Fundraising in Schools: Where to Begin

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Whether you realize it yet or not, fundraising in schools is not really all that difficult. Communities enjoy helping out schools and anything having to do with educating children, and if you take into account the energy and joy the children bring into it themselves, obviously fundraising in schools have a huge potential for success. The most difficult issue you will face as an organizer is finding the right fundraiser that will fit well within the context of your group. There is such a wide array of fundraisers out there, so how do you choose among so many attractive options for fundraising in schools?

Fundraising in schools may have its own built-in momentum mechanism (the kids themselves), but of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to do any work as an organizer. You still need to make the choices about which fundraising activity you will embark on, and get it all put together in an intelligent way. The first thing to consider is the size of your group, and what (if any) investment the school is prepared to make in advance of the fundraising. Pizza cards, for instance, work really well for fundraising in schools, and the profits can soar as high as 90%, but in order for a direct sale fundraiser like this to have maximum impact, the school would need to be able to commit to a minimum order of 1,000 cards upfront. Still, it’s a small price to pay when you consider that almost all the money you get back from the cards will be profit, so that may be a good option for fundraising in schools if you are looking for a direct sale fundraiser.

Look through our options for direct sale fundraisers and pre-sale fundraisers, just to get some ideas of what your options are for fundraising in schools. If you’re still not sure where to start, contact your fundraising consultant, who will be there for you with advice and pointers on how to get the fundraising ball rolling.

Home for the Holidays candle fundraiser

If you are looking for a holiday season fundraiser, our Home for the Holidays Candle Fundraiser is it.  With their cheery labels and seasonal scents, these candles make a fantastic gift. There’s no upfront cost, so this fundraiser works for any type of group.  We provide everything you need to get started and there’s no obligation.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is 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)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Snackin' in the USA

Choose from 20 mouth-watering treats all made from premium quality nuts and candies. The Snackin’ in the USA program costs absolutely nothing to get started. Simply let us know how many participants you have and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them, at no charge.

What You Should Know

Snackin in the USA snack fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each and every snack you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 snacks.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Yummy Lix Lollipops Image

Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640   lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing   80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.

What You Should Know

Yummy Licks 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

  • In Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
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

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
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