Student council, like so many other school groups these days, relies heavily on income from fundraising activities in order to cover costs and keep everything running smoothly. Anyone who is new to organizing a fundraiser should probably stick to a formula that works, as there are proven ways of getting the job done right.
Obviously the number one priority is that you choose student council fundraising ideas that that match up well with the students, as well as being appropriate for your likely customer base. If this is going to be a large effort, with a fundraising team that has a lot of selling power, then you can do a big brochure-based fundraiser, where the students collect orders from a catalogue and we send the products out to you to distribute.
There are all kinds of products you can choose from - anything from cookie dough fundraisers to green products to tea and coffee can be great fundraising ideas for student council.
For smaller fundraising teams, you'll need something with low minimums, no shipping charges, and high profit margins, so you can make the most of the selling power you have. Scratch card fundraisers have become very popular over the past few years, and they work really well as fundraising ideas for student council if the students will be heading out into the community to do their fundraising. Scratch cards are simple, effective, and have some of the highest profit margins of any fundraisers out there.