Plan ahead! Before diving in and beginning your preschool fundraiser, it is important to first consider the needs of your fundraising group, and the community you will be asking to support your preschool fundraiser. Factors to consider include:
Pricing - Consider the economy of the local communities you and your participants will be fundraising in. It is important that the products you will be selling will be affordable for those areas. We have selected a variety of price points for your consideration. Some brochures provide a range of prices, providing something for everyone.
Number of Sellers - Be sure to consider the number of sellers and choose a preschool fundraising program which will generate the greatest profit possible. Consider minimums required to achieve free shipping, how many items you'll need to sell to reach your fundraising goal, or to meet the minimum number of items that may be required to submit an order.
Quality - Of course, all of our programs have been carefully chosen for you to assure you and your supporters' purchases will be appreciated for their high quality. Choose our programs and you'll discover your supporters will be eager to participate in your next preschool fundraiser. Fundraising sales can grow substantially in repeat years if you are selling the right products. Candle fundraisers, for example, are known for repeating their fundraisers year after year. Many groups who once sold only in the fall are now selling in the spring because their supporters are eager to purchase again and requesting another preschool fundraiser! Your supporters will purchase the first time to support your fundraising efforts. They come back and purchase a greater quantity the next time because they love the product.
Percentage of Profit - Our goal is to do everything we can to assist you in earning as much money for your organization as possible. In researching our recommendations for which preschool fundraising programs to use please know that we strive to choose programs that offer high-profit programs with no hidden fees. Some programs add tax, others add shipping. We suggest you consider the size of your group to determine what your sales will need to be on average per person to qualify for free shipping. A shipping fee may reduce your profit about 5% and that is okay as long as the percentage of profit being offered is higher. For most programs, you have the option to collect additional money to cover the cost of shipping, if any. Be sure to know if the program you are considering collects tax, and whether or not you qualify as state tax-exempt. If not, you will want to consider collecting sales tax to keep your profit percentage high or whether you will deduct tax from your profit.
Questions? Call us at 860-384-3691 or 888-209-0613. We are here to help you choose the best fundraising idea for your band fundraiser.
2.Planning Ahead and Getting Organized:
Successful preschool fundraisers are achieved when a preschool is well organized, has a fundraising plan, and coordinates responsibilities and expectations of the participants, the parents, the fundraising coordinators, staff, teachers, extended family, and friends. By coordinating and teaming your families with your staff and your community, a successful fundraiser can easily be achieved. Coaching tips to guide you include:
Determine a sales goal and based upon the fundraising idea you've chosen how many items will you need to require each participant to sell. Simply saying to your participants "try your best" or "sell as many as you can" will not assure a successful fundraiser. Determine how the funds to be raised will be used and be absolutely certain that you communicate why you are fundraising to your families and teachers. Unless you have determined, clearly, why you are fundraising and communicated how those funds will be used, it will be difficult for your sellers to find value in why they need to participate. Additionally, unless you communicate how many items you need to sell to reach your financial goal, and break that number down to a required number of items required to be sold by each family, your supporters will not have any expectation of what they need to strive for. Determine a minimum number of items to be sold by each participant, and clearly communicate that minimum to everyone. Communicate those expectations clearly and repeatedly throughout your fundraiser with reminders. Include that message at your fundraiser kick-off, in your fundraising cover letter, in school announcements, in reminders that are sent home and by email.
Plan an incentive program to increase your sales. It is important to motivate your participants and their parents. Your objective should be to motivate many to sell the minimum number of items you require rather than motivating a few who try to be a top seller. We have had years of success in encouraging preschools to plan celebration events for the participant who sell a minimum number of items. Your preschool , large or small, can plan a celebration party, inviting those who have sold a minimum number of items. Other ideas include a movie and popcorn night, a game night, etc. The possibilities are endless. Adults and children love social events and don't want to miss out an opportunity to have fun with their friends. And the best part is that a celebrating party is fair. You no longer have to have children who have sold a large volume not being recognized if they fell short of the top 3 top seller prizes, or a child who sold their heart out but their class was not the winning class for a pizza party, or a student who sold a lot but didn't win in the chance drawing.
Establish a team of volunteers to assist with promotion, collecting money, coordinating a prize program, distribution of your products and pick-up day. Be sure to clearly define and communicate their responsibilities throughout the fundraiser.
Create a calendar to include important dates including your kick-off date, reminder dates, collection dates, and distribution dates. Don't forget to include other details such as when you will write your cover letter, coordinate a prize incentive, submit tax exemption certificate, complete any required paperwork needed by the fundraising company or your treasurer, dates that may be required to tally your order, to inventory your delivery, etc.
Be organized with a list of names and email addresses to communicate with your fundraising team, utilize newsletters, social media, websites to promote your fundraiser. Keep promoting, reminding, and keep everyone informed about the status of your fundraiser.
