The only negative response we received from potential customers was the cost of shipping which amounted for the loss of approximately 20-25 orders.
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
Loved this fundraiser!! Had a great time with it and look forward to doing it again.
Colorful brochure, various items. Great company to work with. The variety in the brochure makes it seem like there is more than one fundraiser. I feel the products are great, the quality of the items is great. I feel that this is and would be a great fundraiser for any group or organization.
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We had a wonderful experience with our fundraiser as it took all the work out of it on our part which was really nice. All of the people were eager and very nice and helpful when we had a question and when the person we were dealing with was not available there was someone else that could help us. It was GREAT!!!
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It was great.
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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!
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Great experience. Even when there was a few bumps along the road, everyone was very helpful in resolving them as quickly as possible.
It was a learning experience. You all made it very easy for our organization. Thanks.
You all were very accommodating and helpful when we had questions.
We had prompt and excellent customer service. All our questions were answered promptly and products were shipped quickly.
Our overall experience was smooth and pleasant. The service and product quality was very good.
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.