Events

Charity events are as varied and colourful as fundraising itself. They’re only limited by the imaginations of their organisers and their capacity to make things happen against all odds. But in many markets the costs of running events are rising and competition for donors' interest and participation is fierce, not to mention competition for their funds. In this section you will find details of some of the world’s most original and effective events.

Bosnian Handicrafts: ‘shopping with a purpose’ campaign

Bosnian Handicrafts’ bright new logo.

by SOFII

This highly professional multi-media campaign from Bosnia shows that inspirational and innovative fundraising can succeed anywhere.

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The GIVING WELLY Campaign

Wellies

by SOFII

SOFII doesn’t have many rules but this exhibit nevertheless breaks a few of them, in that it focuses not on a charity/nonprofit but on a commercial sponsor. Still, it’s a colourful, creative idea very well executed and several charities benefited rather significantly from it. It strikes us as a sound win-win situation, a good example of both commerce/charity partnership and of charities working together.

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Covenant House candlelight vigil

The brochure promoting Covenant House’s candlelight vigil, in detail

by SOFII

Fundraising is at its best when it mobilises large numbers of people to take action for a cause that will bring about change. This exhibit demonstrates how to reposition an event that is ‘tired’ and make it work on multiple levels.

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UNICEF and Futbol Club Barcelona: a global partnership for children

Young footballers from the Kids League pose for photos before the FC Barcelona-Zaragoza game at Barcelona’s Camp.

by SOFII

UNICEF scores for children through forming a valuable, useful partnership. Together UNICEF and the Barcelona football club will use this power in numerous ways to further the cause of children.

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Dream a Dream’s ‘uncrush a dream’ campaign

Indian children

by SOFII

From India, this 'uncrush a dream' concept is a brilliant idea for engaging donors, whether it used when introducing and explaining a cause to passers-by in the street or as people gather at organised events.

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Goonj..: dignity through recycled clothing

by SOFII

Collecting clothing for distribution or resale is one of the most ancient and venerable of charitable activities. The charity gift, or thrift, shop concept is built upon it. So SOFII is delighted to honour this enterprising initiative from Goonj.., the first organisation in India to address the issue of decent clothing.

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Give India’s Joy of Giving Week

by SOFII

This is a truly great initiative and one that we're sure will be a big success. The Joy of Giving week is a first of its kind in India, and rather than being an individual fundraising activity, it acts as a platform for many NGOs across the country to raise funds for their operations.

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Grannies’ Pizzas for Vishranthi Old People’s Home

by SOFII

How can two ladies, in their seventies, collect over 10 million rupees to build an old age home? It would be difficult for anyone to answer that question, particularly when the correct answer is – by selling pizzas. The case is an inspiration for anyone who believes in following their dreams.

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HomeFront’s virtual gala: ‘Don’t Save the Date. Just Save the World.’

The invitation leaflet.

by SOFII

The offer is simple: for your next charity fundraiser, save money and hassle and stay at home. You save on catering and save the planet, just by staying at home.

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RSPCA New South Wales: cupcake day

Cupcakes

by SOFII

The brilliant thing about this idea is that the supporters do most of the work and they have a great time too.

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