PTA and PTO

The parent-teacher connection is essential for a successful school year.  PTA and  PTO fundraisers help strengthen that partnership.

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7 Steps to a Successful Candle Fundraiser

So you have decided to sell candles for your fundraiser? Although candles are a popular and highly profitable product as well as easy to sell, it is important to develop a plan for your candle fundraiser in order to experience maximum success. 1. Decide what scents you want to offer. Many candle companies offer over Read More »

A Full Range of School Carnival Fundraiser Opportunities

The annual school carnival is a tradition that most schools have had going for years or even decades. The school carnival gives kids a lot of pleasant memories of their school and is one of the year’s most beloved events. But of course, there is the other side of the school carnival: fundraising. The practical Read More »

A Great Fundraising Idea: School Fundraiser Magazines

If you are looking for a good idea for a school fundraiser, magazines can certainly be a great place to start. There are so many different kinds of school fundraisers out there, but magazines are just one of those things that people really love to buy. Can you remember ever being in a home or Read More »

A Guide to Hershey Fundraising

You may think that Hershey fundraising is some of the most automatic and easy fundraisings out there, and that’s certainly true. But so many fundraising teams don’t take full advantage of all the ways they can use Hershey fundraising to their advantage, and that results in lower sales and profits than what they could have Read More »

A Hershey Fundraiser Fills in the Blanks

If you are interested in running a chocolate fundraiser for your school, sports team, charity group, or even church youth group, there are a lot of reasons why a Hershey fundraiser is the way to go. People respond to brand name items they recognize and have experience with, and Hershey is just about one of Read More »

A Magazine Subscriptions Fundraiser Simply Works

So many groups out there are trying too hard to make their fundraising efforts unusual or different in some way. While it’s fun to change things up a little from time to time, in the end, you want to give your supporters the things they want to buy, and many times that means sticking to Read More »

ABC Fundraising Ideas 101

If this is the first time you are in charge of fundraising then you should learn the ABC’s of fundraising ideas. So consider this article ABC Fundraising Ideas 101: A. The first thing to do before even beginning the process is to determine if your group members are motivated to do a fundraiser in the Read More »

Advertise Elementary School Fundraisers in Newsletters

Are you in charge of your elementary school newsletters? Are your elementary school newsletters a chore to write and a bore to read? The following are some steps that will help you in preparing your newsletter. You first need to determine the purpose of your newsletter. Newsletters are good tools for: Advertising your Elementary School Read More »

Advertise Your Fundraisers on Elementary School PTO Websites

The Internet is a great way to show information about your organization and if you are going to have an elementary school PTO website, there are a number of things that you should include. First and foremost it should include some information about the school that the PTO is associated with. Of course, you should Read More »

Advertising for PTO Fundraisers

Once you and your team or committee has chosen a terrific fundraising program to do for your elementary PTO fundraiser, make sure you have several ways of getting the word out. Word-of-mouth is great, and certainly efficient, but will not always get the response you need. Take just a few extra steps to make your Read More »

Affordable School Fundraising Ideas

When you are planning a fundraiser for your local school, it is not always possible to splash out on expensive events such as carnivals. After all, isn’t the whole point of a fundraiser to make money, not to spend it? The school probably has enough financial problems in the current economy, so it is very Read More »

Best PTA Fundraising Ideas

Many PTA presidents and PTA board members come to me asking what the best kind of PTA fundraising idea is. In the past, the answer was obvious. To have the best PTA fundraisers just do what you have always done, sell candy, cookie dough, or wrapping paper. These traditional fundraisers have long been the foundation Read More »

Best School Fundraisers Offer More Than Profits

The best school fundraisers not only give schools, parents, teachers, and students the funds needed for equipment, books, playgrounds, and events, but they bring together a community in the spirit of fun and sharing. In fact, the best school fundraisers can be used at any time of year and can even be matched with government Read More »

Booster Club Fundraiser

Booster Club Football Fundraiser

A booster club football fundraiser can be an annual event that helps raise money for the many needs of the football team. Of course, you can hold various fundraisers during the school year but many booster clubs opt for the annual event. Before starting it is not a bad idea to research what fundraiser will Read More »

Booster Club

Booster Club Fundraising

Booster clubs and fundraising for sports booster clubs are synonymous with each other. In fact, most of these clubs are created to hold booster club fundraisers first and to act as a support group in other areas second. Why is fundraising so important? Because funding for sports teams and other school clubs is being cut more Read More »

Booster Club Start Up Includes Fundraising

There is one thing that is universal for all teams and clubs around the world: they always need something else. Maybe a professional baseball team needs a new pitcher, maybe a choir group needs new dresses, or maybe a peewee football team needs new pads. Whatever it is, teams always need something. That is why Read More »

Booster Fund: How to Keep it Full

The booster club fund comes and goes in waves. But your budget does not have to come and go. There are great booster club fundraising ideas for each season, and with a little planning, you can have a full budget all year long. Fall: Doing a fundraiser around the time that school starts are all Read More »

Candy Sales for School Fundraising – No Cost Upfront

Candy bar sales for school fundraising, no cost upfront, is the most beneficial way for schools to fundraise successfully because there is no risk of lost profits because of products that go unsold. Unfortunately, not many groups can purchase candy without paying in advance. In fact, many candy bar distributors offer this as part of Read More »

