Unique Fundraising Ideas – Are There Any?

direct and pre-sell fundraisers

We’ve helped with people fundraisers for more than 10 years now and it’s truly amazing how many people start out their thought process so sure they need unique fundraising ideas if they are going to raise money. There will be none of those same old fundraisers for them.

I can hear them saying why would anyone want to do a cookie dough fundraiser?? Our response is always, why not?

The fact of the matter is that many of the most used fundraisers are used because they have been so successful. And we wonder why people so quickly dismiss repeating what works well in a search for something unique. Possibly a unique fundraising idea is unique because no one else feels as excited about it as you do. In other words, the idea might sound good but few others have felt the same.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that pursuing unique fundraising ideas is a bad thing. There’s certainly a great need for new products and fundraising ideas that groups can use to raise money. Unfortunately, though, so many unique ideas fail. In fact, there are very few days that go by that we are not contacted by a new company that has developed the newest and greatest unique fundraising product. Many are silly. Most don’t seem practical.

We certainly don’t want to imply that people do not pursue interesting ways to raise money. Each group and each circumstance is different. The fact of the matter is that motivation and faith play a far greater role in results than an actual product. So if you really can’t find a fundraiser that seems right we hope you do find something unique that perfectly fits your needs.

Softball scratch cards

If your softball team is looking for a fast way to pitch in for high profits,  softball scratch cards are the way to go. Each of the fundraising scratchcards will raise $100 each. That can go along way towards paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other items softball fundraisers are held for.

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%
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 $15 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
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

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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
Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy. Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops provide that extra kick in the profits you’ve been looking for! They come in an array of colors and flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make a 45% profit when you sell our Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops. That’s the same profit no matter how many cases you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. 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 $160.00 50%
Church scratch cards

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch-off cards may be just what you are looking for. Our faith-based/ church scratch cards fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and youth groups.  They provide a simple way for people to donate a little or a lot.

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%
School Fundraiser

School Fundraising Made Easy

Top School Fundraising Ideas by Group  

Sports Fundaising Ideas

Sports Fundraising Ideas That Win

Top Sports Fundraising Ideas by Group

Church Fundraisers

Church Fundraisers Move the Spirit

Top Church Fundraisers by Group

Non-profit fundraisers

Non-Profit Fundraising for Charity

Top Non-Profit Fundraising Ideas by Group

More Interesting Reading:

Unique Fundraising Ideas – Are There Any?

direct and pre-sell fundraisers

We’ve helped with people fundraisers for more than 10 years now and it’s truly amazing how many people start out their thought process so sure they need unique fundraising ideas if they are going to raise money. There will be none of those same old fundraisers for them. I can hear them saying why would Read More »

Read more »

adoption

Parents of young children learn about fundraising very quickly as their kids enter elementary school. It does not take long before your student comes home with fundraising information. What you do with that information is more important than you think. Unfortunately, many parents simply take the fundraising packet and toss it in the trash. Other Read More »

Read more »

goals

The one thing many people fail to do in their fundraising effort is to inform their supporters about their efforts. We have learned that the more people know about you and what you do the more willing they will be to support your organization. Assuming, then, that you have done a good job at developing Read More »

Read more »

Start Fundraising

There are many types of fundraisers. No matter what type of fundraiser you and your group choose to start, there is one question that you must ask – how much will this cost? In fact, that is usually the most important factor when choosing a fundraiser – you need to choose a fundraiser that reflects Read More »

Read more »

Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

One of the most exciting money-making ideas is a Battle of the Bands Fundraiser. Live music is a huge draw for most people, giving you a broad audience, which translates to money for your cause. Once you have a venue and date, the most important part of a Battle of the Bands fundraiser is – Read More »

Read more »

Working in the fundraising industry, I am often asked: “what is the best fundraiser?”. Asking for the best fundraiser is like asking “where is the best place to live?”, “who is the best doctor?”, and “do these pants make me look fat?”. The answers you get will be all over the place and will depend Read More »

Read more »

Getting started

The most important tool in fundraising is to choose the right fundraiser. While you and your group look over all of your options there are a few things to keep in mind before deciding which fundraiser will bring the most success. First, make sure that your fundraiser not only complements the experience of the seller, Read More »

Read more »

