If you have been a member of the PTA for longer than five minutes, you already know one of the biggest challenges that today's schools face: budgeting. School funding is so pathetically low that most things the school needs will require additional resources.

Many PTA groups have responding to this by organizing school PTA fundraisers, because this is a great way to bring in some much-needed cash.

There is some organizing to be done with a school fundraiser, of course, and it's not all going to be a walk in the park, but hosting a PTA fundraiser can be a rewarding experience in more ways than one. So how do you go about getting started with a school PTA fundraiser? Obviously you are going to need a really great school fundraiser product idea in order to get everyone motivated about the job ahead of them.

One thing that is a sure-fire winner is a food fundraiser. There are plenty of food PTA fundraisers for schools that will suit any size of group, and any financial goal. You cannot even imagine how many choices are available - pretzels, chocolate, cookie dough, tea, coffee, popcorn, and even gourmet snacks can be turned into very lucrative school PTA fundraiser ideas.

If you don't know which one of these would suit your group, have a look at our school PTA fundraiser pages and get to grips with the details of each. There are also fundraisers you can do that involve local retailers, and can easily become a yearly tradition.

Discount cards are fantastic - they give your supporters really great deals from places local to them, they result in free advertising for the retailers involved, and best of all, your discount card fundraiser can make up to 90% in profits for you! If you think this might be the school PTA fundraiser idea for you, have a look at our discount cards PTA fundraiser and see for yourself how well it can work.