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College Fundraising Ideas
Fast & Easy College Fundraising Ideas
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Ordering the product was simple and we received it quickly. I would definitely use this company for future fundraising events!
Had a wonderful event, raised a good amount of profit and the tracking the progress was very much appreciated and easy to navigate.
Great! Having an online fundraiser that delivered the cookie dough straight to the participants during the pandemic was a great way to go.
Great! It was good having an online sale and not having to deal with individual shipping ourselves.
Clay was great and helped me all the way through with any and all questions I had!
The product worked well for our community. We were able to utilize businesses from several counties that our students resided in. The final product looked great and represented our college well.
Our experience was great!!!
I thought it went surprisingly well! I think it was quite easy to sell and promote our fundraiser. If anything, I personally saw the individual sellers as confusing but I can see how it would work better for a classroom group.
The product was wonderful, provides an abundance of various choices with an easy to use online fundraiser platform and necessary steps to succeed.
Our sales person, Clay, was always responsive and supportive, he gets 5 stars, however the process left much to be desired as it was outdated and disappointing, two stars. 1. No individual store and/or seller options not precipitated to make it easier for the buyer, 2. The shipping selection should have only been set to ship to purchaser but buyers were allowed to select a central pick up when we clearly communicated that we did not desire that option and 3. No leader board.
The reporting was not real time and was dependent upon a company employee to generate it daily, multiple days this was not done. Our youth were in a competition of who could sale the most and this process did not work well for that. When I read that this is a pop up shop and receive instructions for the youth the register, I expect things to be more automated. Given that the company retains 60% of the sales, I highly recommend investing some of that in upgrading the technology as to make this process smoother and more rewarding for the participating youth programs.
We sold all the products in the line.
Questions about College Fundraisers
Consider offering ‘impulsive-buy’ products. It's hard to resist items like popcorn, candy, or beef jerky.
We recommend selling scratch cards or discount cards. Personalize either one with your group name and picture. This is also a great way to promote your club and cause.
Promote school spirit and unity by offering a custom tumbler with your name, colors, and logo. Before selling any product related to your school, find out if there is an approval process.
If you’re selling out of a brochure, we recommend 2 full weeks. To sell a product, give your group 1 week.
Groups raise almost $2 billion each year selling products. The advantage to working with a company is a lot of the work is done for you. Thus, you don’t need to design and develop your own fundraiser from scratch. Learn more
Fundraising as part of a college group can be one of the most straight-forward of any sales campaign. With this demographic, it’s less about the sales pitch and more about the actual cause. Focus on targeting your audience and engaging them in the purpose behind the project.
Say you need promotional materials to generate excitement and interest in student government. Try selling the pretzel rods with a clever note or informational card attached.
College students are simple customers. They’re much more likely to spend their money on causes they care about, and for a tasty snack.
Kendal Tumblers are a perfect example. They'll attract attention to the cause behind your college fundraiser. Because they’re customizable, you can add a logo that’s relevant to the purpose of your fundraiser.
Personalized items are versatile. You can gain support while creating a talking point around an important social issue.
If you sell them alongside some freshly brewed coffee, these 20 oz. mugs will definitely get everyone through their 8 a.m. classes. These mugs are perfect for teams, sororities, or any club that could feature a group photo in the design.
Consider getting a local roaster to donate some coffee. You can then offer a free cup for anyone who purchases a tumbler during exam week.
Or maybe it’s Earth Day and you want to start an initiative to beautify the campus. Try selling flower seeds to students who live off campus and want to spruce up their yards a little.
The Spring Flowers brochure even features fruit seeds. You could market them in a culinary fundraiser direction. Those interested in sustainability may find this an appealing college fundraising idea. Learn how to start your own college club
Among the most profitable college fundraising ideas will be a snack related item. If you’ve ever stepped foot on a college campus early morning or mid-afternoon foot traffic is prominent.
Many students skip meals because the dining halls are too far from class. Or they don’t have enough time, and a quick snack is essential.
Know your audience, and cater to their needs! Park your fundraiser in a high-traffic spot. You’re sure to grab attention where paths cross and students are everywhere.
The variety pack popcorn and beef sticks are ideal for these spots. It’s never too early to plan ahead for a grumbly stomach after a three-hour lecture.
Don’t forget, when you’re fundraising on a college campus, you’re dealing with adults. Make sure your cause makes sense and your intent is genuine.
College students are a tough marketing audience because they can see through gimmicks. All the snacks in the world can’t save you from a student who is already in a rush and feels you’re being too pushy. Check out how to fundraise for a cause
Great college fundraising ideas are often born out of ingenuity. If you pair your product with an organization that makes sense, you’ll be on the road to reaching your goals.