Best Fundraising Ideas In America

School Fundraising Ideas

School Fundraisers

Find the best programs for any grade level or group type

Sports Fundraising Ideas

Sport Fundraisers

Learn about raising money for any type of sports group

Church Fundraisers

Church Fundraising

We break down fundraising by church group type here

Non Profit Fundraisers

Non Profit Fundraisers

Raise support for non profit or charity causes

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Everyone love freshly baked cookies. No cost to start.

Candy Fundraising Ideas

Candy Fundraisers

Easy to sell candy from national brands like Hershey and more

Candle Fundraisers

Candle Fundraising

One of the easiest products to sell. 4 different programs.

Discount Card Fundraisers

Fundraising Cards

Make money for your group and support local businesses

Brochure Fundraisers

No Upfront Cost

Unique fundraisers that cost nothing to start

Coffee Fundraising Ideas

Coffee Fundraisers

Fresh Coffee and Tea options perfect for any group

Lollipop Fundraisers

Lollipop Fundraisers

Lollipops are easy to sell and you make 50% profit

Scratch Card Fundraisers

Fun Scratch Cards

A Fun and unique way to raise the money your group needs

Top Fundraisers for April:

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

The newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. There's no cost to start this fundraiser. Make 50% profit. You can even qualify for free shipping.

Color Xploder Lollipops

Color Blasters are a fun candy. These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are thrown together and you get a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you get to offer new fresh products each time someone buys one of your fundraising lollipops. There is only a one case minimum.

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs

Frozen cookie dough is one of the best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies. This is our best selling cookie dough program because of the retail selling price. You will sell 2 pounds tubs of dough for only $10 each. Shipping is free unless you are in an extreme remote area. And there's no cost to get started.

Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

You have to try our irresistibly sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzel rods! The Rods are dipped in milk chocolate and then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings! Fall Promotion: 1 Free Case with every 20 cases!

Jack Links Beef Jerky

Jack Links Beef Sticks are a great alternative to candy fundraising. The beef sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards. The sticks sell for only $1 or $1.50 each. You can purchase as little as 1 case and shipping is absolutely free

Dinner and Movie Card

Our newest fundraising discount card - the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card - offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.


Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and are shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.

Coffee and Tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with an old fashion gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

For more than 10 years Easy Fundraising Ideas has been the leading online source of products for groups needing to raise money. Our goal is simple: Provide groups with tried and proven ideas. We want to help you quickly choose the best option that meets your specific needs as easily as possible.

We make product fundraising as simple and easy as possible. As you browse our site you will find the most successful products offered anywhere. Once you choose a product it only takes one click to get started. If you choose one of our brochure campaigns we not oly provide free marketing materials we also provide free online tools to tally and place your order.

There are no hidden fees. Free shipping is available on all of our products. And all of our fundraisers are easy to start, easy to sell and easy to complete!!

Written by Howard Gottlieb

21 Other Creative and Easy Ways to Raise Money

1. How Many Marbles - Ask donors or supporters to pay $1 to guess how many marbles you have placed in a glass jar.

2. Bingo - Everyone loves an occasional game of bingo. Offer some prizes and charge a few bucks for every card. You might even have an entry fee.

3. Raffles - Ask members of your group to donate items or get local businesses to offer meals. Sell tickets and choose some winners.

4. Have a Gold Party - The price of gold and silver is near record highs. Get people to donate unwanted old jewelry. Their junk can turn into your treasure.

5. Fresh Cookies - How many people won't pay a few dollars for a product like freshly baked cookies? Raise some dough with this one!

6. Walk-a-thon - Promote healthy living while you stuff your pockets. Great way for schools and others to raise some capital.

7. Car Washes - Never a shortage of dirty cars. Provide a good service and you'll be surprised at the donations you can receive.

8. Silicone Bracelets - So many big groups raise money selling bracelets. Great way for supporters to promote your cause as well.

9. Spaghetti Dinner - Get volunteers to donate homemade spaghetti and charge by the plate.

10. Cook Books - Have members submit recipes and print your own cook book. People will pay good money for local recipes and you can cash in.

11. Grade-a-thons - One of the best ways for schools to raise some money and promote performance. Get parents, friends and others to pledge money for each A or B. Collect every grading period.

12. Holiday Shop - Solicit donations of new or gently used items and hold a holiday sale around Thanksgiving when people are in the giving spirit.

13. Capital Campaign - Just cut to the chase and tell your supporters and members that you have cash needs and ask for their contributions.

