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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.
Fast & easy profits. Get everything you need to succeed. Start your fundraiser today for free.
What Our Customers Say
Easy and prompt service follow up was great. Returned emails quickly. We sold only online and this was perfect for us because of the corona virus.
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.
We needed a completely contactless fundraiser for our kids from order to delivery and your company was able to provide that! We had wanted to do the flower sale but I forgot was no longer available.
I would rate our experience excellent. This was our most productive campaign.
The super splash party is a great motivator for sales! It was a blast and our kids loved it!
Aside from the cookie dough shipping cost, this was an effective fundraiser.
The kids really enjoyed themselves as well as the adults. It comes at a time when we all need to relax. Great show! Great job! Thank you!
It was ok. I was expecting it to work better however many of of customers complained about the high shipping cost. We did receive good compliments on the over quality of the cookies.The shipping was just too expensive.
All the students love it and had a great time but some were disappointed there wasn't a laser tag. The inflatable games were very appropriate for our students and the perfect amount of activities were provided. The super party was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to others.
The overall service that we received from Big Fundraising Ideas was exceptional! Product quality was outstanding and the prize incentives were excellent. I will definitely recommend them to others!
Our senior class sold the beef sticks to provide money for their prom, senior outing and graduation. Very easy. Ordered the beef sticks, came quickly and was an easy fundraiser!
The overall service that we received from Big Fundraising Ideas was very good. Product quality met everyone's expectations and the prize incentives were excellent! Big Fundraising Ideas was very good and I will recommend your company to the next board.
As I mentioned before it was a bit scary but the process became easier.
Product shipped quickly and replacement for out-of-stock was given with extra product, but disappointing for some.
How Do School Fundraisers Work?
Each year schools raise about $1.7 billion selling merchandise. We know it works.
But before you start, decide how to sell our products. We offer three ways to raise money:
- Take brochure orders
- Make sales online
- Sell a product in hand
If you want to take orders first, we’ll send you what you need before your start. Each student gets a brochure, order form, prize flyer, and money envelope. Students then show the brochure to neighbors, family, and friends and ask them to buy one or more items. Money collection takes place up front with the order.
Once finished, deposit the money in your account and send us your order forms. We’ll then send you a sales report and invoice and schedule delivery. Orders arrive packed by the seller to make distribution easy. Your profit is the difference between what you initially deposited and the invoice.
All of our brochure programs include an online store. This gives students a 2nd way to raise money.Online Fundraisers
If you want to sell online exclusively, If you want your group to make sales online exclusively, check out our online school fundraisers. There's nothing easier. You have no order forms or money to collect and no product deliveries. Everything ships directly to the customer’s home. And to top it off, we offer exclusive prize programs that can make selling online even more fun and rewarding!Sell Direct
Another option is to order your product up front and then sell it directly to consumers. Instead of using a brochure, your students would have the product in hand.
Knowing how much product to order is essential since you’re receiving the product upfront. You'll need to ask:
- What is the size of your group?
- How much do you want them to sell?
We provide a handy ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool on each product page. You'll know how much to order and how much your group will raise.
To get started, submit a purchase order. Payment is due within 15 days of receiving your product.
What Makes Our School Fundraising Programs Better?
- Excellent Value. Whether you choose to take orders or sell a product, your customers receive excellent quality at a great price.
- Largest Selection. We offer the largest variety of school fundraisers in the industry. Pick from seasonal gifts, cookie dough, frozen food, popcorn, candy bars, and much more!
- Dedicated Customer Care We’re always available to answer your questions.
- Free Shipping. We don’t charge for shipping our direct sale products and having low minimums for our brochure programs.
- No Up Front Money Needed. Start your fundraiser for free. No payment until after you’ve collected the money from your customers.
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 have several minor unplanned sales to meet existing financial needs. Instead, they should take the time to plan 1 or 2 larger ones.
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 two weeks to give people time to collect orders and money.
The simplest sales campaigns don’t require much upfront 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.
School Fundraising Ideas & Tips
- Make sure your students understand your purpose and how much money their group needs to raise.
- Set reasonable fundraising goals for your students. Also, have them break the sale down into more manageable daily goals.
- Have a kickoff meeting with your students. Let them know how the fundraiser will work and what your objectives are.
- Encourage students only to approach people they know and trust.
- Remind them to sell online to out-of-town family and friends.
- Keep students focused on making sales.
- Consider adding extra incentives to bring in more money.
- Reduce potential sales fatigue by limiting your group to 1 or 2 school fundraisers a year.
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 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.
Try our gourmet kitchenware brochure if you want more product variety. 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.
Many single-family homes are perfect for gourmet food offerings. Consider pizzas or pies that make every mom’s life a little easier. A little upfront research will go a long way in setting you up for a successful sale. Learn how to sell for school fundraisers
Finally, 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 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 participate 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.