Best PTA Fundraising Ideas

Many PTA presidents and PTA board members come to me asking what the best kind of PTA fundraising idea is. In the past, the answer was obvious. To have the best PTA fundraisers just do what you have always done, sell candy, cookie dough, or wrapping paper. These traditional fundraisers have long been the foundation for what people pictured when they thought of fundraising and they worked really, really well for quite some time.

Nowadays, however, things have changed. For one thing, it is no longer considered acceptable to offer unhealthy items for sale as a way to raise money for children. This idea has gone so far in fact that some states, Texas being one, have banned the sale of unhealthy items during school hours.

Besides the obvious healthy effects, there is another reason PTA fundraising ideas have moved past traditional fundraisers. This is because there are just so many schools selling stuff. It is not uncommon to have 5 or even 10 elementary schools within a couple of miles of one another. If all of them are selling cookie dough the customer base is going to be quickly burned out on the idea of buying yet another tub of cookie dough fundraiser.

So, the old ideas are out, what do you do now? The most successful PTA fundraiser ideas at this point are ones that pick a theme. Find something your school is interested in, like recycling, and build your fundraiser around that theme. The great thing about doing this is that it opens up all kinds of new products that you can sell for your fundraiser.

Patriotic Scratch Cards

There are a lot of groups that need to raise money and want a creative fundraising idea. The problem for many is they want something different for their group. Scratch card fundraisers with our Patriotic card are perfect for scouts, veteran groups, or any other patriotic group looking for high profit, low-risk unique fundraising ideas.

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.

The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Volleyball Scratch Cards

If you play volleyball, you will probably be involved with a volleyball tournament fundraiser. Tournaments are one of the largest expenses for volleyball teams. Scratch card fundraisers give each player the opportunity to raise $100 for the team by simply getting a single card filled in. Fundraising volleyball ideas do not get any easier than this.

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%

Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Seasonal Shoppers Fundraising

Seasonal sellers – using a fundraising catalog – are another great option to explore. We provide each of your participants with an extensive fund raiser catalog that includes seasonally specific gift items. You get people to shop in your fundraising catalog for gift items they would purchase elsewhere.

What You Should Know

How much profit will you make on your Catalog Fundraiser?

You can make up to 50% profit with the Season Seller brochure fundraiser. Your actual profit depends on how many items you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to see what kind of profits you will get depending on your final sale.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
800 or more 50% YES
500 – 799 50% No
400 -499 40% No
300 – 399 38% No
200 – 299 35% No
100 – 199 30% No
Pizza Card Fundraiser Image

Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.

What You Should Know

Pizza Cards Fundraising is one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit, though, is determined based on the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
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$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

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Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

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Flower Bulb Fundraising

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Coffee and Tea

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Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

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Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

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Snackin’ in the USA

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Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was the first fundraiser I was in charge of, you really helped make the experience smooth and I look forward to continuing business with you all! Thanks, Cheniqua Glass

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Earth Candle Fundraiser

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Earth Candle Fundraiser

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Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to sell and make. We’re doing this again!

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Earth Candle Fundraiser

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Author: Meadowview Elementary

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

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Flower Bulb Fundraising

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I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

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