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We offer some great School Fundraisers for any grade level or school related group. Best of all our school fundraisers are all earth friendly. Wouldn’t you rather hold a Green Fundraiser given the choice?

So how do you find the best school fundraising idea for your group? We’ve made that easy. Just look below and find the group most closely resembling your group type. For example if you are looking for an Elementary School Fundraiser then the best place to start your search by clicking on Elementary School Fundraising below.

We helped with thousands of school fundraisers and we helped many with completely new school fundraising ideas. Remember everything we offer is a Green Fundraising idea.

Top School Fundraisers
Looking for the best 4-H fundraisers and not sure where to turn? We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly 4-H fundraising ideas.We believe given the choice that groups should choose green 4-H fundraisers when possible. We offer a...
Band fundraisers can tend to get stale if you don't think outside of the box. We would like to introduce you to some Green Band Fundraisers you might consider. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly band...
Booster clubs need to raise money. When you become a member you know booster club fundraisers will be part of your life. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly booster club fundraising ideas. We believe given the...
Booster clubs need to raise money. When you become a member you know booster fundraisers will be part of your life. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly booster  fundraising ideas. We believe given the choice...
There are so many different College fundraisers. In fact it can get a little confusing on which one to do. But we would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead. We'd like to help by providing you...
There are so many different Daycare fundraisers in the marketplace. We believe, though, that we have some great fundraisers that will help insure success. We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead. We'd like to help...
There are so many different high school fundraisers but not many DECA fundraisers. So how do you choose the best fundraising idea? We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead. We'd like to help by providing...
Are you open to some new ideas for Drama Club fundraisers that you might consider? We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead.In fact that's what we specialize in. We'd like to help by providing you...
You might have tried a lot of different Elementary School fundraisers in the past. Some may have done really well.  But we would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead. We'd like to help by providing you...
You started looking for FBLA fundraisers and you found a bunch of school fundraising ideas. But we would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead of the more traditional ideas you might have found. We'd like to...
People on college campuses are as environmentally sensitive as anyone. So when you start looking at different Fraternity fundraisers you might choose an earth friendly option instead. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly Fraternity fundraising ideas....
There are lots of different groups within a high school when you consider clubs and sports teams. So obviously you can find lots of different  High School fundraisers that you might consider. But we would like to suggest that you...
Homeschoolers are usually very successful when it comes to Homeschool fundraisers because they directly benefit from the effort. Why not consider a fundraiser that benefits the entire planet? We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly Homeschool fundraising...
Looking for the best JROTC fundraisers and not sure where to turn? We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly JROTC fundraising ideas. We believe given the choice that groups should choose green JROTC fundraisers when possible. We...
Looking for the best Key Club fundraisers and not sure where to turn? We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly Key Club fundraising ideas. We believe given the choice that groups should choose green Key Club...
When you start looking at  different Kindergarten fundraisers there are some great ways to incorporate some into learning experiences. We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly fundraiser. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth...
Marching bands have to raise a lot of money and many have depended on the same Marching Band fundraisers year after year. If you feel like the same old program is getting stale or you are searching for new ideas...
Middle school is a difficult age when it comes to fundraising. But we have a great idea the next time you're choosing the best Middle School fundraisers. We suggest you combine your fundraiser with a learning experience and choose an...
How cool would it be if there were Orchestra fundraisers that were earth friendly? We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly Orchestra fundraising ideas. We believe given the choice that groups should choose green Orchestra fundraisers...
Have you considered how you might use some Preschool fundraisers as learning tools? Combine the fundraiser and an earth friendly lesson plan. How? Consider an earth friendly fundraiser. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly Preschool fundraising...
How do you make Private School fundraisers different than everyday school fundraisers? How about choosing an earth friendly option? We'd like to help by providing you some great earth friendly Private School fundraising ideas. We believe given the choice that groups...
Prom fundraisers don;t have to be boring. In fact we believe you can set sales records if you choose an earth friendly fundraising option instead of doing the same old fundraiser. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth...
Would you like to have one of the best PTA fundraisers your school has ever had? How about holding a PTA fundraiser that also focuses on the environment?  We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly fundraising...
Would you like to have one of the best PTO fundraisers your school has ever had? How about holding a PTO fundraiser that also focuses on the environment? We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly...
ROTC members are typically very focused. That's why we suggest your ROTC fundraisers be meaningful beyond just raising money. We would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly fundraiser to show you are about your planet. We'd like...
Your high school days are about to be over. Isn't now a great time to make a statement. When exploring Senior Class fundraisers we would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly fundraiser to show you care about your...
There is a great awareness about the environment on college campuses. In fact there is a greater earth friendly spirit there than just about any where. That's why we suggest people looking at Soroity fundraisers consider earth friendly fundraising ideas. We'd like...
If you are a member of student council then you are among the leaders of your school. You got your position for a reason. So doesn't it make sense to make your Student Council fundraisers more meaningful? What do we mean?...
If you are looking for strong University fundraisers you want to make sure you are politically correct as much as possible. We believe that applies to the product you sell. So we would like to suggest that you choose an...
Would you like to have truly impactful Yearbook fundraisers this year? Instead of the same old fundraising ideas we would like to suggest that you choose an earth friendly option instead. We'd like to help by providing you some great earth...

Related School Fundraisers Articles

When it comes to school fundraisers, band fundraisers are the best. Band members are more motivated and sell more products than any other fundraising group. But, they have to be because being in the band is not cheap. The costs of uniforms, instruments, and travel can add up quickly, especially for bands at large schools whose members can number in the hundreds. Band Fundraising Ideas Band Directors, while incredibly busy, obviously realize the importance of the band fundraisers as do the booster club parents. They have to make sure every year that the fundraiser they choose for the band is going to be successful....
PTA’s and PTO’s do an amazing amount of work and many schools count them as an indispensable resource. One of the many ways that PTA and PTO members help a school is by hosting annual school fundraisers to help the school pay for special projects that go above and beyond the schools budget.  We are excited to be the #1 source for eco-friendly PTA fundraising and PTO fundraising programs on the internet. As any parent knows, being involved in your child’s life is not only one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time but can also be incredibly impactful for the...
To keep a library pertinent it needs to be constantly updated. From the latest award winning novels to a variety of newspapers and magazines to the most up to date research on a wide variety of topics, the contents of a library must be constantly expanding and doing so requires library fundraising events or even whole school fundraisers. Even in this modern age of the internet with nearly every tidbit of information a couple of clicks away, there is something magical about a library. The ability to grab a book off of a shelf and immerse oneself in information is a fantastic opportunity....
Joining a Fraternity or Sorority is one of the best ways to fully enjoy your college experience. You get to make life long friends, develop an amazing network, and perform community service projects.  The community service work and greek fundraisers that Sororities and Fraternities do is really incredible. Many students are busy enough with school and work that taking the time to do work for the community is simply amazing.  Go Green Fundraising is your home for greek organization college and school fundraisers. Greek Fundraising Ideas The most popular ways that Greek organizations support their communities is with volunteer projects and fundraisers. Many...
College is a time to expand your horizons. You are gaining an education that is proven to increase your income to many times what it would be without a college degree. But you will also spend a lot of time experiencing new things and finding out who you are.  Many college students will find one or a number of causes that they will devote their time and energy to. Whether it is a local Animal Shelter or a Relay for Life event or for a Sorority, one of the most common ways to help out is to do school fundraisers...
Many Spanish Clubs will have events highlighting the individual cultures of Spanish speaking countries. For example, they might have a day where they study Mexico and another where they study Spain and yet another where they study Brazil. Another big part of joining the Spanish Club is an annual trip to Spanish speaking countries around the world.  To pay for these activities and for the trip, Spanish Clubs will often host school fundraisers.  Spanish Club fundraising programs are usually especially successful because Spanish Club members are especially motivated and interested in the outcome of their sale. Spending at least 2 years learning a foreign language...
An orchestra can do phenomenal things with just four instruments. Doing so, however, requires many, many hours of practice, finely tuned instruments, and a great conductor. But, none of those things come cheaply. Instruments can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Good conductors and orchestra teachers can command a premium. If you have found this page, you are probably looking for great orchestra fundraising ideas that you can use to raise money for the orchestra. Go Green Fundraising has a number of school fundraisers that fit the bill perfectly. Orchestra Fundraising Ideas All of our orchestra fundraising ideas give you the opportunity to sell products that...
