Coming up with Fundraising Ideas for Prom

School budgets used to cover so much more than they do nowadays. As ideas for prom themes get more elaborate and expensive every year, the amount of the school budget that can be devoted to prom dwindles. Some school districts rely entirely on fundraising ideas for prom to ensure that the dance can even happen, and the success of the prom is directly tied to the success of the fundraiser. If it’s your turn this year to think up some effective prom fundraising ideas, you may feel that the pressure’s on you to get it right, because the students expect to have a prom they will remember forever.

When you’re brainstorming fundraising ideas for prom, it’s important to remember the greatest weapon in your fundraising arsenal: the students. Students are natural salespeople as it is, and if they’re personally motivated to work toward a particular goal (like having a great prom), they’ll be even more enthusiastic than usual about the fundraiser. You need to count up how many people you have on your fundraising team, and divide that into the amount of money you need to have the prom the students want. Then you can get some idea of what each student’s individual effort needs to be, and you can choose fundraising ideas for prom accordingly. Don’t shy away from the classic fundraising ideas for prom just because they’ve been done before. The reason things like chocolate bars are still such popular fundraisers is that they have a proven track record for working year after year in helping people raise the money they need. If you can get permission for the students to sell the chocolate on school grounds during breaks and lunch periods, chocolate bars can be one of the best fundraising ideas for prom out there, and the students will love doing that fundraiser.

Dinner and Movie Card

More convenient than the mega-deal volumes of the past, Dinner and Movie cards satisfy two common needs. First, the desire to have a fun night out. Second, the card gives a feeling of having something to look forward to for an entire year!  Welcome at thousands of retailers across the country, this fundraiser offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10. That equates to 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
Football scratch cards

Football scratch cards are an easy way for players to huddle up $100 each in a relatively short period of time. Whether you are raising money for a team or a league, football scratch cards work well for all sizes of teams or leagues. We will imprint your team name at no additional cost and each card can make up to 90% profit.

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.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card.

Profit and Cost

 

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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%
Lip Shaped Lollipops

Nothing is sweeter than hugs and kisses. Except when they are formed into a lollipop!  Lip Shaped Lollipops make it easy for supporters to share the love of your cause. The fun shape and yummy flavors will bring in a bushel, and a peck, of profits. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make a 50% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips, Lip Shaped Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Meaning, 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 $320.00 50%
Sub Sandwich Fundraising Cards

No matter what you call them, these sandwiches are a staple in the American lunch. And sometimes, dinner. That’s why sub sandwich discount cards make a highly effective fundraiser. These fundraising cards are the same as having 20 sub shop coupons. Simply download the merchant agreement and have your local sandwich shop manager complete it. We will print your custom fundraising cards with the store name and logo along with your group info.

What You Should Know

Sub Sandwich Fundraising Cards is a very profitable fundraising program. Your group will make between 50% and 90% profit on every card. Depending on the number of cards you purchase you will make at least $5 per card. It is possible to make up to $9.00 profit on each card sold. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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# 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
Volleyball scratch cards

Are you tired of going back and forth looking for a volleyball fundraiser? The buck can stop, and be made, here with volleyball scratch cards. This fundraising idea is sure to net your team a big profit.

 

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:

 

  • 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%
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