Successful Fundraising for School Trips

You have probably been involved with school fundraising efforts in the past, probably more than once if your kids are out of elementary school. But if you are now trying to organize fundraising for school trips, you might find that the way you go about setting things up is a little bit different. Whereas most school fundraising is based on an ongoing need, i.e. teams needing equipment and supplies, fundraising for school trips focuses on a single event, a one-time expense that you just need to get knocked out as soon as possible. We’re here to help you do just that, with some tips and advice on fundraising for school trips.

Successful fundraising for school trips depends a lot on knowing exactly what your goals are, and exactly what you need to achieve those goals. School trips can be anything from a day at the zoo, to a week in the nation’s capital. Understanding the exact depth of the undertaking can make the difference between whether or not the fundraising for your school trip is a success. Don’t leave anything out when making your financial plan, and build in some emergency margins. It’s better to have a little money left over at the end of the trip than to run out of money while you’re there.

Once you know exactly how much you need to make via fundraising for your school trip, you need to find a fundraising idea that will help you reach that target. Smaller groups can do well with things like scratch cards, which return high profits for a small investment. Larger groups that need more money for a longer trip may want to expand out to something like pretzels, which has a minimum order but can yield great results for groups with enough selling power to clear the minimum. Check out our fundraising for school trips pages to see just what we can offer you in terms of inspiring fundraising ideas.

Wrestling scratch card

Wrestling fundraising is quite often reflective of its sport and more of an individual project. But scratch off fundraising is a terrific way for either teams or individual wrestlers to meet their financial needs.  Each scratch card raises $100 and can be imprinted with up to three lines of custom text to customize your card.

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

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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%
Specialty Popcorn

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Specialty Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO-Free corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

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  • Free brochures for your participants
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Soccer Scratch Card Fundraiser

Soccer is one of the most popular participant sports in the country.  Players, teams, and leagues needing to raise a lot of money turn to fundraising scratch cards. Each card raises $100. Your team or league name is imprinted free of charge on each card. It’s a great soccer fundraiser idea.

What You Should Know

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
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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%
High school scratch card

Once students reach high school, fundraising becomes much more specific and determined. That’s why scratch off cards are perfect high school fundraising tools. The fundraising scratch cards raise a lot of money at a very small cost. The minimum order is only one card. And the cards are custom imprinted with high school group name at no additional charge.

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%
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
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