Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

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At Flag for Fundraising, we love helping nonprofit organizations host successful fundraisers. Our experienced team has lots of great fundraising ideas for nonprofits. Our program includes an easy setup and repeatable process. We will even help guide you to achieve a successful, profitable event. Learn how to use our beautiful, high-quality flagpole sets to raise funds for your organization while providing a great service to your community.

Flags for Honor: A Patriotic Fundraising Idea for Nonprofits

Flags for Honor can be a good fundraising idea for nonprofits. It's an event that honors law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency personnel, social workers, military members and/or veterans. A Flags for Honor fundraiser is a way for the buyer to recognize an esteemed honoree. Instead of your buyer physically owning the flag, they will sponsor the flagpole set to acknowledge their honoree. The flags in a Flags for Honor event will usually fly together in a designated public location. Each flagpole set should display an Honor Medallion dedicated by the buyers for the honorees. For example, the honorees could include family members, friends, mentors, coaches, teachers, associates, or loved ones.

Designated locations that usually work best are a public park or a property owned by your organization. This way, buyers may visit the flagpole set they donated. Always collect written permission to use any location before starting to sell your flags. The event could be as short as one weekend or can extend as long as you would like. We also recommend a celebration the day your event starts to recognize your team’s hard work and encourage community involvement. It is always a good fundraising idea to build excitement for your program! Visit to learn more about one of our most successful Flags for Honor programs.

Flagpole Subscription or Rental Program

In a Flagpole Set Rental Fundraiser, the flagpole set will be displayed on the buyer’s property for a limited period. A time frame could be installing flagpole sets prior to Memorial Day weekend and uninstalling after Labor Day. In this scenario, your group would be responsible for selling the flagpole set, installing it, and uninstalling it at the agreed-upon time. They can be great fundraising idea for nonprofits such as rotary groupsROTC groupshigh schools, girl/boy scout troops, and several other organizations.

What's great about this program is that you maintain ownership of the flagpole set. The following year, you can rent the flagpole set again to increase your total profit made off each flagpole set. 

  • Year 1: Profit is equal to flagpole sets sold, minus purchase cost.
  • Year 2: Funds raised for flagpole sets sold are 100% profit.

Consider the following options to determine how many flagpole sets you should purchase:

  • Organize a pre-order campaign to understand how many flagpole sets you may need.
  • Purchase a limited amount of flagpole sets for Year 1, then add more flag sets in Year 2 when you see demand.

Sell Flagpole Sets to Raise Funds

Selling flagpole sets is another good fundraising idea for nonprofits. This fundraising program requires you to sell, deliver, and install the flagpole set, but it would be the buyers’ flagpole set to keep. Although this program may result in the least amount of total profit because you can’t rent or resell the following year, your group will not be responsible for uninstalling them at the end of the season. If you have a smaller group, this may be an option to consider.

Contact Us for Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Are you still unsure how to raise funds for your organization? Please contact us today for more information. Whether you have other ideas or if you have a fundraiser planned and would like to rent/buy one of our flag sets, we'll help you have a profitable campaign.