Teachers and administrators can only dream of being able to instill the kind of work ethic and team work in their students that sports and athletics teams do. Coaches and sports just seem to have a way of building athletes into hard working and responsible people.  Most athletics teams and sports teams associated with a school receive money from the district for coach salaries, equipment, and facilities. However, few teams find the supplied funding sufficient and they will often do school sports team fundraisers to help supplement their funds.  Often, these team based school fundraisers are the only way for...
One of the most important things to consider when you are planning your fundraising program is what method you are going to use to motivate your sellers. There are all kinds of tried and true methods of motivation but the one that hands down works the best is raising money for something the participants really, REALLY want and a Playground Equipment Fundraiser is far and away the most fun and motivating reason to have school fundraisers! As the fundraising coordinator or committee member, you know that playground equipment fund raisers really get the kids and their parents excited.  And you know that you will...
Many school boards, PTA’s and PTO’s are coming to the conclusion that if they are going to make the time commitment and put forth the amount of effort necessary to successfuly raise money, the school should find fundraising ideas for an elementary school that offer some kind of bigger message than just “help us raise money” and so they are starting to search for better elementary school fundraising ideas. That is where we at Go Green Fundraising come in. Our earth friendly school fundraisers are designed to offer you an elementary school fundraisers with great products and competitive profit levels; but they are also designed to be integrated...
Because it is rare for an entire high school to do just one fundraiser, most high school fundraising ideas are almost always going to be done by groups of students with 10-100 members. High school fundraisers range from band fundraisers to football fund raisers to student council fundraising programs.  And while it may appear on the surface that all of these groups would have different needs, the basic ideas behind the ways they raise money and the tips on how to make them the most successful will be similar because the groups are similar at their core. For probably the first time in...
The two most common ways that people participate in fundraising programs is with school fundraisers and sports fundraisers. And while raising money for the school is very important to participants, it can be less personal than programs done for sports teams. These efforts can directly and immediately impact a team’s ability to even be able to practice and that is why finding great sports fundraising ideas is so vital. The best sports fundraising ideas are ones that can be done during the season, that have high profits, and that are fun to do. You also need to consider that for teams...
It tends to be much easier to find good fundraising ideas for schools than it is to find good fundraising ideas for other kinds of groups. This is because, with a school fundraiser, you typically have a large number of participants who are invested in the outcome of the fund raiser and who are accustomed to the fund raising process. So because you have a good base of sellers to work with, you have a much wider range of fundraising ideas for schools that can make sense and that are very profitable. Narrowing down the multitude of good and even great ideas...
The very vast majority of fundraising programs and events are done by schools and sports leagues that, coincidentally, all tend to do their school fundraisers and sports fundraisers in the fall when their year and season is just kicking off. But many groups are finding that if they utilize some spring fundraising ideas, they can avoid the mad fund raising rush that grips the country ever fall. Now, you must be mindful that if you switch and ONLY do spring fundraising ideas that you may need to budget more carefully because that money will likely have to carry over into the next...
Fundraising school ideas are plentiful and easy to come by. In fact, if you are looking for fundraising ideas for your school, which I assume you are since you found us, you may find that there are way too many fundraising programs to pick from. For most schools, the main criteria they are looking for in school fundraisers are things like high profits, low minimums, and low start up costs. The trick is to narrow down the school fundraising ideas to those that have the best chance of being successful. Many factors go into these considerations such as what time of...
If you have a relationship with a school, and you have found us, you are probably looking for fundraising ideas schools can use and let me assure you, you have come to the right place. Go Green Fundraising is the leading provider of earth friendly fundraising ideas and green fundraisers for schools all across America. Earth friendly fundraising ideas for schools are a great choice for all kinds of reasons. For the longest time, the most common and popular school fundraisers have been unhealthy or, because the same programs have been popular for so long, they have grown stale and customers are looking for...
Because there are so many rules and regulations dictating what you can and cannot do in a public school setting it can be difficult to find public school fundraising ideas that will be approved by the school board. The most common rules that your fundraisers must pass are that they have to offer a certain level of profit, they cannot cost anything to start, and they must meet certain health criteria. Some states, like Texas, have outright banned the sale of unhealthy foods on school grounds so these are real concerns that you may have to face before choosing your...
One of the most proven ways to boost sales during your school fundraisers is to keep everyone involved with the program excited, motivated, and informed. By taking the time to do these three things, you greatly improve the chances of having your best school fundraiser ever and raising the most money possible. ‘But how do I do all of that?’ you may be asking yourself and the answer is that it is really quite simple. By utilizing school fundraiser events you can accomplish all three objectives at the same time. The most common version of a school fundraiser event is a...
In case you hadn’t noticed, at Go Green Fundraising we are focused on one thing, green fundraising ideas and we are especially excited to have the opportunity to help out with green school fundraisers. It is such a neat and rewarding experience to see the idea of reducing ones impact on the planet spreading like wild fire throughout schools all across the country. The idea behind green school fundraisers originated when we noticed the lack of new fundraising ideas available to school and the desire of everyone from students and parents to teachers and administrators to have healthier or more environmentally...
Is your PTO fundraising committee looking for some great and new PTO fundraiser ideas? If so, you have definitely come to the right place. At Go Green Fundraising we have been working tirelessly to develop school fundraisers that PTO’s can do that are healthier, smarter, and yield higher profits. We know that many PTO parents have grown tired of doing the same old candy or cookie dough fundraisers year after year. These programs have lost some of their luster over the years as they were adopted by nearly every school and customers get ‘fundraiser fatigue’ when they are bombarded by hundreds...
Go Green Fundraising is your source for elementary fundraiser ideas. We have pioneered a number of eco friendly fundraising ideas and are thrilled to have the opportunity to work on school fundraisers and help students, parents and teachers reach out to their communities to try and make a difference for the planet all while raising the funding that the school needs. We have a number of very popular and very successful elementary fundraiser ideas for you to choose from. All of our elementary school fundraising ideas have products that are recycled, healthy, all natural, or designed to reduce our impact on the environment....
For most students, their first experience in joining a club of some sort is in high school. It is during this time that many young people become interested in subjects or causes that they are willing to devote their extracurricular time to participating in or supporting. While some high school clubs require nothing more than a space to meet, a lot of them require some sort of supplies, or must pay for travel costs, participation fees or even donations to specific causes. When that is the case these groups search for high school club fundraisers. The great thing about high school fundraising ideas for students who are...
Every Christian school in the United States is a private school. There are some obvious and amazing benefits to being a private school like the ability to have prayer in the classroom, to include bible studies in lesson plans, and to teach a curriculum that is more attentive to the needs of individual students. But being a private school also means that funding can get tight and that is why we offer our eco friendly Christian school fundraisers and fundraising ideas. Many parents who send their children to Christian schools do so because they want more for the child’s education than what...
For many school fundraisers the fact of the matter is that buying a fundraising product and paying for it up front just isn't an option.  There just isn't enough money in the treasury to cover the initial outlay. And with shrinking school budgets and ever increasing costs, who can blame them? No, what most schools are looking for when they search for fundraising ideas are free school fundraisers. There are really two kinds of free school fundraising programs; those that do not cost anything but time like a car wash, and those that do not cost anything to start. In this case,...
The search for school fundraisers ideas seems to be a never ending one. With parents of young students joining and older student’s parent leaving PTA’s and new school being built and new school board mandated fundraising regulations, there are all kinds of reasons that a school might search for new fundraising ideas. When you search for a new school fundraising program you first need to verify with the school board whether or not there are any restrictions on the types of school fundraisers ideas you can use or times of the year when raising money is prohibited. One thing to keep in mind as you...
A big part of having a successful school fundraising experience is choosing easy school fundraisers. You want your fund raiser to be as easy as possible for a number of reasons, all of which end up contributing to the bottom line. Hopefully these tips can help you raise a record profit. The most important reason you want to choose easy school fundraising programs is because you are relying either on the students or their parents to sell the products. Let’s face it, most school age students are not exactly the best sales people and many workplaces have started banning employees from actively soliciting sales...
When you pick fundraisers for kids, especially kids that are in kindergarten or preschool, your fundraiser has to be incredibly fun.  It also needs to be profitable and easy to sell, but the fun factor has proven time and time again to greatly improve the effectiveness of school fundraisers for young children. Smart parents though have started looking for fundraising options that are not only fun, profitable, and highly marketable, they have also started choosing school fundraising ideas that are educational.  The reasoning goes that if you are going to spend the time to raise money and motivate the kids to help sell,...
