Fast and easy school fundraising ideas for kids and adults. Sell seasonal and personalized gifts, cookie dough, popcorn, candy bars, tumblers, and more.
Raise money for free. Take orders from a catalog, sell online, or have the actual product in hand to exchange for money on the spot.
What Our Customers Say
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.
There was a hiccup with the shipping costs which costs us more in the long run. Supply chain issues tried to stop this fundraiser but Clay helped navigate all challenges.
Overall, our experience with big fundraising was great. Our questions and concerns were answered quickly and our order was perfect. Nothing was damaged or missing.
Any questions are always answered promptly and it was easy to deal with the administrative end of things. The website makes it easy to track everything you need to know with just a few clicks. We will definitely be using Big Fundraising Ideas again.
The setup of the fundraiser was easy. I had little work to do on my end and it came out great!
Mr. Boggess was excellent in answering any questions I had being as this was my first fundraiser to organize! He was so helpful and response time via emails were fast!
It was really easy to work with your team. I would highly recommend others to work with you as well, and will be planning future fundraisers with your company.
Delivery went very well! I didn't realize they would all be bagged/boxed per student! That was incredibly helpful. Thank you!
Great experience. Even when there was a few bumps along the road, everyone was very helpful in resolving them as quickly as possible.
Delivery went very well and we were extremely pleased with how organized everything was. The only issue we had was with FedEx delivering a day late. All of our volunteers and parents were ready for pick up and then we found out last minute it wasn't showing up. Otherwise, we had a very successful fundraiser and look forward to doing business again with you in the future!
We received the product earlier than expected making the invoice due before our fundraiser began.
Clay was great and helped me all the way through with any and all questions I had!
I had no issues working with this amazing team. Again, the reps were responsive and flexible in working with me and my students. I would work with them again.
Customer service is an A++. Great company to work with.
Great! Love working with Big Fundraising Ideas! You all are so quick and responsive. Love that we can have a virtual fundraiser during Covid!
School Fundraising Questions
You pay after you collect your money. If selling out of a brochure, promotional supplies are provided upfront at no cost. When selling a product in hand, payment is due within 15 days of receiving the product.
Yes. The advantages of online fundraisers are that they require no collection of order forms or money. Products are shipped directly to customers' homes.
Select a brochure to show, a product to sell, or an online fundraiser to promote, and your group can start raising money with no upfront cost.
We don’t recommend putting stainless tumblers in the dishwasher. Plastic tumblers are usually top-rack dishwasher safe.
Yes, the most popular products that are gluten-free are popcorn and lollipops.
Schools make 40% profit on brochure sales, and with in-hand product sales, it depends on how much you order. You can earn as much as 90%. Online fundraiser profit is determined by how many total items your group sells.
So you know you want a school fundraiser but need to know where to start. That's where we come in! With our school fundraising ideas, some schools generate five figures in profits! It starts with you, the sponsor.
You may be a parent, volunteer, or school administrator. No matter your role, we're here to make selecting a product more straightforward than ever.
Start by picking what type of fundraiser you want to do: brochure or product-in-hand. Make this selection by determining when and where you plan to sell. For instance, you would want to do something other than a brochure fundraiser at an event like a field day. With so many distractions, parents could not see themselves with the product.
High school fundraising ideas include field days, suitable for a beef jerky or candy bar fundraiser. They can have a quick snack and then go back to playing or supervising. One of the most effective middle school fundraising ideas for a brochure fundraiser is at a PTA meeting or parent's night, where you'll want to bring our ultimate coffee collection.
Parents will be eager to assist in raising funds for their child since they may already be on the subject. They'll make the coffee and bring it to future meetings or early mornings!
Choose a product suitable for the season and the cause for elementary school fundraising ideas. For instance, no matter how much you love gift wrap, you won't sell it right before Easter.
Instead, try a lollipop fundraiser during a book fair. Kids likely have brought money to school, and now they can enjoy a lollipop while they read their new book. You can also get family and close friends to buy flowers on a warm day, but not if it's snowed outside.
If you're fundraising for school supply money, try selling Smencils at an open house. You can talk about supplies in the classroom while someone is holding one.
Brochure fundraisers require payment upfront. With in-hand items, you must carry an inventory of unpaid merchandise. These can be essential factors to consider for both you and your students.
Most fundraisers yield a profit of at least 40%. So, you can see winning results no matter which option you choose. If you've planned your fundraiser well, you can leverage excitement around your cause.
Once you've honed in on the correct school fundraiser type, it's time to set goals! Goals help kids to get more excited about what they're working on. They also help teachers and parents keep them accountable. Keep the school informed on the progress and emphasize the prizes.