School Fundraising Product Options
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.
Selecting a School Fundraiser
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!
Creative School Fundraising Ideas
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.
Other Considerations for Selling Products
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.