3 Fresh Fundraising Ideas for Hospitals

Marianne Aiello, September 14, 2016

3 Fresh Fundraising Ideas for Hospitals

Don't underestimate the power of chocolate, tattoos, and NASCAR.

Whether fundraising falls under the purview of your organization's marketing department or you just work closely with the development team, you know how difficult it can be to come up with fresh fundraising events and messaging year after year.

To help fuel your inspiration, we compiled some of the most original fundraising initiatives we've come across lately.

1. A Gourmet Food Fest at the Hospital

In days past, hospitals and gourmet food may have seemed like an odd match, but today, with hospitals and health systems revamping their menu offerings, a chocolate-based food festival at a hospital is the perfect pairing.

Hamilton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in McLeansboro, IL, is preparing to host a gourmet food extravaganza on September 19. The event, held at the hospital, will feature nearly 70 varieties of gourmet chocolates and snacks from a local chocolate company.

"This is a great opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth with great quality gourmet foods and support our hospital," Marilyn Smith, Hamilton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary president, told local media.

Marianne Aiello

Marianne Aiello is a contributing writer at HealthLeaders Media.

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