Choosing the Most Simple School Fundraisers

We’ve all seen it before: the school-wide fundraising effort that involves lots of orders, 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 a 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.

Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bar Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Bars comes in two different variety packs. These are our best selling candy bar fundraisers. They offer the largest one dollar fundraising candy bar that is manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

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
49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
Pizza Card Fundraiser Image

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.

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:

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Baseball Scratch Card

Baseball scratch cards are one of our most profitable baseball fundraisers.  With eye-catching graphics and a simple premise, this fundraiser serves up a money-making shut out.   We will imprint your team name at no additional cost and each card can make up to 90% profit.

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.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. The profits and profit percentages shown 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%
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

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Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $10 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $10 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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