An often overlooked group that is always in need of money is the children who are home schooled. Whether they belong to a homeschooling organization that provides learning materials and training to parents, or develop their own curriculum, home schools have financial burdens experienced by few other organizations. This means that the home school fundraisers that they do have a special importance for the students. Typically, when a family or a group does home school fundraisers, they do not have the hundreds of people who can go out and sell like you do with public school fundraising. It is usually just...
Everyone who is serious about their school fundraisers want to know about the best school fundraisers, ideas, tip, and tricks. They want to raise as much money as possible and we intend to help in every way we can. Go Green Fundraising has helped thousands of schools improve their fundraising efforts with these simple to use fundraising ideas. The number one tip to boosting sales during your school fundraisers is to communicate, A LOT. Whether you are doing an elementary school fundraiser or a high school fundraiser, it is absolutely imperative to keep your sellers up to date with what is...
Want to know the secret to successful middle school fundraisers? It isn’t prize programs and it sure isn’t just sticking with the same old fundraising ideas. The secret to having a great middle school fundraising program is to find a great product with high profits and low minimums. ‘Well DUH!’ you might say to yourself. Every group that is trying to raise money wants those things but where can they be found? Go Green Fundraising has the answer. We offer a number of high profit middle school fundraisers with proven product lines that offer more than 50% profit and some with as much as 70% profit...
Drums are expensive. Horns are expensive. Uniforms are expensive. Music is expensive.  Travel is expensive. Nearly every single facet of a high school band costs a lot of money and for the most part the schools and the parents cannot afford to cover all of the costs on their own. Many of the traditional school fundraisers that they have used in the past to help cover the costs are losing their luster or being banned outright (such as with cookie dough sales). That is why so many bands participate in one of the high school band fundraisers from Go Green Fundraising. Bands are...
There are all kinds of school fundraisers that you can choose from; the question is which of the many different fundraisers is right for you and your school? That will depend almost entirely on what kind of school or schoo group you are raising money for. Is it an elementary school fundraising program with hundreds of young participants or is it a high school student council fundraiser that will be done by 10-15 students? The fundraising needs of these two groups are similar in some ways and incredibly different in others but the fact remains that both need to raise money...
It is not uncommon for a large school to have hundreds of students participate in the marching band. That can mean an enormous number of dollars being spent on all kinds of things including uniforms, instruments, sheet music, and travel. And when you are paying for all of those things it is inevitable that you will have to do some marching band fundraising programs. In fact, running the marching band is often so expensive that most of them will do multiple school fundraisers throughout the year and even during the summer to be sure that all of their costs are...
Doing fundraisers for elementary schools has historically been a very stressful experience for the people who were put in charge. The process usually went something like this - you get picked to run the elementary school fundraising program and are made head of the fund raising committee – you have a meeting to talk about what kinds of programs are approved to be used as school fundraisers in your district and at your school – you call fundraising companies and search the internet for what you think would be good fundraisers – you pick a program and sign up to get started – then you plan a...
One of the groups that have been hit hardest by recently rolled out restrictions on food sold for sports fundraisers has been football teams. Football teams have relied heavily on selling cookie dough over the years and that revenue stream is being cut off because of school board mandates banning the sale of sugary or unhealthy food items on school grounds or for school fundraisers. And while booster club fundraising programs can help cover a lot of expenses, sometimes the team just has to buckle down and raise some money on their own. So what are you supposed to do for...
There are really only two ways to do a preschool fundraiser. You can either do in school fundraisers, which we will explain later, or you can do a traditional fundraiser where the students (really the parents) take brochures to conduct the sale away from the school and outside of school hours. Both can be very successful if you find the right preschool fundraising ideas to use. In school preschool fundraising ideas can be a number of things but they all to take place on school grounds. You could have a preschool carnival or a carwash or you could do something like our Smencils fundraiser....
Want to know the most fundamental step you can take to nearly guarantee that your school fundraisers will be successful? Of course you do! The one thing that has proven itself far and away the most valuable step in raising money is to develop a detailed plan for your fund raiser. Planning your school fundraisers can prevent a lot of headaches and for many schools leads to substantially higher sales. The first step in planning your school fund raiser is to determine that are actually going to raise money. School fundraising is pretty much a fact of life for most schools...
One of the oldest tactics that people use with school fundraisers to try and get students to sell more and boost their profits is to offer fundraising prizes. The thinking has typically gone that by offering some kind of incentive program, the students will naturally sell more. But does it really work? And is it possible that these prize programs can actually hurt your results? Based on our experience with thousands of schools all over the country, school fundraising prizes do little to help you raise more money. In fact, because the money to pay for these prizes has to come from...
When you are planning your school fundraisers one of the topics that should definitely be discussed is how you plan to market your program. Think that sounds complicated? It isn’t; not at all. One really simple marketing tool that schools around the country use to market with is a school fundraiser flyer. The key is making sure you get the right information on the fundraiser flyer and getting them put in places that they will be seen. There are a few pieces of information you absolutely must include on your schools fundraising flyer for it to be even remotely effective. Participants need...
There are smart ways to do school fundraisers and there are some not so smart ways to raise money for a school. Most of the not smart fundraisers come about when the school settles for the same old programs they have always done and for the same old results they have always seen. How many times have you heard something like “Last year we sold cookie dough so that’s what we should do this year” versus how often do you hear “The fundraiser last year was good but what other ideas could we use to raise even more money this...
Most anyone who has worked on or participate in elementary school fundraising knows that the time commitment to have a successful program is immense. The team who is in charge of raising money, if they want to raise a lot of money, will have to work hard. There just isn’t any way around that. But what if you could find elementary school fundraising ideas that work just as hard, if not harder, than you do? What if your school fundraisers did more than just act as a road towards a fatter piggy bank while still making a plump pig? There has...
One of the most pressing issues that parents and teachers are facing when they are trying to find ideas for school fundraisers is the need to find programs that are healthy for the students. The sad thing is that for a long time the only option for people who wanted ‘healthy school fundraisers’ were programs that had nothing to do with food or health and therefore couldn’t be unhealthy by default. And while we are very proud of the many non-food earth friendly fundraisers on our site, we are most proud of the improvements we have initiated in the area...
No matter who is in charge of your school fundraisers, be it the school administrators, the teachers, or the PTA or PTO, a typical school fundraiser is going to take a lot of work and will inevitably cause disruptions to the learning environment. And the fact of the matter is that there are very few schools who can get away with not doing some kind of fund raiser so the ideal situation would be to find fun, educational, non-disruptive, profitable, and easy school fundraising ideas. But if you have been involved with your schools money raising efforts in the past, you...
Private schools provide all kinds of great opportunities for students to grow and learn without the restrictions that are inherent in a public school setting. Lesson plans can be tailored to better fit the needs of the students and the overall level of involvement and achievement tends to be much higher at private schools. But private schooling is not cheap and most rely on school fundraisers to help supplement the money that comes in as tuition. Many schools even have required fund raising participation levels for the parents. This high level of need for funding has led to a near...
Clearly the internet has changed things in American culture and society. From the way we shop, to the way we interact, to how we receive information, being connected has become a necessary part of life. And now, with our Online Donation Fundraising system, you can take advantage of the possibilities the internet provides and have your very own online school fundraisers. This program has completely changed the way you approach school fundraisers by taking what works best with traditional school fundraising ideas and ways to leverage the internet to maximize the amount of money you raise while requiring the least amount...
Wondering what steps you need to take to organize a successful school fundraiser? The steps will be a little different for each school but the following steps should be taken to organize ALL successful school fundraisers. Plan, plan, plan. You need to have a plan for your school fund raiser before you do anything else. This will include deciding when your fundraiser will take place and where. This is also the time to decide what school fundraising ideas you are going to use. You will want to verify that the program you choose is approved by the school board before you finalize...
Future Business Leaders of America chapters looking to have a fundraiser have a great new fundraising option in green fundraising. Green fundraising programs are just like other school fundraisers but with one exceptional twist: the products are all earth friendly, organic, or all natural. The reason this is so great for FBLA chapters is that it gives group members a chance to show that they care about the environment while at the same time developing their leadership skills. Plus, as you will see, this FBLA fundraising idea can return some serious profits. Green fundraising is a relatively new fundraising idea. The...
I nominate the following phrase for understatement of the year – “middle school students can be a handful”. So when it comes to middle school fundraising ideas, you know you are going to have your work cut out for you. But now, with the introduction of our revolutionary and all new online donation fundraising program, you can raise a lot of money without all of the headaches and work you would associate with a typical middle school fundraising program. This is one of the easiest school fundraisers ever introduced and that makes it perfect for raising money for middle school students....