Choosing a Fundraiser for Schools

If you are suddenly in the middle of organizing a fundraiser for schools and you’re not really sure how you got in that position or what to do now that you’re in it, probably the first question on your mind is what kind of fundraisers there are that would be appropriate for you. There are Read More »

Choosing a School PTA Fundraiser

If you have been a member of the PTA for longer than five minutes, you already know one of the biggest challenges that today’s schools face: budgeting. School funding is so pathetically low that most things the school needs will require additional resources. Many PTA groups have responded to this by organizing a school PTA Read More »

Choosing Good Fundraisers for School

Whether your school group is looking to raise funds for uniforms, supplies, travel expenses, or anything else, no doubt you are looking around this site because you need some good fundraisers for the school. You’re certainly not alone – in today’s economic climate, most schools are in the position now that they rely on fundraisers Read More »

Choosing Good PTA fundraisers

If you have been a member of the PTA for any length of time, you already know one of the biggest challenges that today’s schools face: budgeting. School funding is so pathetically low that most things the school needs will require additional resources. Many PTA associations have responded to this by organizing PTA fundraisers because Read More »

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Choosing School Fundraising Companies

When the time comes around that you need to start thinking about school fundraising (and let’s face it, that time is sooner rather than later for most schools), you’ll probably be thinking about which school fundraising companies are available, and what they can offer you in terms of guidance and assistance with your school fundraising Read More »

Choosing School Fundraising Programs

As that time of year rolls around that you want to begin considering school fundraising programs, it’s likely that you’re mostly thinking about which school fundraising programs are available for your kind of group, and how you should go about choosing the school fundraising program that’s right for you. There are quite a lot of Read More »

Choosing the Best Fundraiser for School

With the current economic conditions and budgets being in a dismal state, schools are turning more and more to the idea of fundraiser activities to help supplement income. If you are in charge of organizing the fundraiser for the school, you might be feeling overwhelmed if you don’t know what sort of fundraiser for school Read More »

Choosing the Most Simple School Fundraisers

We’ve all seen it before: the school-wide fundraising effort that involves lots of orders, shuffling of money, dealing with shipping and delivery… and of course the paperwork. Although a complex school fundraiser can work well for certain situations, there are a lot of things for which more simple school fundraisers are more than adequate. Not Read More »

Choosing the Right School Fundraiser Products

When you’re in the planning and organizing stages of your school fundraiser, there are a lot of things to think about. There’s the size of your group (which you may be worried about if your group is particularly small or large), the amount of money you need to make with your school fundraiser, and the Read More »

Coming Up with Easy School Fundraisers

So it’s your turn to be in charge of the school fundraiser this year, is it? That’s not a problem, we’ve got you covered. You’re probably feeling a bit confused about all the choices available to you, and all you really want is a way to come up with an easy school fundraiser that your Read More »

Coming Up with Useful Fundraising Ideas for PTA

If you are in charge of organizing the fundraising activity for the PTA this time around, and especially if you haven’t been in this sort of leadership position before, you may be wondering just how you’re going to go about turning your ideas into reality. Of course, PTA fundraising doesn’t organize itself, but it’s probably Read More »

Cookie Dough School Fundraiser

These days I would suggest that there is no better way for a school to raise money than to hold a Cookie Dough School Fundraiser. Cookie dough fundraisers make a lot of sense because you are offering a product people expect to purchase from a fundraising group and that can be offered at a competitive price that does Read More »

Cookie Dough School Fundraiser

A cookie dough school fundraiser can and should become an annual event. In fact, we help hundreds of groups that hold cookie dough fundraisers every year that make the money they need year after year. It only makes fundraising sense for a school to sell cookie dough at the same time every year. The best time of year for a cookie Read More »

Best Fundraising Ideas

Creative School Fundraising Ideas to Try Out

If you have been tasked with organizing a school fundraiser, you may be wondering about the best idea that will make your school fundraiser a real success – an idea that will be remembered fondly by all of the current students at your school, and be talked about by faculty members and students for years Read More »

Developing Your School Fundraising Idea

Hosting a school fundraiser can be a great way to earn extra money for your school. Whether you’re aiming to earn funds to cover travel expenses for the next big school trip, or you’re simply in need of some extra school supplies, holding a school fundraiser is a fast and efficient way of achieving this Read More »

Different Fundraisers for Schools

If you have recently been placed in the position of organizing fundraisers for schools, it is very likely that you are wondering what kinds of fundraisers are available for schools, and which of those would be most appropriate for your school in particular. You’ll also need to know what sorts of fundraisers for schools will Read More »

Different Types of PTA Fundraisers

It’s no secret that school budgets simply do not provide all the funds needed to run the school. PTA groups have responded to this by taking charge of themselves and organizing PTA fundraisers. Fundraisers can provide much-needed extra money for the school, and although it does take some patience and organization, PTA fundraisers can be Read More »

Educational PTO Fundraising Ideas

If you are getting ready to start your next PTO fundraiser, and your team is looking for some great ideas you should consider a fundraising program that will get the kids involved on an educational level. There are lots of wonderful PTO fundraiser ideas out there that would be easy to do, and raise lots Read More »

