The best fundraiser ideas for schools are able to offer three simple benefits to the community and to the school group raising the money. One, it must be simple to sell to the public, whether it is a service or a product it must be something most people use. Two, it should have good value for its cost. People aren't going to fork out hard-earned money for an expensive product that doesn't give them something in return. Three, the project must produce excellent results. If these three factors can be met, the fundraiser will be a success for both the school and the community.
There are some fundraising ideas for schools that have already proven that they meet the referred to criteria for a successful project. A few of those include:
Pizza cards: These are cards that are typically associated with a particular pizza franchise. The card is purchased at a set price that gives the cardholder an annual subscription to the discount that is offered. Some franchises offer a two-for-one deal and place a limit on how many times during the year it can be used. Even with a limit on the number of times the card can be used, it pays for itself with one use.
The offer that comes with the card varies from franchise to franchise but is always worth much more than the $10 it usually costs, these cards are an easy sell with some families purchasing several. All of the traits necessary are met to make this a successful fundraising idea.
Coupon books: Along the same lines as the pizza card is the coupon book. This book is customized to the city where it is being sold so that the merchants included are located are local to the community. The book is full of offers for discounts at local businesses and restaurants. There are usually many different coupons in the book, from freebies to large discounts on products.
Merchants of every type typically offer their services in the coupon book. This is great advertising for them and great savings for the community. Typical offering include restaurants, hair and nail salons, oil changes, and much more. These coupon books are very popular among the community and often sell-out fast.
Catalog sales: If the product chosen is a quality product that is used by most people, a catalog sale fundraiser will be successful. Fun Pasta is the perfect example of a top quality product that practically everyone uses. Fun Pasta is available in over 200 different shapes, a variety of complete pasta kits and even pasta gift sets.
Fun Pasta offers value that the community will appreciate. With price points from $6.50 to $11.00, the community won't feel like they are paying too much for a product simply because it is a fundraiser. In fact, with a shelf life of up to two years, they can purchase more than one product and know that when they are ready to prepare it, it will be fresh.
Regardless of the type of fundraiser chosen, the goal is to choose something that the community will respond to and that will give them value for their money. Gift-wrap and popcorn are fine for fundraisers but they aren't going to be big hits every time they are used. Many people grow tired of seeing these coming toward them. On the other hand, coupon books and pasta products are something they will use on a normal basis and so these fundraisers will typically raise more money than the popcorn and gift-wrap ones.
Choose the product wisely and make sure the community is aware of the project and what it is being used to support and the funds will come pouring into the school.