14. Talent Shows - People love to attend fun events. See if you can rally together some talent in your group and sell tickets to see your show.

15 . Skip a Meal - Sponsors commit to giving up a meal together and give the money saved to the designated cause.

16. Silent Auctions - Go around to local businesses and even group members and ask them to donate new items to your group. Write down descriptions and suggested prices and people to bid on the items. At the end of a designated period of time identify the winning bid and award the prizes.

17. Recycle Printer Cartridges - This is a great idea for a supplemental fundraiser. Stop throwing away used printer cartridges and instead get members to donate them and sell them to a recycler.

18. Read-a-thons: If you're looking for a natural school fundraising idea then consider holding a read-a-thon. After all most schools have required reading. Why not turn that requirement into a revenue source?

19. Online Donations: Depending on the purpose you're raising money for you might consider one of the many cause-related online fundraising companies that you can pursue donations through. There are lots of companies in this channel so we will not specify any in particular.

20. Marathon Sporting Events: In years past many sports teams and athletic departments raised money holding a marathon softball game, basketball game or other sports event. Supporters would come by and donate money. More money is raised through concessions and sponsorships by local businesses.

21. School Carnivals: Carnivals are a terrific way for elementary schools to raise a ton of money. Plan on lots of games of chance, some rides if possible and other fun activities. You can make much more money if you sell food as well. The only downside is the number of volunteers. Great carnivals are year long in the planning but well worth it if done properly.

Helpful Pages to Consider

Schools: If you're part of a high school, middle school, elementary school or any other type of school group or organization this section was designed for you. Many don't require any upfront payments.

Sports: It doesn't matter what sports you participate in. Whether you're a cheerleader, soccer player, golfer or athlete playing any other sport you will find the easiest sports fundraising ideas in this section.

Churches: This section will highlight the most successful ways churches and Christian groups raise money. It includes great ideas for Christian schools, church groups and even individuals needing funds for mission trips.

Non Profits: There are lots of charities and non profit groups that depend on supporters to meet their financial needs. In this section we identify some of the best non profit fundraising ideas including many that cost nothing to start.

Candy: Here's where you'll find the best selling candy and lollipops. Great returns selling products supporters love.

No Upfront Cost Fundraisers: You'll find some of the best brochures and products available and there is no cost to start any of these programs.

Cookie Dough: Everyone loves a cookie now and then and this section highlights the top selling cookie dough fundraisers.

Candles: Candles are used in most homes and offices so there's a huge market for any of these candle lines.

Fundraising Cards: Discount cards offer the highest profits and many are customizable.

Scratch Cards: Each card raises $100 and helps members request donations in a fun and easy way.

Coffee: If you want a product with a huge market then consider one of these coffee or tea product lines.

Lollipops: Looking for an affordable product that's easy to sell? There's no better option than lollipops and suckers.


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Here's what our customers are saying about our fundraisers:

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs
Review Posted by: Aubrey Ordway - (April 17 2014)

We received 27 cases from the carrier. They arrived on 4/14/14 at 10:30am. We received 11 cases of chocolate chunk, 4 cases of peanut butter, 3 cases of oatmeal raisin, 2 cases of sugar, 3 cases of white chocolate macadamia nut, and 4 cases of snickerdoodle. The pallet had shrink wrap intact and the color of the wrap was clear. The driver, Bruce, was fantastic. My order was received complete without any issues whatsoever. I am very satisfied with this fundraiser and as I am graduating this semester, I will advise my replacement that Easy Fundraising Ideas is a good fundraising company to use. Thank you very much

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs
Review Posted by: Tien - (April 09 2014)

Teresa, Thank you so much for you help. I really appreciate your help throughout this entire process. Tien Tran

Journey of Faith Candles
Review Posted by: Eustacia - (April 08 2014)

Hello Kari, Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you put in to help my church fundraiser a success. I just got my candle order delivered and we are ready to get them to our customers. I will be more than happy to use your company again.

Earth Candles
Review Posted by: Linda Robinson - (April 04 2014)

Hi Teresa--just want you to know how pleased we are with the candles--they arrived on the date you said they would and everyone likes them--thank you for the good customer service--hope to do another fundraiser with you in the future. Linda Robinson

Trail Mix
Review Posted by: TrailBlaze Challenge - (April 03 2014)

A wonderful fundraiser The mixes sold themselves and everyone commented on how good the nuts were.