The Best Fundraising Ideas in America

Looking for a great fundraiser? Below you will find more than 44 proven fundraising ideas to consider, ranging from product sales to online fundraisers to events proven to raise money. You'll also find fundraising e books, thermometers, widgets and reviews

School Fundraising Ideas

Almost every school could use some financial assistance now and then. When those needs pop up most start to research the best fundaising ideas for schools. It doesn't matter whether it's elementary, middle or high school. It could even be preschool. Many budgets fail to cover all the costs associated with offering sports programs, clubs, events or class trips.

We offer school fundraising ideas for any need you might have.

Elementary School Fundraising
Elementary School Fundraisers
Elementary schools are where most families are introduced to school fundraising. At this age parents are as involved as they will ever be and kids are willing to participate. That means there are lots of great fundraisers that will work for you. Click on More Info to take a look at some of the best elementary school fundraising ideas available.
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Middle School Fundraising
Middle School Fundraisers
Middle school is the toughest grade level for successful school fundraising. The kids are not terribly interested in fundraising and parents begin to disengage. But there are middle school fundraising ideas worth pursuing. Take a look at some of the more successful programs by clicking on the More Info button below.
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High School Fundraising
High School Fundraisers
By high school fundraising has become more predictable.By these grades the students are usually raising money for sports or clubs they have a passion for. While parents are really a non issue the passion the kids have translates well into successful fundraising participant. Check out our suggested high school fundraising ideas by clicking more info.
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Church Fundraising Ideas

If you're part of a church group you might find that you will occasionally need to raise money to pay for things like mission trips, kids curriculum, sound equipment or other needs.

So unless members of your church are willing to step to the plate and meet the financial needs, sometimes you need to hold a church fundraiser.

Below you'll find the top 3 church fundraisers:

Journey of Faith Candles

If you are a faith-based group and want to sell candles then consider our Journey in Faith candle line. This is our newest candle line for faith-based groups. We provide free candle brochures to pre sell the candles so there is no need for upfront cash.
Journey of Faith Candles

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles. Each candle sells for only $12 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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Church Scratch Cards

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch off cards might be your answer. Our faith based scratch card fundraising program is designed for churches, faith based schools and church youth groups. Supporters make donations based amounts revealed on the scratch cards and are given valuable coupons as thank you gifts.
Church Scratch Cards

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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$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.
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You will pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough and are placing your order. Then you can use the money you collected to pay for your order. When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%
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Sports Fundraising Ideas

Sports fundraising is so critical these days. Whether you are a basketball, football, soccer, or cheerleading organization, the costs of playing sports is getting higher than registration fees and budgets can handle. Most leagues require players to participate in some sort of sports fundraiser to offset costs. The difficult thing is choosing the best fundraising ideas for your particular team.

Below we suggest the top 3 sports fundraisers:

All Sport Scratch Cards

If you want an easy fundraising idea for sports, scratch card fundraisers are just what you are looking for. If you can not find your specific sport in our collection of scratch off graphics, All Sports Cards are your best option. Make up to 90% profit.
All Sport Scratch Cards

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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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!
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. Each Case will sell for a total of $240.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases your purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. Fall Promotion: 1 Free Case with every 20 cases!

Profit and Cost:

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  • Free Shipping
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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
50 - up 50% $120.00
25 - 49 45% $132.00
10 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
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Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fund raising product is perfect for small groups.
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 - 99 48% $124.80
25 - 49 45% $132.00
11 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
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Non Profit Fundraising Ideas

 

Raising Money By Mail
Money By Mail Fundraisers

7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail with Sample Fundraising Letters.

Many non-profit organizations can benefit from a well-planned ongoing mailing program. Our complete guide takes you step by step through building your mailing list, writing a letter that get results, and thanking donors for their gifts



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Charity Auctions
Charity Auction Fundraisers

Maximize your next charity fundraiser with secrets from top charity auction experts.

Get real deal, secrets from the charity auction experts themselves. Between them, they have over 40 years experience planning benefit auctions. They know what mistakes to avoid and what strategies to use to skyrocket your auction success!

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Silent Auctions
Auction Fundraisers

Learn everything you need on how to create a successful Silent Auction Fundraiser.

