Classic Fraternity Fundraising Ideas

We all know that if there’s one thing that unites fraternities, it’s the sense of tradition. These are institutions that have been around a long time, many generations in some cases, and there’s a lot of pressure to keep the traditions strong.

But chapter management is fraught with expenses, and keeping your fraternity above water is not always easy. If you are looking for some great fraternity fundraising ideas, you can choose just about anything you want, but why not go with one of the more classic products that everyone knows? These are fundraisers that have been proven time and again to work well in a variety of situations, and you can certainly have a lot of luck with a classic fundraiser.

Chocolate bar fundraisers are probably one of the most traditional fraternity fundraising ideas out there. I bet you remember the $1 chocolate bars from back when you were fundraising in elementary school. The best thing is, those bars are still just $1, and at that price, even struggling college students can afford a few! Chocolate is one of the most popular fundraisers out there, and if you can sell the bars on campus, you can really make a good profit by having the chapter members carry boxes of chocolate around with them, especially around lunchtime.

Magazine fundraisers are another of our popular classic fraternity fundraising ideas and work particularly well if you expect your supporters to consist of families or staff members. There’s hardly a household in this country that doesn’t have at least one magazine subscription, and with our Parade of Magazines offers of up to 70% off the cover price, you can hardly go wrong.

Check out our pages of fraternity fundraising ideas, and start learning about which fundraisers would work best for your chapter and its financial goals. There’s certainly an appropriate fundraiser out there for whatever you have in mind.

Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money AND do it in the most earth-friendly fashion possible. It’s a great selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round we offer high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and you can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Our Bag Garden Fundraisers 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 bag gardens as larger groups. If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Yummy Lix Lollipops Image

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.

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%

The Main Street Sweet Shop has reinvigorated candy fundraising. People are excited about the fun new products, they love the 1 case minimum, they appreciate the free shipping and they really love the high-profit percentages.  Everyone loves gummy bears and sour gummies!

What You Should Know

You will receive 2 carriers per case. There are 13 bags of each fantastic flavor!

  • Original Sour Jacks
  • Buddy Bears Gummi Bears
  • Nuclear Sqworms
  • Sour Jacks Watermelon

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 65% $72.80
40 – 59 60% $83.20
20 – 39 55% $93.60
1 – 19 50% $104.00
Basketball scratch card

If you are looking for a basketball fundraiser that your team and it’s supporters will enjoy, basketball scratch cards is it! With eye-catching graphics and game-like premise, scratch card fundraising will score big points with everyone!

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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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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%
Welch’s Fruit Rolls

Looking for a healthier fundraising alternative to chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit and prove 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C and no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each fruit roll for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch’s 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 is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
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