Fundraising Ideas For Schools - School Fundraisers

Fundraising ideas for schools with fundraisers for elementary school, middle school, and high school with lots of fun events & ideas.

Discover popular fundraiser ideas for every age group from school carnivals to zombie proms, read-a-thons to car smashes, and talent shows to grocery shopping spree raffles.

Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

  • School carnival
  • Read-a-thon
  • Walk-a-thon
  • Pumpkin patch

Middle School Fundraisers

  • Zumbathon
  • Karaoke Night
  • Pokemon Go Fundraiser

Fundraising Ideas For High School

  • Zombie prom
  • Game show fundraiser
  • Mega yard sale
  • Grocery shopping spree raffle

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 […]

School Fundraiser Ideas

Schools often look for ways to make money. 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. What’s needed are great school fundraiser ideas.Fundraising is quite common and […]

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 […]

Advance Planning

This article is part of a lengthy series called Fundraiser Preparation and is Part I of the Advance Planning section. The series is an excerpt from my book, Fundraising Success.How to prepare for fundraising success by planning ahead: Put together your fundraising goals and objectives, then block out an annual schedule for your fundraisers to […]

Fundraising Events

These three fundraising events work well for any size group. To maximize your success, you must create awareness within the community of the specifics of your fundraising event and the reason why your group is raising funds.Both are important to any fundraiser, but they are absolutely critical for pulling off a successful event. You have […]