Fantastic Fundraising Ideas for Schools

When it comes time to get the annual school fundraiser going, you may be getting excited about organizing some good fundraising ideas for schools, but perhaps you’re short of tips on where to start. To top everything off, you may be getting conflicting opinions from others who have come up with fundraising ideas for schools Read More »

Fantastic Ideas for a School Fundraiser

If it’s getting to be that time when you need to start getting the school fundraiser underway, obviously you’re going to need some good ideas for a school fundraiser, but coming up with smart ideas can be the hardest part of the process, and you may not even know where to begin. If you have Read More »

Finding New School Fundraising Ideas

Finding new school fundraising ideas can be a full-time job. Everyone wants to come up with something new in fundraising. The more you are involved with committees and groups, the more you will see how people often explore countless new options before realizing fundraising is easier than that. A little research can go a long Read More »

Finding Quality School Fundraising Products

There are a lot of organizational and logistical aspects to school fundraising, but all the organizational skills in the world won’t make a bit of difference without decent school fundraising products. You’re probably searching online for the best places with the widest range of school fundraising products, and you’ve come to the right place, as Read More »

For Successful Fundraising, Schools Lead the Way

When it comes to fundraising, schools pretty much set the standard for how to do things. Especially in these days where the economy is rough, fundraising helps schools fill the gap between what their budget provides, and what the school’s clubs and groups need to survive. In most schools, fundraising is already a way of Read More »

Booster Club Fundraiser

Fun Friendly Educational PTO Fundraising Ideas

If you asked a teacher or an administrator at any school in the country what their most important resources are, there is no doubt that the PTO would be among the answers for the schools fortunate enough to have them. The volunteered man-hours provided by PTO’s are indispensable at many schools. PTO members help schools Read More »

Fundraiser Ideas for Schools

There are many different fundraiser ideas for schools. Here are a few tips on how to identify the best school fundraising ideas for your particular school. 1. Determine the number of students that will participate. There are many different fundraiser ideas for schools and the fact of the matter is that some are better suited for Read More »

Fundraising for School

Fundraising for school can sometimes be the difference-maker in the quality of education children in America receive these days. The fact of the matter is that school districts can simply not afford programs and equipment that not too many years ago had been taken for granted. Fundraising for school and school groups has become a huge Read More »

Fundraising Idea for Schools

You just joined the PTA and you need a fundraising idea for schools. School fundraisers are necessary even though many people and parents complain that the local school is always fundraising. But the fact of the matter is that the money raised through school fundraisers goes to pay for things that might not be afforded Read More »

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Fundraising in Schools: Where to Begin

Whether you realize it yet or not, fundraising in schools is not really all that difficult. Communities enjoy helping out schools and anything having to do with educating children, and if you take into account the energy and joy the children bring into it themselves, obviously fundraising in schools have a huge potential for success. Read More »

Gathering Your PTA Fundraising Essentials

When you’re in the planning and organizing stages of PTA fundraising, there are a lot of PTA fundraising essentials to think about. There’s the size of your fundraising team, which may be of some concern if it’s particularly small or large, the amount of money you need to make with your PTA fundraising and the Read More »

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Getting Fresh New Booster Fundraising Ideas

As you probably already are well aware, booster clubs are constantly on the lookout for new and improved ways to raise money for the team or club that they support. Fundraising ideas are a dime a dozen, but when fundraising is your main reason for existing (as is the case with many booster clubs), you Read More »

Getting Started with Private School Fundraisers

Organizing private school fundraisers is not as difficult as you think. Sure, you may be stressed out about it at the moment, but that’s just because you haven’t figured out what you’re doing yet, and you don’t know all the ins and outs of private school fundraisers. We’re here to help you out with that, Read More »

Getting the Most of Your School PTA Fundraiser

If you are trying to come up with ideas for an effective school PTA fundraiser, you’ve probably got a situation where the entire PTA is involved, and you want to please everyone. But how to go about coming up with the perfect school PTA fundraising idea without ending up in a big disagreement? The organization Read More »

Getting Volunteers for Your PTA Fundraiser

One thing that is quite often overlooked when planning PTA fundraisers is where are the volunteers going to come from and how many you will need. There is no doubt that parents of young children are overworked and overcommitted. That makes getting volunteers that much more difficult. The joke with fundraising coordinators is that they Read More »

Gift Baskets for School Fundraisers

We had never heard of that option but a group recently told us about their experience doing just that. One of the student’s mothers worked for an importer. She was the one that presented the idea to the school as a PTO fundraiser. She told the board that she could get them wholesale prices on Read More »

Great Fundraisers for Schools

No matter whether your school needs money for equipment, supplies, or to help support its sports teams or clubs, you’ve probably ended up here because you need to come up with some great fundraisers for schools. School fundraisers pretty much set the bar for fundraising in general, because so many schools are in need of Read More »

Green Fundraising for Your Class Fundraiser

When a large group of people, such as a high senior class, come together to have a class fundraiser, there are a number of criteria that must be met before choosing the right fundraiser for the group. You have to make sure that the product line you pick is broad enough to appeal to a wide Read More »

