What Is the Best Fundraiser?

Working in the fundraising industry, I am often asked: “what is the best fundraiser?”. Asking for the best fundraiser is like asking “where is the best place to live?”, “who is the best doctor?”, and “do these pants make me look fat?”. The answers you get will be all over the place and will depend a lot on who you are asking.

When you are looking for the best fundraiser for your group, you need to define a couple of criteria that will greatly help you narrow down the field.

First, do you want to use a brochure fundraiser that is typically free to start, or do you want to do a direct-sale where you buy inventory before the sale begins? That question alone can cut your fundraising program options in half.

The next thing you want to ask yourself, and your group, is do you want to do a traditional fundraiser or do you want to look for new ideas? If you go with a traditional campaign you will be selling products that people are used to buying for a fundraiser like candy, cookie dough, and wrapping paper. This can make selling very easy.

However, because so many groups do traditional sales, it can be difficult to sell when your customers are being bombarded with other groups selling the same products.

So, you’ve answered 2 questions and should be close to finding the best fundraiser for you. If your group has a theme, you can look for fundraising programs that match that theme. For example, many Boy Scouts Troops have started doing earth-friendly fundraisers because the ideas of the program are very similar.

Besides choosing the fundraising program your group wants to do, you can also affect the outcome of the fundraising making it the best fundraiser ever by doing some groundwork before the fundraiser starts. It has been shown that if you pick a financial goal and raise money for a specific cause, you will be much more likely to have a successful fundraiser.

Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

You sell $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards good at more than 18,000 restaurants nationally for only $20 each. You make 50% profit. The minimum order is only 10 fundraising cards. This is a great fundraiser for any sized group anywhere in the USA.

What You Should Know

Our Restaurant Cards were designed to offer high profits to any sized group. That’s why we offer a 50% profit on every card you sell. It’s as simple as that.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
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 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 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Cookie Dough Mix Fundraiser

How many cookie dough fundraisers have no minimums, 50% profit, and are free to start? That’s why our Delisheries Cookie Mix fundraiser is skyrocketing in popularity. You can even qualify for FREE shipping. Now we’ve added Brownies, Pretzels, and Cinnamon Rolls to this delicious mix.

What You Should Know

Delisheries Cookie Mix is the only cookie dough fundraiser that offers a 50% profit no matter how many units you sell. Shipping is FREE on orders of 150 items or more. We charge a fee of $65 for all orders less than 150 items.

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
Band scratch card

Virtually every school band depends on band fundraising for its very existence. More and more bands are opting to use scratch cards for their band fundraiser. Part of the reason is the amount of money that bands need to raise. Scratch card fundraisers offer a simple, easy to handle fundraising option perfect for bands.

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%
Basketball scratch card

If you are looking for a basketball fundraiser that your team and it’s supporters will enjoy, basketball scratch cards is it! With eye-catching graphics and game-like premise, scratch card fundraising will score big points with everyone!

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.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. The profits and profit percentages shown 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%
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