Developing Your School Fundraising Idea

Hosting a school fundraiser can be a great way to earn extra money for your school. Whether you’re aiming to earn funds to cover travel expenses for the next big school trip, or you’re simply in need of some extra school supplies, holding a school fundraiser is a fast and efficient way of achieving this and can be managed on any kind of budget.

However, before you begin you’ll want to come up with a good school fundraising idea to ensure you gain support from your school and pull off a truly successful event. As long as you take a few key considerations in the development of your school fundraising idea, you are bound to reach your financial goals.

Developing your school fundraising idea should begin with the planning stage. If you are the head of a fundraising team, it is important that you communicate your ideas clearly with your team members so that you always stay on track. Using time goals for when certain stages of your plan are to be achieved is an effective way of making sure the event goes along without a hitch. Feel free to divide your team into sub-groups to manage smaller tasks in the planning of your event.

As long as you stick to your plan, the school fundraising idea itself will go relatively smoothly. Of course, you need to make sure that your school fundraising idea appeals to the people that the fundraiser is intended for. If you are planning to have high school students make arts and crafts items to sell, they may find the whole thing a little juvenile and loose interest. Likewise, giving every child in your elementary school class a hundred boxes of cookies to sell maybe a little advanced for them.

A bit of careful consideration for who the event is targeted towards will lead to far greater success with your school fundraising idea.

Heart Lollipops Show Profit

Heart Lollipops

Of course, Heart shaped lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they sell well any time of the year. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each fundraising lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 heart lollipops.

What You Should Know

Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. You sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. That’s the same as a 50% profit. 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%

This is the perfect holiday season fundraiser. Our Home for the Holidays Candles makes the perfect gift. There’s no upfront cost so anyone can start this fundraiser. We provide everything you need to get started and there’s no obligation or cost.

What You Should Know

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

Each candle sells for only $10 each.

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
Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00
Better Baking

Our Better Baking fundraiser is a great option for all types of groups. We offer 9 of the most popular baking mixes that appeal to everyone.  Our premium baking mixes are easy to use and taste great!  Everything you need to bake cookies, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, and bread. It is an easy fundraiser since you will not be handling a frozen product.  The $10 price makes it one of the easiest fundraisers around! Like our Candle Fundraiser, our Better Baking Fundraiser has a 50% profit for your group.

What You Should Know

Like our other popular $10 programs Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each and every item you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 items.

Profit and Cost

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Scratch Card Image

If you want an easy fundraising idea for sports, scratch card fundraisers are just what you are looking for. If you can not find your specific sport in our collection of scratch off graphics,  All Sports Cards are your best option. Make up to 90% profit.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people who participate. 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.

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%
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What Our Customers Say:

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

Author: Jones NHS

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased! Your company has impressed me. We may want to do this again late fall. People are already talking about “next time.” 😊 Thank you very much! Kelly Sipes Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Author: Class of 2020

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fundraiser. The melts smell great. They send you order forms and money collect envelopes. I placed the order on Tuesday and received it on a Friday. I highly recommend this company

Author: SHOC Club

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you again for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. (I received it this am) I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you again next year.

Author: Montrose Little League

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was my first fundraiser I was in charge of, you really helped make the experience smooth and I look forward to continuing business with you all! Thanks, Cheniqua Glass

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit and you have been so great to work with, I won't even be looking for anything different. Ashley

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased with this fundraiser from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candles were here on Friday. Talk about prompt delivery... we will definitely be using your company again. Once again thank you for everything. Jerriann Wortham

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service!

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organization. Frigga M. Simmons Director of Development

Author: Bermuda Institute

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela

Author: Dora High School

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!

Author: Meadowview Elementary

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Hello Teresa, I just wanted to follow up with you and say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using this in the future and would like to use you as our point of contact especially as our organization grows. Thank you for everything especially in this difficult time, with the Covid -19 and you never missed a beat. Stay safe, Roni

Author: Carolina Crusaders

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to sell and make. We’re doing this again!

Author: Kelly Sipes