The holidays are a big time of year for many nonprofits that rely on the generosity of others as their primary source of funding. We’re talking about fundraisers, and during the holiday season, there are plenty of opportunities. Not only are people already opening up their pocketbooks to purchase gifts, they also need a lot of support with the added stress that gift-giving, holiday parties, decorating and wrapping brings. This represents an opportunity for you — the nonprofit seeking funds.
During the pandemic when in-person events were not in favor, we wrote a lot about virtual fundraising and events. We got a large volume of traffic to these posts because the concepts were so new. Now, the desire to be with others is back. But a funny thing has happened. We’ve gotten so used to online interaction that it’s truly here to stay!
That’s good news for both the nonprofit and the donor because using an online payment portal to conduct the nuts and bolts of a fundraiser really is more efficient and secure for everyone involved.
5 Benefits of Using Your Online MoneyMinder Store for a Holiday Fundraiser
Don’t think twice about security.
With MoneyMinder Store, you get PCI-compliant, secure payments that reduce the need for your group to handle physical money, which can lead to loss or theft. Security is also easier when it comes to transitioning to a new treasurer, because the payments aren’t run through an individual’s account or bank.
No app is needed for the end user.
While many people are used to paying with different payment apps, there is no need for the extra step of downloading an app to support your nonprofit this holiday. In fact, it’s easy to create an online store with your logo and branding in minutes.
Auto-sync with your MoneyMinder app.
Reduce the need to log information in different places with seamless integration and extensive reporting capabilities. Inventory is also synced, ensuring you don’t oversell items you don’t have.
Collect both payments and information.
Unlike other more generalized payment apps, MoneyMinder Store is meant for nonprofits, and is designed to collect information like waivers, forms, sizes or signatures when and where the money is collected.
Use your store online or in person.
Rather than typing in a lengthy URL, take advantage of QR codes to prompt and get people quickly to your online store, even when you’re at an in-person event. Or, let people visit your store and browse/pay on their own time.
50 Holiday Fundraiser Ideas
For Nonprofits, Parent Groups, Church Groups, Youth Groups and More
Now that you have a better understanding of the benefits of MoneyMinder Store, let’s think of some ways you can put your store to use with a holiday fundraiser.
- Gift wrap station
- Holiday gala
- Christmas tree sales
- Have a holiday concert
- Wreath sales
- S’mores bar
- Decorate cookies for Santa
- Local artisan holiday bazaar
- Hot chocolate stand
- Sell poinsettias
- “Soup”er festival
- Winter fest
- Ugly sweater party
- Sell Holiday cards
- Polar bear plunge
- Christmas caroling
- Visit with Santa
- Babysitting services
- 10 Days of Christmas giving
- Elf on the Shelf kits
- Sell advent calendars
- Ice skate-a-thon
- Re-sell giftable items on your store
- Create and sell ornaments
- Jingle Bell Jog
- Christmas storytime
- Family photo services
- Put together and sell gift baskets
- Popcorn tins
- Lottery ticket trees
- Christmas movie night
- Holiday Bingo Night
- Breakfast with Santa
- Holiday craft kits
- Jingle grams
- Christmas Tea Bag Trees
- Letters to Santa
- Sell holiday sugar scrubs
- Hot cocoa bombs
- Holiday craft fair
- Negotiate pass discounts (i.e. zoo) to be given as gifts
- Create a holiday-themed fundraising goal visual chart
- Sell holiday meal prep kits
- Online silent auction
- Holiday Karaoke
- Host a winter Olympics competition
- Sell calendars for the upcoming year
- Curate and sell a holiday recipe book
- Snow shoveling services
- Christmas tree disposal
As always, we hope your nonprofit has a successful end to the year and a joyful renewal in the new year. We wish you all the best through your holiday fundraising efforts and beyond.