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Fundraising Ideas

A place to find and discuss fundraising ideas for PTAs and other parent groups. This is not a group to advertise businesses or service.

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Comment by Believe Kids on September 1, 2010 at 2:06pm
Kyle, just curious if you've had a low cost fundraiser in the past that's raised big bucks for ya?
Comment by Kyle Vannoy on September 1, 2010 at 12:37pm
Our kids' school is looking into very low cost fund-raisers this year, because apparently the higher end products they were hoping would be a success last year did very poorly. One idea, I heard that a few surrounding schools have had success with is selling wristbands with positive anti-bully messages - (I guess capitalizing off of the Silly band craze.) Has anyone here made big money off of these?
Comment by Howard Gottlieb on August 30, 2010 at 2:18pm
I've never heard of a penny social either. If you want a more traditional way to raise money take a look at www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com and what they have to offer.
Comment by Jordan Gottlieb on August 30, 2010 at 2:03pm
Yeah, I've never heard of a penny social either.
Comment by Karen Bantuveris on August 30, 2010 at 2:01pm
What's a Penny Social?
Comment by Jim Quenzler on August 20, 2010 at 12:33pm
I am working with a PTA in Cave Creek Arizona. It's hot here (110). And, we really don't our children going door to door soliciting. We found an alternative program that might work. We are giving it a try this week. I will publish results next week. If it works out. Safety for our kids is our no.1 concern.
Comment by Delia Troy on August 6, 2010 at 11:43am
Great story on how Carmel School District raised $100,000 by providing volunteers for the US Open at Pebble Beach. Has anyone tried contacting large events and offering to provide volunteers for a donation?
Comment by Tracy Headden on August 3, 2010 at 2:19pm
Raffetto's Ravioli of NYC has just expanded its fresh ravioli, pasta and sauces to schools and organization for fundraising. Earn 25% and run it at least 4 times a year. Prices are great. They deliver to your school. contact me if you are interested. Our school and Jersey Lightning All Stars has run this successfully for years.
Comment by Roger Devine on July 29, 2010 at 1:31pm
Hi Jennifer,

Start by networking with other area schools; if for no other reason than to figure out what fundraising companies have saturated your city.

There is also the PTA marketplace on this website, and the PTO Today crew sends out a deck of cards (think Val-Pak coupons) three times a year that have lots of fundraising company coupons in there.

My guess is that simply by posting here, you'll also be contacted by more than a few companies.
Comment by Jennifer Wilner on July 29, 2010 at 11:05am
How do you find vendors/small businesses that you want to include in your PTA's fundraisers? Our school needs some fresh ideas! We'd also like to keep it local (to keep our carbon footprint smaller). Thanks!
 

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