Class Reunion Fundraiser

Having Some Fun with School Fundraiser Programs

Maybe you’re in charge of a large school group trying to raise a lot of money, or maybe you’re just a small club who needs some extra cash for equipment. Either way, you’ve come here because you’re looking for school fundraiser programs, something that will help you reach all of your goals this year. Luckily, Read More »

Having Success with a School Magazine Fundraiser

If your school group is looking for a fun and easy way to make some extra money for expenses, equipment, or travel costs, a school magazine fundraiser is certainly an effective way to go. Even in this age of digital information, the popularity of magazines hasn’t diminished, and in fact, it’s difficult to think of Read More »

Head Down the Road to Success with School Fundraiser Discount Cards

School fundraisers range from the very simple to the moderately complicated. If you have a small group, you have the additional concern of needing a school fundraiser with relatively high profits, and of course, you want to keep everything as simple as possible. With something like school fundraiser discount cards, you get the best of both worlds, Read More »

Helping Out Students with PTO Fundraising

PTO groups are supportive of students on so many levels. Most students don’t even realize the impact that the PTO has on their everyday school experience. Schools are doing their best to support the students in everything they do, but expenses can get out of hand quickly, and budgets are not what they used to Read More »

Holding a Sponsored Fundraiser for Schools

Sometimes the school just doesn’t have enough money in its annual budget to pay for upgrades like school gym equipment and new library books. You would be surprised at how quickly the school’s budget gets eaten up by things like general maintenance, that there just isn’t enough to cater for every school department’s needs. You Read More »

Holding Successful School Fundraisers

Sometimes it can a very stressful job to arrange successful school fundraisers, especially when you may be unclear about how to plan such an effort. You’ll need to go through budgeting issues, print out flyers and signs to put up around your school, get other teachers and students on board to rally together and promote Read More »

Holding Your First Schools Fundraiser

The idea of holding your first school’s fundraiser can be rather daunting. Whether you are a faculty member at an elementary school, middle school, or high school, it makes no difference in the fears and concerns you may have when planning out your fundraiser for the first time. But with some careful consideration of the Read More »

Hosting a Rock Band Fundraiser for Your School

It’s no secret that kids love playing Rock Band, and a lot of them are really good at it! If they’re going to be playing those kinds of games anyway, then it makes sense to use that to your advantage when planning your school fundraiser. Holding a Rock Band fundraiser at your school can be Read More »

Hosting PTA fundraising events

If you are looking for ways to put together a school-wide fundraising effort, you have probably already figured out that PTA fundraising events are certainly a good way to do that. If you are the one handling the organizing of your school’s PTA fundraising events, you’re probably concentrating on the ticket price of the PTA Read More »

How to Choose a School Fundraising Company

If this is your first time in an organizational position with school fundraising, then obviously one of your first tasks is to start looking for a school fundraising company and try to find out which ones can offer you exactly what you’re looking for both in product ranges and customer service. There are lots of Read More »

How to Come Up with a Fantastic School Fundraising Idea

It’s likely that the reason you’re here is that you want to think of a great school fundraising idea, but you’re not entirely certain where to start. Maybe you’ve heard all sorts of advice and pointers from people who have organized school fundraisers in the past, and rather than clarifying things, you’re just more confused Read More »

How to Get Organized with Fundraising for Schools

Perhaps you already know that fundraising for schools is not that difficult, even though it involves some setup work and organizing. The bottom line is, people, love to help out anything involved with education, and when you add the charming personalities of kids into the equation, it’s not hard to see where the potential is Read More »

How to Get Started with a Free School Fundraiser

If you are organizing a fundraiser for a school group that is in desperate need of money, you might be disappointed to find that a lot of fundraisers expect you to buy products upfront. This can be stressful if you don’t have an existing budget to work from – the whole point of the school Read More »

How to Get That Amazing School Fundraiser Idea

If you have been looking around the internet for a school fundraising idea, you’ve probably quickly discovered that it can all seem pretty confusing at first. When it’s your first time trying to come up with a great school fundraising idea, it can be difficult knowing where to start. It certainly doesn’t help when people Read More »

How to Have the Best School Fundraisers

When most people think about school fundraisers, they usually imagine a bake sale or selling chocolate in boxes to their friends and family. And there is a good reason for this. The truth is, the resources that are needed to pull off the best school fundraisers haven’t changed over the years. Something that isn’t broken Read More »

How to Organize a School Art Fundraiser

People think of school fundraisers as being there to help things like sports teams and cheerleaders, but the reality is that in these economic times, a school fundraiser can help any group that needs additional support beyond what the school’s funding can provide. Art departments, in particular, need things like supplies and equipment, and a Read More »

How to Organize a Successful School Fundraiser

It’s one thing to be involved in a successful school fundraiser and feel the pride and excitement that go along with that. It’s an entirely different thing, however, to be organizing the fundraiser and has all the pressure on your shoulders to make it as successful as possible. A successful school fundraiser does take some Read More »

How to Put Together an Easy School Fundraiser for a Small Group

Many times school fundraisers are major projects, involving a large effort and huge amounts of products. There are a lot of things to worry about with school fundraisers like these – organizing, ordering, and distributing can all be huge operations, not to mention the hassles involved if anything goes wrong. Sometimes you don’t need to Read More »

