We've all seen it before: the school-wide fundraising effort that involves lots of ordering, shuffling of money, dealing with shipping and delivery... and of course the paperwork. Although a complex school fundraiser can work well for certain situations, there are a lot of things for which more simple school fundraisers are more than adequate. Not every group needs to raise a ton of money - perhaps the kids just want to go on a day-long field trip, for example, and need some simple school fundraising to help pay the travel expenses. Simple school fundraisers are certainly out there for you to choose - you just have to know where to look.

The best situation for simple school fundraisers is if you have the budget available to do a direct sale fundraiser. This may sound like you're having to pay money in order to make money, but with the profits on direct sale school fundraisers being so high, the return on your initial investment comes quickly, and can soon turn in to profits well over the 50% mark. Also, many of the direct sale simple school fundraisers have low or more minimums, so if you're unsure, you can just order a small amount of product and see how well things go, and then order more as necessary.

Lollipops are one of the most simple school fundraisers out there, and since you order a case at a time, you know in advance exactly how much you will make based on how many cases you have. The lollipops are inexpensive enough that you can expect them to sell out fairly quickly, and if the kids are able to sell on school grounds to the other kids, that'll make things go even faster. Chocolate bars are another simple school fundraiser that has been tried and tested and proven. Everyone loves chocolate, it never goes out of style, and you're sure to hit your goal fairly soon. Check out our pages of direct sale fundraisers to get some ideas of the most simple school fundraisers out there, and how they can benefit you.