Choir Fundraising Basics

Choir fundraising and choral group fundraising does not mean you need to find a music-themed fundraiser. If your choir group, choral group or singing group needs money for travel, sheet music, equipment, uniforms or teaching expenses, there are plenty of choir fundraising ideas available to you.

Choirs Need High Profits

Most choirs would like to make the highest possible profit. To determine what is the best choir fundraiser you should first choose between direct sale items and brochure fundraisers. The primary difference between the two is simple. In brochure choir fundraising, you use order forms to pre-sell selected items to supporters. You collect your money in advance during the fundraiser period. At the end of the sale, the order forms are collected, tallied together and the group places a bulk order with your choir fundraising company.

Usually, two weeks later the company will send your bulk order and choir members deliver the product to the customers who have previously paid you. The top brochure fundraising ideas for choirs are gift catalogs, cookie dough, and candles.

Direct sales eliminate after the sale delivery problem. Typically the choir will purchase an item to sell at a profit. The choir members are given a supply of products to sell. When someone pays for the product the choir member hands the product directly to the customer. The best known direct sale fundraising items include candy, lollipops, and pizza cards.

A typical church choir fundraiser might be a candle sale that is geared to faith-based groups or even a bake sale at the church.

Here are some basic questions to ask a choir fundraising company before starting your fundraiser:

Do I need to pay anything in advance? Do I get charged for shipping? What has been most successful for choirs in my area? What is the lead time for the products I order? What type of payment do you accept?

Once you have these questions answered you can choose the right choir fundraising idea for your group!

Earth candle fundraiser

An Earth candle fundraiser is a great way to raise money and be kind to our planet. Your group will offer a terrific selection of candles in the most popular scents. There is upfront cost and you make 50% profit on every Earth 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 have a successful Earth candle fundraiser.

What You Should Know

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

Each candle sells for only $14 to $16 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Patriotic scratch card

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 their 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.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.

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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%
Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

You sell $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards good at more than 18,000 restaurants nationally for only $20 each. You make 50% profit. The minimum order is only 10 fundraising cards. This is a great fundraiser for any sized group anywhere in the USA.

What You Should Know

Our Restaurant Cards were designed to offer high profits to any sized group. That’s why we offer a 50% profit on every card you sell. It’s as simple as that.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
Fraternity and sorority scratch card

There are many groups searching for fraternity and sorority fundraising ideas. Scratch card fundraisers are a great way to raise a lot of money very quickly. We can even work with your group to design a custom coupon sheet with merchants surrounding your school to make the program even more targeted to your supporters.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.
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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
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