Labor Day Fundraising Ideas for 2023
Is there a better excuse than Labor Day to celebrate your patriotism with everything red, white, and blue? We think not!
With everyone feeling ready to celebrate and spirits high, it is the perfect opportunity to remind people about your fundraising cause. As the festivities approach, many individuals and organizations prepare to host events, while others plan to use this holiday to raise funds for their cause. That being said, organizing a fundraising event can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
We’ve compiled a list of five Labor Day fundraising ideas for 2023 that are engaging and creative, offering the perfect complement to ongoing celebrations.
Why should you use Labor Day as a fundraising opportunity?
Capitalize on the holiday spirit: One of the biggest advantages of using Labor Day as a fundraising opportunity is that people are still in a generous and giving mood despite summer coming to an end. They’re more likely to donate to a good cause and support organizations that align with their values.
Focus on workers’ issues: Labor Day is all about celebrating the contributions of American workers to society and highlighting the challenges they face in today’s economy. This presents an opportunity for you to bring attention to the issues that matter to workers and their families, such as fair wages, healthcare, equal pay, and job security. If your nonprofit is focused on any labor-related causes, you should really maximize the holiday for your messaging.
Thank your donors and supporters: Finally, don’t forget to thank your donors and supporters for their contributions and support. Use Labor Day as a moment to express your gratitude and show how their donations are making a difference in the lives of workers and their families. This can help build long-term relationships with your donors and encourage them to continue supporting your cause in the future.
Top Fundraising Ideas for Labor Day:
- Create auctions showcasing the best USA-themed consignment items.
This could be either a live auction or a silent auction that is packed full to the brim with experiences, gifts and vacations that showcase the best the country has to offer. By having a clear theme, you are able to capitalize on the Labor day celebrations perfectly.
- Organize a Bake Sale or hold a BBQ
Baked goods always stay in style, be it any event or occasion. Labor Day is a great opportunity to bake and sell your homemade goodies for a good cause when people are looking for some good food to celebrate!
Aside from offering traditional bakery items, you can get creative and offer themed snacks or meals that are popular on Labor Day, such as barbecues, hot dogs, hamburgers, and desserts.
Nothing screams Labour Day more than a traditional barbecue if you are more interested in an outdoor event. Consider giving it an old-fashioned touch by serving meals in tin-foil plates and disposable cups to make it interesting. For dessert, serve apple pies or cupcakes with edible American flag images. To collect funds, charge a small fee per plate or simply ask for a donation.
- Host a mini-games tournament.
Everyone loves friendly competition, and there’s no better way to add life to your Labor Day party than by hosting a mini-games tournament. Consider including classics such as Twister, horseshoes, or cornhole, and award prizes to the winners. You can charge for entry or ask for a donation.
- Patriotic Karaoke.
Karaoke is always a crowd-pleaser, and it’s even better when it’s patriotic. To add a fun twist, organize a karaoke competition where participants sing songs inspired by American history or culture. You can charge an entry fee, provide prizes for the winner, or take donations for your cause.
- Outdoor Movie Night.
Finish off your Labor Day party with a bang by hosting an outdoor movie night. Rent a projection screen, use a white wall, and display a patriotic movie such as “Independence Day” or “Captain America” to end the evening. Charge for admission or ask for donations.
Labor Day is a great opportunity to bond with family and celebrate the hardworking citizens of the country. However, you can use this day to make a difference by raising funds for a worthy cause. The ideas mentioned in this post will add excitement to your Labor Day party and help you collect funds. So go ahead, put on your thinking cap, and plan the perfect Labor Day party that will impress your guests and make a difference.
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Global Client Services Manager at Givergy
Ella heads up the global Fundraising & Events team. A key part of Givergy’s growth for four years, Ella has a passion for event planning and ensuring her and her teams’ clients exceed their fundraising targets. Furthermore, Ella’s exposure to some of the highest-profile fundraising events gives her a unique insight into the newest and most innovative way in which charities are engaging with their audiences.
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