Fundraising Ideas for Student Council

If this is your first time organizing a fundraiser for the student council, it can be an overwhelming prospect, and you may be wondering where to start. You’re going to have to come up with some great fundraising ideas for the student council if you want to meet the group’s monetary goals and prove that you can run a successful fundraiser.

Student council, like so many other school groups these days, relies heavily on income from fundraising activities in order to cover costs and keep everything running smoothly. Anyone who is new to organizing a fundraiser should probably stick to a formula that works, as there are proven ways of getting the job done right.

Obviously the number one priority is that you choose student council fundraising ideas that match up well with the students, as well as being appropriate for your likely customer base. If this is going to be a large effort, with a fundraising team that has a lot of selling power, then you can do a big brochure-based fundraiser, where the students collect orders from a catalogue and we send the products out to you to distribute.

There are all kinds of products you can choose from – anything from cookie dough fundraisers to green products to tea and coffee can be great fundraising ideas for student council.

For smaller fundraising teams, you’ll need something with low minimums, no shipping charges, and high-profit margins, so you can make the most of the selling power you have. Scratch card fundraisers have become very popular over the past few years, and they work really well as fundraising ideas for the student council if the students will be heading out into the community to do their fundraising. Scratch cards are simple, effective, and have some of the highest profit margins of any fundraisers out there.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Welch’s are America’s favorite fruit snacks which make them a fabulous fundraising product.  Fruit is the first ingredient and they are an excellent source of  Vitamins A, C, and E. Welch’s Fruit Snacks are also fat-free, gluten-free, have no preservatives, and come in over 10 varieties. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack.

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch.s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases you purchase.
The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for details.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
High school scratch card

Once students reach high school, fundraising becomes much more specific. That’s why scratch cards are perfect high school fundraising tools. The fundraising scratch cards can raise a lot of money at a very small cost. The minimum order is only one card. Plus, the cards are custom imprinted with high school group name at no additional charge.

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

 

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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%
Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money in a very earth-friendly fashion. We offer a wonderful selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round, this fundraiser has high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

A Bag Garden Fundraiser is like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit, or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling bag gardens as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

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  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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%
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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  • Free shipping
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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

You sell $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards good at more than 18,000 restaurants nationally for only $20 each. You make 50% profit. The minimum order is only 10 fundraising cards. This is a great fundraiser for any sized group anywhere in the USA.

What You Should Know

Our Restaurant Cards were designed to offer high profits to any sized group. That’s why we offer a 50% profit on every card you sell. It’s as simple as that.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
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