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High School Fundraising Ideas

High School Fundraising Ideas
High School Fundraising Ideas
High School Fundraising Ideas

The best high school fundraisers.

Many groups want to raise money, so you must stand out. Make your next sale a success and use one of our high-profit fundraisers.

Up to 90% profit. Easy to start, no upfront costs, and low minimums. Motivate your students with one of our free prize programs and reach your sales goal fast.

Sell 200+ tumblers online like MLB, NCAA, and NHL along with your high school tumbler.

Reach your high school sales goals by offering a healthy option to candy and chocolates.

Older students can sell out of a large shopper that’s not usually offered to elementary schools.

Give high school students a unique product they'll enjoy selling that's also healthy.

Makes collecting donations simple for high school groups. Supporters donate $1 to $5.

Make raising funds for your high school group special. Everyone loves gourmet popcorn.

Win custom embroidered sportswear. We’ll use your high school group’s name & colors.

High school students want cash. Give them something worth fundraising for.

Give your high school group a choice. Win cash or cookie dough for selling brochure items.

What Our Customers Say


The catalog we picked for our fundraiser was filled with lots of interesting products that appealed to a variety of people.

Danielle Sawyer
Senior Class Advisor
Scotia Glenville High School

Super simple fundraiser and worked well.

Dianea Moreau
Booster Club Secretary/Fundraising Organizer
Hutto High School

This has been the best fundraising company we have worked with thus far. They truly care about the group and make everything as user friendly as possible. All questions were answered accurately and in a timely manner. A lot of the grunge work we typically have to do was done for us: Stuffing packets, sorting product, and composing summary sheets. The only thing that was a little misleading was the projected earnings sheet. It projected we earned over a hundred dollars more than what we actually received. Other than that it has been a pleasure to work with Big Fundraising Ideas. We plan to do it again in the spring!

Christine P Hutto
Colonial Heights High School

Overall, I was pleased with how it turned out. We were able to raise money for the sophomore class during a year when I thought it wasn't possible.

Clay was very helpful. He answered every question I sent him in a timely manner.

Kimberly Henk
Math Teacher
Rockbridge County High School

It was an easy way of selling and making money.

Aleynad Jimenez
Ajo High School

The fundraiser was easy, quick and doable for all students. The flowers were well received by out community.

Cherie LaDuke
Sophomore Class Advisor
AuSable Valley Central School

Clay was attentive to our needs!

Suzanne Gluck
The Wheatley School

Ilana and I are very pleased with the participation and ease of this entire process. We appreciate all the help you have provided us with and will recommend Big Fundraising Ideas to our colleagues for use in the future.

Kaylee Murphy
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

Quick, efficient communication on design, payment/cost, and delivery!

Katelyn Klenk
Softball Coach
Albert Einstein High School

This program allowed students to safely sell their fundraiser items virtually without having go anywhere, collect any money or deliver any product. This was important during the pandemic. It allowed customers to purchase quality products as well as donate to the organization effortlessly.

Kerry Keuvelaar
Class Advisor
Webberville High School

I feel like Clay and his team were really attentive and provided me with all the information I needed to get people started to sell, motivating people to sell, and tracking sales. If I had a question, it was answered promptly. If I had an issue, it was addressed. The final sales report and check were delivered in a timely manner. I would work with this group again and plan on sharing contact information with the next fundraising chairperson. Thank you!

Noelle Hammerbacher
Vice President/Fundraising Coordinator
Haverford High School

It sold decently well. Our biggest hurdle was the cost for shipping.

Wesley Courser
NHS Advisor
Mansfield Christian School

The communication and follow up from the company was great and our rep was amazing.

Stacey Atencio
Teacher/ Adviser
Maxwell High School FBLA

We raised money for our French club during remote learning. It was a really easy process.

Scott Stafiej
Ichabod Crane High School

The sales reps are fast to respond and get the fundraiser up and running. They did a great job responding to our needs. The products were excellent and arrived in a timely manner as well.

Richard Sells
Freeport High School

High school students next to lockersHow Do High School Fundraisers Work?

Of the 17 million U.S. high school students, about 90% are doing extracurricular activities.

Everyone's looking for more creative high school fundraising ideas. That's where we come in. With over 100 best-selling products, you'll find the perfect fundraiser for your group.

Sponsors can either have their students take orders from a brochure or sell an “in hand” product.

Brochure fundraising requires us to ship supplies to your group before you start. You'll receive brochures, order forms, prize flyers, and money collection envelopes.

Distribute these items at your kickoff meeting to the group. Instruct students to collect orders by showing their brochures to people they know.

After two weeks of selling, send us your order forms for processing. We'll send you a sales report along with your invoice and schedule your delivery date.

Each high school student receives an individually-boxed order to simplify distribution.

