Since 1993 ABC Fundraising® has provided creative fundraising Ideas for over 50,000 schools, churches, youth sports teams, and non-profit organizations all across the United States.
Over the past 25 years we’ve helped groups raise over 50 Million Dollars!
This post will explore the different fundraising products and fundraising events that groups like yours are using to raise money. From Carnival Fundraisers to Fundraising With Discount Cards, to traditional fundraising ideas like selling candy and chocolate bars.
You’ll also learn some different fundraising tips and tricks used by successful groups to increase their fundraising profits!
When planning your fundraiser it’s very important explore many different types of fundraising ideas to determine which fundraiser will be best suited for your local community. What will the people who live in your town respond best to and what will they enjoy participating in or purchasing from your group? These are important questions to ask before you begin brainstorming fundraising ideas for your next fundraiser.
There really are so many different types of fundraising ideas out there and with a little time and the right questions, you can decide which fundraiser is best for your organization.
Most fundraisers are either product sales such as Cookie Dough Fundraisers or event and activity fundraisers such as a Pancake Breakfast or A Casino Night Fundraiser.
Which category of fundraising ideas is the best match for your group?
If you have a lot of time and adult involvement, EVENT FUNDRAISERS can be a great option.
Lets take a look at some popular Event Fundraisers:
Host a themed event with Casino style gaming. Poker tables, card games, roulette, and more will make this event special. You can raise money in a few different ways. Some fundraising ideas for Casino nights include having a bar and charging for drinks, charging admission to attend the event, charging guests for the chips that they will use to play the various games. You can also host a raffle at the event and sell tickets for that in addition to any of the other fundraising ideas. This type of event does require planning and manpower, so if you would rather do something more effortless, consider some other fundraising ideas.
A cheap and popular event at the top of our fundraising ideas list is a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. You simply enlist a group of your members to be the chefs and purchase some cheap pancake ingredients in bulk. You can buy a ready-made mix like Krusteaz at a big box store so all that you have to do is add is water and cook. Make sure you have syrup and butter and any other toppings you’d like to offer. Get a large enough location to set up ample tables and chairs, sell tickets and you are set to make money. Brainstorm fundraising ideas to take this event fundraiser to the next level by either adding in a raffle, or selling other fundraising products at the Pancake Breakfast.
Fundraising ideas for carnivals are endless. You can be completely creative with this one. Your unique fundraising ideas are what is going to make this event a profitable one. It involves time and moving parts but a carnival fundraiser can be a lot of fun in addition to a great way to make money. Some fundraising ideas to get you started: have a face painting booth, a cake walk, a fortune teller, a craft area. Sell tickets that supporters will use for each activity or booth. Get your whole community involved. It’s really important to publicize this event to get a huge attendance. Otherwise, your fundraising ideas won’t pay off!
Karaoke or Gong Show Fundraisers can be such a fun time for your group and community. You will simply secure a location – it can be indoors or outdoors as long as you have adequate amplifying and sound equipment. Sell tickets to your friends, family and neighbors and try to get your whole community involved.
For a gong show – people can come prepared with their “act” or talent, whether it be singing, gymnastics, magic shows. They will get on stage and have a chance to perform for the audience. If the audience isn’t entertained, they can boo the performers or the emcee can “gong” them and they are out. The final performers standing who don’t get gonged, are the winners. Karaoke fundraising ideas include either selling tickets to your Karaoke night or having a pay to play system where people donate or purchase their opportunity to get on stage. Other fundraising ideas include having people bid and promise to donate for the chance to see a certain performer on that stage. Maybe a group would get together to donate to see the principal up on stage doing a silly crazy song.
There are many fundraising ideas to make your silent auction or raffle fundraiser interesting. It’s great to get local businesses to donate items for your silent auction or raffle. You can also have members of your group offer their services, either baking, washing cars, mowing lawns, washing windows – anything that is valuable to your supporters goes on the list of good fundraising ideas for this one. Then, host an evening with treats and let everyone enjoy themselves and help you raise money. This takes some planning and follow through, especially if you are involving local businesses in donating prizes. Make sure to send thank you notes to all who donated their time or money to your fundraiser! Letting people know you appreciate them is one of the best fundraising ideas out there.
