Basketball Fundraising Ideas

Did you know that most basketball fundraisers produce disappointing results? The good news is it doesn’t need to be like that. The problem historically is people randomly choose any basketball fundraising idea and simply jump in with no real consideration for how much money the team or league needs to raise. In fact, many basketball fundraisers are last-second decisions made when a need arises. The good news is that it really doesn’t take too much planning to have a fabulous basketball fundraiser. Check out these ideas:

Basketball Scratch Cards

Before deciding on your next basketball fundraiser,  consider fundraising scratch off cards with basketball graphics.  Supporters will know they are supporting a basketball organization when they see the ball sliding through the net on the card front. This is a great basketball tournament fundraiser.

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%
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

You have to try our irresistibly sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzel rods! The Rods are dipped in milk chocolate and then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy-coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. Each Case will sell for a total of $240.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases your purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. Fall Promotion: 1 Free Case with every 20 cases!

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New!!! We are thrilled to be able to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!!! Now you can sell boxes through our pre-portioned gourmet cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is preformed into perfectly portioned cookies. You just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. There’s no need to thaw the dough. People love the convenience of this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the amount of cookie tubs you sell. Your group needs to sell at least 120 boxes as a minimum for this fundraiser. When you meet the minimum order of 120 boxes you will earn 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. With this cookie dough fundraiser you have the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Yummy Lix Lollipops Image

Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640   lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing   80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.

What You Should Know

Yummy Licks Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00

Coffee and Tea Show Profit

coffee and tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
candle fundraising

Earth fundraising candles are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. You offer a terrific selection of candles in all the most popular scents. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to hold your candle sale.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 to $16 each.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Popcorn Fundraiser

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Gourmet Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO-Free corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No

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Youth Basketball Players

So here are 3 steps to follow before starting your next basketball fundraiser:

3 Steps to Starting a Basketball Fundraiser

Step #1: Determine Exactly How Much Money You Need to Raise

It is amazing how many groups start a fundraiser and never really think about how much money they actually need to raise. Many simply come up with a number. Please don’t do that.

Your first step is to make a list of what you need the money for. Here’s the information that should be on the list:

1. What are we trying to purchase or spend money on?

2. When do we need the money by?

3. How many people will help us raise money?

4. Are my players excited to get the things we are trying to purchase?

I added the 4th question because it’s important that your players are motivated to raise money. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter how much money are need because your players will simply not care and not produce.

Step #2: Set Goals for Your Players and Group

Set Goals

Now that you’ve completed step #1 you should know exactly how much money you actually need. You also know how many players will help raise money.

Now it’s time to set some goals. Here are the goals that you should set up at this point:

1. How much money do you expect your group to raise collectively?

2. Based on #1 determine how much each player needs to raise individually. That’s the individual goal.

3. Set a time frame for raising the money. Be specific.

4. Translate the individual goal into units to sell if you choose a product fundraiser. That is done by simply dividing your profit per item by the total individual goal. That will give you the units that need to be sold.

It’s amazing how people gravitate towards goals. Without them, your players won’t have any idea how much money you expect each to raise.

Step #3: Choosing the Best Basketball Fundraising Idea

Top 3 Basketball Fundraising Ideas

Here are our top 3 basketball fundraisers:

1. Basketball Scratch Cards: Each player is given a scratch card containing 50 concealed dots. Players get people to scratch off any 2 dots and donate the revealed amount of money. In return, the donor is given a sheet of valuable coupons to national merchants worth more than $100. Whether your basketball group is large or small you can make 70% all the way up to 90% profit.

2. Snackin in the USA: This program works well for any sports team or group. In fact, so many sports groups use it that we now design the cover with different sports scenes. Your players will sell 24 extremely popular bags of snack foods for $7. You’ll make a 50% profit and since there are no minimum smaller teams can use this option.

3. Candy Fundraiser: Candy is a no brainer for basketball fundraising. You simply purchase the number of cases you feel like your players can sell. The good thing is you can buy as little as a case at a time. But with candy, it’s easy to determine how many cases need to be sold to raise the money you determined above to be your goal.

 

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Why Use Easy Fundraising Ideas for Your Next Basketball Fundraiser

We have a great selection of basketball fundraiser ideas for your team or league. Whether you are looking for lollipops, candy, or a product to pre-sell, you will find the best basketball sports fundraising ideas for your group here.

Are you looking for a great Basketball Fundraising idea?

Easy Fundraising Ideas help thousands of groups raise millions of dollars every single year. We help all types of sports groups including those wanting basketball fundraiser ideas specifically.

On this page, we will show you 3 different basketball fundraising ideas. While we offer a huge selection of tried and proven fundraisers throughout our website we feel like these 3 suggestions will give you a good idea of what is available.

One of the fundraisers offers extremely high profits. In fact, there are fundraising ideas that offer more than 90% profit. One of the fundraisers shows an example of a program that does not require any upfront costs. There are lots of options in that category. We also show one of the fundraisers that have extremely low minimums and work well for smaller groups and even individuals needing to raise money.

What Our Customers Say:

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit and it has been great working wit you. I won't be looking for anything different. Ashley

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organization. Frigga M. Simmons, Director of Development

Author: Bermuda Institute

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I wanted to say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using you in the future. Thank you for everything especially in this difficult time, with the Covid -19 and you never missed a beat. Stay safe, Roni

Author: Carolina Crusaders

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!

Author: Meadowview Elementary

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased with this fundraiser from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candles were here on Friday. Talk about prompt delivery... we will definitely be using your company again. Once again thank you for everything. Jerriann Wortham

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fundraiser. The melts smell great. They send you order forms and money collect envelopes. I placed the order on Tuesday and received it on a Friday. I highly recommend this company.

Author: SHOC Club

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

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service!

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you again for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you again next year. Keris

Author: Montrose Little League

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok. Many thanks for another great fundraiser. We will do this again in the Spring. Angela

Author: Dora High School

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

$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!

Author: Kelly Sipes

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased! Your company has impressed me. We may want to do this again late fall. People are already talking about “next time.” 😊 Thank you very much! Kelly Sipes Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Author: Class of 2020

Heritage Fundraising Candles

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

Author: Jones NHS