3. Motivate your Preschool Fundraiser Participants and Volunteers:
Getting your sellers committed and motivated to start is important. Keeping them that way throughout the fundraiser is equally as important. A few helpful tips include:
Be sure your participants know they are accountable for their individual sales. It is too easy for a seller to feel they are "too busy" or that that they are only one person in the crowd and that what they do or don't do really matters. But therein lies the secret to success! Sales achieved by each participant matters immensely and creating accountability and some competition along the way makes all the difference. Track sales at points throughout your fundraiser. Put up a poster board with your sellers names and list the number of items sold up to that point, offer an incentive for early sales, create a racetrack on the wall for each student to move forward their own decorated car as they progress to the finish line, etc. Shout out announcements on morning announcements, on bulletin boards, in newsletters, on Facebook pages, weekly emails, social media posts for sellers who surpass mid-point milestones. Being recognized by your school, your peers, and your teachers is very motivating.
Reach out to your parents and teachers and remind them as well to keep motivating your sellers, talking about the preschool fundraiser, and reminding them how the funds will be used. Remember the saying "out of sight, out of mind"? Avoid at all cost just passing out the brochures and saying "see what you can do" and then waiting for the sellers to turn order forms back in.
Stay focused on your goals but don't forget to have fun. Working together positively with your preschool parents is extremely important. Avoid tension and keep everything relaxed. Show appreciation to your parents for their help and remember they are volunteering too! There is a lot to accomplish and you'll appreciate everyone's support.
Send home a thank you note from your preschool to each of your participants, and your supporters for their donations. Consider taking late orders. You'll be surprised how many people will love their products and decide to purchase more!
You and your fundraising supporters can choose from several delicious fundraising programs offering chocolates, nuts, snacks, sausage, cheese, and more. You'll earn 40%-45% Profit. No cases are required, minimum orders are low, and you'll receive free shipping and a free prize program is included.
Our Home Decor fundraising brochures offer stunning, and heart-warming decor and wall word art made of solid wood and rustic metal. Your customers will love to purchase for themselves and for gift-giving! Your organization can earn up to 45% profit! Shipping is free, and you can easily qualify for free pack-by-seller.
Is your Preschool organization interested in fresh, new, and unique fundraising ideas to achieve a successful Preschool fundraiser for either a large or small Preschool? As many preschool teachers, parents, and preschool directors are well aware, Preschool organizations often rely upon and need of financial support to sustain a variety of needs such as playground equipment, purchasing school supplies, equipment, raising money for field trips, classroom parties, and a host of other expenses.
Each year, Preschool organizations create a budget and then decide on where the funds will go. Preschools strive to raise at least enough funds to offset their expenses in order to avoid rising enrollment fees and to be able to provide many of the "extras" and supplemental materials that otherwise would not be offered at the preschool. Money raised from preschool fundraisers goes directly back to benefit the students and holding preschool fundraisers has become even more critical over the years as preschools raise funds to offset their increased operating costs. Preschool boards and fundraising committees gladly volunteer their time and work together to provide some of the extras that students and teachers are able to receive.
New Fundraising Ideas has years of experience helping Preschool Organizations raise money for their programs and we've worked with small independent preschools to large national preschool organizations. Your preschool can customize your own program and choose which products you wish to sell. You can choose to sell candles, cookie dough, kitchen items, home decor, chocolates, snacks, popcorn, thermal mugs, coffee, flowers, aroma beads, jewelry, and more.
Many preschool organizations will decide to sell in the fall and again in the spring. Our programs offer seasonal options and work wonderfully for the fall/winter and spring/summer seasons. Call us and we'll help you choose which program will work best for your next preschool fundraiser! New Fundraising Ideas has years of experience helping small to very large preschools raise money. Your preschool can customize your own program and choose which products you wish to sell. Many preschools will decide to sell in the fall and again in the spring. Our programs offer seasonal brochures and work wonderfully for the fall/winter and spring/summer seasons. You choose the brochures you feel will work best for your next preschool fundraiser!
Depending upon whether or not your preschool is state-tax-exempt you can earn up to 55% profit or greater. If your preschool fundraiser is not tax-exempt you can opt to collect additional money to cover your tax. Some programs do not collect tax.
Whether you are looking for a playground fundraiser, a field trip fundraiser, or a fundraiser for equipment or supplies, we can work with any size group. With no minimums required for most of our programs, no preschool is too large or too small.
New Fundraising Ideas offers a variety of shipping options. Ideal for preschool fundraising, our programs provide options for pack-by-seller, making distribution a breeze! Even better for larger preschools, we can add each preschool teacher's name to help make your distribution even that much easier. Most of our programs provide free shipping or free shipping that is easy to achieve, is very fast and allows your preschool to be able to hold a fundraiser and receive delivery in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's Day, end of the school year etc.
