The problem with fundraising projects is choosing which ideas will give the best results with least cost and effort. Here are seven great and simple ideas that you can use.
Cookie Dough fundraisers
This is an ideal fundraiser for all times of the year. Just take orders and sell tubs of delicious cookie dough to your group. You make from 30 to 50% profits.
Aptly described as a recipe for a successful fundraising, it requires a minimum of effort making custom made cookbooks for religious, social and educational groups and associations. Because publishing cost is low, selling just a few dozens or by the hundreds will assure you of good profit margins. Profit per book from $3-$10.
Pizza Fundraiser cards
Most people will gladly cooperate and buy pizza cards knowing that it is for a worthy cause. You will have a broader market base so you can spread your people over a bigger territory. The minimal order requirements are just right for a few people. This mark-up can be as high as 70 to 90%.
Scratch card game
Easy to order and can be printed to link to your group e.g. basketball, baseball, high school, etc. Each person in your group begins fundraising with 1 scratch card. The members can ask his friends and relatives and even strangers to try their luck. This too is a big earner with profits of 90% or more.
If the time is right, selling candles is a good way of raising funds. The Christmas season is a very good time to sell colored and scented candles to friends and neighbors. Profit is a respectable 50%.
Easter and summertime is the best time to sell candy to raise funds. You can sell sweets to everybody and everywhere, to individuals or groups, in your neighborhoods or at school or event venues. Profits of 50 to 60% is standard.
Selling through brochures
You can also raise funds with brochure selling by approaching friends and neighbors, and at school or your workplace, even your relatives. A good time for doing this is during Christmas. Your profit may be 40% to 55%.
These options are good for the following:
secondary education fundraising
Cheering groups fundraising
Youth clubs fundraising
Sports teams fundraising
A cooperative effort by all group members will make a fund raising activity easier and have better chances of success.