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100 Reasons to Get Your Campaign Up and Running

You want to run a crowdfunding campaign for your amazing nonprofit organization but have no idea where to start. You know your organization needs money and you know that you’ll use the money in an awesome way to help your community. You also know that fundraising is an important piece of that money puzzle and if you have a compelling story you’re more likely to get donors. So what are you actually going to use that money for? What’s your story? Need some help? Well, the fundraising experts here at GiveGab came up with a list of 100 different reasons to get your campaign up and running.

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Community Events

  • Movie screenings in the park
  • Holiday tree lighting
  • Thanksgiving meal for homeless
  • Day of Giving
  • Community Art Exhibit
  • Festivals – culture, art, food, etc (something to showcase the community)




International Needs

  • Clean water aid
  • Vaccinations
  • Service trip costs
  • Medical costs
  • Refugee assistance


  • For a summer camp program
  • For an after school program
  • For an extracurricular activity
  • For school tuition
  • For sports teams
  • For field trips
  • For service trip travel costs


  • Pet/Animal food
  • Pet/Animal toys
  • Pet/Animal vet/medical bills
  • Pet/Animal beds/blankets/houses
  • Food for a food bank
  • Receiving/baby blankets
  • Children clothing
  • Children’s books
  • Computers
  • School uniforms
  • School supplies
  • Classroom supplies
  • Textbooks
  • Sports equipment
  • Sports uniforms
  • Children’s toys
  • Toiletries



New Program Offerings

  • Starting a summer program
  • Acquiring a new collection or exhibit for a museum
  • Adding a new age group to an extracurricular program
  • Starting an after school program
  • Serving a new population (neonatal vs. elderly)
  • Starting a tutoring program
  • Starting a mentorship program
  • New training programs
  • Offer new/different classes
  • Create a new tour (museum, town walking tour, etc)
  • Expand your services (child abuse AND battered women counseling)
  • Expand your reach to further communities in need
  • Offering support groups





  • Vaccinations
  • Medical clinics
  • Medications
  • Mental health counseling
  • Rehab
  • Neonatal care
  • Meal deliveries
  • Sexual health education
  • Child abuse counseling
  • Battered women counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Job counseling / training
  • Computer training
  • Career counseling
  • English language lessons
  • Legal counseling
  • Visiting nurses
  • Life skills programs
  • Spay/neuter clinics
  • Running errands for the homebound

Renovations/Big Purchases

  • Building Repairs (new roof, pave the parking lot, etc).
  • Building Improvements
  • Fix a playground
  • Fix a park
  • Medical equipment
  • Expanding to offer more capacity
  • Replace community building furniture and/or fixtures
  • More space for animal exercise
  • New animal housing
  • A new vehicle
  • New playground
  • Preserving a historic site
  • A new community building
  • Revitalize a downtown/Main Street

Living Costs

  • Hospice care
  • Nuns/ministers
  • Orphanages
  • Transitional housing



  • Canned Food drive
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • School supply drive
  • Clothing drive
  • Winter clothing drive
  • Shoe drive
  • Winter Boot drive
  • Toy drive
  • Dance-a-thon
  • Bowl-a-thon
  • Scavenger hunt