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School Fundraisers

School Fundraisers
School Fundraisers
school fundraisers

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.

Reach Your Preschool Fundraising Goals Earn higher profits for your preschool or daycare. Family, friends, and…
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What Our Customers Say


Children had a great time! I heard one student say that “This is the best ever!”

Jennifer Lopez
PTA President
Magee Elementary PTA

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.

Jennifer Golec
President H & S
Park Elementary

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.

Karley Chubb
Parent Facilitator
Patrick Henry High School

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.

Lisa Zamoran
Sam Houston Elementary

It was so easy and simple. So great that the items shipped directly to the buyer.

Elizabeth Harrison
4th Grade Teacher
Chris Yung Elementary

The overall experience was perfect for our school. I love the constant communication and updates. We had a very good experience with your company.

LaToya Mitchell
LaPlace Elementary School

Great communications with this company!

Tammy Hicks
PTO President
Georgiana PTO

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!

Marilee Howard
PTO Vice President
Gresham Elementary

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.

Jennifer Young
PTO President
Euharlee Elementary School

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.

Andrea Estupinan
Site Supervisor
4Cs Old Elm CDC

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.

Maria Nuno
Activities Director
Grant Union High School Student Council

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!

Donnetta Herin
PTA President
Schanen Estates Elementary

Overall experience was good, Clay was very communicative, and sent great resources to help with marketing.

Selina Wilder
PTO President
Ayer-Shirley PTO

They made our fundraiser very simple and easy to spread the word about our stainless steel fundraiser.

Mark Allan
Head Wrestling Coach
Dan River High School

Clay was very easy to communicate with, and I enjoyed every aspect of this experience. Highly recommend.

Jonathan Reimers
Assistant Principal
Temple Christian Academy

High school girls swim meetHow Do School Fundraisers Work?

Each year schools raise about $1.7 billion selling merchandise. We know it works.

But before you start, decide how you want to sell our products. We offer 3 ways to raise money:

  1. Take brochure orders
  2. Make sales online
  3. Sell a product in hand
Brochure Fundraising

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 1 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, invoice and schedule your delivery. Orders arrive packed by 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. In this case, instead of using a brochure, your students would have the actual product in hand.

It’s important to know how much product to order since you’re receiving the actual product up front. You'll need to ask:

  1. What is the size of your group?
  2. 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 the amount of money your group will raise.

To get started, submit a purchase order. Payment is due within 15 days after receiving your product.


Elementary school student field tripWhat 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 entire 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 to ship our direct sale products, and have 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

Why do we have school fundraisers?

Funding for extracurricular projects and events normally isn't provided by the school district.

What are the best fundraisers for schools?

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.

How much do school fundraisers make?

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.

Why do schools have so many fundraisers?

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.

How long do school fundraisers last?

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.

What is the easiest fundraiser?

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.

What are some good fundraising ideas for schools?

Variety sells, so consider large fall or spring brochures. Otis Spunkmeyer® cookie dough and Auntie Anne’s® frozen food are all popular programs.

Elementary school student huddleSchool 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 to only approach people they know and trust.
  • Remind them to also 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 Ideas For School Fundraisers

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.