Halloween Fundraiser – Here’s a great way to raise funds with a Pumpkin Patch Halloween fundraiser that only takes a little bit of upfront money to get started.
Here’s what you’ll need for your halloween fundraiser:
- A good roadside spot for sales
- Hay bales for backdrop
- A truckload of pumpkins
Line up your location, organize your volunteers into sales teams, and head to the local Farmer’s Market to buy a truckload of pumpkins and a dozen hay bales.
Spread out a few bales of hay on the ground and use the rest as backdrops. Scatter your pumpkins around on the hay with the best side facing the street.
Place roadside signs starting a few hundred yards away so drivers don’t have to decide at the last split-second to turn off into your parking area.
Price your Halloween pumpkins to make a profit, but don’t go overboard on the markup. Use the Saturday before Halloween for an all out push on pumpkin sales. Offer face painting and other fun activities to draw a crowd.
And that’s how you put together your own Halloween fundraiser.
A cookie dough fundraiser is a great way for schools and youth sports groups to raise funds. You’ll find selling cookie dough an easy fundraiser because it’s a product that families know they can use, kids love it, and the price points make for excellent profits.
A cookie dough fundraiser is an order taker with delivery a few weeks later. Most times, the product is sold in frozen form in tubs or pre-sliced frozen cookies, so you’ll need to coordinate deliveries with a set delivery day.
The best way to maximize your cookie dough sales is to expand beyond the usual circle of potentail buyers – family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. That means selling to the general public from sales tables at high-traffic locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, etc.
Use large banners and flyers for your cookie dough fundraiser featuring your group name, contact information, and clearly state why you are raising funds. Having social proof of how the funds raised will be used helps get prospective buyers over the decision hump, as do pre-baked sample cookies.
A second profit tip is to offer an alternate product to offer those who say no and those who say yes. The most attractive, high-profit offering is a two-for-one pizza card that costs $2 and retails for $10.
That way, you can make a sale to those who don’t want cookie dough or are concerned about delayed delivery. You can also make a possible second sale to those already buying.
Maximize your profits by maximizing your revenue at each sales opportunity. Increase the number of sales opportunities and your fundraising will wildly exceed expectations.
And that’s it for these quick tips. For more detailed advice, read my full article on how to maximize your cookie dough fundraiser profits.
Time for some new fund raising ideas for your group? Many school groups and nonprofits look for new fundraisers come Fall. So, what kind of new ideas are out there?
Here are some small-scale fund raising events worth trying:
Karaoke or Lip Sync contest
Movie premiere fundraiser
Here are some new product-based fund raising ideas:
Rather than make this a really long post by explaining all these topics, just use this link to read more about each of these fund raising ideas.
Looking for some unique fundraising ideas?
Over the years, I’ve come across quite a few good ideas for unique fundraisers. You can find a lot of them being discussed in our forum and learn how to raise maximum funds with any of our fundraising event ideas.
Here’s a short list of unique fundraiser ideas:
Cow Plop Bingo
Machine Gun Shoot
National Poetry Slam
Parrots Of The Caribbean
Climbing Mount Everest
Church Toilet Paper Sale
Hopefully, these ideas will get your creative juices flowing so you can come up with your own unique fundraising idea!
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Read a news story about a cute idea for a school fundraiser.
In this one, students get pledges from sponsors to donate a certain amount for each A grade they get on their report card. The middle school students are using the concept of good grades to raise money to help students in Africa.
A’s For Africa sounds like a great fundraising idea because it motivates the children to do well in school in order to help others. And of course, that approach encourages even more supporters to pledge significant financial incentives.
School fundraising doesn’t get much better than that!