A true Step by Step Fundraising manual that takes you by hand and shows you exactly how to create a successful Silent Auction Fundraiser. This guide includes a full Toolkit of forms and worksheets that will save you hours of work!

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Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Cookie dough fundraisers are the best way for schools, clubs, sports teams, churches, and non-profit organizations to raise money, quickly and easily.

Below you'll find the top 3 cookie dough fundraisers:

$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.
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You will pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough and are placing your order. Then you can use the money you collected to pay for your order. When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%
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Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New!!! Now you can sell boxes of our best selling preportioned frozen cookie dough program for just $10 each. The dough is preformed into perfectly portioned cookies. You just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. There's no need to thaw the dough. People love the convenience of this product.
Preformed Cookie Dough

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the amount of cookie tubs you sell. Your group needs to sell at least 120 boxes as a minimum for this fundraiser. When you meet the minimum order of 120 boxes you will earn 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. With this fundraiser you have the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%
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Cookie Dough Mix Fundraiser

How many cookie dough fundraisers have no minimums, 50% profit and are free to start? That's why our Delisheries Cookie Mix fundraiser is skyrocketing in popularity. You can even qualify for FREE shipping. This is the perfect cookie fundraiser for any size group.
Cookie Dough Mix Fundraiser

What You Should Know

How many cookie dough fundraisers have no minimums, 50% profit and are free to start? That’s why our Delisheries Cookie Mix fundraiser is skyrocketing in popularity. You can even qualify for FREE shipping. And now we’ve added some great items from Auntie Anne’s Pretzels as well.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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Candy Fundraisers

Candy bars have always been one of the most recognized fundraising products. Virtually every household purchases candy. With that many regular candy buyers it would seem to be a no brainer to start a candy fundraiser.

Below you'll find the top 3 candy fundraisers:

Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fund raising product is perfect for small groups.
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost:

  • In Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 - 99 48% $124.80
25 - 49 45% $132.00
11 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
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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!
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. Each Case will sell for a total of $240.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases your purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. Fall Promotion: 1 Free Case with every 20 cases!

Profit and Cost:

  • In Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
50 - up 50% $120.00
25 - 49 45% $132.00
10 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
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Welch's Fruit Snacks

People struggle when choosing a product for a youth fundraiser because of childhood obesity. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch's Fruit Snacks Variety Pack. The snacks are 100% Vitamin C, an excellent source of Vitamins A and E, FAT FREE, Made with real fruit and have no preservatives.
Welch's Fruit Snacks

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welchs Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit chart:

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 50% $54.00
23 - 48 45% $59.94
16 - 22 43% $62.10
12 - 15 40% $65.34
2 - 11 32% $75.00
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Candle Fundraiser

The scented candle fundraisers we suggest below are all made here in the USA by the Heritage Candle Company. They produce fundraising candles we designed and requested so that any type of group can find a relevant program to raise money.

Below you will find the top 3 candle fundraisers:

Earth Candles

Earth fundraising candles are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. You offer a terrific selection of candles in all the most popular scents. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to hold your candle sale.
Earth Candles

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles. Each candle sells for only $12 to $15 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our Heritage $10 fundraising candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Choose from 6 great scents.
Heritage Fundraising Candles

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles. Each candle sells for only $10 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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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.
Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

What You Should Know

Magic Melt wickless candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every scented wax bar you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 Magic Melts. Each melt sells for only $4 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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Lollipop Fundraisers

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.
Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

What You Should Know

Yummy Licks Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
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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.
Color Xploder Lollipops

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Swirl Lollipops and any of our other lollipop fundraisers no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
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Shockwave Lollipops

Shockwave Sour Pops are one of our top elementary school lollipop fundraisers. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops. It is definitely one of the top choices for a school needing to raise easy money.
Shockwave Lollipops

What You Should Know

Shockwave Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $144.00 50%
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No Upfront Cost Fundraising Ideas

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.
Flower Bulb Fundraising

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups. If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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Popcorn Fundraiser

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Gourmet Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO Free corn. Your group will make 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.
Popcorn Fundraiser

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected to pay for your order. When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
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Fundraising Discount Cards

Pizza Fundraising Cards

Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.
Pizza Fundraising Cards

What You Should Know

Pizza Cards Fundraising is one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit, though, is determined based on the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost:

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit % Profit %
75 min $3 0 $525 70%
100 $3 20 $900 90%
200 $3 50 $1,900 95%
300 $3 75 $2,850 95%
400 $3 100 $3,800 95%
1000 $3 300 $10,000 100%
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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.
Dinner and Movie Card

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
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Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.
Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought % Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00

Above pricing based on Group signing up their own merchants.

