Three Easy Fundraising Ideas We Bet You’ve Never Tried!

Whether newly part of the 3-Day family, or a long-time & dedicated member, fundraising can be a challenge. Run out of people to reach out to? Finding yourself stuck on how to encourage your friends, family, or colleagues to help you reach your goal? Feeling a lack of motivation or enthusiasm yourself? We’ve all been there. And because of that, we know that you can always use a little extra help and creative ideas for how to keep things fresh and interesting.

Maybe you’ve already thought of these… But we’re guessing you haven’t! Either way, and without further ado, here are some unique & fun fundraising ideas to help you reach all your goals this year!

1. Trade in your old phone with ecoATM

Have an old cell phone lying around? Don’t know what to do with it? Head to, to see what your phone is worth and bring it to the nearest ecoATM kiosk to get paid on the spot.  No haggling, no waiting , no dealing with strangers, and no mail-in required. You can use that $$ to go toward your 3-Day fundraising. Oh, and don’t forget to ask your friends and family to check their junk drawers for more phones to trade in. And don’t worry, it’s safe! You’ll find instructions to remove all personal accounts online at There is an option to donate your device cash-out value to Susan G. Komen®, choosing to donate funds at the kiosk will not count towards your individual 3-Day fundraising.

2. Make them ask, “What are you wearing?!”

This is for the dress up queens and costume aficionados! Take on a “dare to wear” challenge and wear a wild pink outfit, or as many as you can find, for as long as people are donating to your campaign. Let’s see your hot pink wigs, sparkling tutus, onesies, and more! Better yet, designate your significant other or a friend to be the one who has to dress up! Keep the momentum going by posting a selfie every day showing off your outfit and reminding your circle to keep donating if they want to see more!

3. Finally reveal that secret family recipe

Have a delicious family recipe all your friends and colleagues have been begging you for years? Today’s the day folks! Create a fundraising challenge amongst your circle, where you’ll finally share that delicious secret they’ve all been craving if they help you reach your fundraising goal. If not a recipe, make it a secret tip or trick, a DIY specialty, the answer to your unsolvable riddle, or whatever else you’ve got up your sleeve!

Got some more fun ideas of your own? Share them with your community! We’re all in this together after all, working towards one mission of ending breast cancer forever! Happy fundraising 3-Day Fam!