Best High School Fundraising Idea

Best High School Fundraising Idea

The best high school fundraising idea (They voted, and it’s yummy, folks)

Marlena Sipes and her classmates will be the first graduating class of her high school to go on a senior trip in years. They found out they had a green light in the spring of their junior year. They needed to decide fast on a destination, create a budget, and find the best high school fundraising ideas so that every student could afford to participate. The answer the found was to make dough from cookie dough.

The students researched their trip and chose St. Louis for its affordability and fun – they’ll catch a Cardinals game, scream on Six Flags’ craziest coasters and even ride some camels at a farm.

They knew they’d need to host several fundraisers throughout the year and wanted to start fast. One of the moms discovered Easy Fundraising Ideas online.

The most affordable cookie dough fundraiser

“There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser – that looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. Who doesn’t like cookie dough?” said Kelly, (Marlena’s Mom) who noted that the more tubs they sold, the more profit margin they would get to keep.

She cross-compared Easy Fundraising Ideas’ Cookie Dough Fundraiser against other cookie dough fundraiser companies and realized it was the best deal at just $10 a tub. Others’ averaged around $16. It even measured up well to the local Sam’s Club.

“But this was helping a cause!” Kelly said.

Kelly and the other parents had three concerns before they committed:

  1. What if it wasn’t delivered on time?
  2. Would the dough spoil in the delivery process?
  3. Most importantly, what if it didn’t taste good?

Her Easy Fundraising Ideas consultant assured Kelly that the dough would be shelf-stable for up to 21 days without refrigeration and it would arrive on time. And, it tasted delicious. Upon receiving her order, Kelly and her kids confirmed that the chocolate chunk, peanut butter, and Snickerdoodle cookies are really, really good.

“It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to make,” she said. “We’re doing this again.”

After an informal vote, Kelly learned the other parents felt it was high-quality cookie dough, and now that word is getting around, they have commitments from people who say they’ll buy next time.

Tips for a successful cookie dough fundraiser

Kelly said the cookie dough fundraiser was simple to execute – it was a one-page document with six flavors, all the same price. Easy Fundraising Ideas even provided labeled envelopes to make it easy for the students to collect funds. To make it a successful fundraiser, here are Kelly’s tips:

  1. Try different locations. The more motivated kids hit up every teacher in the school fast. Parents encouraged the kids to try places away from school: businesses near their homes, parents’ workplaces, neighbors, extended family members and other families at church
  2. Incentivize students. Kelly and the other parents were concerned that some of the students would let others carry the weight of the sales activity. They required each student to sell 10 tubs of cookie day in order to profit share with the other students. By essentially guaranteeing volume, they also knew they could hit a higher profit margin.
  3. Communicate. With five kids, Kelly is gifted at staying on top of people to get things done. She sent constant emails, reminding students and parents of the deadline.
  4. Add urgency. Kelly stood firm when people asked to extend the deadline. A little urgency helped bring in some last-minute sales for people who were having trouble making up their minds.

The group sold the cookie dough without an upfront investment. Once funds were collected, they put in their order and only paid for the part to cover the cost of the cookie dough. They kept the rest to fund the senior trip, and now each student has close to 30 percent of the total needed with nine months to go.

“We’re convinced!” Kelly smiled. “The parents want to do it again. The kids want to do it again. The cookie dough will be gone in a few months so we’ll do another cookie dough fundraiser in the fall.”

If you need easy high school fundraising ideas to raise money fast with no upfront cost, free marketing materials, and free shipping, sign up for a cookie dough fundraiser now on the website or call 1-866-874-8383.

coffee and tea fundraiser

The popularity of coffee is undeniable. What was once just a morning ritual has become an all-day affair. Take advantage of this demand with a coffee fundraiser. Give your supporters their caffeine fix and perk up your profits.  You will sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $15 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Even though there is no off-season for drinking coffee, coffee and tea seem to sell more easily in fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 50% profit, or $7.50 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

A Earth Candle* fundraiser by Heritage Candles is a great way to raise money and be kind to our planet. Your group will offer a terrific selection of candles in the most popular scents. There is upfront cost and you make 50% profit on every Earth candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to have a successful Earth candle fundraiser.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for  $18 to $22 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Gourmet Cookie tubs are the best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves our freshly baked gourmet cookie dough! This Cookie has become the most popular fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 5 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2.7 pound tubs. You will sell Cookie dough tubs fundraiser for only $20 each. We offer 50% profit and free shipping for orders over 150 tubs. Best of all there is no cost to get started.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You pay us after you sell your Gourmet Cookie tubs when you place your order. The money you’ve collected can pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the number of tubs sold less any freight charges incurred for orders under 150 tubs.  Once the freight cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (for orders over 150 items)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
$10 Popcorn Fundraiser

Blow the lid off your fundraising efforts with our Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser. Offer your supporters gourmet bags of popcorn that come in eight scrumptious flavors.  This popcorn is gluten-free, MSG-free, and made with Non-GMO corn. Your group will make a 50% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money upfront required to start this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You pay us after you sell the popcorn. This way you can use the money you collect to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Home for the Holidays candle fundraiser

If you are looking for a holiday season fundraiser, our Home for the Holidays Candle Fundraiser is it.  With their cheery labels and seasonal scents, these candles make a fantastic gift. There’s no upfront cost, so this fundraiser works for any type of group.  We provide everything you need to get started and there’s no obligation.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $18 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Money scratch cards

Our Money Scratch Cards are the top-selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money. The neutral, and direct message, makes them appropriate for any type of fundraising group. Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available. Each card raises $100.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Pizza Fundraising Cards

Wouldn’t you love to take a big slice out of your operating expenses?  Pizza Fundraising Cards can help you do just that. Cards entitle the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. Depending on the pizza establishment, a one-topping medium pizza might sell for up to $12, giving the card a $240 Value! Good at thousands of locations, there are sure to be a ht with your supporters. Major chains including  Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, and more participate in this program.

What You Should Know

Pizza Fundraising Cards are one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit is determined by the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Snackin' in the USA Fundraiser

The Snackin in the USA fundraiser gives you 20 mouth-watering treats to choose from. All products are made from premium quality nuts and candies. It costs absolutely nothing to get started. Simply let us know how many participants you have and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them, at no charge.

What You Should Know

Snackin in the USA is a fantastic fundraising program. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each and every snack you sell. The only additional charge is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 snacks.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

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