If you decide to sell the product up front, submit a purchase order. Once we ship the product, distribute it to your students with a deadline date to return the money. Invoices are due within 15 days of receiving the product.


High school students looking at cell phoneWhy Our High School Fundraising Programs?

  • Top Quality. Many people are already looking to buy our merchandise. We price our products to sell and offer great value.
  • Huge Selection. Your high school group will enjoy selling our products. Sell a single product like a custom school tumbler, pizza, or brochure with various options.
  • Prepacked Orders. No sorting required. Students pick up their boxes and go.
  • Free Incentives. Sellers can earn cash, customized school sportswear, or cool prizes.
  • Bonus Online Selling. Make more money online. Only want to sell virtually? Learn about our online fundraising ideas for schools.
  • Free Shipping. No charge to ship eCommerce product orders and low order requirements for brochure sales.
  • Customer Response. Our goal is exceptional service and to make your fundraiser simple and easy.
  • No Upfront Charge. Book a high school fundraiser today for free.

Questions About High School Fundraisers

What are some good fundraisers for high school groups?

Consider unique school fundraising ideas that other groups don’t offer. For example, discount cards, flowers, pizza, or a custom high school tumbler.

What are some high profit fundraisers for schools?

The most popular are seasonal brochures, cookie dough, frozen food, and popcorn.

What are some high school creative fundraising ideas that are fast and easy?

Beef jerky and snack bars are healthier alternatives to selling candy. Scratch cards are another great option and can earn your group up to 90% profit.

How do I raise money for my high school booster club?

Booster clubs are always looking to try something new. Try selling something that can be personalized with your school name and logo. Tumblers, discount cards or scratch cards are great examples.

What is the profit percent for high school fundraisers?

Profit is usually 40% and can be higher depending on the product type.

When should we start a high school fundraiser?

Plan to start your fundraiser earlier than later. The sooner you approach people, the less likely others have already approached them to buy.

How can we get more high school students to sell?

Consider adding an extra incentive.

High school students giving thumbs upHigh School Fundraiser Suggestions & Tips

  • Keep your students focused on the end goal while breaking the sale down into smaller daily goals.
  • For brochure fundraisers, have students carry a ballpoint pen. Make sure orders are legible.
  • Continue to emphasize the importance of collecting money up front with the order. Any checks are payable to your organization.
  • For direct sale products, use a tracking sheet. Collect student information and document the number of distributed items.
  • During your kickoff meeting, ask high school students to create a list of prospects.
  • Simplify your students' sales pitch by giving them an easy script to use.
  • Students should verify their order is correct before taking it home for distribution.
More High School Fundraising Ideas

High school is all about school spirit. Capitalizing on this enthusiasm is where you’ll find the most profit in your fundraiser.

No matter what product you choose, you’ll be able to create something simple and profitable. You want to sell a product that generates big wins for your organization.

One of the best times to promote your sale is during a kickoff meeting for a student organization. Especially one where you’re setting big goals for the year. Many students will look forward to the chance to contribute to their group’s cause.

Consider forming fundraising committees with a mix of student and parent volunteers. This can enhance your level of engagement and help get fundraiser buy-in. These students can be vital ambassadors for your organization’s fundraiser.

Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity for a high school fundraiser. We offer several high school fundraising ideas, like Popcornopolis® or Yummy Hearts Lollipops. Customers can choose from 6 popcorn flavors that come pre-wrapped in bouquet-style arrangements.

A fun way to sell these would include Valentine’s Day cards with each purchase. This makes a quick and easy gift for that special sweetheart! This is an elevated take on Valentine's Candy-Grams. Plan to start this fundraiser early January for a pre-Valentine’s Day delivery. Check out high school selling success secrets

Pizza is the perfect item to sell to parents and teachers. Most high school students have heated a pizza after school.

The 'Gift Collection' is a great option for classic high school fundraising ideas. With homewares and kitchen gadgets, it's ideal for whipping out at a family gathering or dinner party. Or even at the office break room for busy executives without time to shop.

Some brochures also offer magazine subscriptions. Does anyone you know work at a doctor’s office or somewhere with a long wait? Try selling those subscriptions that regularly need updating. Maybe even bring your brochure along to your next teeth cleaning!

Older students never outgrow enticing prizes, and our prize programs are attention-getters. You can challenge high school students with a 'Wear Your Spirit' prize program. This program creates an atmosphere charged with energy and school pride. Students can show off their success.

High schoolers will also love prizes in the form of cash. With our cash prize programs, the more they sell, the more money they’re awarded (and the school makes a significant profit, too!).

Your students can win up to $200 if they reach the highest level of the 'Master Blaster' prize program! And we'll award an extra $25 to the student who happens to be the first-day top seller.