Cards Bought % Profit Cost per Card
2500 85% plus Call for Pricing
1000 80% $2.00
500 70% $3.00
250 min 50% $5.00

Above pricing based on our signing up your merchants.

 

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Coffee Fundraisers

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.
Coffee and Tea

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each. If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
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Coffee Backpacks

This is our newest coffee product. Instead of pre selling coffee you order backpacks filled with 52 $1 packets of assorted flavored coffee. Sellers keep the back packs as prizes. Each back pack comes with 52 packets of coffee. Each packet makes a full pot of coffee. You can purchase as little as one case of 9 back packs.
Coffee Backpacks

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit chart:

Profit and Cost:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 - 9 41% $279.00
2 - 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
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Scratch Card Fundraisers

Money Scratch Cards

Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available to any group needing to raise money. Our Money Scratch Card is the top selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money and can be used by any type of fundraising group. Each card raises $100.
Money Scratch Cards

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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Patriotic Scratch Cards

There are a lot of groups that need to raise money and want a creative fundraising idea. The problem for many is they want something different for your group. Scratch card fundraisers with our Patriotic card are perfect for scouts, veteran groups or any other patriotic group looking for high profit, low risk unique fundraising ideas.
Patriotic Scratch Cards

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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All Sport Scratch Cards

If you want an easy fundraising idea for sports, scratch card fundraisers are just what you are looking for. If you can not find your specific sport in our collection of scratch off graphics, All Sports Cards are your best option. Make up to 90% profit.
All Sport Scratch Cards

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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Hello Lisa, First and foremost, I would like to thank you for all your assistance. I have been very busy and rushed, all with a broken computer and email system. You have answered all my questions and have been very efficient. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

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everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela

Easy Fundraising Ideas is different than other fundraising companies

You can find fundraising products all over the web. The problem is that many companies simply sell you products and you are more or less on your own. We're different.

We supply you with a complete starter kit if you choose one of our no upfront cost brochure fundraisers. We will send you a free brochure for each member of your group along with a cash collection envelope to keep money and checks secure.

But we also supply an online fundraising dashboard where you can manage your fundraiser. One of the most valuable tools is our tallying tool. The tool is especially helpful for larger groups with quite a few sellers. We help you keep track of orders by seller and save the data so when you're done you've pt together your bulk order.

Once your order is entered online you can submit it and pay right then.

We are the only online fundraising company where you can schedule a fundraiser, order your brochures, enter individual orders, sumbit a bulk order and then submit payment without ever picking up a phone or leaving your desk.

We also have one of the most highly trained customer service staffs in the industry so if you need any help simply call (866) 874-8383 and one of our team members will gladly help.

21 Other Creative and Easy Ways to Raise Money

1. How Many Marbles - This old favorite is one of the easiest ways to raise some quick cash. Get a large jar and fill it with marbles. Be sure to count the number of marbles you place in the jar. You make money by asking donors or supporters to pay $1 to guess how many marbles you have placed in a glass jar.

You can add some excitement to the contest by having supporters write their guess on a sheet of paper that you place in a secure box until the end of the contest. If you are doing it in conjunction with a gathering or meeting it's a great way to end your meeting by pulling the guesses out one at a time and announcing them to the crowd.

The best way to attract even more attention is to get a local business to offer a nice prize to give the winner. The business can get great exposure by being your sponsor.

2. Bingo - Everyone loves an occasional game of bingo. Since it's easy to organize a bingo game and people enjoy playing it makes a great fundraiser for churches, schools, sports clubs and non profits.

