Fundraising Ideas to Consider:

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs


$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs: No upfront Cost. FREE Shipping. The best frozen cookie dough fundraiser around.
Yummy Licks Lollipop Fundraiser

Yummy Licks Lollipop Fundraiser


Yummy Licks Lollipops - FREE Shipping. 50% Profit. 1 Case Min. Best selling fundraising lollipops.
Earth Candle Fundraising

Earth Candle Fundraising


Earth Candles Fundraising - no upfront cost, 50% profit, free shipping.
Coffee Fundraiser and Tea

Coffee Fundraiser and Tea


No risk Coffee Fundraiser. Free promotional materials. 40% profit. Free shipping available.
Flower Bulb Fundraising

Flower Bulb Fundraising


High profit flower bulb fundraiser. No Upfront Cost. Free shipping. No Risk.
Dinner and Movie Card

Dinner and Movie Card


The Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card offers discounts are more than 100,000 restaurants. High profits. Free shipping.

So how do you choose the best fundraising ideas for your group?

We've designed our site to make it as easy as possible to find the best fundraiser for your group whether you start your search by researching specific products you want information on or whether you start with the list of suggestions we offer in our Fundraising Ideas by Group section.

However there are certain things you want to know before you start. You should have a good idea how many people will actually be participating in your fundraiser. There are some fundraising ideas that work better for larger groups and others that are designed for individuals and small groups.

You should know whether you have money to purchase fundraising products with. If you don't have money to spend in advance and you're not a public school you should probably eliminate categories like candy, discount cards and scratch cards.

Finally determine how much money you need to raise. Using that number see how many items you need to sell of any product that peaks your interest in order to raise the money you need.

Fundraising Ideas by Group Type

We believe the best way to find the right fundraiser for your group is to start in our Fundraising Ideas by Group section. Choose the group type you belong to and take a look at the fundraisers other similar groups have successfully used in the past. We appreciate your trust and hope we can help with all of your fundraising needs.

Here are the major group type categories:

School Fundraising Ideas

Sports Fundraising Ideas

Church Fundraising Ideas

Non Profit or Charitable Organization Fundraising Ideas

If you click on one of the above group categories you can then drill down to a more specific group type to get the best information available for your group and it's needs.

Fundraising Ideas by Product Type

If you have some idea of the type of fundraiser you are looking for you might consider looking at our product categories, We divided products into group types so you can easily compare similar options. Here are the major fundraising product categories:

Discount Card Fundraisers: Discount cards are the highest profit fundraising items available. They offer your supporters great value while earning you lots of money. Merchants and restaurants that participate reap new business. This is no longer a fundraising idea available only to large groups.

Candy Fundraising Ideas: Candy and lollipops have always been great fundraising products, Check this section for low priced items that are easy to sell.

No Upfront Cost Brochure Fundraisers: Brochure fundraisers are extremely popular for lots of reasons. They don't cost anything to try. The product selection like cookie dough, candles, coffee and flowers bulbs is terrific. If you're group needs to raise money but can't afford to purchase a product to sell then check out the options in this section.

Scratch Card Fundraisers: Scratch card fundraisers are fun ways to gather donations. Each card raises $100. You get people to scratch off 2 of the 50 dots with concealed dollar amounts ranging from $.50 to $3.00. You ask the person to donate the revealed amount of money and then give them a sheet of coupons as a thank you gift. There are 20 different designs available so any group type can take advantage of this high profit fundraiser.

Top 10 Product Fundraising Ideas

We have been providing fundraising products for more than 12 years so we feel extremely qualified to offer the following list of products that are used day in and day out by fundraising groups across America to raise the money they need.

1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser

2. Yummy Licks Lollipops

3. Peanut Free Candy Bars

4. Flower Bulb Fundraisers

5. Coffee Fundraiser

6. Fundraising Candles

7. Smencils

8. Home Delivery Cookie Dough

9. Money Savings Cards

10. Journey of Faith Candles

Top Non Product Fundraising Ideas

While we are a product fundraising company we understand that some groups want suggestions on how they can raise money without selling a product. So we offer the follow 10 fundraising ideas that don't require any product sales.

1. Read-a-thon: If you're raising money for a school and can get the money you need monetizing a reading project it only seems natural that you would consider a read-a-thon as your primary fundraising idea.

2. Online Donation Campaign: If you are an individual wanting to raise money for a specific cause you should consider one of the online donation websites. They allow you to build a webpage and then use their tools to reach out to people you know using email and social media and gather donations for your cause.

3. Talent Show: Talent shows are great ways to attract people to an event. You can either charge admission to raise money or your can sell concessions to raise money.

4. Silent Auctions: Silent auctions work well if you can get items people would bid for. It's best if individuals or businesses donate items such as time shares, sports tickets or other valuables. The other essential part of silent auctions is they need to be tied to an event that will be well attended.

5. Partner with Local Restaurants: Lots of local restaurants have come to appreciate fundraising groups because the group can bring lots of traffic to the restaurant. The local business benefits from the traffic and they will pay your group a small percentage of the money spent the night of your fundraiser.

6. Raffle: Raffles have been around for a long time and are a great way to raise money. In order to be successful the item or items being raffled have to have a high implied value and be something people would be willing to spend a few dollars to gain a chance to win the prize.

7. School Carnival: When our kids were young their school's carnival was huge. It raised tens of thousands of dollars between the concessions, ticket sales and games of chance. The problem was the time to plan and need for a large number of volunteers. But if those are not obstacles then carnivals can be great revenue generators.

