I think that the brochure had a great variety of items for sale which would appeal to a greater group of people. Most of it was reasonably priced.
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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We have a small school so we want to get fundraisers that can apply to everyone or that’s everyone needs. This accomplished that goal. For such a small school, we feel like it was successful and will continue it in the future. Loved the fact that every order was predicted and in its own box upon delivery. That was extremely helpful and definitely a plus going forward. We were very happy with the service and the product.
I chose Big Fundraising Ideas for our Jr. Beta Club's main fundraiser this school year. We used the Very Special Assortment catalog. We had great success and were very pleased with the items received. Our orders arrived in a timely manner and all organized by student. It was awesome!
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.
The products were great, unfortunately our group did not sell well.
Everything seemed to go smoothly. The feedback and questions were responded to promptly.
The overall service that we received from Big Fundraising Ideas was exceptional! Product quality was outstanding and the prize incentives were excellent. I will definitely recommend them to others!
It was a bit stressful with the long process of waiting for an invoice and mailing payment, but once the products were received our families were happy.
We had terrific communication and excellent response time. The overall service that we received was exceptional and the product quality was outstanding.
Working with Big Fundraising Ideas was simple and seamless. Clay was professional, on top of communication, and answered all of our questions. We had no complaints regarding customer service whatsoever. And, in the end, we got our playground!
The winter catalog was perfect for gifts and wrapping paper before Christmas! The online option also made it easy to send to friends and family out of town. The company’s representatives are very helpful and responsive through the process!
Everything was on time, and barring a couple of broken items, most of my students were satisfied.
All went smoothly.
We had a 5/5 star service.
The products were excellent. Just what folks were looking for. We really enjoyed everything. Well pleased with all the products.
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.