When the weather is good, a car wash fundraiser is an easy to do fundraiser with very little start up cost. Fundraising ideas often include the car wash as an option because it is so easy to plan and can be done quickly and with no money. Have members of the group each bring a bucket, some rags, soap and some good attitudes. Ask a local market or gas station to let you run your cash wash at their location. Publicize your car wash in advance and especially on the day of so you have a steady stream of cars coming though. You can either take donations or charge a flat fee for the car wash. Add your own fundraising ideas to raise even more!
These are just a few of the many event fundraising ideas.
Some More Event Fundraising ideas include a Fun Run or Relay, Game Show Fundraiser, Bake Sale, Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Crab Feed Fundraiser and many more.
Hopefully some of the fundraising ideas above have begun to your creative juices flowing. If you think something with less work might be a better fit for your group, check out our product fundraising ideas below.
A Fundraising Thermometer allows your Church to keep track of your fundraising progress. Display the fundraising thermometer on your organization’s website to let your members see just how much further you have to go to reach your fundraising goals and how much you’ve raised to date.
With our FREE Fundraising Thermometer Generator you simply need to enter in a few fields and your own custom thermometer will be created. We’ll ask you how much money you are trying to raise for your group and how much you’ve raised so far. Next you will choose the color you want your thermometer to be to match the look and feel of your website. Once you’ve entered your info into those fields, just hit SUBMIT and then you can copy the HTML code that we generate. After that, all you need to do is paste it into your website. Once the thermometer is on your website you will want to bookmark the page at AbcFundraising.com where you created the thermometer and as you raise more money each week you can simply enter in the new amounts and re-create your thermometer and then replace it on your website. The thermometer will continue to rise as you raise more money for your Church.
ABC Fundraising® Has Dozens of Great Product Fundraising Ideas For Schools, Churches & Youth Sports Teams!
ABC Fundraising® is one of the top fundraising product suppliers in the United States! Since 1993, our Fundraising Ideas have helped over 50,000 schools, churches, non-profits, youth groups, sports clubs, fraternities, colleges, and countless other types of organizations raise over 50 million dollars. We carefully hand-pick each of our fundraising ideas and only the most profitable fundraisers make it through our selection process.
Below you will find Our Top Fundraising Ideas that have helped groups like yours raise millions of dollars!
With 90% Profit and no money up front you can easily see why this fundraiser has been so successful year after year. You can choose from 4 different colors to match your high school or sports team’s look for a more profitable fundraising campaign. The 4 colors to choose from are RED, BLUE, GREEN, and PURPLE. The scratch card fundraising program is also great for High School Fundraisers, College fundraisers, Soccer fundraising, Church Fundraising and Cheer Teams. Since 1993, Youth Sports Teams have been very successful with the Scratch & Help® Fundraiser. It’s such an easy fundraising idea and it has helped ABC Fundraising® become one of the top fundraising companies in the United States. Request a FREE FUNDRAISING SAMPLE today to see all the ABC Fundraising® High Profit Fundraising Products!
The ABC Fundraising®Discount Card Fundraiser offers up to 93% Profit and it’s a great way for your group to offer a very valuable product to your friends, family and supporters. The Discount Card allows them to save money over and over for 1 full year at local shops in your area. Rather than purchasing products that they may not need, your friends, family and neighbors can help your group raise a lot of money by purchasing a discount card that can be used at local merchants in your area. Discount Card Fundraisers are excellent ways for merchants, restaurants and stores in your community to support your group and in turn for the community members to support those businesses that support YOU.
As you know, in a slow economy, groups like yours need a successful fundraising plan. Easy, straight forward ideas for your group are so important for raising the necessary money for uniforms, travel, supplies and more. With everyone watching their spending, choosing the right fundraiser for your group is crucial. What are the best fundraisers for these economic times? What are some easy ideas for fundraising that will raise the most money for your group with the least amount of work?
Read more about our Discount Card Fundraiser and how it can help with your fundraising plan HERE
The Spinners® Fundraising Program is the world’s first re-usable fundraiser and is by far one of the most profitable fundraiser programs on the market today. This unique idea for fundraising helps the average group member earn $210 with no money up front needed.
A group of 30 kids can earn an average of $6000.00 with The Spinners® Fundraising Program!
