Fundraising as an advisor

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  1. allaragallagher

    allaragallagher Comrade

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    Hey all,

    I am an advisor this year. Last year the class had a candy mishap early on, perpetuated by their advisor, that made people swear off buying from them. That was the only fundraiser they held so they ended the year really disheartened. I really want to help them out and be a successful advisor. A coworker of mine has been very successful doing in-school fundraisers like bake sales, ice cream socials, etc. Another coworker does a lot of magazine fundraising: kitchen cutlery, Christmas wrapping paper, etc. What's left?
     
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  3. geoteacher

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    I am the advisor for one small activity group. We did a Noodles fundraiser and. Schwanns fundraiser. Both were comparatively easy to manage - I did as much work as I wanted and then let things run.
     
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    Our Music teacher has great success with sales of popcorn and cookies at lunch hour.
     
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    This may sound crazy, but my senior class sold LIGHT BULBS as a fundraiser. Between that and a sub sandwich sale, my prom ticket was $10.
     
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    Oh yeah, and Student Council had "If it's Tuesday, it must be Pretzel Day" as a weekly thing for at least a decade. They were sold by where the buses loaded and in the front lobby.
     
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    We aren't allowed to have the basic "fundraisers" any more in our school districts. But, we are allowed to have certain in-school types of fundraisers.

    Pennies for Trees--Students made posters to advertise this one and we made enough for 5 trees 2 school years ago.

    Licorice Sales---Not my personal favorite for so many sugar-rush reasons, but it earned $1100 this past school year in 1 week. Yeah, not sure many kids bought lunch!

    Scrip---gift card fundraiser...we've earned almost $5000 towards building an addition on to our school in 1 school year alone with parents purchasing gift cards and having a percentage immediately sent to the school's account. It's a bit of a good challenge to get started, but once you do, it's awesome!
     
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    Last year one of our classes had a Yankee candle fundraiser. I liked the option to order online.

    One I remember my children's school had about 12 year ago that was actually a pretty big hit....Tupperware!

    There are also some local eateries that will allow a benefit night where a percent of proceeds for certain hours (or with coupon, I'm not really sure how it works) goes towards your group.
     
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    We did Penny Wars this year, we raised $1100 for the student body. The kids had a great time with it too.
     
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    School tshirts with school mascot - HUGE money maker.

    One of our groups charges teaches $1 to wear jeans on a Wednesday. This one definitely needs admin approval. :) Teachers get a sticker to wear as "evidence" they paid.
     
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    We pay $5 to wear jeans every Friday for a month. Most groups usually take one month. We did a Scentsy fundraiser one year that went great! We've done dances as fundraisers. The DJ donated his time so we didn't have to really pay for anything. Penny wars are a big hit usually. Class of t-shirts were popular too. Each kid signed a document and then all signatures were printed in the numbers for that class.
     
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    Kids sold Mix bags and frozen cookie dough and desserts, but the frozen dessert sale offered the school half of the profits so that one was the most popular.
     

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