Dinner Fundraisers Can Raise Lots of Money

Everyone enjoys eating a wonderful dinner. That’s why holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser might be perfect for your group. Below you will find some basic suggestions to answer the basic question: “How do you plan a fundraiser spaghetti dinner”.

Your fundraising dinner events do not need to be limited to spaghetti though. Spaghetti is just inexpensive to purchase, easy to cook and enjoyed by so many people that spaghetti dinner fundraiser ideas are requested all the time.

Here are some things to consider when contemplating how to run a successful fundraising dinner:

• You will need to make arrangements for an adequate room to hold your event. School fundraiser dinners and church fundraiser dinners usually have the benefit of adequate room availability. Others need to find an appropriate place to hold the dinner.

• Determine the correct prices for tickets to your event. That is one of the first decisions when deciding how to host a fundraising dinner. Typically people will pay $5 per person to attend a spaghetti dinner. More can be charged depending on the menu. Before finalizing the price of a ticket you need to conservatively estimate attendance. Then add up all the expenses you believe you will incur. Divide your expenses by the projected number of attendees to determine your cost per attendee.

• Decide what age group you are targeting. For example, if you are offered a dinner and murder mystery fundraiser, you probably do not want children attending. Remember, though, if you limit the age you may restrict families from attending which could seriously impact the total amount you will raise.

• Make sure you let people know if there is any type of dress code that they will have to follow. It is much easier to tell people in advance than to police it at the door to your dinner fundraiser.

• Obviously, early in the planning process, you should decide if you are going to have the food cooked by volunteers or catered in by local merchants. Once that is decided the rest of the details as far as food goes will fall into place.

• The decision on whether or not to have entertainment is huge. If you can combine school fundraiser dinners with a PTA or PTO meeting your attendance will naturally increase. The same is true if you allow the chorus or band to entertain.

Church fundraiser dinners can have the choir sing or music ministry perform. The bottom line with dinner fundraisers is to make money. But make sure you make it fun and you will be sure to have a great event.

Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy 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. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. 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%
Dinner and Movie Card

More convenient than the mega-deal volumes of the past, Dinner and Movie cards satisfy two common needs. First, the desire to have a fun night out. Second, the card gives a feeling of having something to look forward to for an entire year!  Welcome at thousands of retailers across the country, this fundraiser offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10. That equates to 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

You sell $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards good at more than 18,000 restaurants nationally for only $20 each. You make 50% profit. The minimum order is only 10 fundraising cards. This is a great fundraiser for any sized group anywhere in the USA.

What You Should Know

Our Restaurant Cards were designed to offer high profits to any sized group. That’s why we offer a 50% profit on every card you sell. It’s as simple as that.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
Elementary school scratch cards

Virtually every student will be part of an elementary school fundraiser before reaching the 6th grade.  If you need a simple, high-profit fundraiser, take a look at our Elementary School scratch card fundraisers. Each participant can raise $100 using just one card.

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 handout 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. 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%
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