7 Great Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas – Have you been given the job of organizing a fundraising event and are stuck for ideas? Here are seven fundraising ideas that are simple  to organize. Fundraising Ideas

Seven Great Ideas For Fundraising

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

This is an ideal fundraiser for all times of the year. Just take orders and sell tubs of delicious cookie dough to your group. Profit margins 30-50%.

Fundraising Cookbooks

Often described as a recipe for fundraising success (groan!) – creating a personalized cookbook is ideal for groups such as churches, schools, charities and hospitals. New publishing techniques make it easy to profit from selling just a few or even hundreds of cookbooks. Profit per book from $3-$10.

Pizza Fundraiser Cards

People will be happy to pay for these cards which entitle them to free pizzas. If your group is spread out geographically, this may be ideal. Ideal for small groups due to small minimum order requirements. Profit margins 70-90%.

Scratch Card Fundraising

Easy to order and can be printed to link to your group e.g. basketball, baseball, high school, etc. Each person in your group begins fundraising with 1 scratch card. They simply approach friends, family, and neighbors and ask them to scratch too! Profit ranges from 90% upwards.

Fundraiser Candles

Everyone loves candles and especially scented candles! Simply take orders from friends and families – these items are especially good for Christmas fundraising. Profit margin 50%

Candy Fundraising

Ideal for Easter or summer fundraising events – sales of candy can be profitable. You can sell the chocolate at school, pep rallies, sports events, businesses or just person to person. Profit margin 50-60%.

Fundraising Brochures

Brochure fundraising allows you to raise money by offering products from color brochures to family, friends, neighbors and business associates. Ideal for Christmas fundraising. Profit margins 40-55%.

These fundraiser ideas are great for:

  • high school fundraising
  • college fundraising
  • cheerleading fund raising
  • fundraising for youth groups
  • sports group fundraising

Set yourself a target, establish a plan of action, involve parents, teachers and students and go for it!

About The Author

This article was submitted by Jennifer Carter, author of School Fundraising ideas. Jen has been involved in school fundraising since 2001. She regularly writes articles to share her experience as a fundraiser. For more hints and tips on organizing a fundraiser, visit Simple Fundraising Ideas.

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