Smart and Simple Marching Band Fundraising Ideas

Marching bands vary greatly from school to school. Some bands are of modest size, whereas others are absolutely huge. Either way, if your band runs into financial issues and the school is not in a position to help you to the extent you need, you’ll have to do something to help yourselves.

A fundraiser is always a good idea in these situations, as you can start to regain control and do something positive to help the band out. Coming up with a few straightforward marching band fundraising ideas can be the key to getting your band back into a good money situation for the foreseeable future. If you’re just looking for a simple idea that works well every time, it’s hard to go wrong with chocolate.

Chocolate bar fundraisers are still so popular after all these years for one obvious reason – because chocolate itself never goes out of style! Some bands have a perfect situation where they can get permission to conduct their fundraiser on school grounds, for example during lunch periods or after school. If this is the case for you, take that and run with it – you can imagine how well marching band fundraising ideas like that could do over a couple of weeks of lunch periods. Really there’s just no limit.

Another one of our great classic marching band fundraising ideas is the Parade of Magazine Fundraisers. I’m sure you know how this one works, too – we give you all the materials you need to get out there and take orders for magazines, you’re able to offer your supporters extreme discounts on their favorite subscriptions, and you get to keep the profit. It’s a win-win situation, and how many households do you know that don’t have a single magazine subscription? Magazines are still wildly popular, and they’re one of our best marching band fundraising ideas.

Band scratch cards

Band scratch card fundraisers offer a simple, easy to handle fundraising option that is perfect for bands. Most school bands depend on band fundraising for their very existence. Band scratch cards let each member keep in step with your money raising goals.

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%
Earth candle fundraiser

An Earth candle fundraiser is a great way to raise money and be kind to our planet. Your group will offer a terrific selection of candles in the most popular scents. There is upfront cost and you make 50% profit on every Earth candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to have a successful Earth candle fundraiser.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every 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 $15 to $18 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our $12 cookie dough fundraiser is one of our best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies! This is our most popular cookie dough fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 5 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2 pound tubs. You will sell each cookie dough fundraising tub for only $12 each.   We offer low minimums and shipping is free. 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 $12 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough 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 profit percentage you earned. Once the cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!

Profit and Cost

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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $5.40 $12.00 $33,000 + 55%
1664 $6.00 $12.00 $9,984 + 50%
664 $6.60 $12.00 $3,585 + 45%
336 $7.20 $12.00 $1,612 + 40%
200 $8.40 $12.00 $720 + 30%
120 min. $9.00 $12.00 $360 + 25%
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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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
$10 Simple Snacks Fundraiser

Our new $12 Simple Snacks Fundraiser offers 14 of today’s most popular munchies.  This amazing yet simple selection of premium quality snacks includes nuts, trail mix, popcorn, gummy bears, and sour gummy worms.  Combining the highest-selling snack items with a low price point creates a fundraiser that is sure to help you reach your fundraising goals. Our $12 Simple Snacks fundraiser has no upfront cost.  Let us know how many participants you have, and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them at no charge.

What You Should Know

Our Simple Snacks fundraiser offers 50% profit on every item. You sell each snack bag for $12 so that is $6 profit on every item! This is an easy fundraising idea for all types of groups, whether you have 5 sellers or 500.

If you sell less than 150 bags of snacks, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of snacks will qualify you for FREE shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

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. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
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