How to Raise Money with School Fundraising Products

When your school is in need of some extra funding to help in the upgrading of school equipment or books, you may find that holding a school fundraiser is the best way to go. The school’s budget probably doesn’t allow for hiring out huge events like carnivals and fairground rides, so you may need a Read More »

How to Set Up Cheap School Fundraisers

The ironic thing about many school fundraisers is, your school group or club needs to make money, but often the amount of money that you would need to invest in the fundraiser itself exceeds what your group has available. This can be frustrating, and the desire to find cheap school fundraisers can have you looking Read More »

How to Start a Private School Fundraiser

The first step in private school fundraising is to choose a fundraiser. It sounds simple, but this is often the hardest part. You want to pick a fundraising program that complements both your group and those who will be participating as buyers. For instance, you may think that coffee is a ridiculous item for school-age Read More »

Ideas for Free School Fundraisers

If your school group doesn’t really have enough funds on hand to pay upfront for a school fundraiser, then obviously you’ll be wanting to look at some free school fundraisers. The way these fundraisers work is that we send out product brochures to you free of charge, along with all the order forms you’ll need Read More »

Keeping the PTA Fund Full

The PTA fund comes and goes in waves. But your budget does not have to come and go. There are great PTA fundraising ideas for each season, and with a little planning, you can have a full budget all year long. Fall: Doing a fundraiser around the time that school starts are all about timing. Read More »

Student Alumni Association Fundraiser

Making the Most of Your School PTA Fundraiser

School is starting up again, and that means a school PTA fundraiser can’t be far away. If you already know about school fundraisers and have done this before, you probably learned a lot from previous years, and this time you’re determined to do things in a different way. There is no single right method for Read More »

Making the Most of Your School Spirit Fundraiser

You likely already know that a school spirit fundraiser is just a fact of life in most schools. Whether it’s to help the football team, the cheerleaders, or a combination of groups or clubs, these are all activities that require significant money to run. Uniforms, travel, and other expenses have to be paid for somehow, Read More »

Making Your Yearbook Fundraiser Easy

It can be very stressful to think about everything you have to do if this is your first time with the job of organizing a yearbook fundraiser. You may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of fundraising ideas out there when all you really want is for someone to point you in the right direction with Read More »

Maximizing Your School Fundraiser Sales

It is often said that the key to having a successful school fundraiser is a good organization, and that is certainly true. When you start out thinking about school fundraiser sales, the first step is to clearly identify your monetary goals, and figure out just what amount of school fundraiser sales will be necessary to Read More »

Maximum Profit School Fundraising Ideas

When the time of year comes around (as it always does) to start thinking of school fundraising ideas, clearly the thing you’re most concerned with is profit and how quickly you can reach the goal you have set for yourself. There are many paths to school fundraising, but if you get the right school fundraising Read More »

Music Fundraising Ideas for School Groups

  It’s no secret that when budgets get cut at educational institutions, usually it’s the arts that are the first to go, and that means in hard economic times, school music programs are pretty much constantly in jeopardy. But parents and teachers know that these arts programs are more than just extracurricular fun – they Read More »

New School Fundraising Ideas

I would imagine that, if you really sat down and thought about it, you would be hard-pressed to find any youth group, of any kind, that does not participate in some kind of fundraising program. From school fundraisers to sports team fundraisers to church fundraisers, it seems like every kid is out trying to sell something. Read More »

Organizing a Paper School Fundraiser

Admittedly when you think of school fundraisers, visions of candy bars, cookie dough, or other such products come to mind. This can lead to worries about the hassle of having products to carry around everywhere. But it doesn’t have to be like that – there are various types of paper-based school fundraisers out there, that Read More »

Organizing a PTA Fundraiser for Maximum Success

When organizing a PTA fundraiser, you want to make sure that your fundraising idea is pulled off for maximum success, that it will bring in the most amount of funding to your school, and that everyone involved will have a fun and exciting time doing it. Of course, this is easier said than done, and Read More »

Organizing a School Calendar Fundraiser

If fall is the time that your school does most of its fundraising activities, it would be a very smart idea to consider a school calendar fundraiser. Calendars are very popular items anytime from about Halloween onward, and during the end of the Thanksgiving season, people are really starting to think not only about the Read More »

Organizing a School Fundraiser

Today’s schools have a very comprehensive set of extra-curricular activities, and some schools have more than a hundred different types of sports, clubs, and other activities aimed at helping students to become more well-rounded individuals. However, the money is not always there in the budget to support these clubs, so this means at some point Read More »

Organizing that Back to School Fundraiser

When the kids head back to school in the fall, the realities of the school’s funding situation will hit home, and this is likely to affect your kids directly, whether they participate in sports, music, or other clubs or activities. The smart thing to do is to take some time during the last month of Read More »

Organizing your PTA Fundraiser

When the kids go back to school, the realities of the school’s funding situation will hit home, and this is likely to affect your kids directly, whether they participate in sports, music, or other clubs or activities. The smart thing to do is to get the PTA together as soon as possible and get a Read More »

Picking a Good School Fundraiser

A school fundraiser is a normal part of the school year for kids in any grade. Elementary, middle, and high schools across the land rely on school fundraisers to get much-needed extra money to provide for things the school budget can’t handle. A school fundraiser can really help keep the school’s extra-curricular clubs and groups Read More »

