Plan ahead! Before diving in and beginning your PTA fundraiser, it is important to first consider the needs of your fundraising group, and the community you will be asking to support your PTA 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 PTA 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 supporter's 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 PTA 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 PTA 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 PTA 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.
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2.Planning Ahead and Getting Organized:
Successful PTA fundraisers are achieved when an organization 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 participants, their parents, friends, and extended family with your coaches, teachers, staff, and your community a very 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 participants and their parents. Unless you have determined, clearly, why you are fundraising and communicated how those funds will be used, it will be difficult for your sellers and parents 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 seller, 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.
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 PTA organizations to plan celebration events for the participant who sell a minimum number of items. You can ask your community to donate free pizza, ice cream, discounted tickets to a movie, bowling party, laser tag etc in trade for free advertising in your cover letter, newsletters, announcements, etc. Your PTA organization, 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, a dance. The possibilities are endless. People 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 kids who have sold a large volume not being recognized if they fell short of the top 3 top seller prizes, or a student who sold their heart out but the 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 PTA 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, 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, teachers, principals, etc and remind them as well to keep motivating your sellers, talking about the PTA 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 volunteers is extremely important. Avoid tension and keep everything relaxed. Show appreciation for your volunteers 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 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!
Best Fundraising Ideas has designed our fundraising programs to match the needs of today's PTA Fundraisers. Year after year, PTA organizations are counted upon to raise money for their schools. We offer simple and easy PTA fundraisers that are effective, and will exceed your PTA's fundraising goal! We've worked with PTA organizations all across the US since 2002, beginning as Celebrating Home Fundraising, Home Interiors Fundraising, Home and Garden Party Fundraising, and La-Tee-Da! Fundraising. Through the years, we've grown and have continued to search for and offer the best fundraising programs available to you. We recognize that most PTA organizations want to earn a high percentage of profit, receive free pack-by-seller, and receive a free prize program. Today, we offer a variety of fundraising programs including candles, cookie dough, spring and Christmas shoppers, home decor, jewelry, tumblers, coffee, chocolates, We look forward to helping you with your next PTA!
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.
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
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!
Is your PTA organization interested in fresh, new ideas for successful PTA fundraising and unique PTA fundraising ideas for either a large or small PTA fundraiser? As many of you are well aware, PTA organizations and schools are often in need of financial support to sustain a variety of programs such as school field trips, special events, school supplies, classroom parties, playgrounds, teacher grants, teacher appreciation, yearbooks, and many other programs.
Each year, PTA organizations create a budget which is voted on by their members. With that decision the PTA organization then decides where the funds will go. Each year the PTA strives to raise at least enough funds to meet some of the items on the wish list of the school administration. While fundraising is not a PTA's primary goal, it is an important aspect of the PTA. Money raised by the PTA sponsored events helps purchase supplemental materials for the students and staff. One hundred percent of the money raised through PTA goes directly back to benefit the students. A PTA’s role has become even more critical over the years as they raise funds to supplement the cost of the school's needs. One of our main focuses of a PTA is supplementing the budget cuts incurred due to increased funds beings directed other places. PTA's gladly work to provide some of the extras that students and teachers receive.
New Fundraising Ideas has years of experience helping PTA Organizations associated with a wide variety of large and small public schools across the United States in holding fundraisers to raise money for their programs. Your school 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, etc. Many PTA 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. You choose which program will work best for your next PTA fundraiser!
Depending upon whether or not your PTA is state-tax-exempt or not you can earn up to 50% profit or greater. If your PTA 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 class fundraiser, an entire school fundraiser, or for an entire school district, we can work with any size group. With no minimums required for most of our programs, no organization is too large or too small.
New Fundraising Ideas offers a variety of shipping options. Ideal for PTA fundraising, our programs provide options for pack-by-seller, making distribution a breeze! Even better, we can add each 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 PTA 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 sell at your PTA events.
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.
Brochures are free with a commitment not to cancel your fundraiser so there are no required upfront costs to your PTA with our brochure fundraising programs.
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 are planning now for future PTA fundraisers we recognize that in most cases you will be planning well in advance. Fall brochures are usually available by March, spring brochures by October. You may request information packets in advance and they will be shipped to you as soon as they become available.
If you're looking for new PTA fundraising ideas choose New Fundraising Ideas!
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.
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 PTA fundraiser be a great success. We've researched to find the very best programs and we'll help match you with a PTA fundraising program that will work best for your organization. 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 for your PTA, if you've used 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 to you FREE fundraising brochures and guidelines to get started. You'll be eligible for FREE Shipping opportunities with all 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.
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!
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
Minimums, Includes FREE Prize Programs.
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!
PTA Fundraisers - Raising Funds for School PTA Organizations
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.
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.