PTA Fundraising

PTA fundraising is as much a part of school as report cards, tests, and textbooks. As much as some people would like to think their school district could handle all expenses for elementary schools, the fact of the matter is they just can not. Thankfully faithful PTA members and parents, in general, do support school PTA fundraising projects!

Choosing the right PTA fundraiser, though, is not an easy task. The dynamics of committee oriented PTA’s and PTO’s make quick decisions difficult. The PTA fundraising chairperson would typically interview companies that might help the school. That person narrows down the options and then quite often invites representatives from the fundraising company to a PTA meeting to present its product.

The school principal and PTA president, vice president, and other officers usually sit in on those presentations. After hearing from the potential vendors, they vote on the best PTA fundraiser for their school. If there is no disagreement, this process can be painless. Quite often, though, there are differing opinions and feelings can be hurt.

Since raising money for schools through PTA fundraising is so important, we would like to address what we believe are the top 3 PTA fundraising ideas.

Cookie Dough Fundraisers: Cookie dough and PTA fundraising committees have become fast friends over the years. Why? The most active PTA’s and PTO’s are those in elementary schools. After elementary school, participation in PTA’s begins to diminish. In elementary school, though, it is a safe bet that most students enjoy eating freshly baked cookies. So selling tubs of cookie dough makes sense. The great thing for many PTA’s is that cookie dough is a pre-sell fundraiser, meaning you pre-sell using free order forms and collect your money as you sell. That means you don’t need any money upfront. It is not uncommon for large PTA cookie dough fundraisers to raise $10,000, $20,000, $30,000 or more in profit!

Custom Discount Fundraising Cards: If a PTA fundraising group wants a great annual event, it should consider this option. Local merchants are signed up to advertise on a discount card custom-designed for the PTA or school. Typically 8 to 14 merchants will make buy one get one free type offers to advertise on the back of the cards at no expense. The offers are good for one year. The PTA sells the valuable cards for $10 and can pay as little as $1 each ($9 profit!), depending on how many cards it buys. The great thing about selling custom discount cards is that officers of the PTA can choose the local merchants that go on the cards, making them even more valuable. Most PTA’s that choose this option quite often make it an annual fundraiser.

Home for the Holidays candle fundraiser

If you are looking for a holiday season fundraiser, our Home for the Holidays Candle Fundraiser is it.  With their cheery labels and seasonal scents, these candles make a fantastic gift. There’s no upfront cost, so this fundraiser works for any type of group.  We provide everything you need to get started and there’s no obligation.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives 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.

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
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Lollipops Fundraiser is very popular for elementary school fundraising. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops so they pack in that pucker up punch!  It is definitely a top choice for bringing a different fundraising flavor.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $320.00 50%
Cheerleading scratch card

Cheerleading scratch cards are an obvious choice for a cheerleading fundraiser. With their natural outgoing personalities, cheerleaders are champs at encouraging others to go for the win! Meaning they can easily cheer people on to donate money to their team. Each cheerleading scratch card raises $100 and shipping is free.

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%
Tennis Golf scratch card

Golf scratch card fundraisers are one of the best golf fundraising ideas.  Whether you are fundraising for golf tournaments or to cover other expenses, golf scratch cards provide a high-profit donation program to help meet your needs. The graphics on these cards make them wonderful tennis fundraisers too!

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%
Pizza Fundraising Cards

Wouldn’t you love to take a big slice out of your operating expenses?  Pizza Fundraising Cards can help you do just that. Cards entitle the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. Depending on the pizza establishment, a one-topping medium pizza might sell for up to $12, giving the card a $240 Value! Good at thousands of locations, there are sure to be a ht with your supporters. Major chains including  Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, and more participate in this program.

What You Should Know

Pizza Fundraising Cards are one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit is determined by the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
# 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
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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