Picking a Fundraiser for Cancer that Works

As the leader of your fundraising team, obviously you will constantly be looking for new and better ways to set up a fundraiser for cancer. This can cause anxiety if you don’t really know what sort of a cancer fundraiser you should be looking at. Obviously you want the best one for your group and your goals, but because there are so many options, often it’s hard to know which road to take.

As it turns out, there’s not a fundraiser for cancer that is the right one for everyone, and in fact, most of our fundraisers can work for many different kinds of groups. As you’re browsing through our pages looking for a fundraising idea, keep an open mind and look at as many different fundraisers as you need to, to get an idea of what’s available and what might suit your team as a fundraiser for cancer. You may change your mind a few times, and that’s fine – exploring your options thoroughly will help ensure you choose a fundraiser that really works well for you.

Keep the size of your group in mind when you’re looking. If you’re worried about minimum orders, then you’ll want to choose a fundraiser with no or low minimums or free shipping. Cookie dough fundraisers are one of those low minimum items, and of course, it’s very popular with people of all ages. If you have a small group and are concerned about profit levels, why not try something like pizza fundraising cards or a scratch card fundraiser? They have some of the highest profits around and are very easy to set up as a fundraiser for cancer.

Don’t worry about running out of choices, because there’s just no end to the combinations of things you can do. Have a look through our fundraisers for cancer, and take your time choosing the right one for you and your fundraising team.

wickless candles

We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. 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%
Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy. Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops provide that extra kick in the profits you’ve been looking for! They come in an array of colors and flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make a 50% profit when you sell our Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops. That’s the same profit no matter how many cases you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. 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%
Church scratch cards

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch-off cards may be just what you are looking for. Our faith-based/ church scratch cards fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and youth groups.  They provide a simple way for people to donate a little or a lot.

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 handout 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 shown 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%
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify for free shipping.

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
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