Fall Fundraiser Ideas

Fall Fundraiser Idea

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Includes kitchenware, home accessories, novelty gifts, and personalized products. Our largest program has over 2,500 brochure and online store items.

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How Does a Fall Fundraiser Work?

With so many options available, fall fundraiser ideas for schools are plentiful. Groups raise more money selling gift items and wrapping paper in the fall than any other time of the year.

To get started, select one of our fall brochures. Each student gets a catalog, order form, prize flyer, and a money collection envelope. Also included is a step by step parent information letter.

When you meet with your students, explain why they’re raising money and how many items you want them to sell. They should only approach people they know.

Once your sale is over, send us your order forms for processing. You'll then receive your sales report and invoice.

We'll also work with you to schedule your delivery date. After paying your invoice, the rest is profit.

What Makes Our Fall Fundraiser Ideas Better?

  • High-Value Products. We offer the best fall, winter, and holiday merchandise in school fundraising. Your buyers will love our exclusive gift wrap, cutting-edge household gadgets, and more.
  • Largest Variety. Our fall catalogs have the largest selection of products to buy in the industry. This will translate into more sales for your group.
  • Orders Packed By Seller. Every order arrives boxed by seller and teacher. This helps make distribution super easy.
  • Unique Prize Incentives. Inspire your students to sell even more by adding one of our special prize programs.
  • Free Shipping. We have low order minimums and inside delivery.
  • Make More Money Online You'll also have access to our huge online store. Profits will increase and your students will receive extra credit towards better prizes.
  • Best Customer Care. We aim to keep our streak of 5-star reviews intact, so you'll receive the best service possible.
  • Start Your Fall Fundraiser for Free You don’t pay us until after you’ve collected your money. We’ll send you what you need to start raising money with no upfront costs.

Questions About Fall Fundraisers

  1. What are the most profitable fall fundraiser ideas for schools?

    According to PTO Today, schools raise more than $1.5 billion each year selling products.

  2. How long does a brochure sales last?

    2 full weeks including weekends.

  3. Which catalog fundraisers are the most popular?

    Most schools fundraise in the fall using large variety holiday shoppers.

  4. How much money do schools raise?

    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.

  5. Is it better to sell early in the fall or wait?

    Most schools start fundraising right after school starts. Their goal is to approach people to buy ahead of other groups. But many organizations sell before the holidays. This is when people may be more apt to purchasing gifts.

  6. How can we have a successful fall fundraiser?

    The top 3 things that we recommend are: 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.

  7. Do lower-priced fundraisers work better?

    It depends on whether your community is price-sensitive or not. Our all $10 shopper is popular but you'll usually make less profit per item because of the lower cost. On average, our regular brochures raise more money for schools.

Fall Fundraising Suggestions & Tips

  • Set an individual student item goal so you can meet your group's fundraiser goals.
  • Encourage your students to sell out of their brochure as well as online.
  • Incentivize students who invite friends and family to make online purchases.
  • Remind students to collect money along with their orders.
  • Ask teachers to check in with their students about making sales.
  • Hold periodic drawings to give your students the opportunity to win prizes.
  • On a tight budget? Offer special school privileges instead of paying for extra incentives.

MORE FALL FUNDRAISER IDEAS

Fall Fundraiser Statistics

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 much smaller number, schools raise $1.4 billion selling fundraiser products.

According to AFRDS, product sales yield the best results compared to other fundraisers. The fall season has no shortage of sales opportunities being that it’s gift-giving season. And our brochures for fall cover all the bases.

Types of Fall Catalog Items

Each fall brochure incorporates a specific gift concept. “Kitchen & Home” and “Gift Collection” both offer appliances, tools, and kitchen accessories. Options like these would be great when approaching neighbors. This is when the target sale is an adult who answers the front door.

But be sure to comb through the pages first because there are a few odd gems. Our personal favorite is the “emergency flashlight hammer”. It functions as a car accident multi-tool with a flashlight, and a blade to cut through tangled seat belts. There's even a steel tip to smash through a durable windshield.

Fall Fundraiser Options

The “Snow Much Fun” brochure 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.

“Home for the Holidays” and “Magical Holidays” 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, “Merry Gift Wrap Guide” 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.

Get Creative with Great Fall Fundraising Ideas

A good idea is to sell two brochures. Combing kitchenware in “Kitchen & Home” with gift wrap found in “Merry Gift Wrap Guide”. And you may have some Halloween parties coming up. This 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.