There is a mass movement in schools around the country to be healthier and more environmentally friendly places for students to learn and grow in. Evidence for this can be seen in the huge number of recycling clubs that are forming as well as the number of schools planting their own gardens and those working to eliminate Styrofoam from the cafeteria. Another area of change, and the one that likely brought you here, is the move towards green school fundraisers and a search for the greenest school fundraising company. With the most number of green fundraising ideas ranging from our flower...
There are millions of high school students who play high school sports and almost every single one of them will participate in some sort of high school sports fundraising program during their athletic careers. Sports fundraisers are just one of those inevitable parts of playing a competitive sport, and much like wind sprints, it can require a lot of work but the payoff can be enormous. There has been an interesting phenomenon of late though that is causing many high school sports teams to look for high school fundraising ideas that are a bit different than the ones they would typically...
Want to know a great way to boost the results of your school fundraisers and motivate the students and parents at the same time? It’s really easy when you use school fundraising themes! Never heard of school fundraising themes before? Don’t worry, they are far and away one of the easiest ways to add a bit of fun and motivation to your school fundraising efforts. A school fundraising theme is any overarching message or them you want to apply to your fund raiser and everything should tie in to it in some way. Your fundraising events and marketing materials and even the...
One thing that has changed in the not too distant past for parents and teachers looking for school fundraisers was the introduction of the school fundraising policy. These policies are designed to help you find appropriate fundraising ideas that have met the approval of the school board, the PTA, or even the state. And while they may seem like a burden or a hassle, especially if the program you want to do is on the list, knowing the school fundraising policy before you ever start planning your fund raiser can save you a lot of headaches, and can even help...
They say that the very best way to motivate students to participate in school fundraisers and raise a lot of money is to give them a good reason to work hard. Make sure they know what the goal is and how their efforts will directly affect whether or not that goal is achieved. For most students, the most fun and motivating goal is going on a really cool field trip. So now that you have the reason for raising money you need to find some great school field trip fundraisers! You want your field trip fundraisers to be fun and profitable...
If your school is looking for something a little different this year I strongly urge you to look into the exciting new area of green school fundraising products. Instead of selling the same old candy bars or frozen cookie dough that you’ve sold in the past, you owe it to yourself, the school, and the students to check out some healthier and more environmentally friendly school fundraisers. And that’s really the whole point of green school fundraising products – eliminating junk food and junk items from fundraising. The aim is to make your school fundraiser healthier and more educational than they...
There a many different types of elementary school fundraisers out there and choosing the right one can mean the difference between getting a new playground and teaching from used workbooks. The main types of elementary school fundraising ideas that you are probably aware of include event fundraisers like carnivals, car washes and auctions; product sales that can be either brochure based or direct sell in nature; and donation style elementary school fundraisers. At Go Green Fundraising, our elementary school fundraisers primarily focus on product sales. But we’ve taken this type of school fund raiser and turned it in a whole new direction....
The fact that you are searching for fundraiser ideas for schools means that you are either doing school fundraisers for the very first time or that you are interested in at least exploring what ideas are out there that are different from the fundraisers you did previously. Whichever category you fall into, you obviously want to raise as much money as possible and we want to help. The most important thing to remember when you are narrowing down the fundraiser ideas for schools that you are going to pick from is that the specific fund raiser you pick is going to...
Looking for youth football fundraising ideas is very much like looking for elementary school fundraisers because in the vast majority of cases it will be the parents and the coaches who do most of the selling and work rather than the team members themselves. Outside of the timid calls to grandparents, the responsibility for selling items is solely left to the adults. That means that you should definitely seek out football fundraising ideas that appeal to adults. For most groups, that means getting away from the old fashioned and unhealthy cookie dough or candy fund raisers. And if you are going...
One often forgotten fact about doing school fundraisers is that you have to keep the students motivated. Many people have tried over the years to come up with different techniques for keeping everyone pumped about the students fundraising program. Some of them have worked, while others, well, not so much. One of the best ways to keep your students fundraising efforts going strong throughout the duration of your program is to keep everyone informed and involved with what is happening. Making announcements about the fundraisers and the progress that is being made and reminding the students about the turn in date...
A key point you want to address when doing a high school fundraising program is figuring out the best way to motivate the students to raise the most money that they can. There are a bunch of ways to work on motivating high school students like offering incentives to those who sell the most, keeping each student personally responsible for the money they raise, raising money for a cause they legitimately care about, and making sure each student takes ownership over his or her roles in the fund raising process. Another way to motivate them is to pick a fundraiser...
We have a number of terrific fundraising ideas for high school students. All of our student fundraising programs are all natural, organic, healthy and great for the environment, not to mention your groups bank account. We offer both pre sell (brochure based) and direct sell (buy upfront) fundraising programs. Our two most popular high school fundraising ideas are the Custom Bag fund raiser and the Go Green fund raiser. Our Custom Bag Fundraiser is a terrific program for fundraising for high school students. It offers the ability to add your logo or school name to a convenient and eco friendly reusable...
Fundraising for high school students is different than trying to raise money at any other school. In elementary school and junior high the focus is on school fundraisers that the whole school does. The administration or the PTA chooses the programs that every student participates in. For a high school fundraiser, the focus of the efforts is typically on an individual organization or team with the benefits going directly to the team or towards a specific cause they want to help like a local food bank. The difference between this kind of fundraiser and those done by clubs at colleges and...
More than six million parents make the decision each year to enroll their child in a private school. There can be a number of reasons for this including the higher quality of the education provided and the ability of private schools to share religious views. There are all kinds of private schools with all kinds of backgrounds but there is one constant across all private schools; they are not cheap. And because these schools do not receive funding from the state, they typically must look for private school fundraiser ideas to help supplement or even outright pay for essential courses...
Those with students attending private schools will know exactly what we mean when we say that you are expected to contribute more to the school fundraisers than almost any other group who supports any type of organization. The vast majority of private schools even have a minimum fundraising participation level that parents must meet on top of the regular tuition that they pay. That means that when you pick private school fundraisers you really want to pick programs that the parents will want to participate in because there isn’t much that is less fun than having to do something you...
It’s time for another PTA fundraising program! That means you have a lot of work ahead of you as you plan, execute, and wrap up your fund raiser. Successful school fundraisers, especially at larger schools, are just too much work for an individual to effectively manage on their own and getting help will not only make your life much, much easier, it can also lead to more productive and profitable PTA fundraisers. So one of your first steps as the fund raising coordinator is to choose an effect PTA fundraiser team. Just like any other team, you want to pick teammates...
One of the best ways to boost the sales in your PTA fundraising programs is to notify the parents about the fundraiser and make sure that they get the message. After all, for most schools, it is the parents who end up doing the selling anyway and if they don’t know that you are fundraising, then they can’t sell anything. One of the best ways to inform them is to send out a PTA fundraising letter that goes over the program and the reason for the school fundraisers. It is HIGHLY recommended that you have a specific reason for doing the fund...
When the parents who lead the PTA fundraisers go to choose the school fundraisers they will be doing for the year they tend to lean in one of two directions. They either choose easy PTA fundraiser ideas or they choose high profit and high sales PTA fundraising ideas. And historically these were their only choices because let’s face it, there just aren’t a whole lot of easy and high profit fundraisers out there to choose from. But at Go Green Fundraising we have a PTA fundraising idea that is not only easy and high profit but is also good for the...
Elementary school PTA fundraisers have a lot more riding on them these days than they did when I was in elementary school. Back in my day, we sold cookie dough and when it was warm outside, the PTA moms would set up a booth and sell snow cones. There was never much thought put into considering what the best PTA fundraisers might be and this was long before anyone considered a sugary snow cone a bad thing. Plus, there were only a handful of other elementary schools in the immediate area so the idea of competing for elementary school fundraising...
There are some things that you can as a PTA parent or a fundraising committee member to ensure that you meet your goals and are successful every time you do PTA fundraisers. While these ideas should not be earth shattering to anyone who has done school fundraisers before, they can be easy to forget amidst the hustle and bustle of a typical PTA fund raiser. So, without further ado, here are some tips so that you always have successful PTA fundraisers. Step one is to pick a competent, qualified, and hard working PTA fundraiser team. These are the people who will...
