Your Choices for Student Council Fundraising Ideas

Coming up with decent student council fundraising ideas is no easy task.

For one thing, there are a lot of people to please, and not everyone will have the same idea of what would be fun or effecting. The second issue is getting your fundraiser off the ground and getting everyone working in the right direction.

Student council fundraisers can be a school-wide affair, or it may just be a select fundraising team that is involved. Either way, there are plenty of student council fundraising ideas out there to suit every type of group, and regardless of your size and goals, you will certainly find the one for you.

Direct sale student council fundraising ideas are those where you buy your products upfront, we send them out to you, and then the rest is up to you. These work well if you have a budget you can use to get your products ahead of time, and then all the profit that comes in is yours.

Many of the products have small or no minimum orders, and you can order as many or as few as you need. Pre-sale student council fundraising ideas can often work well for larger groups with more selling power, who don’t want to put down any money upfront but will have a much easier time of meeting any minimum order requirements.

If you have a large fundraising team, you can really do well. We send you all the materials you will need to get started, and all you have to do is send the team out with their order forms and product brochures. There are many student council fundraising ideas to choose from, so have a look at our fundraiser pages and see which ideas are suitable for your group

If you need any advice or help, do not hesitate to contact your fundraising consultant.

Patriotic scratch card

Patriotic Scratch Card fundraisers are perfect for scouts, veterans, or any other group with the USA as a focused theme. Scratch card fundraisers are high profit and low risk. It’s an easy and fast way to raise money while promoting American pride.

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%
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

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
Better Baking Fundraiser

Our Better Baking fundraiser is a great option for all types of groups. We offer 9 of the most popular baking mixes that appeal to everyone.  Our premium baking mixes are easy to use and taste great!  Everything you need to bake cookies, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, and bread. Easy fundraising starts with a Better Baking fundraiser.  You will not be handling a frozen product.  The $10 price makes it a fun and easy fundraising idea.  Like our Candle Fundraisers, our Better Baking Fundraiser has a 50% profit for your group.

What You Should Know

Like our other popular $10 programs Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each and every item you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 items.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
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Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix Fundraiser

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. 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 trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix 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)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

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

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Welchs Fruit Rolls Image

Looking for a sweet fundraiser that isn’t chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit, provide 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C, and have no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case, for a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each Welch’s Fruit roll for $1. Profits are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Please see the profit chart below for details.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
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DECA Fundraiser

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