The Pros and Cons of a Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Ups and Downs of Cookie Dough Fundraising The cookie dough fundraiser is one of the most popular choices for elementary schools. Although it gets repeated year after year, it’s tried and true, and still remains a top choice. However, there are pros and cons, up-sides and down-sides, to consider before choosing cookie dough for your school. The main upside for cookie dough is that customers never tire of ordering it, and in fact, look forward to it each year. […]

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Pre-Sell Fundraising

What is Pre-Sell Fundraising? Pre-Sell Fundraising is also called Order-Taker, No Risk, or No Money Up Front fundraiser. It’s just what it says…you take orders and collect the money up front (pre-sell), which means that there is no risk to you. You do not have to pay for products until you have already made the sale and have the payment. A Favorite for Schools This type of fundraiser is good for any school or group that does not have money […]

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Cheerleading Uniform Fundraiser Ideas

By Jennifer Lawton Cheerleading is a very popular school team sport. The cheerleaders are seen at football and basketball games, performing gymnastic-like turns and flips, all with a great big smile! Cheerleading, like any other sport, has funding needs. The Cheerleading team’s uniforms are critical, because this is how the team is identified. They cheer wearing the school’s colors and typically an image of the school’s mascot. Having great cheerleading uniforms is not only important for the team, it is […]

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Hold a Read-a-Thon for Fundraising

Books Help Students Learn to Love Reading, Raise Funds Parents and teachers love the idea of a fundraiser that encourages students to love reading. That’s what makes a school Read-a-Thon an ideal fundraiser. Creating a school Read-a-Thon is fairly simple, you begin by creating forms that students can bring to family, friends and neighbors to ask for sponsors. Students can ask to be sponsored per book, or for a flat donation (children may be a bit more encouraged to read […]

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Tips for Successful Fundraising

Fundraising Tips Fundraiser Alley would like to help you have a fun and successful fundraising experience. The articles below have tips and ideas we would like to share. If you have any questions or need help with your fundraising project, please call us (1.866.826.0944) and we will be glad to help! Fundraising Articles How to Choose the Best Cookie Dough Fundraising Brochure for Your School 10 Tips to Be a Great Salesman for Your Potential Supporters 5 Steps to Run […]

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Stress-Less Fundraiser Tips for a School Fundraiser

Does Your School Fundraiser Stress You Out? These STRESS-LESS Fundraiser Tips are for all parents who get involved in fundraisers …isn’t that ALL of us? Are you burnt out with the same fundraiser each year? Do you frequently have several fundraisers going at one time? Do you have nightmares about distributing fundraiser products? Would you like to have LESS FUNDRAISER STRESS? Read the tips below, and STAY CALM. SET A GOAL The first order of business should always be to […]

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5 Steps to Run Your Fundraiser like a Business

It doesn’t matter if you are managing a fundraiser or a business; you have to do it seriously, like a professional, if you want to have good results. Unfortunately, not many people know how to deal with fundraising and how to organize it, so don’t make the mistake to jump straight into it. You need to think seriously about fundraising ideas to find the best option for your group to earn money. If you feel ready to start a fundraising […]

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How to Increase School Fundraiser Participation

Most schools rely on fundraisers to generate much needed revenue for their programs. These kinds of events are great ways for schools to raise money and accomplish goals. However, there seems to be a growing reluctance by some parents to participate in such programs. Without active and enthusiastic participation, however, fundraisers cannot succeed. So, as school leaders, we have to employ every strategy we can in order to ensure success. Here is a list of 11 ideas to help you […]

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Raising Funds Fast with a Successful Raffle

A raffle can be a great fundraising tool because it is relatively quick (although not immediate), profitable, low-cost, manageable, and has long-term benefits beyond the fundraising goal. No matter the size of your organization, you can benefit from a raffle fundraiser because you can control the size and scope of the event. Compared to other fundraising methods like gala events or golf outings, the costs for organizing a raffle are low. You can manage the raffle’s net result to meet […]

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The Impact School Spirit Has on Fundraising

When I first took the position as the administrator of a private elementary school, I was curious what kind of a toolbox I would have access to. Most good toolboxes, of course, have many compartments to store different kinds of tools that will help complete a job. The tools I was interested most in weren’t hammers and screwdrivers and wrenches, but rather donors, volunteers, and school spirit. All of the tools I was interested in would help shape our effort […]

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