Fundraising should be fun, right? Well, why is it that people would rather have teeth pulled than participate in another fundraiser? What the world needs are more silly fundraisers to make fundraising fun again. So how do you hold silly fundraisers? The best silly fundraiser we can think of is an amateur comedy night at Read More »

Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Fundraising

One of the crucial issues for several families in the United States is home safety. While many think about different ways to tackle something, others try to apply it to fundraising. Can you consider a fire extinguisher fundraising? The answer for this is a ‘yes’ as well as a ‘no.’ If fire extinguisher fundraising sounds Read More »

Read more »

fried turkey fundraiser

Are you bored with the same fundraising ideas? We have a unique idea for you – a fried turkey fundraiser. Don’t worry if you have not considered this before.  Here are some crucial things you need to bear in mind, as well as various ways in which this fundraiser can be offered. First,  select the Read More »

Read more »

What Our Customers Say:

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service! ...

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

I wanted to follow up and say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using this in the future. Tha...

Author: Carolina Crusaders

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organizatio...

Author: Bermuda Institute

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit. You have been so great to work with. I won't be ...

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased!...

Author: Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy ...

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was my first fundraiser. You really helped make the experience smooth. I look f...

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!...

Author: Meadowview Elementary

Coffee Fundraiser, and Tea Too!

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy ...

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela...

Author: Dora High School

Snackin’ in the USA Fundraiser

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was ea...

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candle...

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through ...

Author: Jones NHS

Yummy Lix Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I loo...

Author: Montrose Little League

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fund...

Author: SHOC Club

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

The cookie dough was delivered today and everything was perfect. Thanks again for doing this fundraiser with my class. Sam Bu...

Author: Hammond Central School

Premium Cookie Dough Fundraiser

I got our shipment and I am very appreciative and thankful for how easy this was for our team to generate funds. Your service...

Author: Sac County Bandit Baseball

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

We would like to thank you and your company so much for making our fundraiser a success. Thank you, Lakeesha Garrett...

Author: Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

Thank you so much. The fundraiser was wonderful! I received my delivery and everything was correct. Looking forward to doi...

Author: Uniquedivas

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

Thank You! I was a little nervous, having never lead a fundraiser, it was so easy with your company! I hope to use you agai...

Author: Northeast R-IV High School

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

My order was correct and I want to thank you again for helping us get a kick-start raising money for uniforms. I am very plea...

Author: Royal Heat

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

Thank you so much, You have helped me a lot and I will for sure come back when we do another fundraising event. Jessica ...

Author: 11U I.E Rough Riders Baseball Team

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Thank you for everything. That is great that I will receive the candles soon. It has been great working with you I will make...

Author: No Mind Gets Left Behind

Earth Candle Fundraiser

The order arrived yesterday and it was perfect. Everything we ordered was there. The candles were beautiful and very fragrant...

Author: VFW Auxiliary Post 6740

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with our fundraiser! The candles arrived crazy fast. Michelle ...

Author: Grantsburg Royalty

Earth Candle Fundraiser

This is my first fundraiser as a teacher and an adviser for National Honors Society. I am very pleased with the whole process...

Author: Grundy County High School

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your help. My cousin was very happy. I recommended your company to 2 other people. Very satisfied and...

Author: Team Lissy

All Sport Scratch Cards

Everything looks great, we are a water polo club with some kids who cannot afford to pay for their dues so we think this is a...

Author: ASA Aquatics

Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Perfect!! Thank you for everything...quick and painless as always. You have a great weekend too. Nancy L. Ro ...

Author: Woodbridge Band Boosters

$12 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Tubs

Thanks for your help. This truly was easy fundraising!! Have a great day! Becky ...

Author: East Laurens Primary

Yummy Lix Round Lollipops

Thank you so much for the quick shipping. We sold out in only two days! The students had a blast and I would do it again. D...

Author: Neosho Middle School

Popcorn Fundraisers make Profits Pop!

The popcorn was great, delivered timely and the order was correct. Our fundraising consultant was very helpful. Will definit...

Author: One Foot Project

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

This program got me out of a lot of financial binds! I tried other types of fundraisers. Nothing came close to being this suc...

Author: ReNew SciTech Academy

Trail Mix

I received the trail mix on Saturday. The whole process was so smooth from beginning to end. Thanks so much for all of your...

Author: Murray High School Swim Team