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 EducationLabels For EducationTyson Project A+ Labels FundraiserRecycling small electronics for cash or technology.These are very simple school fundraising ideas to setup and […]

Tyson Chicken Fundraiser

Another easy fundraiser idea for schools is collecting Tyson chicken product labels. Their labels for cash program is similar to Boxtops For Education and each Tyson chicken label submitted is worth $0.24 each. The program is called Tyson Project A+ and each participating school can earn up to $12,000 per school year.The Tyson chicken fundraiser […]

Preventing Fundraising Burnout

How To Prevent Fundraising Burnout – Since many schools and other organizations today find themselves suffering from a chronic state of under-funding, they are increasingly forced to hold multiple fundraisers through the course of the year. Unfortunately, this can lead to a complete fundraiser burnout for many customers as well as for fundraising salespeople.How To […]

For Your School Fundraising

Looking for an easy idea for your school fundraising? Look no further, this one is effortless and lasts for the entire school year. It works great for schools that have school uniforms, but can also work for any school. If your school has uniforms, each student can pay whatever amount you specify ($2 or so […]

Arranging your Fundraiser

Tips For Arranging Your Product Fundraiser – When deciding to hold a product fundraiser for your school or non-profit group there are many fundraising ideas available to you for choosing. The most popular fundraising ideas range from chocolate, magazines, and candles to candy and much more!When picking your fundraising product be sure to pick a […]

The ABCs of Fundraising

There are many little details that go into making sure your fundraising event is a successful event. The key is to have all your fundraising details laid out in front of you before you even start.Below are some tips to help you get started on the right foot for your fundraiser:What is the purpose of […]

Fundraising Sales Incentives

Fundraising sales incentives are meant to drive additional participation in your school fundraiser and generate more sales. The best incentives are those that have value in the eyes of the participants and will motivate them to give their best effort.Therefore, your reward program should offer quality items within a fairly structured setup that doesn’t cause […]

Fundraising Reward Programs

For improved fundraising results, take a little time and put together the right reward programs, one that provides an appropriate level of reward for all participants. A little reward can produce a lot of motivation.Be sure to set the initial reward level low enough so that at least 50% of your sales force gets a […]

Publicity Tips

Here are some publicity tips on promoting your fundraiser event. Getting publicity is the key factor in having a big turnout to support your cause, so you need to know how to get newspaper, radio, and TV coverage quickly and easily.Preparing a press release is fairly simple, but if you don’t present a newsworthy angle […]

School Fundraising Mistakes

Fundraising is both an art and a science. If your fund raising revenues are static or declining, your organization is probably making one or more of these common fundraising mistakes:Lack of planningRepeating the same old fundraiserNot recruiting enough helpLow quality merchandiseInadequate sales preparationPoor support materialsNo sales scriptsWeak internal communicationLack of publicityContinuous fundraisingBad timingNo rewardsPoor rewardsLetting […]

Getting Started With Your School Fundraiser – Part 4

Summary: More fundraising tips – Part 4 covers the organizational aspects of your fundraiser. Communication is extremely important for successful fundraisers.In this multi-part fundraising article, these are some of the important points to consider for your fundraiser:Who will do all the work? (Part 1)What are you planning to sell? (Part 2)When will your fundraiser take […]

Getting Started With Your School Fundraiser – Part 3

Summary: More fundraising tips – Part 3 covers the where and why of your fundraiser. Choose fundraisers that fit the other activities your group is involved with and make sure everyone knows “why” you are doing this particular fundraiser.In this multi-part fundraising article, these are some of the important points to consider for your fundraiser:Who […]

Getting Started With Your School Fundraiser – Part 2

Summary: Fundraiser action steps in a who, what, when, where, why and how format. Part 2 covers selecting the right fundraising products to sell and selecting the right time for your fundraisers. These are quick tips on getting everything up and running.In this multi-part fundraising article, these are some of the important points to consider […]

Getting Started With Your School Fundraiser – Part 1

Summary: Fundraising tips on how to get started with your fundraiser.  Part 1 covers who will do all the work. Recruiting volunteers is essential to your fundraising success, so read these tips on building your organization.Fundraising is both an art and a science. The first step is always the hardest. Before we begin, let’s back […]

School Fundraising Incentives

School fundraising incentives are meant to drive additional participation and generate more sales. The best incentives are those that have value in the eyes of the participants and will motivate them to give their best effort.School fundraiser reward programs should offer quality items within a fairly structured setup that doesn’t cause unwanted behaviors such as […]

Fundraiser Preparation

No matter what your resources, the key to fundraising success is to compose and follow a plan of action. Your plan must be your own design. It must detail how you will meet your specific needs and achieve your goals.Your plan should identify and combat your weaknesses while leveraging your strengths. It should contain specific […]

Fundraising Overview

Let’s start with the big fundraising picture overview, or as I like to call it, the 30,000-foot view. Nationally, fundraisers by schools and other non-profit organizations were responsible for more than $5 billion in revenue in 2004, not including capital campaigns. Overall, charitable giving topped $125 billion.While that seems like a lot, retail sales exceeded […]

Organize School Fundraiser

Fundraisers are a lot more fun if everything is organized and planned ahead of time. Otherwise, it’s chaotic and you miss out on a lot of things that could have contributed to your bottom line. In addition, it’s a lot harder to recruit volunteers for your next fundraiser when this one didn’t go very smoothly. […]

Organize School Fundraiser 2

Hopefully, you’ve already read Part One of these tips for for when you have to organize a school fundraiser. Here are some other considerations for when you’re doing fundraising for your school:Using a consultant Consider using a fundraising consultant to assist your organization with larger fundraisers, first-time events, or mission critical efforts. Among the benefits […]

Fundraising Objectives

What are your fundraising objectives? To be successful, you need to have a clear understanding of what your overall objectives are and how you are going to achieve them. It is very important to be realistic in your objectives, yet not settle for less than the best results possible.Your fundraising approach should closely match the […]