How to Prepare School Bands for Fundraisers

Marching Band Fundraising Ideas

Because of the way the economy is going, and the poor funding that many schools are receiving for their extracurricular activities, there is more and more need for fundraisers for school bands. However, not only are kids often resistant to the need for fundraising, and if they’re already unhappy about the state of their uniforms and instruments, they may not be feeling as fired up about fundraising as you would hope. So preparing school bands for fundraisers in the psychological sense is an important aspect of the fundraising process, and it’s something you need to consider when taking on the job of an organizer.

Mentally preparing school bands for fundraisers can be one of the hardest parts of the fundraising job. Kids often don’t realize why the school just doesn’t put up the money for the things the band needs, instead of them having to go out and get the money themselves. If you have a meeting where you can assemble the band members for pep talks, you can get them motivated to take charge of their own situation, to see their fundraising idea as a way to come together as a team and overcome their funding issues. The more enthusiasm you can build up in them, the more you can prepare school bands for fundraisers that will be successful.

School band fundraisers are a fantastic way not only to get the bands the financial help they need but also to prepare school bands for fundraisers they will undoubtedly have to run themselves in the future. Fundraising is something that students will have to deal with right through college and beyond, so getting them prepared down for fundraisers while they’re still in school bands can really give them the skills they’ll need to be able to raise money for anything their budget doesn’t provide for.

Cookie Dough Mix Fundraiser

How many cookie dough fundraisers have no minimums, 50% profit, and are free to start? That’s why our Delisheries Cookie Mix fundraiser is skyrocketing in popularity. You can even qualify for FREE shipping. Now we’ve added Brownies, Pretzels, and Cinnamon Rolls to this delicious mix.

What You Should Know

Delisheries Cookie Mix is the only cookie dough fundraiser that offers a 50% profit no matter how many units you sell. Shipping is FREE on orders of 150 items or more. We charge a fee of $65 for all orders less than 150 items.

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
Church scratch cards

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch-off cards may be just what you are looking for. Our faith-based/ church scratch cards fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and youth groups.  They provide a simple way for people to donate a little or a lot.

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%
Main Street Sweet Shoppe Candy Fundraising

The Main Street Sweet Shop has reinvigorated candy fundraising. It has exciting new products, and people love the 1 case minimum. This fundraiser comes with free shipping and has high-profit percentages.  Plus, gummy bears and sour gummies keep people ordering more!

What You Should Know

You will receive 2 carriers per case. There are 40 bags of each fantastic flavor!

  • Original Sour Jacks
  • Nuclear Sqworms
  • Sour Jacks Watermelon

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $120.00 50%
Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00
Music scratch cards

We have designed music scratch card fundraisers to be effective for all groups involved with music. The graphics on our fundraising cards work well for choirs, bands, singers, and individual musicians.

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%
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