Spinners® are made of high quality plastic, similar to a DVD case and wont perish, melt or fade. Supporters simply spin the arrow which lands on various donation amounts ranging from $1 to $4. In return for the donation the supporter receives a sheet of coupons from our national sponsors which include Target®, Jiffy Lube®, Pizza Hut® and many more. When you run out of coupons simply call our office at 888.212.1344 to request new coupon pads to fill up your Spinners®. The cost of new coupon pads can be as little as $5 each. This will make your future fundraising events even more profitable than your first. Plus, ABC Fundraising® guarantees that all of your Spinners® coupons will be accepted at every merchant on the coupon sheet in the entire United States. This fundraiser is great for college fundraising, student fundraising, Alumni Fundraising, High school fundraisers, sports fundraisers, middle school fundraisers, youth group fundraisers, cheerleader fundraisers and non-profit fundraising. Charity fundraisers have also been extremely successful with the Spinners® Fundraising Program! Spinners® comes in 4 colors: RED, BLUE, GREEN, and PURPLE. Spinners® is patent pending and only available from ABC Fundraising®.
The ABC Fundraising® Cookie Dough Fundraiser offers up to an amazing 80% Profit and there is absolutely no risk involved to start this fundraiser. It’s a great fundraising idea for kids or high school fundraisers! We provide you with FREE Order Taking Brochures to make your fundraiser quick and easy. The Crazy About Cookies® Cookie Dough we provide for your fundraiser is the best tasting cookie dough out there. We tried a half a dozen other cookie dough companies and settled on Crazy About Cookies® for the great taste and variety they provide. Our cookie dough fundraiser will help your group raise a lot of dough! This Cookie Dough Fundraiser is great for High School Fundraising and Church Fundraising. In fact, of all the high school fundraisers we provide, the cookie dough fundraiser has been the most popular high school fundraising idea. A Cookie Dough Fundraiser can be an essential product when creating a successful fundraising campaignfor student fundraising.
The ABC Fundraising® High Profit Snack Fundraiser is a fun and easy way for groups to raise money. With up to 70% Profit & No Money Up Front, this fundraiser is great for schools, churches, youth groups and non-profits with as little as 10 members. With a low minimum order size of only 25 items practically any group can run the HIGH PROFIT SNACK FUNDRAISER. We provide each member of your organization with 1 order-taking brochure and ask them to approach friends, family and neighbors.
With dozens of delicious snacks to choose from and a low price of only $8 per item your group can wind up selling hundreds if not thousands of snacks in a single fundraising event!
Included in the FREE ORDER-TAKING BROCHURE are tasty snacks like Butter Toffee Peanuts, Chocolate covered almonds, Caramel corn with peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts and much, much more.
Everyone is familiar the the famous soft baked pretzels from Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels. They have stores in malls throughout the United States and it’s tough not to buy one of those delicious pretzels when you walk by and smell the delicious buttery smells that come from their storefront.
You no longer need to go to the mall to buy a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s® although we’re sure you still will. ABC Fundraising® has partnered with Auntie Anne’s® to bring you one of the most popular fundraisers available today. You can sell these delicious treats to your friends and family and raise money for your group at the same time. We have had entire High Schools who have participated in the Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Fundraiser and have raised tens of thousands of dollars. Now included in the Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Fundraiser is CINNABON® for folks who are craving a sweeter flavor than a pretzel. This fundraiser comes with no-risk because we provide your school, church, youth group or sports team with 1 FREE ORDER-TAKING BROCHURE for each member of your group.
Simply collect money for each item ordered then call ABC Fundraising® to place your order and only pay the wholesale price. You can earn up to 80% profit with the popular Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Fundraiser!
The Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser from ABC Fundraising® is a fast and easy way to raise money for your school, church, youth sports team or non-profit organization. With up to 70% profit and NO MONEY UP FRONT NEEDED, this fundraiser has quickly become one of our most popular fundraisers and it’s currently in 7th place on our list of Top Fundraisers.
It works like this: Request 1 Order-Taker Brochure per member of your group and then show the brochure to your friends, family and neighbors. Ask them to purchase a bag of one of the amazing gourmet flavors like: Cheesy Cheddar, Nutty Caramel, Chicago Style or Buttery Caramel (our favorite). Run your fundraiser for 2-3 weeks and then call ABC Fundraising® at 888.212.1344 to place your order. You only pay the wholesale price and keep the rest of the money you raised for your group. We offer fast, free delivery of your popcorn! Once you receive your popcorn bags, simply hand them out to everyone who ordered them and enjoy the profits from this easy fundraising idea.
The ABC Fundraising® Flower Bulb Fundraiser is one of our longest running fundraisers. It seems that groups keep coming back year after year to run this fundraiser. There’s a good reason for that! It’s a GREAT FUNDRAISING IDEA! Who doesn’t love flowers?
