Watch this inspiring video about a 9-year old boy who built a cardboard arcade inside his father’s auto parts store and how it developed into a unique fundraiser that has so far raised $164,000 for his college education.
Note: This video has been known to make grown men cry…
Halloween Fundraiser – For schools having a Halloween Fundraiser is a great way to raise money for the PTA or other school group.
A Halloween Fundraiser is perfect timing because school has recently started and everyone is still gung-ho and full of energy.
One of the most lucrative Halloween fundraiser ideas is to have your own pumpkin patch.
You can hold your pumpkin fundraiser in conjunction with a school fall festival or as a sole fundraising event.
Publicity will be crutial to your success, so be sure not to skimp on that. Signs, letters home, a eyecatching post on the school website, even a press release will get more traffic.
Decorate your pumpkin patch to make it appealing to passers-by. Twinkle lights and the decorative use of bright fall colors go a long way toward people stopping at your pumpkin patch rather than the one around the corner.
Order your pumpkins locally if you can and don’t over buy, having too many left overs from your halloween fundraiser will cut into profits.
And those are some quick suggestions for having a Halloween Fundraiser.
2008 Fundraising Calendars – A great fundraiser for schools, sports teams and other groups is selling scenic or custom calendars.
For 2008, fundraising calendars are easier to create than ever. Simply choose digital pictures of your team or group and submit them to your calendar supplier.
Calendar fundraisers are fun!
Things to consider when doing a calendar fund raiser:
How many could you sell?
Do you want custom or general?
Some suppliers don’t have minumum purchase requirements so if you have a smaller group, look to those companies.
Pricing can vary wildly depending on how colorful or creative you want to be. Typical cost for a calendar for fundraising is about $4-$5.
Calendars sell well at around $10 to $12 for a high quality product. Anytime you can get 50% to 60% profit on a fundraising product, you’ve done very well.
Think about what your potential customers will want in a calendar. If you are selling to only your group, a custom calendar is the way to go because everyone likes to see pictures of themselves! If you are selling to the general public, a calendar with popular scenes is the right choice.
We have hundreds of fundraising advice articles on the best ways to raise funds. Read this article for specific sales tips and this one for including a raffle with your calendar fundraiser.
One supplier we recommend is Falling Leaf Publishing because they have high quality calendars, there are no up front costs, and no minumum purchase is required.
Will the Florida Gators fundraising scandal bring NCAA sanctions? It’s anybody’s guess how far the scandal will spread and what effect it will have on the defending national champion Florida Gators football team.
The scandal erupted when the University of Florida’s new “Gateway of Champions” fundraising campaign offered Gator boosters unprecedented opportunities to both support and enjoy the school’s powerhouse football program. For a mere $5 million dollars, you can join the team for breakfast and ride the bus with them to a game.
Even worse, the Florida Gator’s fundraising scandal has caught up returning star quarterback Tim Teboe in it’s nefarious web. Boosters were asked to cough up $25,000 for the so-called “Very Nice Gator Experience” which included a chance at a Gator souvenir that all true Gator fans covet, a choice sampling of Tim Teboe’s toenail clippings.
Other’s caught up in the scandal investigation at the University of Florida include Coach Urban Meyer’s next door neighbor, who not only charges $10,000 to allow visitors to sit on his deck and gawk at the coach’s family, but also offers brown bags stuffed with choice morsels from Urban Meyer’s dog’s droppings.
With millions of dollars flowing in, the cash transactions triggered a federal investigation that cleared the money as not being counterfeit, but no one knows how to stop the cash flow itself. Currently, students are being paid to launder the cash in residential dorm laundry facilities before returning the scandal funds to Florida Gator fundraisers.
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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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