Finding New School Fundraising Ideas

Finding new school fundraising ideas can be a full-time job. Everyone wants to come up with something new in fundraising. The more you are involved with committees and groups, the more you will see how people often explore countless new options before realizing fundraising is easier than that.

A little research can go a long way in fundraising. I can not tell you how many schools, sports teams and scout groups decide to hold car washes because other groups are selling the better-known fundraising products like candy and cookie dough and pizza cards.

You know the story. Everyone is pumped up about the fundraiser because there is no cost and the kids will have a day outside getting plenty of exercises. Well, more often than not, it’s the parents who wash the cars. Sure, the kids enjoy jumping up and down flashing their signs at cars passing by. But they sure don’t enjoy washing cars especially if they don’t own them.

We suggest you stop trying to come up with new school fundraising ideas and, instead, look at history and what your neighboring schools are doing. Appoint members of your fundraising committee to find out what fundraising idea other schools in your area have chosen this year and you may begin to see a pattern.

One thing is sure about fundraising. If you have a bad fundraising event this year, you probably will not try it again next year. That’s why tried and proven ideas in fundraising are always best. If you can not find out what other local schools have done and there is no history available to see what has worked for your school in the past, spend a little time researching fundraising products on the internet. You will see the major fundraising distributors selling the products that have worked for groups over the years. There should be a good enough selection of products where you can choose a school fundraising idea that has proven itself yet still have a variety of options so you can mix and match fundraising products throughout the year.

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

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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

You can still make high profits with a candy bar fundraiser. Our Chocolatiers Candy Bars offer 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. Below you can take a look at profit chart:

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

Our newest fundraising discount card – the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card – offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 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%
Christmas Lollipops

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 Show Profit

Coffee Backpacks

This is our newest coffee product. Instead of pre selling coffee, you order backpacks filled with 52 $1 packets of assorted flavored coffee. Sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Each backpack comes with 52 packets of coffee. Each packet makes a full pot of coffee. You can purchase as little as one case of 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. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

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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