This is another one of the fundraisers we like to call “NO-RISK ORDER TAKERS” because there really is no risk in losing any money when doing this type of fundraiser. We provide you with FREE brochures with beautiful pictures of flowers that help to sell the bulbs to your supporters. In fact, out of all of our fundraising products, we think that the Flower Bulb Brochure is the best looking brochure we have produced.
Simply order 1 brochure for each member of your organization and ask them to show the brochure to their friends, their relatives and their neighbors and ask them to purchase 1 or more of the bulbs. The Flower Bulbs are GUARANTEED TO GROW and if for some reason one doesn’t grow we will send a replacement to your supporter who had the problem.
With up to 70% Profit and No Money Up Front Needed To Start, the ABC Fundraising® Flower Bulb Fundraiseris sure to be a success!
Earn Up To 75% Profit With No Money Up Front Needed When you select The Entertainment® Card Fundraiser for your next fundraising event.
With over 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS, Entertainment® is taking fundraising into the future with the Entertainment® Digital Savings Membership or as we like to say, The Entertainment® Card Fundraiser.
Do you remember the Entertainment® Coupon Book? It’s the most successful coupon book ever created! Groups raise millions each year selling Entertainment® books even though the coupons are only good in one geographic area. That means if Grandma wanted the coupon book for Miami, FL and your group was selling the book for New York you’d lose out on that sale. Well those days are officially over!
The Entertainment® Digital Savings Membership is like having every Entertainment® book in the country all in one place. There’s an app for your smartphone and a website to access if you don’t have a smartphone or prefer using the computer.
This is the perfect fundraising idea for groups who have members spread out throughout the country because you can sell the memberships to anyone, anywhere in the US or Canada.
The ABC Fundraising® Custom Travel Mug Fundraiser is one of our newest fundraisers.
This is a great fundraising idea for sports teams and high schools who have a logo that they want to showcase on the mugs and tumblers. In areas that have a lot of school and team spirit these mugs are a great seller! There is no up front cost and ABC Fundraising® will design a custom order-taker brochure with YOUR TEAM LOGO on the brochures. This makes it very easy to sell and with 5 choices of mug styles there is something for everyone.
We are very proud of the quality of the travel mugs and tumblers provided in this fundraiser. Our Stainless Steel mugs are made of High Quality 2 Layer steel with a copper lining to keep drinks cool or hot, whichever you prefer.
With up to 75% Profit & No Money Down why not try the The ABC Fundraising® Custom Travel Mug Fundraiser.
The ABC Fundraising® Gourmet Coffee Fundraiser is a recent addition to our growing list of easy fundraising ideas. With up to 71% Profit and No Money Up Front needed to start, schools, churches and youth leagues have been raising thousands of dollars with this NO-RISK Fundraising idea. Simply order 1 Brochure for each member of your group and have them approach their family, friends, colleagues, co-workers etc. and ask them to purchase either bags of coffee or machine capsules to use in the popular machines that everyone has these days. This is a creative and unique fundraising idea that is sure to raise a lot of money for your group.
Are you tired of the same old fundraisers that only offer 30-50% profit? You need to try the brand new Pizza Card Fundraiser From ABC Fundraising®! If you’ve ever considered fundraising with a pizza card, now is the best time to start your fundraiser!
With the ABC Fundraising® Domino’s Pizza Card Fundraiseryou can earn up to 80% profit!
The ABC Fundraising®Candle Fundraiser offers Up To an amazing 70% Profit with No Money Up Front!
A candle fundraiser can be a great way to raise money and it’s fast and easy. Most people like the warmth and personal style that candles add to their homes. People often go out and buy candles to add scent, color or decoration to their homes so why not offer them the opportunity to buy something they already want and support your group? A candle fundraiser can also be an excellent opportunity for your supporters to stock up on gifts for their friends and family. Candles make outstanding gifts to have on hand as prizes for baby showers, bridal showers, for secret Santa gifts, or when you just want to give a little something to brighten someone’s day. Remind your supporters of their gift giving needs both during the holiday season and throughout the year. ABC Fundraising® offers beautiful and superior candles with extra long burn times for your candle fundraiser. They are made in the U.S.A. which is something you can be proud of. ABC Fundraising’s candles have 100% lead-free wicks and are made of 100% food grade wax. There is also a nice variety of size, color, scent, shape and price point so that your friends and family have a lot of options when they support your Candle Fundraiser.
