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 […]

School Box Tops Fundraiser

Many schools use Box Tops for Education (BTFE) as a way to raise more money. If your school does not yet have a Box Tops program, here are some great tips on how to get started and promote it.If you already have a BTFE fundraiser in place, there are some great ways to get the […]

Healthy Fundraisers

Healthy Ways For Schools To Raise FundsAs childhood obesity levels rise, schools are looking for healthy fundraisers as an alternative solution for raising much needed funds. Many school districts have even banned fundraising candy sales, so what kind of school fundraisers will help bridge the funding gap?Here are several ideas for healthy school fundraisers:Participant events […]

Fundraising Activities

Fundraising is both challenging as it is rewarding. Raising the needed funds for a worthy cause is indeed spiritually and emotionally satisfying. Every school organization may want to extend a helping hand to those folks who are in dire need through various fundraising activities.The prospect beneficiary could either be a charitable institution, an orphanage, a […]

Fundraising Safety

Summary: Fundraising safety is important to any youth group. Tips on how to fundraise safely and still achieve your fundraising goals. The buddy system, parent escorts, and providing written selling guidelines are all important safety factors.When your youth group is doing a fundraiser, it is imperative to make sure that the proper safety precautions are […]

School Fundraising Ideas & Tips

We have so many articles on Fundraiser Help that it’s sometimes difficult to find what you are looking for. This page groups articles on school fundraising into relevant categories of tips, ideas for school fundraisers, and advice on organization. School Fundraising Tips12 Fundraising Tips – Twelve fundraising tips to raise more funds with your next […]

School Fundraising Tips

Want your next school fundraiser to run more smoothly? Here are ten school fundraising tips to help you create a successful marketing plan.School Fundraiser Tips For Your Next FundraiserPut your project plan in writing – Run your fundraiser like a business. A written project plan that spells out all roles and responsibilities is your blueprint […]

School Fundraising Success

Ah! So, you want to know the secret of school fundraising success?Well, it’s actually quite simple once you break it down. Consider this math equation: Multiply number of motivated sellers x unit price point x high profit margin = successful school fundraiser.Sales Tips for School FundraisersSo, you want all this:Your sellers should be highly motivated […]

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 […]

Sample School Donation Letter

This school fundraising sample letter is a template for an event fundraiser. Your own donation request letter will be much more effective if you write it using your own phrasing, particularly if they are being sent to people you know.Be sure to include some details in your fundraising letter about your personal reasons for supporting […]

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 […]

Selecting The Right Fundraiser

Selecting the right fundraiser is the most important decision you’ll make. Among the key factors are the timing of each fundraiser, the quality of the merchandise, selling considerations, delivery considerations, and ultimately, the net profit to your organization.Think of yourself as running a small business building a reputation for innovation and quality products. What are […]

Selecting The Right Fundraiser – Part 5

More tips from our multi-page article about selecting the right fundraiser. Fundraiser Evaluation Criteria – Continued:Expedite charges Get firm pricing upfront on what freight charges the supplier covers and what constitutes an expedite charge payable by your organization. Be sure to get it in writing if it’s not part of the supplier agreement.Payment terms Most […]

Selecting The Right Fundraiser – Part 4

Evaluation Criteria – Continued: Variety or selection means more sales A wider variety and better selection offers a greater likelihood a potential customer will find one or more items that they want to buy. You’ve gone to a lot of effort to put your fundraiser message in front of each prospect. Avoid disappointing them by […]

Selecting The Right Fundraiser – Part 3

More tips from our multi-page article about selecting the right fundraiser. Evaluation Criteria:Let your goals be your guide Your organization’s financial goals are the number one criteria for your fundraiser selection. Be sure to select a fundraiser that will meet or exceed all of your goals. Don’t settle for generating less than what your group […]

Selecting The Right Fundraiser – Part 2

More tips from our multi-page article about selecting the right fundraiser. Don’t overdo it Keep your numbers to two major fundraisers, one in the fall and one in the spring with a possible third one at pre-winter holiday time. Any others should be service or event related like a carnival, a car wash, or an […]

Recruiting Volunteers

More from the multi-part series on fundraiser preparation. This section is about recruiting volunteers and the best ways to handle personnel assignments. Fundraiser Preparation: Recruiting VolunteersStart early As previously discussed, to get enough volunteers you need to start early. The best way to do that is by pre-recruiting them. In other words, go through last […]

Fundraising Benefits

Fundraising Benefits – In fundraising, pay attention to psychological motivation – People always want to know what’s in it for them. Your fundraising benefit must be quickly and clearly explained in terms of “What’s In It For Me”What’s In It For Me?Believe it or not, providing a good answer to the question of “What’s in […]

Fundraising Basics 4

Fundraising Basics – Part 4: Execution – The final part of the fundraising basics series covers the proper execution of your fundraiser. Includes fundraising strategy tips, sales boosters, sales preparation, customer satisfaction and more. Fundraisers do better with proper execution.Now that we’ve covered the basics of being prepared and organized, it’s time to move on […]