I will recommend the fundraiser to all my friends. Everything was in order and customer service was excellent.
Fall Fundraiser Ideas
Top 5 Fall Fundraiser Ideas for Schools
Large variety of kitchenware, home accessories, holiday and novelty items, and personalized gifts. Offer over 1,500 products selling out of a brochure or online.
Reversible roll wrap. Offer a wide assortment of superior heavyweight wrapping paper with unique designs for any occasion.
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What Our Customers Say
We had terrific communication and excellent response time. The overall service that we received was exceptional and the product quality was outstanding.
Everyone I worked with was very kind and helpful. This was my first time organizing a fundraiser and they made it easy.
It had a variety of products and we really liked this fundraiser. I really enjoyed working with this company and would recommend it. We are thinking about using this again next year.
My experience was great from the customer service rep to the products received.
This is the 3rd year we have used Big Fundraising Ideas to help us raise money for our class. We enjoy working with them.
Awesome experience! Very well organized and informative and very easy to work with! The shipping was also very time efficient, neat and orderly.
It went really well. Everything was easy to pass out, and was organized very well.
We found products could have been better quality for the price.
Always a pleasure and all mishaps are taken care of easily. Love working with your company. We did better than years prior I believe. Thank you. Your products are always great quality!
I would rate our experience excellent. This was our most productive campaign.
Ms. Lisa Boggess was a pleasure to work with. If I had a question on any aspect of our fundraiser she was there with a cheerful answer.
Very responsive team. Went above and beyond to accommodate our needs.
All was good, less a few bags that were in wrong boxes, etc., but for the most part it was beautifully packaged and made our distribution quite easy. Thank you.
The Holiday fundraiser was very conveniently priced for a majority of our lower income families, with the fundraiser running over such a short period. I think it was a great success!
Questions About Fall Fundraisers
According to PTO Today, schools raise more than $1.5 billion each year selling products.
2 full weeks including weekends.
Most schools fundraise in the fall using large variety holiday shoppers.
It depends on a variety of factors like the size of the school and the socioeconomic makeup. It’s not uncommon for a school with 500 students to bring in $30,000 or more.
Most schools start fundraising right after school starts. Their goal is to sell ahead of other groups in their area. But many organizations sell before the holidays. This is when people may be more apt to purchasing gifts.
Here are 3 things to consider: 1.) Have a purpose that people are willing to support, 2.) Set an individual student and school-wide sales goal, and 3.) Determine the best way to motivate your students to sell.
It depends on whether your community is price-sensitive or not. Our all $10 shopper is popular but you may make less profit per item because of the lower cost. On average, our regular brochures raise more money for schools.
In 2017, an estimated $680.4 billion was spent in the retail industry by consumers over the holiday season. And more than 165 million consumers chose to shop over Black Friday weekend alone! Although a smaller number, schools raise a respectable $1.4 billion selling fundraiser products.
According to AFRDS, product sales yield the best results compared to other fundraisers. The fall season is the time for giving so there’s no shortage of sales opportunities. And our brochures cover all the bases.
Each fall brochure incorporates a specific gift concept. “Heartland Goodies & Gifts” and “Tis the Season” offer plenty of kitchenware accessories, useful household items, and holiday gifts. Options like these are great when approaching neighbors. This is when the target audience are normally adults who answer the front door.
But be sure to comb through the pages first because there are a few unique gems. Our personal favorites are the variety of freshly baked cookies and large variety of cheeses and sausages. We also recommend checking out the large selection of designer wrap.
“Snow Much Fun” features only items that are $10 - an excellent selling point, for starters. This brochure is good for a broader audience because it’s affordable and specific to gift giving. Kids also like the idea of picking gifts knowing that each one is only $10. They can find anything from snack boxes for their friends to candy for their siblings. “Snow Much Fun” is an accessible and appealing option.
“A Season of Joy” and “So Very Merry” focus on Christmas. This is perfect if you love burning candles that smell like fir trees or eating yummy goodies. With a solid theme during a sales-driven season, yielding a high profit will be no problem at all.
Out of the fall catalogs in this category, “CW Home” may be the most successful option. This fundraising catalog boasts an enormous amount of durable and double-sided wrapping paper. Fall has no shortage of uses for quality and attractive wrapping paper options.
And you may have some Halloween parties coming up. This is the perfect time to whip out your child’s fall fundraiser catalog. Especially if it involves the Dulce de Leche owls or pecan caramel clusters. When folks are enjoying their ghoulish goodies already, they’ll be in the frame of mind to buy some more.
If you’re fundraising early in the season, use the variety of options to sell to your customer. Ask people questions like “who are you buying gifts for this year?” If it’s later in the season, the double-sided wrapping paper is perfect. You'll give the appearance that everything wasn’t wrapped at the exact same time.