You have the option with most of our programs to also pre-order our products in advance to display or sell at your preschool.
Many of our products are consumable making our fundraisers very easy to repeat! Your supporters will be eager and welcome future fundraisers so they can replenish their supply of candles, cookie dough, coffee, etc.
There are no upfront costs to get started and late orders are always welcomed. With no minimums on most programs, you won't have to worry about those straggler orders coming in after you've submitted your order!
If you're looking for new PTA fundraising ideas choose New Fundraising Ideas!
Deb Murray, National Fundraising Rep Serving the 48 contiguous United States
Offering many Spring and Christmas Shopper fundraising catalogs filled with something for everyone! Ideal fundraisers for PTA and PTA fundraisers, provide free catalogs, free shipping, free prize programs, free pack-by-seller, and your organization will earn up to 45% profit. Recommended for high sales!
Everyone loves candles! Offers 50% Profit with a wonderful variety of many candle scents for your candle fundraiser. Easy to achieve free shipping, no minimums or cases required. Free Brochures and fast shipping. Choose from Earth Candles, Home for the Holidays, Journey of Faith, Art Escape, Quote Candles, and Silver Scents Candles
A unique fundraising idea, Tritan Tumblers includes 16 oz. tumblers including everyday designs and collegiate favorites. Online ordering is also available with this program. Earn 40%-$45% Profit, No Cases Required, Free brochures, Free Shipping, Free Pack-by seller, No
Offering a variety of Cookie Dough Fundraising options including $10 scoop and bake cookie dough tubs, pre-portioned cookie dough, or a variety in one brochure! Arrives shelf stable for 21 days so no rush to be frozen or refrigerated. Low Minimums, Earn up to 50% Profit! Brochure options for all organizations large, or small.
New Fundraising Ideas offers fundraising ideas for all school levels, including fundraising programs to match the needs of today's Preschools whether you are with a small independent preschool or a large preschool program searching for fundraising ideas to offer in multiple locations. Year after year, preschool organizations depend upon fundraising to raise money for their schools. We offer simple and easy Preschool Fundraisers that are simple and easy, effective, and will exceed your preschool's fundraising expectations! We've worked with Preschool Organizations all across the US since 2002, beginning as Home & Garden Party, Home Interiors Fundraising, Celebrating Home Fundraising, and La-Tee-Da! Fundraising. Over the years, we've expanded our programs and continue to search for the best fundraising programs to offer you. We recognize that most preschool organizations want to earn a high percentage of profit, want a program that is easy to sell, and programs that will be of interest to families. Today, we offer a variety of fundraising programs including candles, cookie dough, spring and Christmas shoppers, home decor, jewelry, tumblers, coffee, and chocolates. We look forward to helping you with your next Preschool fundraiser.
Once known as Home Interiors Candle Fundraiser, and Celebrating Home Fundraising Candle Fundraising, we are still the same company but with a new name, La-Tee-Da! 50% Profit, FREE Brochures and Presorting, No Minimums, No Case Requirements.
Since 2002, we have a proven success record working with thousands of groups across the U.S. and we're ready to help your next preschool fundraiser be a great success. We've researched to find the very best programs and we'll help match you with a preschool fundraising program that will work best for your school. We will consider how many students will be fundraising, what fundraisers you've held in the past, what fundraisers were successful and not so successful, if your preschool has offered incentive programs, whether or not you are state-tax-exempt, and what your goals are for your next fundraiser. Once you've decided on a program we will ship FREE fundraising brochures and guidelines for you to get started. You'll be eligible for FREE Shipping opportunities with all our fundraising programs. Only the best, high quality, high profit, and easy to sell fundraising programs are offered by New Fundraising Ideas. You'll have the opportunity to work with the same representative throughout your fundraiser from start to finish, and like so many of our customers you can look forward to working with us directly for years to come. When you need help, we'll be here to help you with extended evening and weekend office hours.
Simply the best in candle fundraiser offering Premium Soy Blend Candles, Aroma Beads, Fragrance Gels, and Accessories. Offering 50% Profit fundraising, FREE Brochures, FREE Pre-sorting by Seller, Risk-free fundraising with no Minimums, No Case Requirements, Fast Shipping via FedEx. Everyone loves candle fundraisers!
Nothing starts the day better than a delicious cup of hot, award-winning gourmet coffee. Our beverage and coffee fundraising brochures offer a popular selection of beverages that are easy to mix or brew at home, and are sure to interest every potential supporter including adults and children! Beverages are beautifully packaged, are all affordably priced, and your organization will earn up to 45% profit!
Preschool Fundraisers - Raising Funds for School PTA Organizations