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Online Fundraisers

Online Fundraisers
Online Fundraisers
Online Fundraisers

10 Best Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Schools

Use the power of the internet to raise money selling products online. No person to person contact and no school deliveries.

Keep fundraising simple. Sell popcorn, cookie dough, candles, wrapping paper, customizable gifts, and more, completely online!

Sell cookies, candy & snacks, gift items, jewelry, kitchenware, and much more.
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Several delicious flavors, like chunky chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, & oatmeal raisin.
Sell our 6 best selling popcorn flavors online. No in person selling or group deliveries.
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Premium quality licensed NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, and collegiate stainless tumblers.
A variety of unique and delicious jelly beans, like Krispy Kreme Donuts & Snapple.
A green & eco-friendly alternative. Earn 50% profit. Orders ship to the customer.
Offer the highest quality candles and wax melts in fundraising. 8 unique categories.

What Our Customers Say

5

Some people we disappointed that the brochure had more items than the online store. The store online could also use some work to be a little bit more user friendly.

Melissa Rivera
Sponsor
Cadillac High School
Raised:
$521.00
5

The product we sold was very well. I ordered some myself and it was very good.

Marla Hayden
Sponsor
Horton High School Stuco
Raised:
$507.00
5

I don't think I will do a fundraiser any other way again! I really appreciated the ease of the entirely online, hands-off sales process. Neither the students or myself had to handle the money or deliveries-- everything was handled online and shipped directly to customers. For only a 2 week fundraiser with my small class of 10 students, we profited over $650.00!

Jessica Pollak
Sponsor
Owen D. Young Central School
Raised:
$1,572.00
5

The process was seamless and easy to complete. I loved the online website to track sales. Hopefully we will do this fundraiser next year when the kids are back in school and get an even bigger turnout.

Megan Shives
PTA Sponsor
Clear Spring Elementary PTA
Raised:
$575.00
5

This brochure worked great for our customers and loved the online service and we will be coming back for spring fundraisers as well.

Karla Clifton
CTSO Advisor
Dubiski Career High School
Raised:
$497.00
5

Great! Easy to use, representative was very helpful and responded quickly to all of my questions.

Julia Fielding
Sponsor
Middletown High School North Italian Honor Society
Raised:
$1,524.00
3

The sales representatives were available to answer all my questions. The only complaint is that the "donation" option was not explained. I was very disappointed to find out after the sale ended that 30% of all donations went to your company. This needs to be clearly explained to each client.

Angie Turner
Sponsor
East Pennsboro High School Swim Team
Raised:
$699.00
5

We were able to complete online sales during COVID to support our scholarship fund.

Terri Randall
Advisor/Teacher
William Floyd High School
Raised:
$1,939.00
5

Communication was very prompt and details were given to set up the accounts.

Charmaine Thomae
Sponsor
Los Fresnos United School FCA
Raised:
$382.00
5

They were great to work with! I loved being able to have our kids sell to relatives across the country compared to being stuck to just selling to those in our local area.

Meghan Smith
Freshman Class Advisor
Hancock Central School
Raised:
$1,194.78
4

Customer service was impeccable. Every email I sent was answered and our profit check was delivered promptly. It was an easy to use fundraiser which was a pro, but shipping cost was a major con.

Lori Garino
Educator and Advisor
Monomoy Regional High School
Raised:
$1,688.00
5

Great! Having an online fundraiser that delivered the cookie dough straight to the participants during the pandemic was a great way to go.

Alisha Kuriakose
Student Fundraising Chair
Student Society of Health System Pharmacy
Raised:
$204.00
4

It was pretty simple and easy to set up and the people who emailed back and forth were very helpful and quick. We haven't received our fundraising payout just yet but I expect it to arrive soon.

Joseph Wang
Sponsor
Groton Dunstable Regional High School
Raised:
$539.00
5

Outstanding!!!

Melissa Lomba
Class Advisor
Dartmouth High School
Raised:
$3,249.00
5

We raised over $1,000.

MaryAlice Neyhart
Cheer Sponsor
Rogue Twilight
Raised:
$2,358.00

Family using laptopHow Does Online Fundraising Work?

Instead of asking for donations, sell products using the internet. U.S. Consumers spent $601.75 billion online in 2019 alone. Everyone is looking for innovative ways to make raising money easier.

Touchless fundraisers will expand your market. You don't have to take catalog orders in person. Instead, ask your group to direct friends and family to your online store. After they place their order, we’ll ship them their product, and you receive a profit.

Sellers can use our email generator, social media tool, and text feature to reach more people. To learn more, see our online fundraising ideas & tips section.

 

Dad and daughter on tabletWhy Our Online Fundraisers?