Looking for tips on how to pick your next elementary fundraising program? Well, you have come to the right place. Go Green Fundraising is the leader in offering elementary school fundraising ideas with healthier and greener products and we work with thousands of elementary schools every year to help them raise the money the need. We have compiled some steps to help your pick your elementary school fundraising program that we believe will help you raise more money than ever before. We call them the 5 P’s and they are Products, Profit, Payment, People and Poll. Products - While many groups...
The best elementary school fundraiser ideas are almost always the ones that are the easiest to do. Fundraising for any group can require a serious time commitment and when its elementary school fundraisers that you are managing, the effort needed can be much greater. That is because school fundraisers tend to have more participants than nearly any other fund raising group and with participants ranging in age from 5 years old up to 18, keep everything organized can be a headache to say the least. Helping you to not only simplify but make more out of your elementary fundraising program is...
I assume that you are searching for elementary fundraising ideas and that you don’t mean really basic ideas. Instead I would imagine you are looking for elementary school fundraising ideas and I am here to assure you that you have come to the right place. Go Green Fundraising has a full line of earth friendly fundraising ideas with profits as high as 90% and free shipping on all orders that meet our low minimums. We fully comply with all school board and school district requirements for healthy food fundraising options if a food or candy fundraiser has been your go to...
Elementary school fundraisers, those ever present, ever important efforts to raise money that take place in every corner of the country each fall and again each spring. In this day and age of shrinking school budgets and ever increasing demands on the school system to provide a high quality education in a world of exploding competition, successful elementary school fundraising efforts can mean the difference between maintaining or even adding important coursework and, well, not. All of that may seem to place a lot of pressure on what would at first glance appear to be a fun, if not necessary, elementary...
Fundraising for elementary schools can certainly be tough these days. One major obstacle schools are facing is school boards and concerned parents narrowing the selection of, or even outright banning, traditional elementary school fundraising programs like candy and cookie dough because of health concerns. In one extreme (and amazing) case, the state of Texas has mandated that sugary foods cannot be sold on campus during school hours. Another issue that can hamper the results you see when fundraising for elementary schools is the sheer number of schools who are trying to raise money and the very real effects of competition on the success...
When you boil it down, there are really only two different ways to do an elementary school fundraising program. You can either have the parents do the sale or you can have a program that takes place at the school where the students can participate. Here are some of the most successful fundraising ideas for elementary school students that we have seen. Smencils - We typically suggest Smencils as an in school program. Smencils are far and away one of the most popular, most successful, fastest selling and highest profit fundraising ideas for an elementary school. These pencils are made from recycled...
Elementary fundraisers are changing. With school boards and PTA’s putting an end to cookie dough and candy sales there has been a massive shift in the types of programs that schools are looking to do. And while the change has been temporarily difficult it has proved itself a beneficial one because schools are finding new elementary school fundraising programs that offer higher profits, lower minimums, and better products - they are finding green elementary fundraisers. Green school fundraisers can work just like a traditional fund raising program but with one major, earth changing difference – the products you sell are healthy, organic,...
Elementary school fundraising doesn’t have to be hard. It just doesn’t. Despite what you may have been told or even experienced for yourself in the past, the fact is that easy elementary school fundraising ideas do exist and they can not only make your life MUCH easier but they can also help you raise substantially more money than you have in the past. The best way to determine the easiness of elementary school fundraisers is to look at what made the programs you used in the past difficult. The most common gripes that people have about managing elementary school fundraising ideas...
When you think of doing an elementary fundraiser, what comes to your mind? Do you see lots of kids selling candy bars? Do you see a school carnival? Do you cringe at the thought of having to sort hundreds of tubs of frozen cookie dough and hoping parents show up before it melts? Do any of the ideas about school fundraisers or elementary school fundraising have anything positive about them other than the fact that you get to add some money to the school’s bank account? For most people, fundraising has been a necessary evil that just needs to get...
There is a new fundraising phenomenon hitting our nation's elementary schools. It is spreading like wild fire much to the delight of PTA's, school boards, and students alike. This fundraising program is high profit - we are talking about a product with 50% profit here that is easy to sell, has a low price point, and is super fun. So what is this product being billed by some as the best and easiest elementary school fundraiser to come out in years? The product is known as Smencils and your school just has to try them out. In case you have never...
Whether it is to raise money for a new playground or to buy new books or to cover the cost of the next field trip, finding top notch elementary school fundraising ideas is an absolute necessity. There are a lot of schools in the country and nearly all of them will do some type of school fundraiser every year. That means that when you go out to raise money for your chosen reason, you need to be armed with the very best fundraiser possible. But what do the best elementary school fundraisers look like and how can you go about...
Elementary school fundraising needs to be fun to be successful. As any parent who has been a part of the school fundraisers at their child's elementary school can attest, if the fundraiser is not at least interesting, the kids won't want to participate and neither will the parents. So it would seem that you need to find a way to put the fun back in elementary school fundraising. To ensure that your elementary school fundraiser is as successful as possible, you need to do a couple of things. You need to find a fundraiser that is fun and you need to...
Elementary school fundraising is different from other student fundraising programs. This is due mostly to the fact that it is usually not the students doing the actual selling but rather their parents. With that in mind, we at Go Green Fundraising have created a number of student fundraiser ideas that are designed to appeal to adults. We know that most parents are tired of selling the same old products year after year and that is why we think they will really like our products and programs. We know that for the most part products for school fundraisers are sold in the work...
Very few families with preschool or daycare aged children have done any sort of fundraising since the parents themselves were in youngsters doing school fundraisers of their own. So when it comes time to do a preschool and daycare fundraising program, this inexperience can work for you and against you in some interesting ways. Because most of the families are new to the world of preschool and daycare fundraising, and because the students are too young to do very much selling on their own, the daycare teachers and staff who organize and administer the sale will have to be a bit more hands...
Raising money for a preschool can be extremely fun and rewarding for the parents and for the students themselves. For most, this will be the first fund raiser they have ever done. That means that there really aren’t any preconceptions about what fundraising ‘has to be’ which means that you can get outside of the box of typical preschool fundraisers. It affords you the opportunity to look for new preschool fundraising ideas. Obviously you need to keep things within reason when you want to introduce new school fundraisers and fund raising concept to the parents of very young students. You don’t want to...
Do you want to have successful school fundraising programs? Of course you do! If not you wouldn’t be searching the internet for successful school fundraisers. You would probably just do whatever it was that the school did last year and hope for good results. But you know that's not the way to be successful. No, you want to make the very most of your schools fund raisers and you know that searching the internet for school fundraising ideas is a great way to make sure your program is the best it can be. And we at Go Green Fundraising want to...
Fundraising for schools is an incredibly important part of insuring the success of the students of any age and at any type of school. Whether it is public school fundraisers or private school fundraisers, most schools simply cannot function without the money that is brought in from various fund raising efforts. And, as budgets continue to shrink and student populations continue to grow, the importance of raising enough money will only continue to grow. While the ultimate goal of any school fundraising effort is to raise as much money as possible, many schools are looking to get more from the work they are...
Go Green Fundraising was founded, in part, to help schools get their school fundraiser to do more. More for the school, more for the students, more for the available funds, and more for the planet. What we have found is that by addressing the last point, the first three take care of themselves. When a schools fundraising program is designed with helping the planet in mind, it seems to boost sales and motivation around the fundraisers which leads to ever more successful school fundraisers. You see, by focusing your fundraiser on helping the planet a number of outcomes just naturally occur....
Looking for the best school fundraiser? You have come to the right place. Go Green Fundraising has worked with thousands of schools just like yours to help them raise the money they need. Students doing our earth friendly fundraising programs have raised money to pay for new playgrounds, to go on field trips, to eliminate Styrofoam from the school, to plant a garden, to start a recycling club, for PTA fundraising and more. The point is that if your school needs fundraising ideas, we have a program that will meet your needs and help you meet your goals. Our school fundraisers...
To have successful PTO fundraisers you have to have a motivated group of parents and students and teachers. But many PTOs have a hard enough time getting parents involved during the course of the year, how are they supposed to motivate members for a PTO fundraising event? Successful PTO Fundraisers - Motivating the Parents By nature parents care more about things that directly affect their own children than they do about things the indirectly affect them. That sounds obvious but it’s such an overlooked part of motivating people during school fundraisers. When you go to pick your fundraiser and get it started, it...
Private schools tend to be on the forefront of fundraising trends. And because of the amount of fundraising that private school requires it makes sense that they would be constantly searching for the newest and most effective school fundraisers. And what is the private school fundraiser category that is growing the fastest? You guessed it – green fundraisers. Green, eco friendly, and healthy products just make sense for private school fundraising. The whole concept behind green fundraising is to take raising money for your school to the next level by eliminating unhealthy foods and offering smarter, even educational, product lines. For example,...
