Easy and Profitable Fundraising Ideas for College

You might be stumped when it comes time to decide on fundraising ideas for your college group or club. Must college organizations these days, especially ones run by students, receive no official school funding, and so fundraising ideas for these college groups are a necessary part of their existence.

So how do you come up with decent fundraising ideas for college? The important thing is to be aware of whom you’re selling to, and what sort of fundraising ideas will work well for your group. If you are selling to fellow students during school hours, candy bars can be a fantastic fundraising idea for a college. Pretty much everyone loves chocolate, and since the bars are only one dollar each, you really can’t go wrong with a college fundraising idea like that.

If you have a small group or club, then you’re probably looking for fundraising ideas for college that will maximize profits. In that case, scratch cards may be your best bet. They’re easy to distribute, fun to use, and best of all, they have the highest profits of just about any fundraising idea out there. So if your college group is small but in need of significant funds, don’t panic! There’s still plenty of scope in fundraising ideas for college to get the funds you need with the resources and people that you have.

Larger groups have a different kind of advantage because they can utilize fundraising ideas for college where there are higher minimums. Catalog fundraisers, like our increasingly popular green fundraiser, have fantastic profit potential if you can meet the minimum order requirements. These sorts of fundraising ideas for college work particularly well when you have a lot of people in your group or club, and are expecting a greater number of total orders than a smaller group would.

Whatever your club or group is aiming for, we have fundraising ideas for college that will work for you. Check out some of our other fundraising ideas to help figure out what is the best one for you and your group.

Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

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% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Hockey scratch card

Parents tell us hockey is the most expensive sport for young children to participate in. The equipment costs alone can persuade parents to pursue different options. If you need hockey fundraising ideas or hockey team fundraisers, though, scratch off cards fundraisers are one of the highest, easily managed fundraisers available.

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.

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 show 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%
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:

Profit and Cost

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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
Church scratch card

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch off cards might be your answer. Our faith-based scratch card fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and church youth groups.  Supporters make donations based amounts revealed on the scratch cards and are given valuable coupons as thank you gifts.

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.
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 show 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%
Volleyball scratch card

If you play volleyball, you will probably be involved with a volleyball tournament fundraiser. Tournaments are one of the largest expenses for volleyball teams. Scratch card fundraisers give each player the opportunity to raise $100 for the team by simply getting a single card filled in. Fundraising volleyball ideas do not get any easier than this.

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.

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 show 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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