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Fall Fundraiser Ideas
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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.

A unique selection of delicious baked cookies, novelty gifts, wrapping paper, jewelry & more.
100 items. Includes holiday gifts, wrap & accessories, kitchen & home products and food.
Over 500 products. Holiday and novelty gifts, wrapping paper, kitchen & home accessories.
Want simplicity? Try our all $10.00 fall fundraiser. All items are easy to sell and a value buy.
Sell novelty & holiday gift items, wrapping paper & accessories, candles, flowers and chocolates.

What Our Customers Say


I will recommend the fundraiser to all my friends. Everything was in order and customer service was excellent.

Latrina Dunning
Busy Bee's Hive Daycare

We had terrific communication and excellent response time. The overall service that we received was exceptional and the product quality was outstanding.

Pam Koleszar
JCL Sponsor
Boonville High School

Everyone I worked with was very kind and helpful. This was my first time organizing a fundraiser and they made it easy.

Jessica Hitchcock
Webberville Middle School

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.

Laurie Andrews
Class Sponsor
St. Lawrence High School

My experience was great from the customer service rep to the products received.

Elizabeth Hejna
PTA Fundraiser Chair Person
Park Hills Elementary

This is the 3rd year we have used Big Fundraising Ideas to help us raise money for our class. We enjoy working with them.

Brenna Autrey
Class Advisor
Guilderland High School

Awesome experience! Very well organized and informative and very easy to work with! The shipping was also very time efficient, neat and orderly.

Lisa Weiss
Class Sponsor
Deposit High School

It went really well. Everything was easy to pass out, and was organized very well.

Rebekah Clowers
Broken Bow High School

We found products could have been better quality for the price.

Helena DiSarro
Kearny Christian Academy

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!

Babette Dawson
Osceola Magnet School PTA

I would rate our experience excellent. This was our most productive campaign.

Tom Jones
Fundraiser Coordinator
Christ Covenant School

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.

Jessica Camp
PTO Sponsor
Garner Elementary PTO

Very responsive team. Went above and beyond to accommodate our needs.

Donna Fink
Fundraiser Coordinator
Fearless Athletics Cheer

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.

Lupita B. Eads
Principal Secretary
Col. Santos Benavides School

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!

Erica Meadows
Fundraising Department
Eagle Rock Elementary School PTA

Elementary students wearing reindeer hatsHow Do Fall Fundraisers Work?

With so many options, 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 receives a catalog, order form, prize flyer, and a money collection envelope. Also included is a step by step participant information letter.

When you meet with your group, 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 remainder is your profit.


Elementary school students doing Christmas craftsWhat Makes Our Fall Fundraiser Ideas Better?

  • High-Value. 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.
  • Larger Variety. Our fall catalogs have the largest product selection in the industry. This means more sales for your group.
  • Prepackaged Orders. Every order arrives boxed by seller. This helps make distribution super easy.
  • Unique Incentives. Inspire your students to sell even more by adding one of our exciting prize programs.
  • Free Shipping. We have low order minimums and offer inside delivery.
  • Make More Online. You'll also have access to our huge online store. Sellers receive bonus prize credit. Sell online only? Learn about our virtual fundraising ideas
  • Best Customer Care. We aim for 5-star reviews, so you receive the best service possible.
  • Free to Start. You don’t pay us until you collect your money. We’ll send you everything you need to start raising money with no upfront costs.

Questions About Fall Fundraisers

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.

How long does a brochure sale last?

2 full weeks including weekends.

Which catalog fundraisers are the most popular?

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

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.

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

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.

How can we have a successful fall fundraiser?

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.

Do lower-priced fundraisers work?

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.

Elementary school students at a Halloween partyFall Fundraising Suggestions & Tips

  • Set an individual seller goal to help you meet your group's fundraiser goals.
  • Encourage your participants to sell out of both their brochure and online.
  • Incentivize students to invite friends and family to make online purchases.
  • Remind students to collect money upfront with their orders.
  • Periodically check on seller progress.
  • Consider drawings during your sale to give participants the opportunity to win prizes.
  • On a tight budget? Offer group-related privileges instead of paying for extra incentives.
More Fall Fundraiser Ideas

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.