Virtual fundraising ideas

Virtual fundraising is a great way to raise money for the BPA from the comfort of your own home. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  • Close up on hands using a video game controller, against a neon purple, yellow, blue and pink background.Gaming stream-athons

Turn your video-gaming into a fun way to raise money. You could set challenges, goals or incentives to encourage more donations. Simply head to JustGiving to find out everything you need to know about fundraising while you game.

  • Virtual birthday gifts

Instead of asking for gifts, why not ask friends and family to donate to your online fundraising page instead? See our page on fundraising for special occasions to find out more.

  • Virtual auction

Showcase items or experiences that people can bid on online. Add a livestream element by hosting a virtual countdown.

  • Virtual book club/movie night

Host a virtual book club or movie night with your friends online, and include activities and games to see how well they know the book/movie!

  • Virtual pub quiz

Invite your friends to brush up on their general knowledge and join you for a virtual showdown! It could be focused on your specialist subject or cover a wide range of topics such as music, film, politics, current affairs, and pop culture. If you don’t have time to make your own quiz, you can download our ready-made question and answer sheets!

  • Virtual murder mystery

Get into character and host a murder mystery game via Zoom. These days there are many virtual providers of these games, such as Murder Mystery Games.

For more ideas, browse our fundraising A-Z and see how many of the ideas you can adapt into an online activity. Get creative!

Whatever you decide to do for your virtual fundraiser, there are lots of different platforms available to host a virtual fundraising event.

Here’s JustGiving’s guide on how to set up Zoom or Houseparty.

Whichever platform you decide works best for you, follow these steps to make your virtual fundraising event a success:

  1. Choose a platform, date and time for your event
  2. Set up your JustGiving page and update it with details of your event and share with friends, family and colleagues via group chat, social media and email.
  3. Share the login details with everyone you’ve invited.