Since 2002, we have been working with schools all across the U.S. in helping them raise the money they need for their PTA/PTO school organizations, school clubs, school sports teams, boosters, playground fundraiser, school yearbook fundraiser, etc. We are ready to help you as well! Over the last decade, we have worked with hundreds of schools across the country and we've heard story after story about the financial cuts that have impacted a multitude of school programs. Lack of fundraising has caused schools to either cut programs, or reduce financial support for school programs, school sports programs, and a host of other extracurricular activities. Coaches, program directors, and parents have been faced with either having to eliminate their programs or find new ways to raise money to keep their programs going.
We are proud to have successfully helped preschools through colleges raise the much-needed funds to support their programs. To meet the needs of all these organizations we continue to research to find the best programs to help you raise money. We have also expanded our line to offer a wider variety of programs, particularly unique fundraising ideas because we recognize that with the need for so much fundraising some programs get tired from being repeated so frequently. Your school can customize your own program and choose which fundraising products you wish to sell. You can select to sell candles, cookie dough, spring shoppers, fall shoppers, chocolates, thermal mugs, home decor, scarves & Jewelry, coffee, popcorn as well as many other options. Many schools will decide to have a candle fundraiser, cookie dough fundraiser etc in the fall and again in the spring. Many of our programs such as our candle fundraising and shopper catalog programs are seasonal and work wonderfully for the fall/winter and spring/summer seasons. Other fundraising ideas are available year-round. You choose which will work best for your school fundraising organization!
To assist you in choosing the best fundraising idea we have dedicated a fundraising page for various organizations within a school. Please select your type of organization above for specific information and fundraising suggestions we believe will best work for your group. We have different suggestions for Elementary School Fundraisers , Middle School Fundraisers, and High School Fundraisers. We also provide suggestions for the best fundraisers for specific groups. For example, we have a cookie dough brochure specifically for High School FFA Chapters. Fundraisers that will work best for a school-wide PTO fundraiser may not be the best choice for a yearbook club because of the size of the organization. We welcome the opportunity to help you in deciding on which program will enable you to raise the most money.
Depending on whether or not your school is tax-exempt and the fundraiser idea selected, you can earn up to 55% profit for your school fundraiser. If your school fundraiser is not tax-exempt you can opt to collect additional money to cover your tax. Some programs are taxable, some are not. Be sure to contact us and we will provide you will all the details and guide you in determining your tax exemption status if required.
Whether you are looking for a PTA fundraiser or PTO fundraiser, band fundraiser, cheerleader fundraiser, or a school sports team fundraiser, New Fundraising Ideas can work with any size group. There are no minimums required for submitting an order with many of our programs and no organization is too large or too small.
We offer a variety of shipping options. Ideal for schools our programs provide presorting by student/teacher, making distribution a breeze! Our FREE shipping opportunity with qualified orders is available with many of our programs, is very fast, allowing your school to be able to hold a fundraiser and receive delivery in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's Day, end of the school year etc.
School fundraisers LOVE our free pack-by-seller options available with Celebrating Home / La-Tee-Da FREE, Home Decor, Jewelry, Boston's Best Coffee fundraisers, and other programs. We will provide you with either an online link or a spreadsheet, depending upon the program selected, to enter your student's individual orders. Your school fundraiser orders will be delivered quickly by FedEx with each student's orders boxed and labeled by each seller, and teacher if you wish! Distribution of your candle fundraiser, cookie dough fundraiser, chocolate fundraiser, etc. will be a breeze! If you prefer to sort your school fundraising orders you will, of course, have that option.
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, coffee, food items etc. Many of our schools kick off with an early fall candle fundraiser and offer another Christmas fundraiser later in the fall season, providing their customers with the opportunity to replenish their candle supply for their own enjoyment and for gift-giving. Coffee fundraisers are growing in popularity and with the majority of households drinking coffee, a coffee fundraisers is a perfect fundraiser to repeat seasonally, or even throughout a season.
Brochures are free so there are no required upfront costs to your school. Our school fundraisers are risk-free. There are no fees for fundraising your brochures and there are no hidden fees. We'll review all details with you organization upfront. Our wish is to work with you for years to come, and we firmly believe in building great relationships with our fundraising organizations. We provide service you can trust!
Late orders are always welcomed! With no or low minimums, you won't have to worry about those straggler orders coming in after you've submitted your order!
If payment for your school fundraiser has to be processed after receiving your delivery we can accept a purchase order for our Celebrating Home Fundraising and La-Tee-Da fundraisers.
If you are planning now for future school 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 school fundraising ideas choose New Fundraising Ideas fundraisers!
