Basketball Fundraisers - Learn How to Raise the Most Money

Did you know that most basketball fundraisers produce disappointing results? The good news is it doesn’t need to be like that. The problem historically is people randomly choose any basketball fundraising idea and simply jump in with no real consideration for how much money the team or league needs to raise. In fact many basketball fundraisers are last second decisions made when a need arises. The good news is that it really doesn’t take too much planning to have a fabulous basketball fundraiser. Check out these ideas:

Basketball Scratch Cards

Before deciding on your next basketball fundraiser, consider fundraising scratch off cards with basketball graphics. Supporters will know they are supporting a basketball organization when they see the ball sliding through the net on the card front. This is a great basketball tournament fund raiser.
Basketball Scratch Cards

What You Should Know

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 show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

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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%

Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

You have to try our irresistibly sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzel rods! The Rods are dipped in milk chocolate and then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. Each Case will sell for a total of $240.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases your purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. Fall Promotion: 1 Free Case with every 20 cases!

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
50 - up 50% $120.00
25 - 49 45% $132.00
10 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00

Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New!!! Now you can sell boxes of our best selling preportioned frozen cookie dough program for just $10 each. The dough is preformed into perfectly portioned cookies. You just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. There's no need to thaw the dough. People love the convenience of this product.
Preformed Cookie Dough

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the amount of cookie tubs you sell. Your group needs to sell at least 120 boxes as a minimum for this fundraiser. When you meet the minimum order of 120 boxes you will earn 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. With this cookie dough fundraiser you have the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.
Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

What You Should Know

Yummy Licks Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%

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 fund raising product is perfect for small groups.
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

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:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 - 99 48% $124.80
25 - 49 45% $132.00
11 - 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00

Coffee and Tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with an old fashion gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.
Coffee and Tea

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each. If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

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

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Earth fundraising candles are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. You offer a terrific selection of candles in all the most popular scents. You make 50% profit on every 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 hold your candle sale.
Earth Candle Fundraiser

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles. Each candle sells for only $12 to $15 each.

Profit and Cost:

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Popcorn Fundraiser

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Gourmet Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO Free corn. Your group will make 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.
Popcorn Fundraiser

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected 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

Youth Basketball Players

So here are 3 steps to follow before starting your next basketball fundraiser:

3 Steps to Starting a Basketball Fundraiser

Step #1: Determine Exactly How Much Money You Need to Raise

It is amazing how many groups start a fundraiser and never really think about how much money they actually need to raise. Many simply come up with a number. Please don't do that.

Your first step is to make a list of what you need the money for. Here's the information that should be on the list:

1. What are we trying to purchase or spend money on?

2. When do we need the money by?

3. How many people will help us raise the money?

4. Are my players excited to get the things we are trying to purchase?

I added the 4th question because it's important that your players are motivated to raise money. Otherwise it doesn't matter how much money are need because your players will simply not care and not produce.

Step #2: Set Goals for Your Players and Group

Set Goals

Now that you've completed step #1 you should know exactly how much money you actually need. You also know how many players will help raise the money.

Now it's time to set some goals. Here are the goals that you should set up at this point:

1. How much money do you expect your group to raise collectively.

2. Based on #1 determine how much each player needs to raise individually. That's the individual goal.

3. Set a time frame for raising the money. Be specific.

4. Translate the individual goal into units to sell if you choose a products fundraiser. That is done by simply dividing your profit per item by the total individual goal. That will give you the units that need to be sold.

It's amazing how people gravitate towards goals. Without them your players won't have any idea how much money you expect each to raise.

Step #3: Choosing the Best Basketball Fundraising Idea

Top 3 Basketball Fundraising Ideas

Here are our top 3 basketball fundraisers:

1. Basketball Scratch Cards: Each player is given a scratch card containing 50 concealed dots. Players get people to scratch off any 2 dots and donate the revealed amount of money. In return the donor is given a sheet of valuable coupons to national merchants worth more than $100. Whether your basketball group is large or small you can make 70% all the way up to 90% profit.

2. Snackin in the USA: This program works well for any sports team or group. In fact so many sports groups use it that we now design the cover with different sports scenes. Your players will sell 24 extremely popular bags of snack foods for $7. You'll make 50% profit and since there is no minimum smaller teams can use this option.

3. Candy Fundraiser: Candy is a no brainer for basketball fundraising. You simply purchase the number of cases you feel like your players can sell. The good thing is you can buy as little as a case at a time. But with candy it's easy to determine how many cases need to be sold to raise the money you determined above to be your goal.

 

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Why Use Easy Fundraising Ideas for Your Next Basketball Fundraiser

We have a great selection of basketball fundraiser ideas for your team or league. Whether you are looking for lollipops, candy or a product to pre sell, you will find the best basketball sports fundraising ideas for your group here.

Are you looking for a great Basketball Fundraising idea?

Easy Fundraising Ideas helps thousands of groups raise millions of dollars every single year. We help all types of sports groups including those wanting basketball fundraiser ideas specifically.

On this page we will show you 3 different basketball fundraising ideas. While we offer a huge selection of tried and proven fundraisers throughout our website we feel like these 3 suggestions will give you a good idea of what is available.

One of the fundraisers offers extremely high profits. In fact there are fundraising ideas that offer more than 90% profit. One of the fundraisers shows an example of a program that does not require any upfront costs.There are lots of options in that category. We also show one of the fundraisers that have extremely low minimiums and work well for smaller groups and even individuals needing to raise money.

What Our Customers Say:
$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser
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Review Posted by: Sam Bush - (February 14 2017)

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

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser
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Review Posted by: Dora High School - (October 20 2016)

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

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser
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Review Posted by: Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites - (September 30 2016)

Good evening Lisa, Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites would like to Thank you and your company so much for making our fundraiser a success. Thank you, Lakeesha Garrett

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