Finding New School Fundraising Ideas

New School Fundraising Ideas

Finding new school fundraising ideas can seem like a full-time job. Everyone wants to come up with something different and exciting. While an original, innovative concept is wonderful, you don’t always have to reinvent the fundraising wheel. There are ways to find fundraising ideas that are new to you and your crew.

A little research can go a long way in finding new school fundraising ideas. Start by checking out what neighboring schools are doing. Appoint members of your fundraising committee to find out what they chose this year.  You may begin to see a pattern. This pattern indicates which products and promotions are currently doing well in your area.

Dig into the fundraisers your school put on in the past. Which ones were successful? Which ones weren’t. Or take a successful fundraiser from the past and put a new spin on it. Suppose your bake sale was a hit. Update it to a Cupcake Wars and have people vote for the best cupcakes with cash. Compile a list of recent fundraisers and eliminate those from your current options. Not repeating events automatically gives you a new school fundraising idea.

Also, consider whether or not a fundraiser you’ve held in the past can be updated into a virtual format. Tik Tok is great for any type of challenge like hula hooping or dancing. Facebook Live can be used for auctions and raffles.  Zoom is so fun for talent shows or Battle of the Bands contests.

Spend a little time researching fundraising products on the internet. Major fundraising distributors sell products that work. Ensure you are select a reputable company with a proven track record of helping customers have successful fundraisers.  They will offer a wide selection of products and tried and true school fundraising ideas. Most fundraising companies offer various programs so you can mix and match to keep your school fundraisers fresh all year long.

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Looking for a sweet fundraiser that isn’t chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit, provide 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C, and have no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case, for a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each Welch’s Fruit roll for $1. Profits are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Please see the profit chart below for details.

Profit and Cost

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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
Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser

Want to go with a tried and true fundraising product? Then go with a Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser! You can earn profits as high as 60%. There is a small one case minimum and shipping is always FREE. These candy bars are manufactured in a peanut-free facility and guaranteed to be peanut-free.

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. Take a look at the profit chart for more details:

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
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%
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You will increase your lollipop sales during the holiday season with these great Christmas Lollipops. They are packaged in cases of 640 fundraising lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. And shipping is free

What You Should Know

Christmas 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%
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
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