Finding new school fundraising ideas can seem like a full-time job. Everyone wants to come up with something different and exciting. While an original, innovative concept is wonderful, you don’t always have to reinvent the fundraising wheel. There are ways to find fundraising ideas that are new to you and your crew.
A little research can go a long way in finding new school fundraising ideas. Start by checking out what neighboring schools are doing. Appoint members of your fundraising committee to find out what they chose this year. You may begin to see a pattern. This pattern indicates which products and promotions are currently doing well in your area.
Dig into the fundraisers your school put on in the past. Which ones were successful? Which ones weren’t. Or take a successful fundraiser from the past and put a new spin on it. Suppose your bake sale was a hit. Update it to a Cupcake Wars and have people vote for the best cupcakes with cash. Compile a list of recent fundraisers and eliminate those from your current options. Not repeating events automatically gives you a new school fundraising idea.
Also, consider whether or not a fundraiser you’ve held in the past can be updated into a virtual format. Tik Tok is great for any type of challenge like hula hooping or dancing. Facebook Live can be used for auctions and raffles. Zoom is so fun for talent shows or Battle of the Bands contests.
Spend a little time researching fundraising products on the internet. Major fundraising distributors sell products that work. Ensure you are select a reputable company with a proven track record of helping customers have successful fundraisers. They will offer a wide selection of products and tried and true school fundraising ideas. Most fundraising companies offer various programs so you can mix and match to keep your school fundraisers fresh all year long.