr and raise more money with less time.  

The A-Thon fundraisers are a great way to challenge and engage students in a specific activity while raising funds. Coaches have also said that A-Thon fundraisers not only are fun and engaging ways for them to make money, but if they pick something that is an essential skill for their team, it helps them improve that as well- a true win-win. 

Donors can donate based on participants’ performance, or a flat amount to help with the participant goal for that event. Donors are also MUCH more likely to donate more to an A-Thon based fundraiser- you can read more about the benefits of A-Thon based fundraising from our past blog post.

  1. Fun Run or Walk-a-thon 

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Fun Run is a classic and popular fundraiser that involves participants running or walking a set distance. It's a great way to encourage physical activity while raising money. Students will ask friends and family for pledges for the number of laps/miles they run or walk - making fundraising a fun and engaging event. 

  1. Read-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

Very popular with schools, Read-a-thons are a fun way to raise funds while boosting education. Donors will encourage students by pledging for the number of pages/books they read. With Schoolfundr, you can create a Read-a-thon in a matter of minutes!

  1. Dance-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Dance-a-thon is an energetic fundraiser that involves participants dancing for a set period. Participants can collect pledges or donations per hour of dancing, or set a fundraising goal for the entire event. It's a great way to promote physical activity while having fun and raising funds for your cause.

  1. Pushup-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Pushup-a-thon is a challenging fundraiser that involves participants completing as many pushups as possible within a set period. Participants can collect pledges or donations per pushup, or set a fundraising goal for the entire event. It's a great way to promote physical fitness, friendly competition, and raise funds.

  1. Color Run

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Color Run involves participants running or walking for a set distance while being doused with vibrant colored powders along the route. It's a perfect way to promote outdoor fitness and fun while gathering support for a good cause. Participants can seek donations per kilometer, per lap, or set a fundraising goal for the entire event. Organizing a Color Run through Schoolfundr is a breeze, allowing users to create an unforgettable experience while leaving everyone covered in a rainbow of colors.

  1. Hit-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Hit-a-thon is a great fundraiser for baseball or softball teams. Athletes commit to hitting a certain number of balls within a set period and collect pledges or donations from sponsors for their efforts. It's an exciting way to promote team spirit and raise funds while ensuring the participants are having fun.

  1. Spell-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Spell-a-thon is another great educational fundraiser for schools. Students commit to spelling a certain number of words within a set period and collect pledges for their efforts. It's a great way to engage students with literacy and raise funds. Schoolfundr not only empowers its users to set up this type of fundraiser quickly but also fosters a joyful learning experience, where students use their brain power to raise funds.

  1. Shoot-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

For basketball and soccer teams, a Shoot-a-thon is a great fit! Participants commit to shooting a certain number of balls within a set period and collect donations from friends and family for their efforts. It's an enjoyable method to foster camaraderie and friendly competition within the team while simultaneously generating funds.

  1. Math-a-thon

Effort: Low

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

For the real number crunchers, a Math-a-thon is really engaging. In this fundraiser, students commit to solving a certain number of math problems within a set period and raise donations based on their efforts. With Schoolfundr, you can create a Math-a-thon fundraiser in a matter of minutes and watch the donations add up quickly!

  1. Bike-a-thon

Effort: Medium

Cost: Free with Schoolfundr

A Bike-a-thon is a fun fundraiser that involves participants riding for a set period. Donations can be done per lap/kilometer or as a fundraising goal for the whole event. It's a perfect way to promote an outdoor activity while raising funds for a good cause. 

Ready to raise more money with less time and have more fun with your fundraising efforts? Join us at Schoolfundr and explore these 10 exciting a-thon fundraising ideas!

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