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Cookie Dough School Fundraising is Fun and Effective

School groups can be some of the most challenging fundraising teams to work with, but they can also be the most fun. Depending on the age of the kids, many of them will not have had a significant fundraising experience before, so you’ll have to teach them everything from the ground up. But their enthusiasm is infectious, and when you choose something fun like cookie dough school fundraising, you can guarantee everyone will be fully on board with an idea like that.

Cookie dough fundraising is an easy and fun idea that can yield you some decent profits, and best of all, your supporters and your fundraising team will both love the product you’ve chosen. The best way to get started with cookie dough school fundraising is to sit down with the other adults and have an organizational meeting.

The more people you can get to help with this, the better, but clear delegation is important. There are two types of people who show up to fundraising meetings: those who really don’t want to be there and don’t want to volunteer for anything, and those who think they know best about everything having to do with fundraising, and want to control everything.

As the person in charge, it’s up to you to put the enthusiastic people in clear roles with clear boundaries, so that nobody steps on anybody’s toes and every requirement is taken care of. Once you have the adults sorting out, cookie dough school fundraising begins to take on a life of its own.

The enthusiasm of children is remarkable, and this will come across to your supporters, who love cookie dough anyway, but will especially love buying it to help the kids out. For younger children, make sure they have someone to accompany them when they go out fundraising, as they will be collecting and walking around with money as they go.

How to boost the sales of your cookie dough fundraiser sale

  1. Let your sellers and supporters know ahead of time about the sale. Make sure they know how much their support is appreciated.
  2. Create specific goals for the fundraiser. How much money needs to be raised? How many tubs per person will need to be sold to reach this goal?
  3. Set a reasonable time limit for getting all the orders in from participants.
  4. Offer prizes for participants who sell the minimum amount.
  5. Create a “challenge” to motivate your sellers.
  6. Take the catalogs to work.
  7. If your organization is short the minimum order, the group can fund the difference and sell them later.
  8. Use extra cookie dough supply or buy extra to make cookies. Sell cookies at a bake sale, sports game, at school, or anywhere there are people! If your baking oven is near your selling table it’s even better — people can’t resist when they smell the warm aroma of cookies baking.

Free Restaurant.com Gift Cards with Prize Program

Don’t you just love the word FREE? I do and so will your students and parents with this special deal.  When your group participates in the cookie dough program, you’ll gets free Restaurant.com Gift Cards.  These cards are worth $50 each!  Just redeem them online for certificates to thousands of restaurants across the US.  (View the available restaurants in your area.)

Prize program chartYou can use the cards as prizes for students who bring in the most fundraising results.  On the other hand, you could sell the cards to raise extra funds (based on a $20 suggested retail price).

This prize program is included free of charge to fundraising groups with at least 10 actual sellers participating in any one of the following brochure fundraisers:

Frozen Pizza Fundraiser: Schools fundraise with pizzas

No time to cook? Just pop in a frozen pizza! 🙂

Today’s busy lifestyles require families to have convenience foods on hand. Pizza is one of those foods that are great for after school snacks or a quick meal.

So when your organization conducts a frozen pizza fundraiser you’re providing something that people are already buying and will want more of.

Tips for Planning a Frozen Pizza Fundraiser:

  1. Review the companies the offer frozen pizza fundraisers and choose one that offers the best product, profit potential and service.
  2. Set a goal for your group’s overall sales and then break it down by participant.
  3. Offer prizes as incentives for sellers. A stepped scale works well and rewards those who sell the minimum, as well as higher targets. You can even order extra frozen pizzas as prizes.
  4. Set dates for the start and end of your fundraiser. A mid campaign check-in where coordinators call participants to see how their sales are going is a good idea.
  5. Arrange for storage of the frozen products when they arrive. Make sure your sellers know the date, time and location of the pickup.
  6. Celebrate! Have a recognition meeting or party to acknowledge those who sold the most. Announce the total amount raised and describe what the funds will do to support the activities of your organization.

World Famous Chocolate Fundraiser

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Many school groups over the years have used the “world famous” chocolate bars from the World’s Finest Chocolate brand to raise funds. These chocolate bars have been a staple for many school PTA groups, marching bands and other school groups.

There are so many different varieties available – milk chocolate, chocolate with almonds, chocolate crispy, and so much more. Each of these chocolate bars are made with the finest ingredients.

Your group can raise funds with the famous $1 bars, the chocolate bars that have been used by many groups to raise money. There are also $2 King Size bars in many of the same flavors. Some of these bar wrappers can even be personalized for your group.  It could have your school’s name and a photo of your school, mascot or just a logo.   It’s up to you.  (For example if you are having a band fundraiser, use the band logo!)

No matter which one you choose you will sure to be creating a winning fundraiser when you choose the bar that has been made famous simply because of its great taste and its great fundraising potential.

Find out more about World’s Finest Chocolate online or give them a call (toll free) at 1-866-432-7838.

Chocolate Fundraisers