Fall Fundraiser Ideas

Fall Fundraiser Ideas

Our fall fundraiser ideas offer top value

Sell a large selection of high-quality stainless kitchenware, useful high tech electronic devices, personalized gifts and much more. Fall sales run from August through November.

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How Does a Fall Fundraiser Work?

Once you’ve looked through our fall fundraiser catalogs, select the one that you feel will work best for your school or group. Prior to the start of your sale, you’ll receive everything you need to run your sale. Each student will get a catalog along with an order form, prize flyer, money collection envelope, and a step by step parent information letter.

At your kickoff meeting, be sure to explain to your sellers why they’re raising money as well as how many items you’d like them to sell. They should be encouraged to only approach people that they know and ask them to buy 1 or more items out of their catalog.

Once your sale is over you'll collect the order forms and money envelopes from your sellers. Deposit your money in your account and send us the order forms for processing. We’ll then send you your sales reports, invoice as well as schedule your delivery. Once you pay your invoice, you simply keep the rest as profit.

What Makes Our Fall Fundraising Programs Better?

  • High-Value Products – We offer the best quality of fall, winter and holiday merchandise for the best price in school fundraising. From our exclusively designed gift wrap to the latest consumer-based household gadgets, your buyers will be impressed with the selection.
  • 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 comes individually boxed with your student and teacher’s name on the outside. This will help make distribution super easy.
  • Unique Prize Incentives – Inspire your students to sell even more by selecting one of our exclusive prize programs.
  • Free Shipping – We have low order minimums and inside delivery.
  • Make Extra Money Online – Your group will also have access to our huge online store. Not only will you raise more profits, but your students will receive additional credit towards bigger and better prizes.
  • Best Customer Care – Your fundraising needs always come first. We aim to keep our streak of 5-star reviews intact, so you can expect the best service possible when you work with us. It’s all about keeping your sale simple and profitable.
  • Start Your Fall Fundraiser Today for Free – You don’t pay us until after you’ve collected your money. We’ll send you what you need to start with no upfront costs.

Questions About Fall Fundraisers

  1. What are the most profitable fall fundraising ideas? – According to PTO Today, schools raise more than $1.5 billion annually selling products.
  2. How long does a brochure sales last? – We recommend 2 full weeks of selling.
  3. Which catalog fundraisers are the most popular? – Most schools raise money in the fall so the brochures that are most popular are the large variety holiday shoppers.
  4. How much money does the average school make? – 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 before other groups do. On the other hand, many organizations sell just prior to the holidays when people are thinking more about purchasing gifts anyway.
  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 overall school sales goal, and 3.) Understand how to motivate your students to make sales.
  7. Will a lower-priced catalog work better? – It depends on whether your area is price-sensitive or not. Our all $10 shopper is popular for many schools; however, you will usually make less profit per item because of the lower cost. On average, our regular brochures raise more money for schools.

Fall Fundraising Ideas & Tips

  • Set an individual student item goal that’s designed to help meet your larger school fundraiser goal.
  • 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 periodically check in with their students about making sales.
  • Have periodic drawings and give your students the opportunity to win prizes for every 5 items sold.
  • If you have a limited budget, motivate your students to sell even more by offering special school privileges instead of paying for extra incentives.

Fall Fundraiser Statistics

In 2017, an estimated 680.4 billion dollars was spent in the retail industry by consumers over the holiday season, and more than 165 million consumers chose to do that shopping over Black Friday weekend alone! Although a much smaller number, nearly $1.4 billion is raised annually by schools selling fundraiser products.

According to AFRDS, an independent trade association devoted exclusively to the product fundraising industry, these types of sales consistently yield the best results compared to other types of fundraisers. The fall season has no shortage of sales opportunities being that it’s prime gift-giving season, and our brochures for fall cover all the bases.

Types of Fall Catalog Items

Each fall brochure is geared towards a specific gift concept - “Kitchen & Home” and “Gift Collection” both offer primarily appliances, tools, and accessories for the kitchen. Options like these would be great for a door-to-door type fundraiser, where the target sale is coming from primarily adults who answer the front door.

But be sure to comb through the pages first because there are a few odd gems, our personal favorite being the “emergency flashlight hammer” that functions as a car accident multi-tool with a flashlight, a blade to cut through tangled seatbelts, and even a steel tip to smash through a durable windshield.

Fall Fundraiser Options

The “Holiday Time Traditions” brochure features only items that are $10 - an excellent selling point, for starters. This brochure is good for a broader audience range not only because it’s affordable but also because it’s specific to gift giving. Kids will be excited at the idea of picking whichever gifts from it that they want and knowing that each one is only $10. They can find anything from snack boxes for their friends to candy for their siblings. For the parents there’s even an oil burner for - you guessed it - $10. “Holiday Time Traditions” is an accessible and widely appealing option.

“Magical Holidays” and “Homemade Holidays” are mostly geared towards Christmas which 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 all of the fall catalogs in this category, “Merry Gift Wrap Guide” just may be the most successful option. This fundraising catalog boasts an enormous amount of durable and double-sided wrapping paper, and 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 try to combine two brochures: maybe offer the burger press from “Kitchen & Home” with the Homeward Bound paper from “Merry Gift Wrap Guide” and you’ve got a Secret Santa present covered! And if you’ve got some neighborhood Halloween parties on the calendar, keep in mind that it’s 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 from “Let it Snow.” When folks are enjoying their ghoulish goodies already, they’ll already 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 them questions like “who are you buying gifts for this year?” If it’s later in the season, the double-sided feature of the wrapping paper is perfect to give the appearance that everything wasn’t wrapped at the exact same time.