There is a wave that has been rippling through the world of school fundraisers for a few years now and PTO’s around the country have been getting on board in droves. What is this seismic shift that so many parents and teachers want to be a part of? It is earth friendly PTO fundraising ideas and there are some serious advantages to using these ideas for PTO fund raising. Take, for example, the cookie dough fund raiser that you have done for the last number of years. It’s not very healthy and you really couldn’t make any arguments that suggest it...
People involved in bands at their school know all too well just how expensive everything is and they tend to be some of the best at doing school fundraisers because they have to do so many of them. But something has been happening that has been slowing sales lately. That thing is fundraiser fatigue and it happens when people are approached by too many groups trying to raise money all selling the same thing. But there is a simple way to combat this problem and we would like to help. You just need to find some new fundraising ideas for...
When you really boil it all down, there are really only three ways that booster clubs raise money. They can ask for donations at an event, they can sell products directly to customers like concessions at competitions, or they can do a brochure based, pre sell booster club fundraising program. All three are used with great success around the country but as more and more schools and teams face budget shortfalls, it just makes more sense to focus on the free to start pre sell school fundraisers. If you are involved in the booster club, it is very likely that you...
We work with a lot of elementary schools who cannot say enough about how much they appreciate the PTA parents and teachers and all of the work that these dedicated individuals do. They tell us time and again that their school just wouldn’t be the same without a strong PTA. And if you are involved with the PTA, you know that fundraising is one of the most important things that you do. With that in mind, we want to help you as you search for fundraising ideas for elementary school PTAs. Choosing the right elementary school fundraising program depends a lot...
Looking for some fun Christian school fundraisers? There are quite a few out there. In fact, we have introduced a number of Christian school fundraising programs recently that are not only fun, but are also education and have a Christian message built right in. One of the best and most fun Christian school fund raisers is a program called Smencils. Smencils are pencils that, instead of wood, are made from recycled news papers. They are spruced up with smells from all kinds of different things like bubble gum and licorice. The program works a lot like the candy fundraising programs you may have done...
Because of the lack of funding from local and state government, private schools, as you are probably all too aware, rely 100% on tuition and money fraise from private school fundraising programs to stay afloat financially. It can be difficult, if not downright impossible, to raise tuition every year which means that the school fundraisers have to make up the difference. With that thought in mind, here are some tips and fundraising ideas for private schools that you can use that have proven themselves successful in private schools around the country. We worked with one private school that got creative with...
Christian schools face some unique challenges when it comes to raising the money that you need. You share some challenges with other private schools in that a very large chunk of your funding needs to come from school fundraisers, but you may want to consider the religious aspects of your fundraiser, as much as possible anyway. So with a huge need and some unique considerations, you need to find some really great fundraising ideas for Christian schools. It can be tough to find fund raising ideas that feature products that are even remotely religious. I mean, you can’t really look at...
It’s been very cool watching as schools around the country have joined in the green movement with activities ranging from putting recycling bins in classrooms to planting school gardens. A lot of schools have also taken their school fundraisers to the next level by choosing to use school fundraisers featuring green products. Green products are perfect for raising money for a school because they are healthier, more educational, and vastly more fun to sell than the products in your past sales. Go Green Fundraising is the leader when it comes to school fundraisers featuring green products. We have a variety of...
There are a bunch of school fundraisers out there. You can choose to sell products, host a carnival, have an auction, ask for donations, wash cars, do a read-a-thon; the list goes on and on and on. Every school is looking for the top fundraisers, the programs with the best return for the amount of time and effort that will go into successfully meeting your fund raising goals. So you are probably asking, just what are the top school fundraisers? Just which programs qualify as the top school fundraisers will depend almost entirely on the particulars of your school and your...
Of all of the green fundraising programs, products, and ideas that are available to schools these days, selling plants is the most environmentally friendly. And it is a great time to be doing green school fundraisers. The environment is in the front of everyone’s mind and doing plant fundraisers for your school is a terrific way to get your school going down the green path. They are also a very smart way to add some educational elements so that you get some classroom benefits from the time spent raising money. Go Green Fundraising is the number one source for plant fundraisers....
It is rare for an entire high school to do school fundraisers like you would find with elementary or middle schools. There are just too many students with too many different interests to get everyone together to work on a single project. At best, you will get a class year to work together to raise money for something like prom. So you have to find high school fundraising programs that appeal to, and work well for, the disparate groups that raise money at a high school. Students in high school now have grown up with the eco-friendly message their whole lives....
Smencils may very well be the perfect choice for your next elementary school fundraising program. Think about it – they are earth friendly, offer high profits, and they are very easy to sell. What could be better for your school fundraisers? Elementary school parents and teachers all over the country are discovering that these scented pencils made from recycled newspapers can be the key to immediate fundraising success. In fact, Smencils for elementary school fundraising are the most popular direct sell product in the earth friendly category and it is very easy to see why. All schools want to earn great profits...
Is your school looking for school fundraisers that offer great profits? What about a terrific line of products – maybe even something with an educational aspect to it? Are you searching for something just a bit different from the tired old programs you have been doing for years? Are you being told you need to find a healthier way to raise money? If so, and nearly every school in the country is, then flower fundraising at school could very well be the very best fit for your needs. So many schools are looking for a way to freshen up the ways...
The band tends to be one of the most expensive to run organizations on school campuses all over the country. And because there is such a huge financial burden, most bands have gotten very good at doing school fundraisers. When you have to be good, you usually are. But there are a lot of schools out there and with a lot of schools come a lot of bands and that means it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd when you try and raise money. A category that you might not have considered before, but that you definitely...
This year, when your PTA fundraising committee meets to talk about how the PTA is going to raise money for the year, there will probably be a whole bunch of back and forth discussions about what the best fund raisers are for the school. There will inevitably be suggestions to do a carnival and a book fair and a Christmas gift fundraiser and on and on and on. But you can’t do them all and it’s up to the committee to narrow down and then select the best school fundraisers. To help you do that, it makes a lot of...
Because you are a living, breathing human being, chances are nearly 100% that you have been approached at some point by someone trying to sell you something to raise money. If you haven’t, just wait, you will. Of those of you who have, the chances that they were trying to sell you wrapping paper or cookie is also probably well above 90%. And if you are like most people, you really, REALLY wish they would just offer you something different. And now they can! Go Green Fundraising has revolutionized elementary school fundraising without wrapping paper and it’s a great time for...
Unless you have a parent with kids who are many years apart who continues to head up the fundraising committee year after year, chances are pretty good that your school could use some help to make sure that everything goes smoothly as you raise money. School fundraisers are quite a bit of work and following just a couple of elementary school fundraising tips can make the whole ordeal less hectic and much more successful. By taking the time to look for elementary school fundraising tips, you have already taken the first, and arguably most important, step. The number one tip is...
We all know that school fundraisers are an important and necessary way for schools to make up for budget gaps or to pay for special projects or supplies. Typically, in an elementary school setting, there is a school wide PTA fundraising or elementary school fundraising effort that raises money for the whole school. The money is then used to buy something the entire school can use, or to pay for the things the school needs the most. But what happens when the 1st graders have a need and there just isn’t enough money left over from the schools fund raiser...
Everyone is familiar with school fundraisers (we were all kids at some point right?). Growing up, we all were asked to raise money for our school, whether it was to buy new books, to go on a field trip, or to build a new playground. But most of us just did one or two fundraisers a year, met our goals, and called it a day. Private schools face a much different animal when it comes to raising money though. Because there is no money coming from the state, fundraisers for private schools are the second most important source of funding,...
Elementary school fundraising ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Some are designed to raise a bunch of money while others don’t raise quite as much. Some school fundraisers require an enormous amount of effort and management and others are very hands off. What most elementary schools are looking for are the programs that raise a lot of money without taking thousands of man-hours to accomplish. A lot of schools are also looking for smart fund raisers that stand out from crowd and make a difference for their school like the eco friendly fundraisers that we offer. With that in...
Montessori schools are set up to provide a more comprehensive educational environment for the students. By working with multiple areas of intelligence and at the pace of each individual, every students get the very most from their educational experience every day. So it makes sense that when the time comes to look for Montessori fundraisers that you would seek out school fundraisers that similarly seek to do more. Eco friendly fundraisers, like the ones you will find here at Go Green Fundraising, are a great choice as they offer not only the chance to raise money but many education and...
