Popular Types of Fundraisers Today
There are few things more appealing than cookies, and even girl scout cookies are hard-pressed to rival melty, hot-out-of-the-oven goodness! Enter the king of all food fundraisers—Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough. This fundraiser is very popular with both adults and kids, so it works for any group.
Fall fundraisers fit perfectly into both the football and gift-giving seasons, but don’t underestimate the impact of a spring fundraiser. Not only can these help boost your budget at the end of the school year, but fewer group fundraise at this time in general, and your group is likely to garner more attention by default! It’s also a perfect time to raise money for summer camp, church retreats, or new uniforms for next year.
It may not sound like much of a fundraiser, but it is probably one of the easiest, most practical fundraisers a school could do. Instead of asking parents to shop around for a long list of school supplies, let them order a prepackaged set of supplies and have it delivered straight to their students’ new classroom. The whole process is easier for everyone – parents, teachers, and students – and it’s one less thing to worry about on that first week of school.
$1 or $2 Fundraisers
With small, prepackaged items like pretzel rods or light-up bracelets, schools or athletic teams can buy in bulk and then sell at spirit and sporting events. This is a perfect fundraiser for high schools, any youth sport team (like soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, etc.), or other groups like band and pep-squad.
Holiday Party Favorites
You know what I’m talking about – summer sausage, savory cheese balls, gourmet dips, popcorn, cheesecakes, etc. Many people look forward to these every year and make them part of their holiday traditions. Well-known brands like Cinnabon and Auntie Annie’s can also help to sell your product for you.
Gifts & Gift Wrap
Let’s face it, most people have trouble finding something to buy our loved-ones around Christmas time. That’s part of the reason that holiday catalogues with decorations and more are still so popular. They include many home products that are attractive and useful, as well as easy on the budget. When it comes to gift-wrap, many of us will buy it anyway and would prefer to know we’re making a difference by supporting a group we believe in!
Cards & Candles
Fundraising isn’t just for kids you know! Adult groups need creative ways to raise money too, whether it’s for a retreat, uniforms, supplies, or a church event. Greeting cards and candles are perfect for groups that need to fundraise any time of year and want to appeal to adult friends, relatives, and neighbors.