Tips on How to Raise Money for a Painting Contest in the Neighborhood

There are so many ways to raise money for a painting competition and below you will find some great fundraising tips.


So you got a nice painting contest coming up, and you need some funding for it, whether it's for the canvases, paint, brushes, or anything that you would need for it to be a fantastic neighborhood activity.

There are so many things that you can do to raise some money for this event, take a look below at some of the greatest fundraising tips.

It doesn't matter which one you choose

The beauty about fundraising is that anything can be done and everything would bring you a nice return. If you're having trouble thinking of ideas, then get some professional help. According to the people at FundriseReview, crowdfunding is a great way to get money from pooling in some from different people and sharing the investment. So when it comes to your painting contest, everyone in the neighborhood would be participating. And all of your neighbors will get a share of what's to come from the contest. Just choose one or two or any number of ways, and have at it.

The different ideas you can go for

Another way to fundraise is by having simple, fun parties or friendly neighborhood activities with tickets that you can sell. Whether it's everyone chipping in with anything they can and volunteer anyway they can, or partnering with local establishments to raise the money needed, there are many ways to fundraise through parties or events. Take a look below for some great ideas for you:

Themed costume party - You can choose any theme you want, or let it be open by letting people come with any costume idea they like.

Haircut party - Try and find a local salon with stylists that are willing to donate their time for just a day or two to give haircuts. The people pay what they think their haircut is worth, and all of the money goes to your cause.

Ugly Wardrobe party - We all have that one horrible sweater or a terrible-looking pair of pants that we just never liked. It’s time to put it to good use now and have some fun.

Red cup party - Everyone loves booze, so host a cocktail party and have the guests buy some red Solo cups at the door, with an inflated price, of course, to be donated to your cause.

Silent disco - You don't need to hire a professional DJ or a performer. Simply plan the perfect playlist and provide each person with a headset when they enter the dance area. It's also great because there won't be any noise complaints.

Morning dance party - An alcohol-free dance party in the early morning with fancy "mocktails" made from freshly-squeezed fruit juice is one way to include many people.

Sky lantern send-off - Host an evening celebration where people write a wish on a paper lantern, then light a flame inside, and send it off in the sky. It’s a fun event that could raise some money with ticket sales.

Coupon book - Solicit any local businesses to participate by offering you awesome deals on their products or services and it would raise a decent amount.

Theater - Maybe you could partner up with a local theater company that's willing to provide the venue, equipment, props, and costumes. Or you could cut some sort of deal to have profits from one of their normal performances go to your cause if you promote them later during the contest.

Photo exhibition - Have participants send in some photographs that they’ve taken that relate to your upcoming contest. Have an art opening where event-goers buy a ticket to attend, then you could even auction off the photos afterward for more money.

Community garage sale - Most people have a lot of junk stowed away, and you know the saying one man's trash is another man's treasure. Have them donate it to a neighborhood sale with the money raised going to your contest for later.

Pet wash - Invite everyone who owns a pet, whether it's a dog or a cat, and have them get washed, groomed, and cleaned up real nice.

Car wash - This classic idea isn’t just for high school sports teams. Have everyone participate in washing the cars to really appeal to the cause.

Clothing swap - Everyone in the neighborhood should bring a bag of clothes that they don’t wear anymore. Set everything up on retail racks, and let people browse through and buy what they want or swap for one new piece of apparel.

Now that you've raised money for good causes and also enough for your painting contest, it's time to sit back and enjoy the fun! Good neighborhood bonding awaits, and you can remember this for many years to come. After the fun is over, you could even use the paintings done to raise money for charity too, anything is possible if it's for a good cause and you're having fun while doing it.



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