Planning a School Fundraiser

Hosting a school fundraiser can be daunting work. It requires a lot of organization and time to pull off a truly successful event. Providing everything goes well, though, and you are able to reach your financial target, the payoff will be well worth your efforts. The first thing to consider about planning a school fundraiser Read More »

Planning Ahead for Easy School Fundraising

If the task of organizing the school fundraising effort this year has gone to you, then it’s your job to make sure that everyone is reasonably happy and that the fundraiser goes well. Sure, your number one priority is bringing in money for the school, but there’s more to it than that. You want people Read More »

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Planning Fundraising for PTA

Fundraising for PTA may appear to be just about getting in some money to cover the shortages in the budget, but the truth is that there’s a lot more to fundraising for PTA than that. There is also a lot of organizing and planning that needs to be done in order to get the fundraiser Read More »

Class Fundraising

Private School Fundraisers by Season

To everything, there is a season including fundraiser! Check out the list below to find the best time for your next private school fundraising. Fall: During the fall there are lots of options. Any of the pre-sell fundraisers are available such as cookie dough, candles, flowers, Go Green, candy, or calendars. The important thing to Read More »

Private School Fundraising

Is your child’s school looking for a new private school fundraiser? A program that will not have the hassle that others bring to fundraising? There is a new fundraiser available that successfully avoids all the pitfalls of other fundraising programs. Money savings cards are the newest fundraising program. A money savings card is exactly what Read More »

Private School Fundraising Discount Cards

Getting an education from a private school comes with certain benefits. Children, in most cases, get more hands-on experience in the classroom, as well as closer attention from teachers. The mainstream fads and overall culture of the public school system are avoided, and there is a broad exposure to more educational activities. Unfortunately, there is Read More »

Private School Fundraising Ideas

Choosing the right program for your private school fundraiser can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. There are so many great fundraisers how do you pick just one? The best way to decide which fundraiser is to look at the type of group you have, and go from there. Whole School: If the program Read More »

Product Fundraisers for Schools

So you’ve decided that the best way to bring some extra funding to your school is by planning and overseeing a school fundraiser. That’s great. But how do you know which kind of fundraisers for schools will be the best choice to bring in all of your the money required to reach your financial goals? Read More »

Promoting Your School Fundraiser

School fundraising can always be made better if you will promote your fundraising event. You will need to create awareness and excitement for your fundraiser. The more people you make aware of what you are doing, the bigger the amount of money that will be raised for your group. Below are some tips for generating Read More »

Psychology and School Fundraisers

The school your children attend is one of the most important places in their young lives. They will build memories there, develop social skills, and of course learn a thing or two. When they get older, they will look back on their time at school as the “good old days.” These days, though, a lot Read More »

PTA Fundraiser for Large Groups

When a school does a PTA fundraiser it usually encompasses the entire school. Even a small school would make a big group by fundraising standards. So when you have a big group, there is one motto to keep in mind when choosing a fundraising program: Go big or go home! Take advantage of having a Read More »

PTA Fundraisers

PTA fundraisers have a reputation for being big and crazy. That reputation is pretty accurate most of the time but yours does not have to be that way. You can successfully have a low-key, organize elementary school PTA fundraising ideas for your school and still make the money you need for things like field trips, Read More »

PTA Fundraisers Pay for PTA Purchases

The PTA is organized to help the children. In today?s society school districts are barely even getting by while just supplying the bare essentials for the school. Therefore the PTA was established in order to help provide things for the school and kids that would otherwise not be able to be purchased. Being a part Read More »

PTA Fundraising

PTA fundraising is as much a part of school as report cards, tests, and textbooks. As much as some people would like to think their school district could handle all expenses for elementary schools, the fact of the matter is they just can not. Thankfully faithful PTA members and parents, in general, do support school Read More »

PTA Fundraising Ideas

Here are key words associated with School PTA fundraising and why they are the words you should focus on during your planning stages: Business: Treat your PTA fundraiser the same way you would treat your business. Bottom-line thinking, giving the right people responsibility, offering products your target market will be attracted to. Those are business thoughts that apply to PTA Read More »

PTO Fundraiser

What makes PTO fundraising ideas different than PTA fundraisers? You need to understand the basic difference between the two types of organizations to understand. The main differences between a PTA and a PTO are fairly simple. The national PTA is a formal membership organization headquartered in Chicago. Local groups that choose to belong to the PTA must pay Read More »

PTO Fundraising Basics

Fundraising is an important aspect of any PTO; it is often the main source of income. It is completely up to teachers and parents to raise the money needed to help with various expenses during the year. Field trips, picnics, field day treats, fun activities and so much more are not considered a necessity by Read More »

PTO Fundraising for Every Season

With a little bit of strategy and a good knowledge of which fundraisers are in season, your PTO fund could stay full. Below is a list of the top PTO fundraising ideas, and the best times of the year to execute them. Cookie Dough: There is really no bad time to do a cookie dough Read More »

Publicize Your School Fundraiser

If you want to be as successful as possible you should publicize your school fundraiser using all the resources available to you. First, contact your local newspapers and radio stations. You would be surprised at how often they will consider doing public service, feel-good kind of stories. They might actually be grateful if you have Read More »

Ready to Hold a School Fundraiser?

