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 based […]

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 each.There […]

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 […]

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 list […]

3 Easy School Fundraisers

Doing popular easy school fundraisers is one of the best ways to raise money for your school. By choosing a popular product to sell for a school fundraiser, you will raise more than picking something that’s new and different. I know that selling products isn’t always the most attractive idea for the PTA/PTO fundraiser, but best […]

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 […]

School Fundraiser Playground Equipment Ruled Unsafe

After PTA school fundraisers paid to install a new $35,000 set of playground equipment, the county ruled it unsafe and told the PTA at Stratford Landing Elementary School, in Fairfax County, Virginia that the equipment needed to be removed. Crime scene tape is draped across the playground equipment and the children are forbidden to play […]

Lip Sync Fundraiser

Putting together a lip sync fundraiser for your school is easy and fun. All you need is a good sound system, an auditorium to use, and people willing to have a good time for a good cause.Fun School FundraiserThe premise is simple – participants mime the vocals of popular music while performing onstage in front […]

Top 5 School Fundraiser Ideas

Schools often look for ways to make money with various school fundraiser ideas. Sometimes, new playground equipment is needed, or perhaps band equipment and uniforms, it might be that the football team is in need of uniforms, or that the debate team needs money to travel to a meet.Fundraising is quite common and an excellent […]

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 […]

Middle School Fundraisers

Fundraising ideas that apply to middle school fundraisers. In some states, middle schools (grades 6-8) are also referred to as junior high school (grades 7-9). For easier searching, I’ve grouped the middle school/junior high school fundraiser articles into these categories: product sales, event ideas, and extra profit/how-to tips.One of the things to consider when selecting […]

Krispy Kreme Fundraising Ideas

Krispy Kreme fundraising has been helping schools, youth sports groups, and churches raise money since 1937. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a great fundraiser. Raise money by selling either fresh doughnuts or discount cards. Works well for school club fundraisers, churches, and youth sports teams.Krispy Kreme fundraising has three different programs:Doughnut salesGift certificatesPartnership cardsKrispy Kreme Fundraiser […]

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 […]

The Importance Of Communication In Fundraising

More from the multi-part series on Fundraiser Preparation. This section is about how to communicate both your fundraiser need and your fundraiser offering.Promote your cause A good communication strategy is all about the promotion of your organization’s cause within the community and within the organization. Your plan needs to clearly define how information will flow.Spread […]