The Best High School Fundraising Idea

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

The best high school fundraising idea (They voted, and it’s yummy folks)

Marlena Sipes and her classmates will be the first graduating class of her high school to go on a senior trip in years. They found out they had a green light in the spring of the junior year. They needed to decide fast on a destination, create a budget, and find the best high school fundraising ideas so that every student could afford to participate. The answer would be to make dough from cookie dough.

The students researched and chose St. Louis for its affordability and fun – they’ll catch a Cardinals game, scream on Six Flags’ craziest coasters and even ride some camels at a farm.

They knew they’d need to host several fundraisers throughout the year and wanted to start fast. One of the moms discovered Easy Fundraising Ideas online, said Kelly, Marlena’s mom.

The most affordable cookie dough fundraiser

“There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser – that looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. Who doesn’t like cookie dough?” said Kelly, who noted that the more tubs they sold, the more profit margin they would get to keep.

She cross-compared Easy Fundraising Ideas’ Cookie Dough Fundraiser against other cookie dough fundraiser companies and realized it was the best deal at just $10 a tub. Others’ averaged around $16. It even measured up well to the local Sam’s Club.

“But this was helping a cause!” Kelly said.

Kelly and the other parents had three hang-ups before they committed:

  1. What if it wasn’t delivered on time?
  2. Would the dough spoil in the delivery process?
  3. Most importantly, what if it didn’t taste good?

Her Easy Fundraising Ideas consultant assured Kelly that the dough would be shelf-stable for up to 21 days without refrigeration and it would arrive on time. And, it tasted delicious. Upon receiving her order, Kelly and her kids confirmed that the chocolate chunk, peanut butter and Snickerdoodle cookies are really, really good.

“It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to make,” she said. “We’re doing this again.”

After an informal vote, Kelly learned the other parents felt it was high quality cookie dough, and now that word is getting around, they have commitments from people who say they’ll buy next time.

Tips for a successful cookie dough fundraiser

Kelly said the cookie dough fundraiser was simple to execute – it was a one-page document with six flavors, all the same price. Easy Fundraising Ideas even provided labeled envelopes to make it easy for the students to collect funds. To make it a successful fundraiser, here are Kelly’s tips:

  1. Try different locations. The more motivated kids hit up every teacher in the school fast. Parents encouraged the kids to try places away from school: businesses near their homes, parents’ workplaces, neighbors, extended family members and other families at church
  2. Incentivize students. Kelly and the other parents were concerned that some of the students would let others carry the weight of the sales activity. They required each student to sell 10 tubs of cookie day in order to profit share with the other students. By essentially guaranteeing volume, they also knew they could hit a higher profit margin.
  3. Communicate. With five kids, Kelly is gifted at staying on top of people to get things done. She sent constant emails, reminding students and parents of the deadline.
  4. Add urgency. Kelly stood firm when people asked to extend the deadline. A little urgency helped bring in some last minute sales for people who were having trouble making up their minds.

The group sold the cookie dough without an upfront investment. Once funds were collected, they put in their order and only paid for the part to cover the cost of the cookie dough. They kept the rest to fund the senior trip, and now each student has close to 30 percent of the total needed with nine months to go.

“We’re convinced!” Kelly smiled. “The parents want to do it again. The kids want to do it again. The cookie dough will be gone in a few months so we’ll do another cookie dough fundraiser in the fall.”

If you need easy high school fundraising ideas to raise money fast with no upfront cost, free marketing materials and free shipping, sign up for a cookie dough fundraiser now on the website or call 1-866-874-8383.

Coffee and Tea Show Profit

coffee and tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the 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 on every item or $4 each.

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

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 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Color xploder

Color Xploder is a fun candy.  These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are thrown together and you get a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you get to offer new fresh products each time someone buys one of your fundraising lollipops. There is only a one case minimum.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Swirl Lollipops and any of our other lollipop fundraisers no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. 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%
Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Cookie dough fundraisers are one of the most popular fundraisers for schools, sports, and church groups to raise money. The top fundraiser, year after year, is cookie dough.  For all of our premium cookie dough options, we offer brochures with no upfront cost. You only pay for what you sell. Below you will find the answers to all your cookie dough fundraising questions. Learn secrets like why offering ONLY the most popular flavors; Classic Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar Cookie, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, and Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough simplifies your fundraiser. We also offer pre-portioned cookie dough and cookie dough mix options.

Find out more from one of our successful and satisfied customers.

Below you will find 3 of the best cookie dough fundraisers available:

Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $10 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $10 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

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

The Main Street Sweet Shop has reinvigorated candy fundraising. People are excited about the fun new products, they love the 1 case minimum, they appreciate the free shipping and they really love the high-profit percentages.  Everyone loves gummy bears and sour gummies!

What You Should Know

You will receive 2 carriers per case. There are 13 bags of each fantastic flavor!

  • Original Sour Jacks
  • Buddy Bears Gummi Bears
  • Nuclear Sqworms
  • Sour Jacks Watermelon

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 65% $72.80
40 – 59 60% $83.20
20 – 39 55% $93.60
1 – 19 50% $104.00

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
  • 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%
Pizza Card Fundraiser Image

Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.

What You Should Know

Pizza Cards Fundraising is one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit, though, is determined based on the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
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

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
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

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