Choosing the Best School Fundraiser

Choosing the Best School Fundraiser

When you start the process of choosing the best school fundraiser, the dominant thought is, “This needs to be successful.” Firstly because your group needs the funds; secondly, there is a lot of time and energy put into organizing and executing a fundraiser.  The result must be worth everyone’s while.

Choosing the best school fundraisers begin with a plan. Outlining the following information before deciding on a fundraiser will help you choose your group’s most effective program.

  1. Get Specific about Expenses

List out every cost possible. Not only the items you are fundraising for, but expenses associating with putting on the fundraisers. Will you be making posters or posting in a local newspaper to advertise your event?  A comprehensive line-item budget is crucial because it tells you precisely how much money you need to raise.

  1. Set Monetary Goals.

Outlining expenses gives you a “Need to Have” number. Now you can determine your “Nice to Have” number. Using this number, decide on extras you can purchase or extend spending plans by making over the required budget number. Thinking about the items that would be so nice to have can be a substantial motivating factor for your fundraising team.

  1. Group Demographics

Who is on the selling team? The age range of the children is important when deciding upon fundraising products or events. Choose something interesting and easy for them to participate in. The size of your team is also pertinent. Your monetary goal dictates how many products each person is required to sell. Also, many fundraising products have minimum order requirements. These programs are not as profitable for small groups.

  1. Customer Base

Who will be buying your product? You want to choose items that appeal to your supporters. For example, if your event has kids selling to kids, a coffee and tea fundraiser is not an appropriate choice. Smecils, candy bars, and Jack Links beef sticks are popular for that fan base.

  1. Team Member Strengths

We like to call this putting Aces in Their Places. Meet with your fundraising team and discuss what everyone is willing to contribute and what they would enjoy doing. If no one on your team likes collecting and organizing files, then a direct-sell fundraiser will be more comfortable. There are no forms to assemble and collate in a direct sell program and no orders to place. You buy the product and sell it for a profit.

Having the details or your financial needs, your team and customers eliminate many programs that are not a good fit for your school fundraiser. As you continue the elimination process, you will find the fundraiser that feels great for your group. If you’d like more help choosing the best school fundraiser, or insight into what has worked for school groups like yours, please give us a call to chat with our fundraising consultants. We love helping people figure out the fundraising path that will be fun and easy for your group to travel.

One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars come in two different variety packs. These are our best selling candy bar fundraisers. They offer the largest one dollar fundraising candy bar that is manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case.  For more details, take a look at profit charts for each of the available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
Smencil School Fundraisers Image

“What’s a Smencil School Fundraiser?” It’s a cute name and a great school fundraising product. Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are the perfect fundraising product for schools. Shipped in cases containing 10 buckets, each bucket contains 50 Smencils. Each scented pencil sells for $1. Kids love them making Smecils easy to sell.  Smencil school fundraiser pencils come in two varieties. Regular black lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all, shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencil school fundraiser pencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. Smencils have a 40% profit margin. The retail price is $1 per Smencil. You will make a $200 profit for each case you sell.

 

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Merry Lollipops Image

You will increase your lollipop sales during the holiday season with these great Christmas Lollipops. They are packaged in cases of 640 fundraising lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. And shipping is free

What You Should Know

Christmas Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%

Delicious cookies with a positive and uplifting message as your fortune.  Fortune cookie fundraisers are a quick and easy way to earn money for your cause.  Each case comes with 4 carriers containing 60 cookies in four tasty flavors Chocolate Bits, Cookies and Cream, Birthday Cake, and Salted Caramel.  You receive 240 cookies total per case and sell each one for $1.

What You Should Know

Cookie fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of cookies that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 – 99 48% $124.80
25 – 49 45% $132.00
11 – 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
$10 Popcorn Fundraiser

Blow the lid off your fundraising efforts with our $10  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 40% 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)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Color Xploder Lollipops

Color Xploder Lollipops are a super fun candy.  These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are mixed together to create a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you are offering a new, fresh product each time someone buys one of your Color Xploder fundraising lollipops.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Lollipops no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
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