You have probably been involved with school fundraising efforts in the past, probably more than once if your kids are out of elementary school. But if you are now trying to organize fundraising for school trips, you might find that the way you go about setting things up is a little bit different. Whereas most school fundraising is based on an ongoing need, i.e. teams needing equipment and supplies, fundraising for school trips focuses on a single event, a one-time expense that you just need to get knocked out as soon as possible. We're here to help you do just that, with some tips and advice on fundraising for school trips.

Successful fundraising for school trips depends a lot on knowing exactly what your goals are, and exactly what you need to achieve those goals. School trips can be anything from a day at the zoo, to a week in the nation's capital. Understanding the exact depth of the undertaking can be make the difference between whether or not the fundraising for your school trip is a success. Don't leave anything out when making your financial plan, and build in some emergency margins. It's better to have a little money left over at the end of the trip than to run out of money while you're there.

Once you know exactly how much you need to make via fundraising for your school trip, you need to find a fundraising idea that will help you reach that target. Smaller groups can do well with things like scratch cards, which return high profits for a small investment. Larger groups that need more money for a longer trip may want to expand out to something like pretzels, which has a minimum order, but can yield great results for groups with enough selling power to clear the minimum. Check out our fundraising for school trips pages to see just what we can offer you in terms of inspiring fundraising ideas.