We help more schools throughout the country with school fundraising ideas. We would like to help your group as well. We offer all of the most proven fundraising ideas like cookie dough fundraisers, candy fundraisers and more. But more importantly is the time and care we offer each school that comes to us. Here are Read More »

School Annual Fundraisers

There are no groups more likely to hold an annual fundraiser than a school. In fact, more often than not schools try to hold the same fundraiser at the same time of year every single year. There is a lot to be said for the school annual fundraisers. There are a few reasons schools do Read More »

School Fundraiser Items: Deciphering Your Choices

A school fundraiser is just a fact of life. No matter whether you are dealing with an elementary school, middle school, or high school, at some point one of the groups in your school (or indeed the entire school itself) is going to require a way to get the money that goes beyond what the Read More »

School Fundraising Deadlines

Setting deadlines for school fundraisers is an interesting topic but something you should think about before starting your fundraiser. I can not tell you the number of times that a school turns in their fundraising order and then on an almost daily basis calls with additional orders. Although most had probably set deadlines for students Read More »

School Fundraising Does Not Have to Be Hard

School fundraising does not have to be hard. There are several simple fundraisers that a school group can do – both large and small groups that will benefit your budget. Here are some suggestions I thought might be helpful. Chances are, if you are doing school fundraising, then you are working with a group of Read More »

School Magazine Fundraisers

School magazine fundraisers are a great all-round idea for any school group that needs extra money, from the smallest clubs right on up to the entire student body. If you’re looking for a simple idea that doesn’t take a lot of explanation, magazines are perfect. If you’re looking to avoid the hassle of lots of products coming Read More »

Searching For a School Fundraiser Company

Whether you are supporting a school sports team, arts-related club, or any other kind of extracurricular group, at some point it is likely you will be asked to organize a school fundraiser. Fundraisers are a fact of life for most clubs and groups these days, and with the costs of operating going up and funding Read More »

Senior Class Trips – Start With Freshman Class Fundraisers

It is the end of your senior year in high school, and you are about to leave all of your friends, family, and memories behind. Whether you are going to a faraway college, the military, or are starting a new job, you want to end your high school career with a big bang. That is Read More »

Simple Fundraising Tips

We would like to share some of our basic fundraising tips. You might want to consider these tips before starting your next fundraiser. How Long to Hold a Fundraiser? People ask us all the time, how long they should hold their fundraising programs. Our answer for all fundraisers is simply; two weeks! Here is why we Read More »

Sponsored School Fundraising Events

Holding school fundraising events is a great way to get the students involved in a good cause that will truly benefit your school by bringing in some extra money. You could decide to hold a fundraising event once a year, or even once every semester. There really is no limit, as long as you plan Read More »

Stress Free Fundraising for School

Are you worried or anxious that you are in charge of fundraising for your school this year, but you don’t really know how to go about doing it? You can stop worrying because the good news is that it’s not all that difficult. Fundraising for school is just a matter of having some decent organizational Read More »

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 Read More »

School Spirit Fundraiser

Supplementary Ideas for a School Fundraising Event

If you are in charge of organizing your school fundraising event, obviously the first thing you think of in terms of money-making is the ticket price for the people who will be attending. Cover charges are important, of course, but there are so many more opportunities for income at a school fundraising event. You can Read More »

Taking the Plunge with School Catalog Fundraisers

In your quest to keep your school fundraiser as straightforward as possible, you may have thought that the best idea would be to keep it simple and do a direct sale fundraiser. But you could be cheating your group out of the opportunity to go bigger and make even more money by participating in a Read More »

The Added Benefits of a Schools Fundraiser

Ask anyone what the top priority is for your school’s fundraiser, and the answer will be obvious: to make money, to help supplement the tight budgets and funding cuts that most schools face these days. And it’s true, you do want to make as much money as possible with your school’s fundraiser, that’s for sure. Read More »

The Benefits of a School Trip Fundraiser

A school trip at the end of the year can be one of the things the kids look forward to the most. If your group or class is planning a big school trip, one of the obvious issues is how the trip will be paid for. Sure, you could ask that each of the parents Read More »

The Challenges of Private School Fundraising

When you start to organize private school fundraising, there are many challenges ahead of you, but the rewards are just as great as the difficulties. As head of the private school fundraising effort, it is your job to work around all the complexities of the project, but don’t fret – it’s not as overwhelming as Read More »

The Challenges of Working on School Fundraisers

If all your previous experiences with school fundraisers have only been in a sales role, then you may not fully appreciate yet the complex challenges of working on school fundraisers from the organizational side. Organizing a school fundraiser is an entirely different thing from just participating in one, and many first-time organizers underestimate the stress Read More »

The Classic Idea: School Fundraiser Candy

Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that one of the best and most popular school fundraisers out there is candy. Whether it’s to your taste or not, school fundraiser candy helps raise huge amounts of money for schools across the country every single year and has been successful in doing so for decades. It is one Read More »

The Easiest PTA Fundraiser

If your group is looking for new and exciting PTA fundraising ideas, then look no further. The Money Savings Card fundraiser is the newest way to raise money for your school. It is the easiest fundraiser available and the most profitable. A Money Savings Card is essentially a card that your customers will purchase during Read More »