Our shopper catalogs offer something for everyone and work very well for school fundraisers. We have programs for both spring and Christmas and catalogs that work well for preschools to High Schools. Elementary schools, in particular, are extremely successful in raising money with our shopper catalogs. Our catalogs include a wide variety of items including kitchen items, candles, home decor, fashion favorites, personalized mugs, holiday entertaining, chocolates, and so much more. Our shopper catalogs become a yearly tradition for most of our schools! For PTO and PTA organizations you'll love the many benefits our shopper catalogs offer including free pack-by-seller, free brochures, free prize programs, and 40%-50% and free shipping! View our Shopper Brochures
Elementary School Fundraisers
High School Prom Fundraisers
Middle School Fundraisers
People to People Fundraisers
School Musicals Fundraisers
Spanish Club Fundraisers
Booster Club Fundraisers
High School Class Fundraisers
Senior Class Fundraisers
French Club Fundraisers
Drama Club Fundraisers
High School Fundraisers
Private School Fundraisers
School Trips Fundraisers
Student Council Fundraisers
Catholic School Fundraisers
Fundraising with Cookie Dough is one of the most popular and successful fundraising programs for schools, especially for school-wide fundraisers for PTO fundraisers, PTA fundraisers, and PTG fundraisers. Cookie dough is very easy to sell, you can earn up to 55% profit, and receive free pack-by-seller and free shipping. Not all cookie dough programs are equal. Some work better for larger, school-wide groups, and other programs are better suited for smaller school groups such as a school club or a small sports team. We have cookie dough brochures for organizations large and small. Call us and we'll help guide you in choosing a program that will enable you to raise the most money possible. View our Cookie Dough Brochures
New Fundraising Ideas
A candle fundraiser is a great option for schools to raise money and we offer a very large selection of candle fundraisers you can choose from. Candle sales work so well because almost every home and office has candles, they are burned year round, and a candle fundraiser generates high sales with repeat fundraiser because customers can't wait to buy more. Our candle programs work well for any size organization. Some candle fundraisers work best for smaller organizations and for those organizations who are not state-tax-exempt while other candle fundraisers work better or organizations who will sell a greater volume of candles or who prefer to have their orders packed-by-seller. Shipping is free with our candle fundraisers and there are no costs to get started. View our Candle Brochures
When asked how much money an organization can raise with a school fundraiser the truthful answer is "It all depends." Successful school fundraisers can be achieved with great planning combined with great effort and motivation. Some school fundraisers are consistently successful and other schools seem to struggle year after year. Here are a few suggestions and helpful tips we have learned over the years for your next school fundraiser:
Consider your fundraising ideas and select a program that will offer products your customers will appreciate buying and products that are affordable for your fundraising customers. Selling a $12 priced candle, for example, will be easier in most markets than trying to sell only a few expensive $25 priced candles. Success will be achieved by selling volume and keeping your sellers excited by their success and motivated to keep selling. Once sellers hear "no thank-you" they will become easily discouraged and stop selling.
Plan your school fundraiser to run early in the spring or early in the fall for the best results. Beat the competition and complete your fundraiser before sellers and customers are "fundraisered out" by the many school fundraisers that are held each fall and spring. Start your school fundraiser early in the fall and remember it's never too early to promote for Thanksgiving and Christmas fundraising sales. November has the most competition for sales. In the spring, start early. Take advantage of the tax return season and promote your school fundraiser for both Easter and Mother's Day! In the spring season, May is a very busy month for school fundraisers, sports teams fundraisers, youth group fundraising, and a host of other organizations.
When a student is one out of sometimes hundreds or even sometimes just one out of 10 students too often it is very challenging to get students excited, motivated, and committed to participate in your school fundraiser. The good news is that YOU can change all that! Success is not about passing out brochures and asking students to try to sell a few items. Generally, that will not result in successful school fundraising. Set goals, communicate those goals to the students, be specific and explain how the funds will be used, what it's going to take to reach your goal, how the students will benefit by the school fundraiser, and set a goal for each student. Promote your fundraiser through newsletters, morning announcements, teacher reminders, etc. Plan a special celebration party for all students who sell a minimum number of items. Students LOVE social events and don't want to be left out and they'll be sure to reach the minimum required to get an invitation to attend your school fundraiser celebration party. Schools have held dances, game days, special events with teachers/staff, movie and popcorn events, etc. Successful school fundraisers are the result of many students selling and not just a few students selling hoping they will be a top seller.
Get parents and other involved with your fundraiser! Don't just send the fundraiser home with the sellers. Motivate the parents also. Parent's need to understand the importance of the school fundraiser if you hope to engage them in helping you to have a successful school fundraising event. If possible, offer an incentive for parent participation. Encourage parents to ask their friends and family to take the fundraising brochure to work, to their friends and family, etc. to help collect orders. Bottom line, if you include parents in the purpose of the fundraiser and help them to see how participating will come back to benefit their child they are much more likely to help sell.
Great fundraisers result when school fundraisers include the fundraising committee, the students, the parents, and the school administration. When schools support the efforts of their fundraising groups they will support fundraisers in their school newsletters, on the school websites, holding kick-off assemblies, by putting up posters, promotion through morning announcements, encouragement, and reminders by teachers, and by supporting fundraising celebration events.
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