When you’re trying to come up with brand new and fresh fundraising ideas, it can be incredibly difficult to think about what you can do that hasn’t been done a thousand times before. The great news is that some very simple ideas can be the most effective – for example an all you can eat potato bar at your next event.
There are many types of foods that are popular at fundraising events, and potatoes just bring that quirky edge that isn’t normally seen. Whereas at most events, the food will be brought to the guests at the tables where they’re sitting, this gives them the chance to choose their own meals and have control over exactly what they have to eat.
How it’s done
The only things that you really need in order to put this plan into action are lots of potatoes, and as many different fillings as you can get your hands on. There are, of course, a lot of things that are popular with baked potatoes, including cheese, beans and even tuna, however it can be great to choose some other things to give your guests a choice, including bright items like peppers and other vegetables. You should make sure that there are plenty of vegetarian options.
By charging a small amount for a “pass” to the potato bar, you are certain to raise a profit – because your guests will pay for the knowledge that they can eat as many potatoes as they like, but they probably won’t actually eat any more than one or two.
As fundraising ideas go, this one is a little different, and as a result of this it is a great way to be able to earn money for your cause.