The Newest PTO Fundraiser

If your PTO is looking for new and exciting PTO fundraising ideas, then the search is over! The Money Savings Card fundraiser is the newest way to raise money for your school. It is the easiest fundraiser available and the most profitable. A Money Savings Card is a card that your customers will purchase during Read More »

The Organizational Aspects of Fundraisers for School Trips

A lot of times school-wide fundraisers can be huge affairs, where there’s a lot of money to be raised and a lot of people trying to raise it. But what if you have a more moderate goal and a smaller group of people? Fundraisers for school trips, for example, can involve a whole different set Read More »

The Road to Success with School Fundraiser Chocolate

Long-time organizers of school fundraisers are very familiar with the old standbys. In fact, you yourself have probably had experiences, even from back when you were in school, of the classic school fundraisers like chocolate bars. Given how successful those chocolate bar fundraisers were, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that even now, chocolate Read More »

Themed Ideas for School Fundraisers

Sometimes original ideas for school fundraisers are hard to come by. Sure, you could go along with a regular bake sale or lemonade stall, but wouldn’t it be so much better to do something more fun and exciting? After all, it is the students who will be taking part, rallying together and earning money for Read More »

There Are Many Great Ideas for School Fundraisers

It doesn’t matter if you are in charge of a small group and trying to raise a moderate amount of money, or organizing a larger group to help them raise a more significant amount, you are going to need some good ideas for school fundraisers in order to get your effort off the ground. You’ve Read More »

Things to Keep in Mind with Fundraisers for Schools

You may be here because this is your first time in a position of responsibility with fundraisers for schools, and if that’s the case then you’re probably wondering what sort of fundraisers you should be looking at. Many of your options will depend on how large a group you are working with (i.e. the size Read More »

Thinking About Private School Fundraising

Private school fundraising is a great way to get the students at your school involved in a good cause, and at the same time raise money which can go toward upgrades for the school or could simply go as a donation to a local charity. Getting the students involved in private school fundraising will give Read More »

Thinking Up Interesting School Fundraiser Themes

One way to maximize the benefit that you see from your school fundraiser is to run more than one fundraiser at the same time. Although this can complicate things on the organizational side, many groups find that the additional profits they see from having entire school fundraiser themes are well worth the small amount of Read More »

Try One of the Top School Fundraisers: Magazines

Let’s face it, there is really no end of school fundraisers out there. You can do anything from chocolate to flower bulbs to catalogs. But if you’re looking for one of the most versatile school fundraisers, magazines can often be the best choice to cover all your bases. There are magazines to cater to every Read More »

Using Candy as an In-School Fundraiser

It’s no secret that kids love candy. Many adults do, too, especially when you can offer up brand names like Hershey’s chocolate that everyone can appreciate. But if you are thinking about using candy as an in-school fundraiser, there are some things you’ll need to consider first in terms of practical organization and logistics. Obviously Read More »

Using Common Sense with School Fundraising

If it is your job to organize this year’s school fundraising activity, making the most profit from your fundraiser is obviously your number one concern. You also want everyone to be happy with the fundraiser and for people to have fun with it. So how do you go about choosing a school fundraising activity that Read More »

Using PTA Fundraising Letters

PTA fundraising can be some of the most exciting fundraisings out there, but it can also be some of the most frustrating. With everyone in the PTA being so busy, it can be difficult to find volunteers to help out with the PTA fundraising effort. Of course, if you’re getting the students involved, then it Read More »

Walk-A-Thons as School Fundraising Events

School fundraising events are a great way to get people all in one place and motivated about the fundraising effort. There are of course many events that you can schedule as school fundraising events, but one that is popular and has multiple benefits is the walk-a-thon school fundraising event. A walk-a-thon is not only a Read More »

We Can Help You Choose a Candle School Fundraiser

Candles are some of the most popular school fundraisers. When was the last time you were in a home that didn’t have a single candle? People love the light and scents that candles provide in their homes or offices, and a candle school fundraiser can be a great way to make a significant amount of money for your Read More »

What Are Your Choices for a Cookie Dough School Fundraiser?

If you are in the middle of trying to organize your school fundraiser, you’ve probably gotten to the point where what you need is a killer fundraiser idea. No doubt the idea to do cookie dough will have popped up as one of the possibilities, and that’s actually a really fantastic idea because cookie dough school fundraisers can Read More »

Why School Spirit Fundraisers Are the Best

If your school is a little tight on its budget this year and can’t afford things like new books for the school library, or new desks for the classrooms, or equipment for the school gymnasium, you may decide to hold school spirit fundraisers to bring everyone at your school together in the name of a Read More »

Your Options with School Fundraiser Events

If you want to make a lot of money for your school all in one day, school fundraiser events are the way to go. A school fundraiser event is a great opportunity to get all your supporters in one place at one time, and then, of course, you can benefit from their enthusiasm and generosity Read More »

Your PTA Fundraiser Team

If you are reading this, then there is without a doubt a whirlwind of activity either currently happening at your child’s school or there’s about to be! When your next PTA fundraiser is staring you in the face, especially if you’re coordinating it, take a deep breath. It doesn’t have to be crazy, and with Read More »