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Boosting profits

The profit you make is the measure of success at your event, so how can you push it further?

Step-by-step: quiz night

Quiz nights are popular on the fundraising scene, and these tips will help make your event the best it can be

Step-by-step: murder mystery

Murder mystery nights make a great choice for an adult social evening, promising lots of fun for little effort

Step-by-step: ceilidh

A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic gathering, which promises lots of fun for the whole family

Step-by-step: campover

For an event that offers family fun and plenty of fresh air, look no further than a campover

Step-by-step: swishing

A swishing (or clothes-swapping) party is a fun way to raise money for your cause

Step-by-step: music festival

Music festivals are a wonderful way to raise money whilst bringing the community together

Step-by-step: beetle drive

A beetle drive is a lively and sociable game, which involves rolling dice and drawing a beetle

Step-by-step: circus

A circus is a surprisingly easy and profitable fundraiser to organise for your school

Family bingo night

Ainsdale Primary School in Merseyside raised £600 from their Easter-themed family bingo night

RSPCA advice: Pet shows

A pet show introduces welfare issues to children, but there are some important things to consider

Step-by-step: silent auction

A silent auction allows you to be more creative with prizes, and offers great profit potential

Running a raffle

Running a raffle at events can boost profits, but what legal requirements do schools need to adhere to?

Secondhand sales

Secondhand sales are a popular way for schools to raise funds, but don't fall foul of legal requirements

NABAS advice: Balloon releases

Balloon releases may look spectacular, but can also harm the environment – find out how you can reduce the risks