The ABC Fundraising® Custom Flip-Flop Fundraiser is a favorite fundraiser for Cheerleaders, Football Leagues, Baseball Teams, Soccer Fundraising and pretty much all sports teams!
You’ll be able to sell high quality flip-flops and slides to your fans and supporters. This is a perfect fundraiser for schools with a lot of team spirit where you can get most of the school to buy a pair of flip flops or slides.
ABC Fundraising® will create a custom order-taking brochure with YOUR LOGO on the Flip-Flops and Slides so you can show your supporters exactly how the flip-flops will look when they get them. There is NO COST for the custom order-taking brochure!
With a profit margin as high as 70% and No Money Up Front needed to start, The ABC Fundraising® Custom Flip-Flop Fundraiser is sure to be a winner.
One the most traditional fundraising ideas we have is The ABC Fundraising® Lollipop Fundraiser!
A lollipop fundraiser is one of the easiest fundraisers to run because you simply purchase cases of lollipops directly from ABC Fundraising® and then sell the lollipops for 50¢ each. You will earn 50% Profit with this fast and easy fundraiser. A Lollipop fundraiser is a popular fundraising idea for elementary schools with young children. While it isn’t one of our high profit fundraisers, it is a nice, simple fundraising idea and parents seem to love it 🙂
ABC Fundraising® has teamed up with HI-CHEW® to bring you a completely unique Candy Fundraiser.
HI-CHEW® is one of the fastest growing candy brands in the US and when people taste the incredible flavors of a HI-CHEW® candy, they come back for more. Don’t settle for a candy fundraiser which only offers you 30-40% profit.
With a HI-CHEW® candy fundraiser your group can earn up to 75% Profit.
Another classic fundraising idea is the tried & true Chocolate Bar Fundraiser.
The ABC Fundraising® Chocolate Bar Fundraiser offers two different types of chocolate bars to choose from. You can sell $1 Chocolate bars or $2 Chocolate bars. We usually recommend that groups go with the $2 Chocolate bars because they are more profitable.
For the $2 Bars, each carrier contains 10 Caramel. 8 Milk Choc/Almond, 6 Dark Choc/Almond 6 Milk Choc/Crispy Rice
For the $1 Bars, each carrier contains: 16 caramel, 16 Almond, 12 Crispy, 8 Milk Chocolate and 8 Dark Chocolate Almond
If you are looking for a more traditional fundraising idea for youth groups, middle schools or elementary schools, a Chocolate Bar Fundraiser may be perfect for you!
Of all the Unique Fundraising Ideas you’ll find from ABC Fundraising®, The Cotton Candy Fundraisermay be the most unique fundraising idea we have to offer. We know of no other fundraising company that is currently offering Cotton Candy as a Fundraiser.
If you’re thinking of doing a candy fundraiser this year, why not consider Cotton Candy, a true American Classic.
It’s definitely a favorite fundraising idea for larger groups like Football Teams and Basketball Teams. It’s also a great idea to order Cotton Candy for a fundraiser if you are planning to have a carnival or a fair at your school or church. Cotton Candy is a great seller at these types of fundraising events.
We even have special flavors for October (Orange Flavor For Halloween) and Candy Cane Flavor during the Holiday Season.
Did You Know ThatYou Can Earn Up To 97% Profit WithABC Fundraising®?
ABC Fundraising®offers Fundraisers for all types of Youth Sports Teams including Soccer Teams, Cheerleaders, Baseball and Basketball Teams, High Schools Sports Teams, Football Leagues, Dance Team Fundraisers & More!
The ABC Fundraising®FREE INFO-KIT provides information on the top fundraising programs available in the United States today. With over 60 years of combined fundraising experience, our team members hand-pick only the most profitable fundraising ideas which are time-tested and we’ve placed them in our 16 page full color catalog for you to browse through to determine which fundraiser is best for your group.
ABC Fundraising® Has Fundraising Ideas With Up To97% Profit & No Money Up Front!
Our fund raising programs have been specifically designed to bring in a huge profit for your School, Youth Sports Team, Church or Non-Profit Organization! No matter what type of group you have, if you need to raise money, ABC Fundraising® is bound to have a fundraising idea that is perfect for your organization.
We work with schools that have thousands of students participating in our fundraisersand we also work with small groups fundraising with as little as 1-10 participants.