The Psychology of Sorority Fundraising

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The times you share with your sorority sisters can be some of the most wonderful and memorable times in your college career. This is a time when you are learning to bond with other young women and to show support and help each other through all the fun and challenges of college. You want to come out of the experience with a positive feeling, knowing that your time with the sorority was everything it could have been.

Knowing that you may worry about the fact that so many sororities are now relying on the power of fundraising in order to stay afloat. Chapters all over the country are struggling in this economy, and without the tremendous boost that fundraising provides, who knows what would happen to the traditions that sororities have so long upheld? If you are part of this year’s organizing team for the sorority fundraising effort, of course, you might be anxious about what will happen if the fundraising doesn’t go as well as you hoped. But don’t think of it in terms of possible failure – rejoice in the fact that sorority fundraising gives such a clear road to success! It also gives your chapter the chance to prove to itself and to everyone else just how far a little teamwork and elbow grease can go.

Fundraising is a fantastic bonding exercise that can bring together young women from all walks of life, in pursuit of a common goal. It’s more than just about making money, and in fact, once you feel the support of your fellow sisters as you work toward your target, you’ll realize that meeting your financial goals is just a bonus, a side effect of what happens when motivated people use their energy and enthusiasm for something as worthwhile as sorority fundraising. When you have completed your sorority fundraiser activity, there will be no doubt in anyone’s mind that yours is a chapter of young women equal to any challenge, and capable of helping themselves out even when the economy is rough.

Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed 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.

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 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

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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%
Smencil School Fundraisers Image

“What’s a Smencil School Fundraiser?” It’s a cute name and a great school fundraising product. Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are the perfect fundraising product for schools. Shipped in cases containing 10 buckets, each bucket contains 50 Smencils. Each scented pencil sells for $1. Kids love them making Smecils easy to sell.  Smencil school fundraiser pencils come in two varieties. Regular black lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all, shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencil school fundraiser pencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. Smencils have a 40% profit margin. The retail price is $1 per Smencil. You will make a $200 profit for each case you sell.

 

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser

Want to go with a tried and true fundraising product? Then go with a Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser! You can earn profits as high as 60%. There is a small one case minimum and shipping is always FREE. These candy bars are manufactured in a peanut-free facility and guaranteed to be peanut-free.

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. Take a look at the profit chart for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

This chocolate covered pretzel rods fundraiser is definitely worth its weight in flavor! Crisp pretzel rods are dipped in milk chocolate then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy-coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and tasty toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases you purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. See the profit chart for more details.

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
$10 Popcorn Fundraiser

Blow the lid off your fundraising efforts with our $10  Popcorn Fundraiser. Offer your supporters gourmet bags of popcorn that come in eight scrumptious flavors.  This popcorn is gluten-free, MSG-free, and made with Non-GMO corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money upfront required to start this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You pay us after you sell the popcorn. This way you can use the money you collect to 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. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
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