8. Holiday Shop: We see these at lots of schools. A company comes to your school or group and sets up a gift shop. Your kids can shop for gifts and other little items. The problem is that the school doesn't make a lot of money so although we offer this as a suggestion we are not convinced this is one of the better fundraising ideas.

9. Book Fair: As of right now Scholastic dominates this arena. That company is a large publisher and they come to your school and set up a book store. The students come and spend money on books and other items. Typically the book fair is put together by the librarian or media specialist and they earn a percentage of the sales. Personally we believe schools would be better off holding a read-a-thon because the focus is not on the students spending money but instead is the focus is on reading and you are given the tools to monetize that reading effort.

10. Walk-a-thon: Walk-a-thons are another great way to raise money. Members of your group get pledges from friends and family for each unit they walk.

Fundraising Ideas Blog

Class Fundraising Ideas for Teachers

When you work as a teacher at a local high school, you will notice that the school often needs a little help in the funding department. There are countless issues at the school that seem to come back time and time again for repairs, and the school’s budget seems to get eaten up along the way. If you want to do something positive to help bring some extra money to the school, and get everybody in your class involved in working together, then class fundraising could well be the answer.

Booster Club Fundraising Ideas for Parents

If you are the parent of a student attending a local high school, you will know that it is important that your son or daughter develops important extra-curricular interests besides their schoolwork. Having these interests helps them to develop essential social skills that can’t be found in the classroom and will help them to grow into a more well rounded person as they mature. That is why it is so important that schools have the funding to support these activities, whether it is an after-school volleyball team, or a school chess club that takes place during lunch hour.

Band Fundraising Ideas for High Schools

When you want to make a positive difference at your school, you may have decided that throwing a band fundraiser is a great solution. If you have had experience with fundraisers in the past then you should know that they are quick to set up, and are an effective way to raise money for your cause while also encouraging everybody involved to band together. That is if the fundraising event is planned correctly and everybody involved is given the motivation to carry the event through. If this is your first time organizing such an event, then don’t worry. There are a few simple things to consider before getting started, but as long as you think things over carefully, you will be making your first band fundraising ideas into an event to be remembered by everybody at the school.

Coming Up With Sports Team Fundraising Ideas

In high schools around the country, there are many sports teams for students to get involved with. With sports like football, basketball, lacrosse, softball, gymnastics, soccer, golf, wrestling, hockey, baseball, and volleyball, there are so many choices for students wanting to get involved in a physical activity. But schools are finding it difficult to pay for all of the constant upgrades to gear and equipment that needs to come out of the school budget. In fact, the budget often doesn’t have the funding that these teams require and so it may fall to others to come up with the funding themselves.

Different Cheerleader Fundraising Ideas

If you are involved in competition cheer or on your school's cheerleading squad, there are many costs. Uniforms, travel expenses and other fees that add up very quickly.

A cheerleading fundraiser may be in your future. Here are some wonderful fundraising ideas for your squad.

1. Scratch card fundraising - An amazing high profit fundraiser, which helps you raise money very quickly if you are in a time crunch.

2. Candy bar fundraising - Great fall fundraiser, this needs to be held when it gets cooler, and can be a very successful fundraiser. Candy bars come in $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 values. 

3. Lollipop fundraising - Sport lollipops are fun when school starts up, helps promote the sports in your school as well raise money for you.

Different Cheerleader Fundraising Ideas

If you are involved in competition cheer or on your school's cheerleading squad, there are many costs. Uniforms, travel expenses and other fees that add up very quickly.

A cheerleading fundraiser may be in your future. Here are some wonderful fundraising ideas for your squad.

1. Scratch card fundraising - An amazing high profit fundraiser, which helps you raise money very quickly if you are in a time crunch.

2. Candy bar fundraising - Great fall fundraiser, this needs to be held when it gets cooler, and can be a very successful fundraiser. Candy bars come in $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 values. 

3. Lollipop fundraising - Sport lollipops are fun when school starts up, helps promote the sports in your school as well raise money for you.

The Best School Fundraising Ideas

The best school fundraising ideas are the ones that see everybody getting involved in a great cause for the school, and bring in a good amount of funding for school improvements. Ideally, they are also executed without any problems along the way and turn out exactly as you have planned, although in reality this is not always possible. As the organizer of such an event, it is your responsibility to make sure that the plan runs as smoothly as possible, and by keeping a few key things in mind, you will have no trouble achieving the best school fundraising ideas the school has ever seen.

The Best Catholic School Fundraising Ideas

Whether this is your first time holding a Catholic school fundraising event and you want a few ideas to get things rolling, or you’ve been holding a school fundraiser annually for the past few years and just want a few pointers, you will want to make sure that every part of your plan is dealt with correctly in order to pull off a truly successful event.

Quick and Easy Fundraising Ideas

Let's say that your school is in desperate need of some improvements. It may just be that your school's art department is in need of some new brushes and paint, or it could be something much larger and expensive like the school’s computer labs needing a complete renovation. Whatever your school’s needs, it is unlikely that the school budget will be able to pay for all of these upgrades right away. In fact, your school may never see these upgrades develop since every penny of the school’s budget is likely to already be taken up by general school maintenance. However, there is a solution to this problem, and that is by holding a school fundraiser. With a few quick and easy fundraising ideas, you will be able to bring in extra funding for your school in no time at all.

Smart and Easy Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

For a child attending elementary school, everything they experience in the classroom - from interactions with their teachers and other students to what kinds of books they read and the lessons they learn - will shape them into the adults they become later in life. If you are trying to think of some good elementary school fundraising ideas, why not do something fun and interesting that the children will remember for years afterwards. This may be the child’s first school fundraiser, and the experiences they take away from this event may give them some valuable lessons in themselves.