To add a creative edge to your fundraising campaign, consider incorporating art into your fundraiser. Art provides scientifically proven health benefits. According to the American Journal of Public Health’s article, The Connection Between Art, Heal in, and Public Health, researchers indicate that art reduces stress, depression, and anxiety while increasing positive emotions. And How the Arts Impact Communities, released by Princeton University, outlines how art helps to build social, economic, and cultural benefits in a community.
By adding an artistic aspect to your fundraising efforts, you can promote healing and build a community, while securing the funds you need. For whatever type of humanitarian cause you are raising money, art can help bridge your connection with potential donors. Discover endless ways to integrate art and crowdfunding with creative fundraising ideas.
Examples of Fundraisers on YouCaring Using Art
As they embarked on their journey towards adoption, the Larson family used crowdfunding to share their story and seek financial help. Putting their creative skills to work, they opened an Etsy shop, called The Copper Anchor, to sell handmade jewelry, home décor, and wall prints, with all proceeds going towards their adoption. By selling art with their online fundraiser, the Larson family capitalizes on their artistic talents to propel their campaign.
Instead of looking outward to give something back to others, Laurie Haluska looked for ways that she could serve her own community. Growing up in an abusive environment fueled Laurie’s determination to help others in similar situations to feel hopeful instead of hopeless, and to develop their sewing skills. For Laurie, sewing is more than just a skill; it can facilitate meditation and provides young people with both a creative outlet and a way to make money. Using crowdfunding to create her nonprofit, called The Laila Foundation, Laurie now operates an ongoing sewing school to empower teens with the art of sewing, regardless of financial restrictions.
A group of compassionate college students from Northwestern University banned together to change lives by spreading joy with a small gesture. They embed positive messages onto the wings of origami cranes, and hand them out to mental health hospitals, nonprofits, and Northwestern University. For these students, the origami crane is a symbol of grace, hope, and gratitude. Crowdfunding allowed Cranes for Courage to raise needed funds and spread positivity.