You decided to help out at the school by joining the PTA and ended up joining the PTA fundraising committee because raising money is an extremely important way to help the school. Now it’s time to find the school fundraisers you are going to use and you sit down at your computer to start searching. Wow, there are a lot of ideas! There are some great school fundraisers for the PTA and some that aren’t so great and we would like to suggest some things you should look at before making your choice. One of the first things to do when...
We would like to help you as you are looking for ideas for school fundraisers for elementary school fundraising. Working with elementary schools to help them get the most from the school fundraisers is one of our specialties. In fact, we have worked with more than a thousand different schools and would really love the chance to work with you on your next elementary school fundraising effort. One of the most important steps in the fund raising process is finding the right elementary school fundraising ideas with excellent products and a terrific mix of high profits, low minimums, and low start...
One of the biggest problems that people, no matter what kind of group, have had with fundraising lately is that it’s gotten so darn unhealthy. I mean, think about it. The most popular school fundraisers are selling candy bars or cookie dough. These programs are downright synonymous with student fundraising and here at Go Green Fundraising, we think that’s pretty sad. In fact, it’s one of the very reasons that we wanted to create and offer some options that included healthier choices. One of the best is getting your students fundraising with trail mix. There is one obvious thing in common...
Many times, when you get down to it and run the numbers, elementary school catalog fundraisers just tend to be the most successful elementary school fundraising programs. And that’s not to say that direct sell programs like our Smencils fund raiser aren’t successful. It’s just that for most schools, the fact that our catalog fundraisers are free to start and offer some great products and profits just makes them too hard to resist. One of our primary missions here at Go Green Fundraising, besides helping you to raise as much money as possible for your elementary school, is to get you...
It’s not much of a secret that fun is one of the key ingredients in school fundraisers that raise lots of money. Without a good helping of fun, it can be really, really difficult to get people excited to participate in the first place and even harder to keep them interested over the course of your fund raiser. That should be obvious. What does appear to be a secret however are the fun school fundraisers that are out there that you can do right at your school! The big names school fundraisers - cookie dough, candy bars, holiday gifts – tend...
Even with all of the advances in educational technologies, there is still a need for a good old pen or pencil in elementary school classrooms. From art projects to learning how to write, kids need something to draw, write, and color with. So you’ve got this ever-present demand for writing utensils while at the same time you’ve got a never ending need for elementary school fundraising programs to pay for all kinds of things. So it just makes complete and total sense to do your elementary school fundraising with Smencils and Smens. But Smencils and Smens go WAY beyond simply being...
Uh Oh, it’s December and you still need money in the school treasury to fund the field trip when the kids come back in January. What are you going to do? You know that you don’t have time to send home catalogs with all of the students and expect to get them back in time. And you don’t have time to plan some big, elaborate school fundraiser event. You really need to find some end of the school year fundraisers that can be done quickly and that will raise a lot of money. While there are lots and lots of different...
Because you have reached this page, it has to be safe to assume that you are a PTA parent or teacher or are in some way involved in your school’s PTA fundraising efforts. And for that reason, it is also pretty safe to assume that you feel like there are too many school fundraisers anyway. We have worked with hundreds of schools and it appears that limiting it to only 2 PTA fundraisers each year, one in the fall and another spring, can actually help you raise more money. By doing only 2 programs, you eliminate burnout and help everyone...
There sure are a bunch of different elementary school fundraising products that you can pick from and sell to raise money. There are the traditional products for elementary school fundraising programs that we are all so familiar with like cookie dough or wrapping paper. But there are also some great choices out there for elementary schools that want to raise money in a manner that is healthier, better for planet, or smarter than the programs they’ve used in the past. Some schools even look for new ideas, not because their old program isn’t successful anymore, but just to shake things up...
Let’s cut right to the chase here. You’re not looking for the worst elementary school fundraisers because that would just be silly. What you really want are the BEST elementary school fundraising ideas. You want to be able to raise as much money as possible in the shortest possible amount of time with the least possible amount of effort. You may also want some healthier fundraising ideas or some school fundraisers that don’t feature foods at all. That may be because your elementary school is focusing on health or going green or it might even be because the state has decided...
While fundraising is obviously a necessary activity at any school, many parents, teachers, and administrators are starting to become concerned with taking away too much class time to promote their school fundraiser. This concern is completely understandable as class time is about learning and not about trying to raise money. But, because the fund raiser has to be done one way or another, many schools are looking for easy school fundraising ideas that they can do without interrupting the learning environment. The easiest way for a school to raise money without wreaking too much havoc on learning is to do a...
One of the most exciting things for us here at Go Green Fundraising is knowing that our school fundraisers are helping teachers and parents do more with their sales than just raising money. Our eco friendly fund raisers are allowing for many, many more educational opportunities over the course of your sale. And as more schools have realized this, they are asking for ideas for school fundraising activities that they can use to teach the kids and get them excited about raising money. There are some ideas for school fundraising activities, like having a school fundraising event, that work for any...
Christian schools range in size from very small with only a few students in each grade to gigantic schools that match the size of any public school. But even as different as they are based on populations, there are some things that are true for all Christian schools. They all have an education that is based on biblical teaching and they all try to instill fundamental Christian principles, of whatever denomination, into the students. And they also do Christian school fundraising programs. Without the support of the public, Christian schools must rely on tuition, donations, and school fundraisers to pay for...
We recently added a brand new option to our line of eco friendly and healthy school fundraisers that you should really take a look at. Selling organic chocolate for school fundraisers is a new, healthier, more environmentally friendly, and more socially responsible way for your school to meet your fundraising goals. We have partnered with Equal Exchange, one of the most respected and established producers of delicious and high quality fair trade items to offer the very best organic chocolate fundraiser you will find anywhere! Our organic chocolate bar school fundraiser features fair trade chocolates in 4 different flavors so there...
There are all kinds of excellent green fundraiser ideas for elementary school fundraisers if you know where to look. And, luckily, you have stumbled across the number one site on the internet for green fundraising programs and ideas. Go Green Fundraising has the widest range of eco friendly elementary school fundraisers available and we have worked with thousands of schools all over the country to take their fund raising efforts to the next level! Because you are looking for green fundraiser ideas for your elementary school fundraisers, I have to assume that you are aware of the benefits of using such...
Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar. The school year begins and it is time to find the school fundraisers you will use for the year. You have always done the same fundraisers every year – selling candy and cookie dough, having car washes, silent auctions – and hey, might as well do them again this year because they have worked before right. So you get started fundraising for school and everyone seems to be just going through the motions, no one is really excited about the school fundraisers, no one is having very much fun. The fund raiser ends...
Go Green Fundraising has changed the way school fundraisers are viewed. With our earth friendly fundraisers your school fundraiser can do more than just raise money; it can be used to educate the students and to help protect our planet. Here are some of the best school fundraising ideas that we have heard from our customers: A Student Fundraising Garden – Quite a few schools have created nature areas where the students can learn about plant life and wild life. Some schools even have vegetable gardens where students can learn about the work that goes in to growing food. Taking that...
Fundraising ideas for schools are not difficult to come by. In fact, there are probably way, way too many school fundraisers out there for you to pick from and it can be difficult to distinguish the legitimately good ideas from the not so good ones. When you boil it all down, your school fundraiser is about bringing in money that your school needs to accomplish some kind of goal be it adding on to the playground, buying new text books, or planting a school garden. But as our nation’s student population grows and becomes more educated and socially aware, a number...
You don’t always have the luxury of planning out a month long program for your PTA fundraisers. The traditional model of a 4 week sale, a week to organize and submit the order, 2 weeks to receive it, and another week to sort and distribute everything is just too much sometimes. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were school fundraisers that the PTA could do that were fast, easy, and raised a bunch of money? It just so happens that there are! In fact, here at Go Green Fundraising, we have PTA fundraisers that can be done fast with great profits...
Anyone who has ever done an elementary school fundraising program will probably spend some time the next year looking for easy to do elementary school fundraising ideas. Fundraising can be A LOT of work and so it’s totally understandable that you would want to find PTA fundraisers that are just easier to do. Now, we all know that with most things in life, there is a direct relationship between the amount of effort you put into something and the results you can expect to see. Rarely does real life turn out like the Saved by the Bell episode where they find...
Pretty much every youth sports team does some kind of fundraising. There are just way too many things that most teams need for the parents or the players alone to foot the bill. And asking for help from the community through the sale of items with a fundraiser is a great and well known way to get the funding that your sports team needs. The problem that many teams face, and this is an issue for school fundraisers as well, is that there are just so many other teams trying to raise money at the same time that you are....