There are lots of ways to play bingo. We suggest you play at least 3 to 5 games though to give people multiple chances to win. Make some of the games simple like any straight line bingo for smaller prizes. Then make your last two games a little more difficult by playing a cover all where a player needs to mark every number on their cards or a big X where players need to mark both diagonal lines across their cards for larger prizes.

People happily purchase cards for $5 or $10 each. Depending on the value of your prizes you might even charge for special Cover All Cards for the grand prize only. We've seen groups charge as much as $25 per card again depending on the prize.

3. Raffles - Raffle fundraisers are great for any group size. The beauty of raffles are that they cost virtually nothing and the upside is unlimited.

Ideally you want to have your prize or prizes donated by sponsors who get lots of publicity for supporting your group with their donation. Obviously the bigger the prizer the more attractive your raffle tickets are. That also means the better the prize the more you can charge for each ticket.

When it comes to raffles think big.

You can learn how to hold a successful raffle at Step by Step Fundraising. But let's just take a couple moments to break down the entire process into easy to follow steps:

  1. Schedule a first planning m where you discuss the major aspecty of your raffle. The big topic, of courae, is researching prizes.
  2. In a subsequent meeting you need to finalize your big prize
  3. Finalize all the other details including when you will start selling ticket sales when you will choose your winner.
  4. Ideally you should have some smaller prizes so there is more than one raffle winner.
  5. Design your raffle tickets and get them printed. We strongly suggest you get your raffle tickets numbered.
  6. Give tickets to members of your group to sell.
  7. Have a mid-campaign meeting to get a feel for how sales are going and whether you need to implement new strategies to drive excitement and sales.
  8. When your end date comes gather a group of people together to witness the actual drawing of winning tickets.
  9. Contact your winners and give them their prizes

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.

So how do you set up a gold party?

Most every town in America has a merchant who purchases gold and silver. The truth is that people do not receive near the market value for the raw metals but most people have lots of old jewelry sitting around that they don't ever wear and many of those pieces contain quite a bit of gold. That's an ideal market for the precious metals dealer who can inspect jewelry, coins and other collectibles and make offers to your supporters.

You should negotiate a percentage that you will receive as a commission from the dealer before you get started.

Even though the dealer will make money purchasing old jewelry for below market prices everyone can leave happy with some extra money in the coffers - including your group.

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!

How many restaurants have you been that have fresh cookies in a display right where you pay your bill? They know people will purchase a cookie or two just because they see them. So how many more cookies would people buy if they knew the money was supporting a good cause?

There are companies you can go to that will supply the oven and cookie dough. But the fact is you really don't need them.

The more important need is to have a high traffic location to offer your cookies. Be creative. Many retail centers will allow you to sell your cookies at their entry. Schools and churches can sell cookies in their entry ways. Remember the more people that see your cookies the more cookies you will sell.

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

Just think about the large organizations like Susan G Komen and the March of Dimes that raise most of their money from walk-a-thons. It's easy for most anyone to participate. It's fun and it gives people a good reason to get outside and get some excercise.

Walk-a-thons raise money when walkers in your event recruit sponsors to pledge or donate money for each mile they walk. Logically the more walkers you have the more money you will likely raise. So it's critical to recruit as many walkers as possible.

The other important chore is marketing your walk-a-thon to the most people possible. That will not only attract the most walkers it will also let people know about the campaign which means more sponsors. In fact larger walk-a-thons can even get local sponsorship from retailers who cater to walkers.

7. Car Washes - Never a shortage of dirty cars. Provide a good service and you'll be surprised at the donations you can receive. That means car washes are one of the most common fundraisers chosen by many groups. After all there's virtually no monetary cost.

You need some supplies and a lot of hard workers.

