This is one of the most popular, cliched fundraising events for a reason: it works. People love sweet treats, and if you come to them with cupcakes before asking for money, they're much more likely to open their wallets. Bake sales sound like a lot of work, but if you plan carefully beforehand, they can be surprisingly simple. Don't try to bake all of the cakes, muffins, cookies, and bread yourself. Delegate! If you spread the responsibilities out among a group of supporters, no single person is stuck with a huge commitment. And by having customers pay online through your crowdfunding page, you simplify the donation process!