If you have been a member of the PTA for any length of time, you already know one of the biggest challenges that today’s schools face: budgeting. School funding is so pathetically low that most things the school needs will require additional resources. Many PTA associations have responded to this by organizing PTA fundraisers because this is a great way to bring in some much-needed cash. There is some organizing to be done with PTA fundraisers, of course, and it’s not all going to be a walk in the park, but hosting PTA fundraisers can be a rewarding experience in more ways than one.
So how do you go about getting started with PTA fundraising ideas? Obviously you are going to need some really solid PTA fundraiser ideas in order to get everyone motivated about the task at hand. One thing that is a sure-fire winner is a food fundraiser. There is plenty of food PTA fundraisers that will suit any size of the group and any financial goal. You cannot even imagine how many choices are available – pretzel fundraisers, chocolate, cookie dough fundraisers, tea, coffee, popcorn, and even gourmet snacks can be turned into very lucrative PTA fundraisers. If you don’t know which one of these would suit your group, have a look at our PTA fundraiser pages, and familiarize yourself with the details of each.
There are also PTA fundraisers you can do that involve local retailers and fundraising discount cards. Discount cards are fantastic – they give your supporters really great deals from places local to them, they result in free advertising for the retailers involved, and best of all, your discount card PTA fundraisers can make up to 90% in profits for the PTA. If you think this might be the PTA fundraiser’s ideal for you, have a look at our discount cards PTA fundraisers and see for yourself how well it can work.