But here are some ideas to make sure your car wash raises as much as possible:

  1. Plan ahead of time if possible. So many people plan a car wash fundraiser at the last minute and then wonder why they don't raise much money.
  2. Sign up as many volunteers as possible. Unfortunately if you are raising money for a youth group you want to have an appropriate number of adults to both supervise and help wash cars.
  3. Choose a location that is on a main street, easy to get to, and so people can see you washing cars from the street. Make sure there is an outside faucet and your hoses will reach the area you will bewashing the cars.
  4. Here is a list of supplies you will want to gather BEFORE the day of your car wash: soap, buckets, brushes, sponges, towels and hoses. For the most part these are household items so you can probably get your washers to bring the supplies so it doesn't cost your group any upfront money.
  5. Before your event decide if you will charge a fixed price or simply ask for donations. Arguments can made for either approach so discuss it with your group.
  6. Be sure your signs tell people exaxctly what you're raising money for. The better the cause the more people will stop and the higher your donations or tips will be.
  7. Try to sell tickets to your car wash before the actual day of your wash. That way you've banked some money and more people will know about the car wash. Like lots of other thing if you have lots of customers it attracts more customers.

8. Silicone Bracelets - So many big groups raise money selling bracelets. Great way for supporters to promote your cause as well. There are lots of groups that are identified by their fundraising bracelets like Livestrong or I am Second.

Custom bracelets can be sold for profit or be given as thank you gifts to supports.

The important things to consider are design and color. You want to create a bracelet people will wear. The better the design the better your sales will be.

Remember when buying bracelets that they are very price break oriented. In other words the more you purchase the lower your price. In fact prices drop dramatically once you've purchased more than a minimum quantity. Obviously the less you pay per bracelet the more money you'll make. But don't buy too many or all of your profits could be tied up in bracelets that don't sell. You can learn more about fundraising bracelets at Fast Track Fundraising.

9. Spaghetti Dinner - Spaghetti dinner fundraisers are so simple to run and once you've run a successful one many groups choose to hold annual dinners.

You want to put the same preparation into your spaghetti dinner fundraiser as you do the car wash above. You need to have a meeting well before the dinner to plan everything that needs to happen. First and foremost you need to decide if your team will cook the food and serve it at your school or church or if you'll partner with a local italian restaurant.

You want to start selling tickets at least two weeks prior to the dinner. It is not unreasonable to ask each group member to sell a minimum of 10 tickets.

The great thing about spaghetti dinner fundraisers is that once you have the audience there are so many ways to ask them to donate more money or purchase additional products to maximize your revenue stream.

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.

There are two thoughts on how to produce your actual cookbook. While many groups opt to do the whole thing themselves including gathering recipes, formatting every thing, laying it out, printing and binding the books we believe you might be better off using one of the companies like Fundcraft, which has been publishing fundraising cookbooks and keepsake cookbooks for more than 75 years.

Companies like that are experts at what they do so they can help you through the process and are great resources for what works best in that market.

The good news is that people love to buy local recipes and selling cook books allows you to cash in on that desire.

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.

The popularity of thon fundraisers has exploded recently. Many schools are turning to fun runs, walk-a-thons and read-a-thons to raise money.

Well a grade-a-thon is a simple offshoot of the same type of fundraiser. At the beginning of a marking period have your students talk to sponsors who are asked to pledge money for every A, B or C they receive on their report card. Ideally the donor will offer more for an A than a B and so on which is fabulous for so many reasons. Obviously you want your kids to strive for the best grades possible. With this fundraiser the school or group directly benefits from their effort.

12. Holiday Shop - At one time Holiday Shop fundraisers were being held in virtually every elementary school. Interestingly schools felt like besides the fundraising aspect of the program that the shop also taught the kids the basics of commerce.

These days there are not as many holiday shop fundraisers but they can still raise decent amounts of money.

Basically a fundraising company sets up a retail store in your school. They will stock 100 or more items that typically all sell for less than $10. Many items sell for a few pennies.

The kids are asked to go home and get their parents to give them some money to spend on holiday gifts for friends and family. The schools makes a profit margin on every item the kids purchase.

13. Capital Campaign - Just cut to the chase and tell your supporters and members that you have cash needs and ask for their contributions. DonorPerfect is one of many software companies that can help here.

14. Talent Shows - People love to attend fun events. And they really enjoy seeing people they know show off their talent ... or make fools of themselves.

That's a couple reasons why talent show fundraisers make sense. Of course it depends on your group size and how much work you want.

You need a good venue. You need a good audience and hopefully you need some talented folks. See if you can rally together some talent in your group and sell tickets to see your show.

