Cheerleaders are feeling the economic situation just like the rest of us, and anyone who has a cheerleader in the family knows that it's not a cheap sport to get started with. Uniforms alone are incredibly expensive, and they always need more than one. When you take into account all the other things needed for competitive cheerleading as well, you'll see why cheerleaders turn to fundraising to make up for budget problems.

So what kind of fundraising ideas should you go for? Chocolate fundraising is the old favorite, and it continues to perform well for cheerleader fundraising. The best part is, you never have to worry about it going out of style, and if the kids can get permission to sell the chocolate on school grounds, even better.

If you want to try something a bit more innovative for your cheerleader fundraising, however, there are all kinds of ways to go about that. Temporary tattoos may sound a bit radical, but the kids love to buy them, and since tattoos are a direct sale fundraiser, after you pay for your order and receive the tattoos, all the profits from your cheerleaders fundraising effort go right to you.

Even more straight forward for cheerleaders fundraising are scratch cards. These are lucrative cheerleaders fundraising ideas that are designed for maximum profit, and work particularly well for smaller squads. The concept is simple: people scratch off 2 of 50 dots, and are asked to pay the revealed amount as a donation. In return, the donors are given a sheet of coupons as a thank-you.

Larger squads or groups comprising mostly older kids may do well with something like pre-sell cheerleaders fundraising ideas. Whatever you want to do, though, check with your fundraiser consultant about shipping fees and order minimums to make sure that you are getting the maximum benefit from your cheerleaders fundraisers. Making money with cheerleaders fundraising can be great fun, and just think of all the stuff the squad will be able to buy when their fundraising goes really well!