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Fundraising ideas for virtual events

Virtual events are on the rise, and they can be just as beneficial as an in-person event, not only that but they are very cost-effective. If you are looking to put together a virtual event, we have a list of ideas to get you started!

10,000 steps challenge

Choose a timeframe, a month should do and complete 10,000 steps every day - or more! Encourage your friends to participate, set up a leader board and ask for donations. The perfect way to get fit while also fundraising!

Cutest pet contest

Let your audience decide on who has the cutest pet! Set up an online contest and encourage donations from those who submit their furry friends and voters. What better prize than knowing your pet is the cutest!

Facebook fundraiser

Set up your own fundraiser online with social platforms, making it super easy to share. Why not encourage your friends and family to donate money for your birthday?

Online art class

Now is the perfect time to show off your talents. Host an online craft night, organise what attendees will need on the night and ask for a small donation.

Online concert

Miss being able to sing to an audience? Set up a live stream, promote beforehand and encourage viewers to make donations.

Online cooking class

Everyone always wants to learn how to cook a new meal, why not host an online cooking class. You could also reach out to a chef in your local area to volunteer some of their evening to teach the class online.

Online fitness class

Interested in fitness? Why not take your own class online! Know an RAF physical training instructor? Get them to do it for an intense work out, set to race the heart!

Online quiz night

Host an online quiz, why not get creative with the rounds and encourage those attending to make a small donation?

Online raffle

Do you have an experience or products to raffle? Online channels host the ideal platform to share items to raffle off. Why not host a Facebook or Instagram live when raffling off the items with the chance of last-minute donations?

Virtual bingo

Assign a bingo caller, select a way to randomly generate the numbers, and get the ball rolling for a fun night of online bingo.

Virtual book club

Gather a group of friends together and set up a monthly book club online. Why not pick a book which resonates with your fundraising mission from our selection of books that donate some of their royalties to us. 

Virtual cocktail class

Share your mixology skills. Ask attendees to purchase the ingredients beforehand so on the night you are ready to teach donors how to make some delicious cocktails. Why not ask a local bartender to take the class?

Virtual challenge

Take a look at our list of virtual challenge events here.

Virtual discussion

Have you or do you have friends who might have done something interesting? Set up an online discussion with a guest speaker. You could ask attendees for a small donation.


Do you have expertise in a specific subject? Set up a webinar to share your knowledge and ask attendees to donate. If you feel up to it, set up a Q&A at the end of the event to engage your audience.

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