I don't think BFI could have handled this situation better. There were never any rosy promises, but they were able to get us out of the penalty for being under our goal with the cookie company. I guess somebody ate this cost somewhere. I will definitely consider BFI again, hopefully under better circumstances next time.
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Make band fundraising fun. Give students a unique popcorn flavor to sell.
Give your band students various unique & delicious items to sell that everyone will love.
Reach your band fundraising goals by offering a healthier option to candy and chocolates.
Give your band students something unique & delicious to sell that everyone will love.
Get your band members to sell a green & eco-friendly alternative. Orders ship to the customer.
Give your band students a choice. Win cash or cookie dough for selling brochure items.
Earn cash for selling. Reward students directly, or credit their individual band accounts.
Offer your students custom embroidered band apparel like a cap, polo, hoody or sports bag.
Sell your customized band card. Offer discounts from local merchants and earn up to 65% profit.
What Our Customers Say
I enjoyed working with you. The overall service that we received was exceptional and product quality was outstanding.
Wide variety of things available to purchase.
We needed a completely contactless fundraiser for our kids from order to delivery and your company was able to provide that! We had wanted to do the flower sale but I forgot was no longer available.
Great email communications/updates/tips.
I don't think Big Fundraising Ideas could have handled this situation better. There were never any rosy promises, but they were able to get us out of the penalty for being under our goal with the cookie company. I guess somebody ate this cost somewhere. I will definitely consider Big Fundraising Ideas again, hopefully under better circumstances next time.
Service was very good. the only reason for not having five stars is because we are still waiting on one case to be delivered.
Easy to work with, everyone is pleased with the product, and easy to distribute.
Extremely helpful and organized.
Overall, our fundraiser went very smooth, from beginning to end. Once we decided which program would be best for our group and goal, everything went as scheduled. I appreciated the information and instructions sent out were concise and well-written, easy to follow and no high-pressure. We had the freedom to choose prize program and could also do our own incentives for the kids. Every time that I talked to Clay or Lisa, they were very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional - excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend Big Fundraising Ideas to anyone seeking a good fundraising opportunity!
I feel like Clay and his team were really attentive and provided me with all the information I needed to get people started to sell, motivating people to sell, and tracking sales. If I had a question, it was answered promptly. If I had an issue, it was addressed. The final sales report and check were delivered in a timely manner. I would work with this group again and plan on sharing contact information with the next fundraising chairperson. Thank you!
Every correspondence was prompt and provided all information required to move to the next step.
Everything seemed super smooth regarding delivery. No items missing or broken, as far as I know. Thanks again for making it all so easy!!
It was good. The customer service was outstanding and the delivery time was better than expected.
The choices for what we could sell were great! I found the system for tracking personal sales as well as group sales really easy to use, and the information provided was helpful. The prices of the products were comparable, but the shipping charges were really prohibitive. Several people who wanted to buy products decided not to because the shipping cost was really high. I'm not sure that there is much you can do about this, but I thought I would mention why we probably didn't get as many sales as we could.
How Do Band Fundraisers Work?
Band fundraising is a way of life if you’re a high school music student. Most band directors admit, it's expensive to be competitive. Boosters and directors work constantly to bring in money. Whether you're fundraising for band trips or new uniforms, if you want to compete, it’s going to cost money.
The most common way for groups to raise money is to sell products. Items like wrapping paper and cookie dough account for more than $1.5 billion in annual profits.
You can have your students take orders from a brochure or order a product first and have them sell it “in hand”. Either way, no upfront payment is required.
If you prefer to take orders first, we’ll send you a brochure, order form, and money envelope for each band member. When finished, send us your order forms so we can process, pack, and ship you your merchandise.
You’ll receive a complete sales report and invoice, and we’ll contact you to set up your delivery date.
When selling direct, payment is due 15 days after you receive your product. This will give you time to sell the product. Your profit is the difference between the total amount collected and your invoice.
To get started, complete our online purchase order form.
Why Our Band Fundraising Ideas?
- Retail-Quality. We offer the finest products at the best possible prices. Be sure to ask us about our 100% product guarantee.
- Huge Selection. Finding the right fundraiser is easy. Choose from over 100 unique products.
- Motivational Incentives. Our prize programs motivate students to sell. Offer traditional, cash, or sportswear with your group name and colors. Prizes are free.
- Complimentary Online Store. If doing a brochure sale, your students can also raise money online. Only sell online? See our online band fundraisers.
- Free Shipping. Products ship free of charge, with low brochure sales minimums.
- Dedicated Customer Service. We’re here to ensure you have a smooth sale. You’ll experience a quick response to your questions.
- No Cost to Start. Start your band fundraiser for free.
Questions About Band Fundraisers
Seasonal shoppers are commonly used. Niche fundraisers that work well include candles, popcorn, and discount cards.
Many bands do their fundraising through their band booster. Some popular fundraisers include cookie dough, frozen food, and flowers.
Consider offering a product that promotes school pride and spirit. Tumblers, discount cards, and scratch cards have your school name, colors, and mascot.
Try selling low-priced items that sell fast, like candy bars, beef jerky, or lollipops.
Band booster clubs are outside organizations that help bands raise money. They pay for things like uniforms, trips, and contest entrance fees.
Band Fundraising Suggestions & Tips
- Use our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool to determine how much you can make and how much you’ll need to order.
- Set individual sales goals for your students.
- Have a kickoff meeting with your band members to discuss your goals and explain the process.
- Tell your students that checks are payable to your organization.
- Remind everyone to share their name, organization, and why they’re raising money.
- Communicate safety first. Talking to strangers is not allowed.
- Use a tracking sheet when handing out products to sell. Have students write down their contact information and the number of items issued.
Whether raising money for instruments, uniforms, or travel, we have a program for you. Our band fundraisers offer great products for buyers and appealing incentives for students.
These two ingredients are the recipe that will help you reach your financial goals.
Our favorite fundraising product for a band fundraiser is popcorn. With variety pack popcorn, you can let people pick their flavor on the spot. Selling along the sidelines or in the bleachers during a game will be a breeze. Especially when you offer that jalapeño cheddar flavor… yum!
Consider placing “This Popcorn Supports the Middlebury Marching Band” on the popcorn bags. It never hurts to go for some extra marketing.
Another good option for a fundraiser is the Discount Card. They can be customized with the band’s group photo on the front and options for food to grab after the game on the back.
Sell individually packaged goodies at events where the band is playing. For example, the homecoming football game or other school events. Folks can see exactly what their money is supporting at a time when they’ll enjoy a tasty snack.
First, identify the appropriate incentive for the age range of your band members. Traditional prizes, like headphones and scooters, may be better for younger band members. Whereas cash prizes would probably motivate older ones. The apparel prizes would work well for both!
Consider polling your group to determine what type of prize would be most appealing. Traditional prize programs are likely more workable for smaller groups, like band fundraisers. But, a Super Party event for larger band fundraisers may be desirable.
Prizes are free of charge, and the group retains a 40% profit on items sold. Students will benefit by receiving prizes for their hard work. You’ll also be able to raise awareness throughout the sales process about the benefits of a band program.
‘Cash Prize Extravaganza’ offers up to $200 in cash. An online cash prize program is available as well.
Band members will be motivated by the opportunity to help their group reach a big overall goal. It’s a win-win for school bands and their musical members!