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PTA Fundraisers - Learn How to Raise the Most Money

We love helping parents with the their school fundraisers. PTA fundraising is so critcal to so many schools. These economic times force parents to raise money for more and more extras so PTA fundraisers need to produce. We help thousands of groups raise the money they need and want to help you with your PTA fundraiser too.

Below we review what we believe are this year’s top PTA fundraising ideas. Further down the page you can read tips and suggestions on how to maximize the results of your next fundraiser.

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Frozen cookie dough is one of the best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies. This is our best selling cookie dough program because of the retail selling price. You will sell 2 pounds tubs of dough for only $10 each. Shipping is free unless you are in an extreme remote area. And there's no cost to get started.
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You will pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough and are placing your order. Then 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:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%

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 an old fashion gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.
Coffee and Tea

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
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Earth fundraising candles are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. You offer a terrific selection of candles in all the most popular scents. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to hold your candle sale.
Earth Candle Fundraiser

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles. Each candle sells for only $12 to $15 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Popcorn Fundraiser

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Gourmet 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 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.
Popcorn Fundraiser

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:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No

Snackin in the USA Fundraiser 2016

Choose from 31 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.
Snackin in the USA Fundraiser 2016

What You Should Know

Snackin in the USA snack fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 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
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.
Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

What You Should Know

Yummy Licks Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. 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%

Welch's Fruit Snacks

People struggle when choosing a product for a youth fundraiser because of childhood obesity. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch's Fruit Snacks Variety Pack. The snacks are 100% Vitamin C, an excellent source of Vitamins A and E, FAT FREE, Made with real fruit and have no preservatives.
Welch's Fruit Snacks

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welchs Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit chart:

Profit and Cost:

  • In Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 50% $54.00
23 - 48 45% $59.94
16 - 22 43% $62.10
12 - 15 40% $65.34
2 - 11 32% $75.00

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

The newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. There's no cost to start this fundraiser. Make 50% profit. You can even qualify for free shipping.
Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

What You Should Know

Magic Melt wickless candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every scented wax bar you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 Magic Melts. Each melt sells for only $4 each.

Profit and Cost:

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Have you ever attended a PTA convention and either worked a booth or walked past booths in the exhibit hall?

You can learn a lot about PTA fundraisers by doing that.

The first thing you find is that PTA board members hold two distinctly different positions on their PTA fundraiser of choice.

When asked they will often times defend their choice and tell you how well it does for them. On the other hand they will tell you how much they dislike fundraising in general.

3 Things to Consider

So we'd like to share 3 things to consider before starting your next PTA fundraiser.

Consideration #1: Be Honest About Your Current Fundraising Results

We have attended quite a few conventions and have talked to thousands of PTA members. Frankly I can count on one hand the number of people that absolutely loved the fundraiser they were doing and felt they were raising as much money as possible with the current program.

For those select few we congratulate them and tell them they would be the envy of everyone else in the exhibit hall. Because just about everyone else through the course of a short discussion admit they could do better.

So good PTA fundraising starts with an honest evaluation of how you've done in the past along with a good plan for future fundraising.

The plan should touch on the following points at a minimum:

1. How much do you really need to raise.

2. During your last fundraiser did you struggle to get enough volunteers?

3. Have your results over the past few years been declining or increasing?

4. What are you raising money for? Is it something your students and their parents would feel compelled to rally around?

Consideration #2: Comparing Your Options

Consider Your Choices

When was the last time you compared 3 or 4 fundraising ideas to see whether their was in fact a better fit for your school?

Here's some data you might want to use to compare those ideas:

1. What is your profit percentage?

2. If you are selling a product what is the retail price? Is the retail price reasonable or is it a price and product people would roll their eyes at and feel they are dramatically overpaying for?

3. How many volunteer hours does each option require? Do you historically find that you have a hard time getting enough volunteers?

4. How difficult will the delivery be at the end of the program? Are you equipped to handle the delivery?

5. Are you using a fundraising company to help you? If you are comparing different companies also compare their service levels.

After comparing this data you might find that your original choice was still the best. But you might find easier ways to raise the money. You will never know if you simply do the same thing over and over again.

Consideration #3: Take a Look at What's Working for Other Schools

Woman Looking at Options

When you take the time to look at what others are doing you might find some interesting stuff.

We did just that at the last couple of PTA conventions and here are 3 different things we were told:

1. Cookie Dough Fundraisers: It seems like lots of PTA continue to depend on cookie dough for their main fundraiser. The ones that do well can do very well. I fact we were told by some schools that they were raising more than $20,000 with the cookie dough sales. But honestly that was the exception not the rule. Most did agree that cookie dough was easy to sell. But lots of people complained that sales had grown tired.

2. Read-a-thons: More and more schools it seems have started to add event fundraisers like Read-a-thons, Walk-a-thons or Fun Runs to their fundraising mix. We heard lots of positives about these programs.

Readathon Fundraiser

 

3. School Discount Cards: Lots of schools continue to produce an annual discount card. The cards offer ongoing discounts at anywhere from 8 to 16 merchants. The PTA sells the cards for around $10 and can make up to $9 per card depending on how many cards they purchase. The customer gets a good deal if the PTA can get good merchants to offer reasonable coupons.

Why Use Easy Fundraising Ideas for Your Next PTA Fundraiser?

More Information on PTA Fundraising

It seems like a typical PTA spends more time on fundraising than ever before. But they are critical. A PTA school fund raiser tends to be held on a large, school wide scale and usually is intended to meet the needs of the operating budget. Take a look at the different PTA fundraising suggestions that you might consider for your school. We offer some of the best options above.

More and more schools have come to depend on PTA fundraising ideas to fund programs and purchase items not covered by the school budget. Elementary school PTA fundraisers are more common than gym class these days.

Schools try all sorts of ideas. Some groups have tried Elementary School PTA Bingo Night Fundraisers. But we have more basic PTA fundraising ideas for you to choose from.

We want to make sure your PTA school fund raiser is successful and easy to manage. That is why we offer tried, proven and profitable PTA fundraising suggestions.

What Our Customers Say:
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser
Rating:
Review Posted by: Sam Bush - (February 14 2017)

Lisa, The cookie dough was delivered today and everything was perfect. Thanks again for doing this fundraiser with my class. Sam Bush

Earth Candle Fundraiser
Rating:
Review Posted by: No Mind Gets Left Behind - (November 15 2016)

Hi Teresa, thank you for everything. That is great thatI will receive the candles soon. So far it has been great working with you I will make sure to recommend easy fundraising to everyone I know. Thank You Vanessa

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser
Rating:
Review Posted by: Dora High School - (October 20 2016)

everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela

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