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!
The School Fundraising Guidebook provided by Big Fundraising Ideas is a life saver. As a full-time school district employee with many hats to wear, this guide’s efficiency helps our fundraising run on its own. The guide includes everything needed for a successful fundraiser. I enjoy the convenience of pulling out pre-made forms; making copies and sending them home with the students. It is an easy to follow, self explanatory manual that makes fundraising the successful task I didn’t mind taking on. This guide takes you that extra mile to meet your organizations needs, with little effort by following the time-line and instructions included. Many thanks to those who created this time saving guide which helps us achieve our goals.
I do not remember how we found out about your company but we are very happy we did. Excellent service.
Our experience with y'all has been fantastic!!! Everyone in the office has been so helpful, especially with our endless questions! We really loved that the products came in already boxed with the students name, teacher and grade on a label! You have no idea how much stress that took off! That is always one of the biggest hassles!
Thank you so much for making this the most stress free fundraiser ever! We look forward to working with you again!
School Fundraising Questions
You only pay us after you’ve collected your money. We’ll send you your brochure supplies or product upfront for free.
Yes, we offer this option year-round. Check out our online fundraising products
Select a brochure to show, product to sell, or online fundraiser to promote and we'll provide you with what you need to start raising money for free.
We don’t recommend putting our stainless tumblers in the dishwasher. Our Tritan plastic tumblers are top rack dishwasher safe. They also come with a lifetime guarantee.
Yes, our KIND® bars, popcorn and lollipops do not contain gluten.
You make 40% profit on brochure sales and with product sales, it depends on how much you order. You can make as much as 90%. With online fundraisers your profit is determined by how many total items your group sells.
So you know you want to have a fundraiser, but you don’t know where to start. That’s where Big Fundraising Ideas comes in! With our programs, 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 easier 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 wouldn’t want to do a brochure fundraiser at an event like a field day. With so many distractions, parents would be unable to see themselves with the product.
Field days would be good for something like a beef jerky or candy bar fundraiser. They can have an immediate snack then go back to playing or supervising. A great idea for a brochure fundraiser is at a PTA meeting or parent’s night. This is where you'll want to bring our ultimate coffee collection.
Parents will be eager to assist in raising funds for your child, since they may already be on the subject anyway. They'll make the coffee and bring it to future meetings or early mornings!
Next, you want to narrow down your options. Be sure the product you choose is suitable for the season and the cause. For instance, no matter how much you love gift-wrap, you won't sell it right before Easter.
Instead, you may want to 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 been snowing outside.
If you’re fundraising for school supply money, try selling Smencils at an open house. You’ll be able to have a conversation about supplies in the classroom while someone is holding one.
Brochure fundraisers require payment up front. With in-hand items, you must carry an inventory of unpaid merchandise. These can be important factors to consider, for both you and your students.
Most fundraisers yield a profit of at least 40%. So no matter which option you choose, you can see winning results. If you’ve planned your fundraiser well, you can leverage excitement around your cause.
Once you’ve honed in on the right type of school fundraiser for you, 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 be sure to emphasize the prizes.