101 Ways to Raise Money

  • Design a web site for a donation
  • Give up junk food and put the money in the bank
  • Sell CD’s and DVD’s you no longer listen to or watch
  • Get a part-time job at K-Mart, Target, or Burger King
  • Go to one less concert and bank the savings
  • Put an announcement in your church bulletin advertising jobs you can do
  • Offer to clean an elderly neighbor’s yard for a donation
  • Have a Kool-Aid or bake sale in your dorm
  • Start a massage service for your friends for a donation
  • Umpire or referee games in your community
  • Ask your professors for the change in their pockets each week for a month
  • Offer to clean the trash out of the rooms in your dorm for a donation
  • Deny yourself something and save the money
  • Sell Tupperware for a season
  • Shop for clothes at the Salvation Army and bank the savings
  • Avoid the dog track
  • Offer to read stories to kids at a local library for a donation
  • Work overtime
  • At the end of the day, collect loose change from parents, siblings, roommates
  • Stand in an airport and collect loose change
  • Ride a bike and save gas money
  • Walk and save gas money
  • Postpone dating until after college
  • Make a bet with someone that you know you’ll win
  • Charge a small fee to anyone borrowing your car, bike, cd player...
  • Go on “cheap” dates and save the extra money
  • Enter your pet in a “Stupid Pet Tricks” contest
  • Enter yourself in a “Stupid Human Tricks” contest
  • Sell your pet
  • Deny yourself something and save the money
  • Wear a sign that says, “I’m a poor college student going to a conference that will train me in how to take over the world” and keep a donation can nearby
  • Raise a cow or hog and sell it at the state fair
  • Watch for people painting their house and offer to help
  • Clean your RA’s room for a donation
  • Ask your roommates to stop drinking beer for a month and donate the cash to your fund
  • Offer to walk your professor’s dog each week for a small donation
  • Sing for weddings, parties, or special events
  • Invent something and sell it
  • Recycle newspapers, glass, and aluminum cans for cash
  • Offer to weed your professor’s garden
  • Walk the neighborhood around campus and offer to cut people’s grass for a donation
  • Deliver pizza
  • Check the campus part-time bulletin board for jobs
  • Shovel snow, rake leaves, sweep streets, etc, in the neighborhood around campus
  • Talk to your parents about an early birthday present
  • Ask your friends to give you money for your upcoming birthday, instead of going partying
  • Don’t get a haircut until after SICM and bank the savings
  • Buy lottery tickets (and contribute 45% of the winnings to your mission fund)
  • Find baby-sitting opportunities
  • Burn a CD and sell copies to your pals
  • Ask your church for a missions offering
  • Host a garage sale in your dorm and ask folks to donate their “junk”
  • Set aside money each week for your mission (i.e., $10 a week...be frugal)
  • Ask your professor for 2.5% of their salary as a donation
  • Go to the cheap theater and save the difference
  • Give up drinking pop/soda for six months and bank the savings
  • Buy generic products and bank the savings
  • Don’t wash clothes and save the laundry money (but do your laundry before going home...smile)
  • Look for loose change in pay phones
  • Start a paper route
  • Host a kissing booth in the student center...$2 a smooch
  • Deny yourself something and save the money
  • Skip spring break and save the money
  • Offer to cater a romantic evening for your friends for a donation
  • Sing the national anthem at a local sporting event for a fee
  • Offer to drive your friends around for a small fee
  • Become a lifeguard
  • Wash your neighbor’s car for cash
  • Sell candy door-to-door
  • Set up a lemonade stand in the student center lobby
  • Take a metal detector to the beach and look for loose change
  • Quit using shampoo, deodorant and perfume, stop shaving, and save the $
  • Have your grandma teach you how to sew or cook and sell your services
  • Sell anything you don’t use anymore
  • Sponsor a three-on-three basketball tournament
  • Ask your friends to skip a meal and give you the money (10 people @ $5 = $50)
  • Talk to your high school teachers about a donation
  • Offer to iron your friend’s clothes for a donation
  • Plan a fun run on campus and have students raise pledges for your mission fund
  • Work for a temporary agency
  • Host a learn to swing dance party and charge $7 a person
  • Buy a six-pack of pop/soda and sell the cans for $1.50
  • Give three of your friends $5.00. Ask them to invest it using their talents over the next three months to multiply the money
  • Sit in the cheap seats at a concert instead of the better ones and bank the savings
  • Deny yourself something and save the money
  • Sponsor a concert on campus and earmark 2% of the earnings to your fund
  • Sell mulch
  • Hold a carwash on campus after a bad storm
  • Don’t chew gum and save the money
  • Type term papers for money...what’s the going rate per page?
  • Ask your dad to give up his golf money one time for a donation
  • Write to famous people for a donation to your leadership development fund
  • Enter a contest to win a cash prize
  • Ask your mom for a percentage of her bingo winnings
  • Help a local school with their computer lab for a small donation
  • ​Sell your computer to a friend and use campus machines for a while
  • Sell your old textbooks
  • Offer to be a tutor on campus
  • Don’t buy any CD’s, DVD’s, or MP 3’s until after your assignment, and bank the savings
  • Don’t upgrade your computer until after your assignment
  • Your idea here...improve and build on the ideas above…or create new ones

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