Fundraising Ideas

Current Challenges:

  • Unforgiving economic climate- No end in sight for economic struggles.
  • Drastic school budget cuts - Greatly reduced funding for extracurricular activities.
  • Learning a new paradigm- It's difficult to wean from dependence on public funding, and most schools and organizations have a lack of experience in overcoming this sort of struggle...

Major Categories of Fundraising:

Selling Products

  • Examples

    • Candles
    • Calendars
    • Cookbooks
    • Customized Apparel
    • Discount Cards
    • Food, Candy or Sodas
    • Gift Cards
    • Scratch Cards
  • Selling Products

    • Choose a product that your audience needs at a price they can afford.
    • Choose a fresh idea/product that is unique for your particular fundraiser.
    • Numerous companies offer specialty type products that can be customized for your sports team, event, etc.
  • Success Story

    Rural Indiana Mom’s success story about fundraising in a very small town…

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    Jennifer VanBlair
    Mother, Fundraiser, Go-Getter

Service-Oriented Fundraising

  • Examples

    • Car Wash
    • Community Clean-up. Collect used items for recycling (cans/bottles)
    • Mow Lawns
    • Rake Leaves
    • Tree Trimming
    • Seal Driveways
    • Trash Pickup
  • Performing Services

    • Assess community needs.
    • What services can your group offer?
    • Win-win for your organization and your community.
  • Success Story


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    Mark Goldberg

Sponsor Fundraising

  • Facility Signage

    • Scoreboards
    • Fences
    • Gymnasiums
    • Banners
    • Print Materials - game programs, flyers, coupon booklets
  • Digital Video Advertising

    • Easily generate revenue stream
    • Sell multiple rotating sponsorship packages
    • Pays for itself and the scoreboard
    • Sell different ads for different events
    • No longer restrained to static panels
    Click here for more information on Digital Video Displays
  • Success Story

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    Tim Vane
    Youth Football Coach