  • No Face to Face Selling. Generate sales by inviting people to your online store.
  • Larger Market. Expand your reach nationwide.
  • Realtime Sales Updates: You’ll know which group members are selling and how much, anytime.
  • Higher Profits: You make up to 50% profit off every product sold.
  • No Paperwork. No order forms to deal with or money to collect.
  • No Group Deliveries. You don’t receive any shipments which means there’s nothing to deliver. Merchandise ships direct to the customer.
  • 100% Product Guarantee. We work directly with your buyers to take care of any product issues.
  • Great Customer Service. Our goal is a fast and easy sale.
  • No Startup Cost. We won’t charge you to set up your store. And there’s no order minimums either. Sign up for your online fundraiser today for free.

Questions About Online Fundraisers

Questions
How do online fundraisers work?
Answer

Group members promote your online store people using email, social media and text. You make up to 50% profit off every purchase.

Questions
What are your most profitable products?
Answer

Our biggest sellers are popcorn and cookie dough. Flowers are a unique fundraising idea. Or you can offer a large selection of products. Variety sells because people have more options.

Questions
How do we set up an online fundraiser?
Answer

To get started, select a product and submit a ‘start a fundraiser’ form. We’ll then send you your online store ‘getting started’ instructions and access information.

Questions
What are some good online fundraising ideas for schools?
Answer

When selling products, be sure to get participants to register. This way they’ll be able to share their unique store link with friends and family. It's also important to remind them to keep sharing the link throughout the sale.

Questions
Does it cost any money to set up an online fundraiser?
Answer

There is no cost to set up, start and run an online product sale.

Questions
How do we track our online sales?
Answer

You'll have access to your online sales dashboard so you can check your progress anytime.

Questions
Can people give a donation instead?
Answer

People have the opportunity to donate as well.

Questions
How long do virtual fundraisers last?
Answer

We recommend keeping your store open for 2 weeks.

Questions
How do we get our money for an online fundraiser?
Answer

<p>Your profit check is processed within 15 business days of the close of your store.</p>

Questions
Are there any online shipping fees?
Answer

Only the buyer pays a fee to ship them their product. Many of our programs also offer free shipping to the customer once a certain dollar amount is ordered.

College student using cell phoneOnline Fundraising Suggestions & Tips

  • Schedule a virtual kickoff meeting with your group members. There are plenty of free collaborative software tools available. Learn more
  • Set a seller goal. This helps your sellers understand what it’s going to take to help the group succeed.
  • Ongoing communication with your sellers throughout your fundraiser is key to your success.
  • Smaller groups can meet online to also discuss individual sales progress.
  • Remind your group on a regular basis how long they have left to sell. This helps create a sense of urgency. Stores typically stay open for 2 weeks.
  • Plan your online fundraiser around a special occasion or holiday. This gives people more reasons to buy.
  • Encourage sellers to also buy for themselves, their friends, and family.
  • Boost sales by incentivizing your group to sell. Check out our free cash or prize program.
More Ideas for Online Fundraisers

Hopefully, you’ve determined how much money your group needs. Now you need to communicate what it’s going to take to reach your goal. Before your sale, run your numbers. For example, if you’re selling $15 items and you reach the 40% profit level, you’ll make $6 per item. Divide that number into the total amount needed. So a $3,000 need will require selling 500 items.

Finally, divide the number of items by your group size. If you have 50 sellers, each member will need to sell 10 items.

Another way to determine your profit is to use our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool. Simply enter your group size and seller goal. The calculator will then determine how much you’ll make. You'll find this feature on each online product page.

So why is setting a fundraiser goal important? Because it gives your sellers a guide and it lets them know what you expect. Every project has a start and an end point. Knowing how far they have to go will provide them with feedback and encouragement.

Accountability is important. Group members are much more likely to sell if they know you’re monitoring their progress. We make it possible for you to log into your portal to see who’s sold and how much. This instantaneous feedback gives you the opportunity to check in with your sellers.

You can then make corrective measures before it’s too late. This is one advantage online selling has over in person brochure sales. With a catalog sale, you don’t know how well everyone does until after they turn in their order forms.

And tracking sales gives you the opportunity to encourage and praise their efforts.

You may think it’s enough to email participants their sales information. This may not be as effective because it’s less personal and engaging. Many schools use online portals as a way to communicate with their parents. This can help you announce and promote your school fundraiser.

If you can, try to have a kickoff meeting.This can help get your fundraiser off to a stronger start. You should also meet with your group periodically as well. Even if it’s a Zoom call.

And what is the most important thing you can tell your group? Register so they can share their online store link with friends and family. The greater your group registration percentage, the more money you’ll raise. It’s that simple.

So how do you do a virtual kickoff?

If you’re a smaller group, consider meeting on a platform like Zoom to kickoff your sale. You can better communicate your purpose and your group will feel a greater sense of unity.

Learn how to host a video meeting

A communication app like Facebook Live may also be a helpful tool. Here are the best education communication apps for schools.

When people think about online school fundraisers, one thing that comes to mind is ‘donations’. Many fundraising platforms allow individuals and groups to set up a page and promote it. Then the company collects a percentage of the profits.

But when buying a product online, people receive a tangible item in exchange. There is no cost to set up and run your store. The company collects all the money initially, then distributes the profit money afterwards. A donation option is also available.