Coffee is one of the smartest choices you can make when you are looking for new school fundraisers for this school year. Never heard of coffee fundraisers for schools? Most people haven’t but as you will see that can work to your advantage in a big way when you choose to do one. A big reason for the increase in the number of schools looking into coffee fundraisers is because there is a major movement away from many of the traditional food based programs that feature unhealthy and sugary items. Many of those programs have been outright banned from schools with...
Tired of the mindless school fundraisers that you have done in the past? The ones where you just hand out the brochures and hope for the best but from which you do not expect anything more than money? So were we. The desire to see educational school fund raising programs was one of the most important reasons for creating Go Green Fundraising. We knew that a school fundraiser could be more than it had been in the past and we set about to create fundraising ideas and programs that could be used to teach something to the students participating in the...
Fundraising is one of the most important non educational activities that a school will do every year. Without a successful school fundraiser, most schools could not continue to offer all of the programs that they currently do. But we only say fundraising in schools is not an educational event because historically it has not been. That, however, does not have to remain true and in fact many schools are finding that earth friendly fundraising ideas are a great way to tie the fund raising efforts in to lesson plans. The school fundraisers that you are probably familiar with are candy, cookie...
If you have spent any decent amount of time around a school you know that a couple of things will always be true; recess and lunch will be the consensus favorite subjects, there will be a teacher’s pet and a class clown, dogs will eat homework, and there will be school fundraisers. And if you know anything about doing a school fundraiser then you probably know that the most common choice is a cookie dough fundraiser and you also probably wish that there was a unique school fundraiser that you could find so that you could do something different. You know...
Green fundraisers for schools are quickly becoming one of the most popular, profitable, and educational options when it comes to school fundraisers and fundraising ideas. Parents like green fundraisers for schools because they offer something new and different that isn't unhealthy or junky like the old ideas. Teachers like them because they can be used as part of lesson plans on environmental issues. Students like them because the products are fun. And everyone is happy with profit margins as high as 90%. We know that most schools are familiar with the traditional fundraising methods of direct sell products or brochure based...
There are so many groups nowadays that are trying to raise money. From Girl Scout fundraisers to breast cancer fundraisers, when you go out to try and earn money for your school, you face quite a bit of competition from other groups who are equally as excited and determined to raise money as you are. And, if you need to raise a lot of money, you have a couple of options. First, you can just out work all of the other groups and raise the money you need by sheer will, or you can find unique school fundraisers that offer...
Smencils are a very popular fundraising product, especially for an elementary school fundraising program. But just what is a Smencil? How much do they cost? And how do you sell them? Well, this article is here to give you answers to each of those questions. First, what is a Smencil? A Smencil is a #2 pencil made from recycled newspapers that is infused with a variety of different scents that kids and adults love. A #2 pencil is required for all standardized testing so Smencils will work just fine for any school work your child has. Smencils also can...
We are often asked by parents, teachers, and principles alike for good fundraising ideas that can be used for in-school fundraisers. In order to help them, we first have to understand what they mean by in school fundraising. The two most common meanings are a school fundraiser where the students are raising money for a special project at their school. The other meaning is for a fundraiser that is done actually inside the walls of the school. While most schools have been participating in some kind of school fundraisers for a long time, more and more schools are starting to look...
There are thousands of groups all over the country that have discovered something new when it comes to raising money. You see, most of these groups used to sell candy bars to raise money but they started running into road blocks and less and less money was being raised each year. Costs for candy went up and customers were less likely to spend $2 for something that only cost $1 the last time they bought it. For some groups, like those doing school fundraisers, new regulations flat out prohibited them from selling sugary items to raise money. That left many...
First, you may be wondering just what we mean by 'in school fundraiser'. In school fundraisers are programs where the entire fund raiser in done on school property, typically during the school day. The benefits to raising money like this are that students do not need to go door to door selling and that it is much, much easier to keep track of everything. Not to mention how much easier it is to keep everyone thinking about the fundraiser if it is done at school. Many schools have reported having a difficult time finding school fundraising ideas that seem like...
Some schools prefer to not do fundraising programs where the students (or their parents for that matter) take the school fundraiser materials home. Instead, these schools choose to do what are known as in school fundraisers. In case you have not heard of these kinds of school fundraisers, they are programs where the entire thing is done on school grounds and during school hours. The benefits are that students do not need to go door to door, it is easier to keep track of everything, and it opens a lot of possibilities for raising money that don’t exist with traditional school...
If you have been involved with school fundraisers in some capacity, especially with elementary school fundraising, chances are very good that you have at least heard of Smencils pencils for fundraising. And it should be no surprise that so many people are familiar with this fund raising program because it is such a great option for so many different groups. Real quick, for anyone who hasn’t heard of Smencils, they are standard #2 or colored pencils that are made from recycled newspapers rather than wood. The newspapers are hardened and then the whole pencil is infused with a scent like orange...
Taking part in school fundraising events is a great way to do something positive for your school. There may be a particular school club or team that needs some extra money for equipment, or your school may be simply helping to raise money for a local cause. Either way, it is an unfortunate reality that schools just don’t have the funding to pay for these things themselves. Most schools have so many different clubs and departments requiring constant funding for upgrades that, most of the time, a lot of these departments will be left unnoticed. A fast, effective, and positive...
Sometimes when you want to plan a school fundraiser, you may struggle to come up with some truly original high school fundraiser ideas that will spark the interest of the students. It is important when coming up with high school fundraiser ideas that you keep the students in mind at all times. After all, you don’t want to go through the time and effort in thinking up and organizing your high school fundraiser ideas only to have them fail in the end when none of the students put their best effort into helping out. One way to ensure this never...
So you want to hold a school fundraiser to bring in some extra money to support your school’s needs. You may be the one in charge of deciding which products to sell, and how many units you’ll have to sell in order to reach your financial goals. You’ve already decided on a budget, and when you’re going to hold your fundraiser. You’ve rallied the support of other teachers and the students at your school, and they will certainly help by putting in the hard work required to pull off a great fundraiser. But what you don’t have yet is the...
Holding school fundraising events is a great way to get the students involved in a good cause that will truly benefit your school by bringing in some extra money. You could decide to hold a fundraising event once a year, or even once every semester. There really is no limit, as long as you plan something that is fun and original that the students will want to get involved with. If you do things right, having school fundraising events could be a great regular contributor of funding to the school. You want to make sure that your school fundraising event is...
So you want to hold a school fundraiser to bring in some extra money to support your school’s needs. You may be the one in charge of deciding which products to sell, and how many units you’ll have to sell in order to reach your financial goals. You’ve already decided on a budget, and when you’re going to hold your fundraiser. You’ve rallied the support of other teachers and the students at your school, and they will certainly help by putting in the hard work required to pull off a great fundraiser. But what you don’t have yet is the...
So you want to earn some money for a school department and you don’t quite know how to do it. The answer may be to have a school fundraiser. School fundraisers are great because they get all of the students involved to help raise money, and the school doesn’t have to spend a lot of money doing it. There are plenty of school fundraiser ideas for you to choose from, but it is very important for you to choose carefully to really pull off a successful event. Looking for school fundraiser ideas can be a bit of a challenge. If you’re...
Sometimes you need a little help getting going with your school fundraiser. This assistance could come in the form of advice from other teachers at the school, or from asking students to help out by making flyers or banners. The parents may also want to get involved by supporting their children. All of this help is important in pulling off a successful fundraiser. However, sometimes you need to look a little further for assistance, and that could come from school fundraising programs on the internet. By typing the term "school fundraising programs" into a search engine, you may be surprised at...
If you’ve been told that the school budget is rather slim this year, or it only has enough money to cover the cost of stationary but not bigger items like desks and computers, then fundraising for schools could be the solution to all your problems. As the organizer of this school fundraiser, it is your job to make sure you have enough of a budget to cater for all your fundraising for schools needs, and that you bring away enough money at the end to support your school needs. But aside from the financial benefits of holding this event, fundraising...
Sometimes holding a school fundraiser can seem like a daunting task, especially if you are new to the task. You might decide that in order to pull off your fundraiser successfully without any problems, you are going to need to enlist the help of others. This could be from faculty members at your school who may have some experience from past fundraisers, or from students who most likely will want to get involved in a more hands-on way by planning and promoting the event. You may also look to school fundraising software to help you in the planning of your...