Getting Volunteers for Your PTA Fundraiser

One thing that is quite often overlooked when planning PTA fundraisers is where are the volunteers going to come from and how many you will need.

There is no doubt that parents of young children are overworked and overcommitted. That makes getting volunteers that much more difficult.

The joke with fundraising coordinators is that they were the only ones not quick enough to leave the room when the request for volunteers was made. That is absolutely the farthest thing from the truth.

It is the parent who does volunteer that makes the greatest impact on kids although many times there is little appreciation for the effort.

So how does a school get volunteers for PTA Fundraising activities?

Getting volunteers is easiest in elementary school rather than middle or high school. At that point in life parents not only are involved with their children’s lives they are happy to be involved. Unfortunately, that is not true for every parent but it is for enough that getting volunteers for elementary school fundraisers is not too difficult.

The difficulty is the greatest in middle school. That’s the time in fundraising when the students care the least and the parents are beginning to stop being as involved with school life. That’s a shame because that’s the time when kids most need their parents.

In high school students involved with fundraising usually are involved with the group needing to raise money and do not mind volunteering to help with the school fundraiser.

Never underestimate the importance of volunteers for your school fundraising efforts and always make sure they know how much they are appreciated.

Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available to any group needing to raise money. Our Money Scratch Card is the top-selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money and can be used by any type of fundraising group. Each card raises $100.

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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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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%
Fraternity and sorority scratch card

There are many groups searching for fraternity and sorority fundraising ideas. Scratch card fundraisers are a great way to raise a lot of money very quickly. We can even work with your group to design a custom coupon sheet with merchants surrounding your school to make the program even more targeted to your supporters.

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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%
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)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Seasonal Shoppers Fundraising

Seasonal sellers – using a fundraising catalog – are another great option to explore. We provide each of your participants with an extensive fund raiser catalog that includes seasonally specific gift items. You get people to shop in your fundraising catalog for gift items they would purchase elsewhere.

What You Should Know

How much profit will you make on your Catalog Fundraiser?

You can make up to 50% profit with the Season Seller brochure fundraiser. Your actual profit depends on how many items you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to see what kind of profits you will get depending on your final sale.

Profit and Cost

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
800 or more 50% YES
500 – 799 50% No
400 -499 40% No
300 – 399 38% No
200 – 299 35% No
100 – 199 30% No
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Sour Pops are one of our top elementary school lollipop fundraisers. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops. It is definitely one of the top choices for a school needing to raise easy money.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania 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%
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