Success with Small-Scale Rotary Fundraising

Oftentimes Rotary fundraising is a large affair, with huge fundraising teams or even multiple teams banding together for a single cause. But that’s not always the case.

Sometimes you’ll need to run a small fundraiser, perhaps just to support a single individual or fund a particular activity. In this case, you’ll need a Rotary fundraising idea that works well for small groups.

If you’re used to more large-scale fundraising, figuring out how to do a small fundraiser can be a little tricky, but we have some great fundraisers that can work well even on the smallest scale imaginable. One of the most popular fundraisers for small groups is scratch cards. A scratch card fundraiser is not only effective, but it’s also fun, and because of the lack of any product that needs to be shipped to customers, it’s very convenient, as well.

And the way scratch cards work is simple. All you need to do is order the number of cards you want, give a card or more to each member of your fundraising team, and send them out. Supporters will be asked to scratch off two of fifty covered dots on the card, and that will reveal an amount that they are suggested to donate. Not only is this one of the highest-profit Rotary fundraising ideas out there, but you also get the benefit of people who are overly generous with their donations.

Because the individual donation amounts are relatively small, many people will round their donation up, making even more profit for your cause. It just doesn’t matter if how small your Rotary fundraising team is, we can put you in touch with the right fundraising ideas that will help you reach your goals. For more spectacular small-scale ideas, have a look at our fundraising page for small groups.

Delicious cookies with a positive and uplifting message as your fortune.  Fortune cookie fundraisers are a quick and easy way to earn money for your cause.  Each case comes with 4 carriers containing 60 cookies in four tasty flavors Chocolate Bits, Cookies and Cream, Birthday Cake, and Salted Caramel.  You receive 240 cookies total per case and sell each one for $1.

What You Should Know

Cookie fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of cookies that you sell. 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
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 – 99 48% $124.80
25 – 49 45% $132.00
11 – 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
coffee and tea fundraiser

The popularity of coffee is undeniable. What was once just a morning ritual has become an all-day affair. Take advantage of this demand with a coffee fundraiser. Give your supporters their caffeine fix and perk up your profits.  You will sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Even though there is no off-season for drinking coffee, coffee and tea seem to sell more easily in fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit, or $4 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

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  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

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  • Free brochures for your participants
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Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Magic Melts Wickless Candle

We’d like to introduce the newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. They revolutionized the wickless candle industry and made scented wax bars as popular as candles themselves. Now you can capitalize on that popularity.

What You Should Know

Magic Melt wickless candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every scented wax bar you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 Magic Melts.

Each melt sells for only $5 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
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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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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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