Marching Band Fundraiser

Band fundraising has become such a critical part of high school life as school budgets and programs feel the ax of budget cuts. Now, band fundraisers are the only way many of the musical programs stay in existence.

The good news is the large variety of school band fundraiser ideas available. In fact, attend any band trade show and, besides instruments and sheet music, you will find more band fundraising companies than any other type of exhibitor.

So, how do you choose the right marching band fundraiser? You ask lots of questions and then choose the best option for you. Here are some great questions to ask a band fundraiser company:

  • Do you have special programs for a school wide band fundraiser? Many companies will make concessions to larger schools where all band members agree to participate in the fundraiser. A band fundraiser in DFW was able to negotiate a free incentive program when booking its event.
  • Do you have band fundraising ideas that do not require any cash upfront? Ask what type of brochure sales they offer and whether they provide a free band fundraising letter for members to use during the sale.
  • When do you need to pay for other types of band fundraisers such as candy or other direct sale items?
  • Do they accept purchase orders from public schools so you can get extended payment terms?
  • What do you suggest as a fundraiser for bands? What kind of results have other bands had with that type of fundraiser? Can you give me references to other bands who have worked with you?

If you decide on candy for your band fundraiser, we suggest you stick with name brands like Hershey’s or M&M?s for brand recognition. If your school will allow band members to sell on school property, high school students will be happy to support the band by purchasing candy bars after lunch. The better known the brand the less salesmanship and hype necessary.

If you prefer a pre-sell or brochure sale, we suggest two different possibilities. Depending on the time of year, people report terrific success selling cookie dough or gift catalogs for their band fundraiser. Both sales require no money upfront and no commitment to inventory. You pre-sell using order forms and collect your money when selling. At the end of your sale, you place your bulk order with the band fundraising company and then distribute the merchandise to your customers.

A third wonderful band fundraising product is pizza cards. You can choose between a few different programs. Your choice will depend on the number of cards you feel like you can sell and how personalized you would like the cards to be. Typically band members can sell 10 cards per member. The cards offer up to 90 percent profit on the $10 sale, so this might be the best band fundraising idea of all.

Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $15 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $15 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

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
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Gourmet Cookie tubs are the best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves our freshly baked gourmet cookie dough! This Cookie has become the most popular fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 5 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2.7 pound tubs. You will sell Cookie dough tubs fundraiser for only $20 each. We offer 50% profit and free shipping for orders over 150 tubs. Best of all there is no cost to get started.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You pay us after you sell your Gourmet Cookie tubs when you place your order. The money you’ve collected can pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the number of tubs sold less any freight charges incurred for orders under 150 tubs.  Once the freight cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (for orders over 150 items)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Basketball scratch card

If you are looking for a basketball fundraiser that your team and it’s supporters will enjoy, basketball scratch cards is it! With eye-catching graphics and game-like premise, scratch card fundraising will score big points with everyone!

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

 

  • 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%
Quote Candle Fundraiser

Quote Candle Fundraiser is our “feel good” candle fundraising program.  Each candle label comes with an inspiring quote designed to lift spirits and profits.  The fundraising candles are highly fragrant, long burning, lead-free wicked candles that are competitively priced and attractively packaged. Plus, you make a 50% profit on every candle you sell and can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $18 each.

  • 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
wickless candles

We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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