Fundraiser Help: School Fundraisers

Fundraising ideas for school fundraisers covering everything from elementary school fundraising up to college, plus lots more chool-specific events and ideas.

Reading Fundraiser

Doing a reading fundraiser or read-a-thon is a great way for schools to raise money. These reading fundraiser ideas show you several ways to raise money for your school while helping all the children improve their reading skills. In general, a read-a-thon works just like a walk-a-thon or jog-a-thon where children raise money from pledges […]

School Fundraising Plan

Here is a sample school fundraising plan that you can use as a template for your PTA or PTO fundraisers each school year. This plan applies to elementary school fundraisers, but will work for middle schools as well. The main idea is to do two big events, one in the Fall and one in the […]

Matchmaking Fundraiser For Schools

Another fun school fundraiser idea is to do a matchmaking fundraiser. Students complete a fun and entertaining questionnaire, then receive computer-generated results of their best friendship matches. A matchmaking fundraiser works great for middle schools, junior high, and high schools. Profit margins are 50% and the cost to the students is a very reasonable $2 […]

4 Easy School Fundraisers

These four ideas for easy school fundraisers work well for both elementary school and middle school fundraisers, plus they don’t require any selling. The four school fundraisers that work well are: Box Tops For Education Labels For Education Tyson Project A+ Labels Fundraiser Recycling small electronics for cash or technology. These are very simple school […]

Festival Fundraising Ideas

101 festival ideas plus the top 12 fundraising ideas for raising money at your event. A festival fundraiser is a great way to raise funds because events with a fun focal point make it easier to attract a large audience. Festivals also keep people involved longer than most other fundraising events, so they also help […]

Craft Fair Fundraiser

Details on how to put together a craft fair fundraiser to raise money for your non-profit group or favorite cause. This creative fundraising idea works well for small groups, schools, churches and community organizations. One of the nice things about fundraising with a craft fair is that there are so many different ways that you […]

Fundraising Auction Tips: Meet, Greet & Thank

One of the best fundraising auction tips is to warmly meet and greet each guest and afterward, thank them for attending and for their support. The whole idea is to make each guest feel welcome and appreciated. And nothing says we appreciate your support better than a personal thank you within 24 hours of your […]

101 Fundraising Auction Donations Sources

An extensive list of sources for fundraising auction donations from companies with links to online donation request information for each business. These fundraising auction donation sources provide items ranging from $25 gift cards all the way up to cruise ship vacations. This list will save you hours of time compared to finding all these fundraising […]

Fun Raising Friday 19

Time for another look at 10 fun fundraising event ideas from across the country. This Fun Raising Friday roundup features fun fundraisers like The Betty Bash, the Running Of The Roaches, and a glass pumpkin art fundraiser where 1,400 pieces sold out in just two hours. The best fundraisers are ones that are a lot […]

Creative Fundraising Ideas & Events

Twenty-five creative fundraising ideas and events that are great ways to raise funds for your cause. While they have a creative element, these easy fundraisers don’t cost a lot to put together and do a great job of raising money quickly. Creative Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits Craft Fair – How to put together your own […]

Tips For Running A Silent Auction

Silent auctions are a great way to raise money, but require a lot of coordinated effort. These tips for running a silent auction will help you procure more items, liven up your event, get everything setup right, make it run smoothly, and maximize your results. Procuring Silent Auction Items Your Group – Start with the […]

Mac And Cheese Fundraiser

A mac and cheese fundraiser is a simple and fun way to raise funds for any size group. There are literally dozens of fundraiser event variations you can include, but it can be just as easy as doing a pancake breakfast or you can make it as big as an outdoor chili cook-off. Here are […]

50 Fundraising Auction Tips

At charity events, the fundraising auction activity is what raises the most money. Here are 50 fundraising auction tips to help you maximize your success with advice on both live and silent auctions, plus how to blend them together for best results. 25 Live Fundraising Auction Tips Saturday Night – You’ll raise more money by […]

Fun Raising Friday 18

Time for a look at 10 more fun fundraising events from across the country that other groups are doing to raise money for their cause. If you’re looking for some fun fundraiser ideas, this is great place to start. Mariachi Festival Fundraiser – Our Lady of Guadalupe church in San Jose, CA is hosting a […]

Fun Raising Friday 17

Fun Raising Friday is all about putting the fun back into your fundraising events, so here are 10 fun fundraising ideas that other groups across the country are using to raise funds for their cause. The more fun you can make your fundraiser, the more money you’ll raise because more people will want to attend […]

Add Excitement To Your Fundraising Event

The best way to raise more money at your fundraising event is to add more fun and excitement. An easy way to do that is to add some dramatic flair with raffles and prize drawings that grab everyone’s interest. By adding attention-getting raffle drums and prize wheels, you will increase participation in your raffles and […]

Motorcycle Raffle

Raffles are a great way to raise funds fast and a motorcycle raffle offering a Harley-Davidson bike is a popular choice for many groups. The Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand carries a certain cachet and has widespread appeal, so ticket sales are easier which means more funds raised. Fundraising consultant Amy Passmore of DIY Fundraising explains how […]

Raise Funds With A Service Auction

Another easy way to raise funds is with a service auction or skills auction. Essentially you are raising money by offering the skills and services of your supporters to the highest bidder. These are skills or services that people are already paying for, so its easy to get bidders interested in these types of auction […]

School Fundraiser Trash Bags

One school fundraiser that’s growing in popularity is selling trash bags, but I don’t think its as great as all the hype suggests. In fact, they aren’t a very good deal compared to what trash bags cost at WalMart or Target. If you look at companies or suppliers for the trash bag fundraisers, they all […]

Restaurant Night Fundraisers

A Restaurant Night fundraiser is an easy way to raise funds because its a simple revenue share idea that’s a win/win for your group, your supporters and for the restaurant. By helping to increase their business, your group gets a referral commission without having to spend a lot of time and money organizing and promoting […]

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