Planning Fundraising for the American Cancer Society

If you’re on a fundraising team for the American Cancer Society, it doesn’t matter if you are doing this for the first time or the hundredth time, you’ll still need to have a look through a lot of ideas for fundraising for the American Cancer Society so that you can choose one that will work well for your particular fundraising team. You want to have the best possible fundraising idea for the ACS that will be both fun and make a lot of money for the cause, so it makes sense to figure out how to find a great fundraising idea.

As it turns out, there isn’t a particular “right” way to come up with good fundraising ideas for the ACS, because there are many fundraising activities that can work well. The way you have to look at things is by thinking about your fundraising team, and your monetary goals. Understanding your team and what you’re aiming for will help you find the fundraising activity for the American Cancer Society that will work best for you.

The size of your fundraising team has a lot to do with which fundraising ideas you should consider first. If you’ve got quite a small group, you should probably be looking at fundraising products with low or no minimums, and high-profit returns. Many direct sale fundraisers have free shipping, and for fundraising ideas like pizza fundraising cards, you can make profits of up to 90%. These can be fantastic fundraising ideas for if your team is not very big. If you do have a larger group, however, you may as well go for something like pretzels, which is a top-selling item and only really works well as an American Cancer Society fundraising idea for fundraising teams that have a lot of people.

Money scratch cards

Our Money Scratch Cards are the top-selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money. The neutral, and direct message, makes them appropriate for any type of fundraising group. Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available. Each card raises $100.

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
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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%
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.  You can qualify for free shipping by selling 150 or more tubs.  Shipping is absolutely free when you sell at least 150 units of our dry cookie dough mix program.

If you sell less than 150 tubs, there is a freight charge depending on the number of tubs sold.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • 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
One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars come in two different variety packs. These are our best selling candy bar fundraisers. They offer the largest one dollar fundraising candy bar that is manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case.  For more details, take a look at profit charts for each of the available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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  • Free shipping
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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 48% $124.80
25 -49 45% $132.00
10 – 24 43% $136.80
1 – 9 40% $144.00
Papa Johns Fundraising Pizza Discount Cards

How many people do you know that love Papa John’s pizza? If your answer is, “A lot!”, then we suggest selling Papa John’s Discount Cards.  The cards are easy to sell and offer great value, plus they can be custom designed for your group.

What You Should Know

Our Papa John’s Discount Cards fundraiser offers some of the highest profits for groups of all sizes. Even if you purchase the 75 card minimum you will make 70% profit or $7.00 on each card sold. Take a look at the profit chart below to see exactly how much money you can make:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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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
Preformed Cookie Dough

Featuring our BEST SELLERS!  We are thrilled to offer our premium cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.  This is a popular cookie dough fundraiser across all types of groups!

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This premium cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
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