15 . Skip a Meal - Of all the new fundraising ideas we've either introduced or discovered this is the one we hope really takes off. It works great for any type of group and it sure promotes healthy living. And best of all you don't even have to ask people for money.

Gather every member of your group and have a meeting. At the meeting ask people how many times a week they eat out. Get an average cost for what they spend on those meals.

Then ask if your people would consider skipping one or more meals a week and putting the money into a jar that you use to meet your fundraising goal. It's a great fundraising idea when you think about!

16. Silent Auctions - Silent auctions are one of those fundraisers that people usually like to participate in. The keys to success are getting attractive items to auction off and getting a good crown of the potential bidders. You could even consider an online silent auction with WinningCause.

Typically people place the silent auction items on tables starting with the least expensive and going to the most expensive. We suggest you put an arbitrary value on each item. Honestly you should show the highest possible value that people would think is reasonable. Hopefully this gives bidders an idea of the actual value of each item so they have an idea of what to bid.

In front of each item you place a log sheet where bidders come and make their bids. The bidders should register before the auction and notate their bidder number next to their bid so you know where the bids come from.

At the end of the auction you call a end to the bidding process and start identifying winners. You collect their bid and give the winner the item they won,

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. Funding Factory appears to be the leader of this type program.

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?

Readathons are not for every group. Obviously they don't work as well once kids reach junior high or older grades. At that point people are not impressed by students doing extra reading.

However it is something the friends and family look favorably upon when it comes to elementary aged students and younger kids. There are lots of ways to set up a read-a-thon. You can do a pledge based campaign where people make pledges based on the number of pages, books or minutes you read. The other way is to simply ask people to sponsor your kids just for their participation.

The great thing about this time of program or the skip a meal above is that they not only have the ability to raise a lot of money there is actual benefit for the people participating in the fundraiser.

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. In fact we recognized the strength of online fundraising years ago long before Paypal made it easier for people to donate smaller amounts of money.

Probably the best known player in the online donation business is GoFundMe.

You can simply go to their website and create your own fundraising campaign. They give you basic contact tools to reach out to friends and family so you can tell them why you're raising money and ask for their help. Thousands of groups are running campaigns at any time and they claim they help groups raise billions of dollars every year.

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. But of all the school fundraising ideas this may actually take the most work, the most planning and require the most volunteers.

But the good news is that school carnivals have the ability to raise crazy amounts of money. You can get some great school carnival ideas on Pinterest.

Let's spend just a couple moments talking about the major things you'll have to consider when planning your carnival:

  1. You will need a committee of people to help run your carnival. You really need someone in charge of each area and you want to spend time to choose the best team possible.
  2. You can simply run a carnival or you can theme your carnival. We suggest you choose a theme. It helps everyone stay on the same page and makes the overall event more fun.
  3. Determine when and where you'll hold your carnival. Lots of schools prefer Fall events because they then know how much money they've raised and know if they need to hold additional fundraisers. We always suggest your carnival be held at the school if possible so there is no question about location.
  4. Unlike any other fundraiser we highly recommend your group have an insurance policy. I'd imagine your school would require it. But you definitely don't don't want the liability so be sure to check into insurance.
  5. Plan your booths, games and food options. Definitely focus on food. It's one of the best money makers. As for games or events use your imagination. The more games the better. The one, though, that we always recommend is a dunk booth where the principal is one of the victims. The kids love it and it's always one of the hits.
  6. Security when it comes to money is also critical. Unlike other fundraisers a carnival generates a lot of small cash transactions. You're best off selling tickets so food and games only accept tickets instead of cash. That will limit the number of people handling cash. But make sure no one is ever alone with the money. Have at leats 2 people count and transport the cash including when they deposit it at the bank.

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.

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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 only 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!!

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Easy Fundraising Ideas is offering a $500 cash scholarship open to all college students in the United States in English speaking universities. The scholarship will be paid directly to the winner to use for any school related expenses. We are taking applications now.

Requirements: Applicants need to submit one 500-2000 word essay on creative ways to raise money. We are looking for ideas that are out of the ordinary but reasonable for a school group to run. Applicants must include a link to a legitimate social media account so that we can verify their identity if they win.
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