Donations tend to take a dive when you host the same events and drives year after year. But coming up with original – and safe – school fundraising ideas can be challenging. Whether by hosting your fundraising event or contributing to existing fundraisers, iPlay America loves giving back to its community. Before you host a school fundraiser this year, read up on some unique ideas how to have a successful fundraising event.
1. Host Your Fundraiser at a Fun Indoor Amusement Park
Are you ready to try something new and exciting for your next fundraiser? What can be more fun than an indoor amusement park energized by boardwalk games and rides, Laser Tag, ropes adventure courses, etc. With endless entertainment, delicious food, drinks and fun for all ages, you’ll get more donors in the door and keep attendees entertained throughout the whole event.
Everyone will want to come and support your event.
But we understand. Putting together a fundraiser for your school requires a lot of organization and planning. That’s why the professional event planners at iPlay America are here to make sure that your event goes smoothly. You won’t have to worry about finding the right food or drink that satisfies all your guests (we have you covered there). And when it comes to indoor entertainment, music, finding the perfect event space and decor, the sky’s the limit!
Depending on the style and size of your event, iPlay America and Game Time Bar & Grill both offer a variety of spaces. Do you need an intimate or chic event? Choose among a variety of private rooms. If you need a large space for a gala? The Event Center @IPA will suit you perfectly.
And the best part is that you won’t have to worry about the clean up once your event is over.
2. Hold a Play to Donate Night
Instead of selling candy bars or pretzels this year, promote discounted tickets to New Jersey’s largest indoor boardwalk! When you need a unique fundraising idea for your school PTO, sports team or a local charity event, play-to-donate will help you raise the funds you need.
You have a couple of fun ways to earn money back. Your school or charity will receive a designated donation day. All you need to do is encourage students and their families to go out and have some fun! Just by attending, you will receive funds towards your cause.
For the first 100 passes your event drives, earn 20% of the proceeds; for every pass sold after that, schools earn 30% of the proceeds!
Dine to Donate
Did you know that Game Time Bar & Grill (located inside iPlay America) will donate 20% of the total bill toward your fundraiser if your school partners with them. Make parents even happier, by giving them the night off from cooking. Any of your attendees that dine at Game Time Bar and Grill on the day of your event, can be contributing a second time to your school or charity.
Attendees can take a break from playing for some delicious food and drinks, adding to their school donation. Or, you can encourage friends and neighbors to just stop by the Game Time Bar and Grill and enjoy a night out. Either way, your school can host a fundraiser at iPlay America and Game Time Bar and Grill that is unique and helpful to your cause.
3. Host Your Own Auction or Raffle
Everyone enjoys winning prizes! When you host a school fundraiser, like an annual auction, it’s always enticing to include prizes that all ages can enjoy.
If your school, sports team or club is hosting a fundraising event, we will happily consider sending four (4) unlimited ride pass vouchers that can be utilized as an auction item.
iPlay America Gives More So You Can Get More
At iPlay America, we are committed to supporting our local communities– we’re proud to host hundreds of schools per year! Our team can help you plan your next event, brainstorm innovative ways to raise money and provide you with prizes for your charity auction.
Here’s how it works:
- First, identify your preferred school fundraiser date.
- Then choose your fundraiser type: iPlay America, Game Time Bar and Grill or both.
- Finally, tell us about your school. We’ll need to know the school name, address, contact information and your school size.
Once we gather all of that information, an iPlay America representative will be in touch to solidify your fundraiser date and confirm all the details.
Good luck with your fundraising endeavors! For even more great options, or ideas for your next fundraiser, give us a call at 732.577.8200 x383. Find out more >>