Children had a great time! I heard one student say that “This is the best ever!”
School Fundraising Ideas that Boost Profits
Unique elementary, middle, and high school fundraisers. Fall and spring shoppers, cookie dough, gourmet popcorn, personalized gifts and more.
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What Our Customers Say
Wonderful!! I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with. The overall service that we received from Big Fundraising Ideas was exceptional. I will definitely recommend them to others.
First your Popcornopolis is delicious. Our Fundraiser was all virtual as students are all online. While there was definitely interest (by the number of unique visits to our designated website) there were very few sales generated after people viewed it. From feedback received, while interest was high, the shipping cost for individual orders precluded most from completing the sale. I can see this would be a great fundraiser for in person schools but didn't generate the sales we were hoping for.
This fundraiser on our end was publicized by emailing all 2500+ student families twice, posted on the school's ASB Instagram account. Posted on the school's Facebook page, alumni page and 10 other local Facebook group pages. Also posted on the Nextdoor app. My point, it wasn't for lack of advertising. They have done 3 other virtual fundraisers, this one generated the least interest and had the highest shipping.
Big Fundraising Ideas is always very helpful. They go out of their way to make sure our fundraisers go smoothly. If there is ever a question we can always call on them.
It was so easy and simple. So great that the items shipped directly to the buyer.
The overall experience was perfect for our school. I love the constant communication and updates. We had a very good experience with your company.
Great communications with this company!
It was so fun! And easy! The children had a fantastic time at the party! I wish y'all could have heard their screams of joy when they rounded the corner and saw all the bouncers and the slide! The inflatable company was fantastic! They were great at setting up and very friendly and accommodating!
Our overall experience with Big Fundraising Ideas was great. The service we received was exceptional; product quality as well as the prize program was very good. I highly recommend Big Fundraising Ideas.
I would prefer to have a faster process for receiving items, maybe the ability to send payment along with the orders so that there is no delay in receiving items.
The company set everything up for us. All we had to do was promote it and send the link. I think next time I will keep the fundraiser open longer than two weeks.
The super splash party was great! Our students had a blast and enjoyed themselves tremendously. I think if the next board goes with your company it will be even more successful the next time!
Overall experience was good, Clay was very communicative, and sent great resources to help with marketing.
They made our fundraiser very simple and easy to spread the word about our stainless steel fundraiser.
Clay was very easy to communicate with, and I enjoyed every aspect of this experience. Highly recommend.
Questions About School Fundraisers
Funding for extracurricular projects and events normally isn't provided by the school district.
There are many ways that schools can raise money. For example, they can have events, drives, or sell products. Previous sales experience is often used to determine the method that works best.
It usually depends on the size of the group. Smaller organizations can make $1,000 or more. See our high school fundraising ideas. Large school-wide groups often bring in over $50,000.
Schools end up having several smaller unplanned sales to meet existing financial needs. Instead they should take the time to plan 1 or 2 larger ones in advance.
It depends on the type of sale. Events like a carnival take place over a day or evening; but much more work goes into planning an event. A brochure sale typically lasts 2 weeks to give people time to collect orders and money.
The simplest sales campaigns are those that don’t require a lot of up front work. Groups can also complete them in a shorter time-frame. Some products, like lollipops or beef jerky, can sell out in 5 days or less.
Variety sells, so consider large fall or spring brochures. Otis Spunkmeyer® cookie dough and Auntie Anne’s® frozen food are all popular programs.
More than 90% of elementary schools have fundraising events. The majority of middle and high schools need them as well. They account for 80% of the money used to fund extracurriculars.
School fundraisers are essential. They help create the educational opportunities that assist students in finding their passions.
Raising money is a part of nearly every student’s experience. That’s why we offer a huge selection of products and brochures. Choose an item-in-hand school fundraiser, like pretzel rods or lollipops.
Or if you want more product variety, try our gourmet kitchenware brochure. Your group will find a fundraising program that appeals to everyone.
We make logistics easy and efficient. With our turnkey programs and marketing, you can focus on selling items and raising money.
Nowadays, raising money goes far beyond traditional campaigns like cookie dough or discount cards (although these still make excellent programs!). Your fundraiser can feature deluxe frozen pies, themed smencils, or customized apparel.
You can even sell Auntie Anne’s® pretzels or Cinnabon® rolls. Kids, teens, and adults will all find a sales program that appeals to their passion and fuels them to make sales.
School fundraisers can be very successful. Make sure to set goals, consider your audience, and encourage engagement. Goals are normally tied to a need, like a new playground or textbooks for fifth grade science. Determining how much your school needs to raise is a great way to help you pick the right product or brochure.
But schools must also consider their audience. Your school may be in a predominately younger neighborhood. Fancier kitchen gadgets may have less appeal to new families on entry-level incomes.
But, lots of single-family homes are perfect for gourmet food offerings. Consider pizzas or pies that make every mom’s life a little bit easier. A little research up front will go a long way in setting you up for a successful sale. Learn how to sell for school fundraisers
Finally, be sure to pick a fundraising product students can get excited about. Sports teams will love things they can customize to foster school spirit. Younger students will enjoy selling treats and items they can use and enjoy.
Sales campaigns can be overwhelming. They depend on resources and volunteer support. We offer decades of experience, industry leading products, and motivational prize programs.
Our school fundraisers increase participation, drive up revenues, and achieve big goals. We offer a variety of products and unique incentives, like Big Event Prize Programs.
These experiential prize programs allow students to take part in a super fun event. And they get to celebrate their success with low sales requirements. Schools routinely report a major upsurge in participation with our event incentive plans. This dramatically boosts school fundraising profits.
If you want to achieve bigger results, start your journey with Big Fundraising Ideas.