PTA Fundraising Ideas

PTA Fundraising Ideas

PTA Fundraising Ideas

Hundreds of teachers and parents search for PTA fundraising ideas on the internet each month. Because of this, we wanted to create a resource for parent and teacher associations all over the country. The national Parent Teachers Association Organization is devoted to help students get the best all around education possible. We believe our school PTA fundraising ideas can help get students and their parents involved.

Hey Parents! — Which PTA Fundraiser idea does your Parent Teacher Organization want to try first?

School fundraising is serious business for PTAs. However, we believe it can also be a lot of fun when planned right. So here we go:

PTA fundraising ideas with our Poppin Popcorn program#1- How to sell fun snacks like a popcorn fundraiser for school?

Sure you could do this yourself. However, you’ll find it to be a lot of work.

You will need staff volunteers to help organize, equipment, and popcorn bags. It tends to be messy and not as easy as it looks. Plus, how much are people willing to pay for PLAIN popcorn? Not more than a $1 or $2. There is not much of an earning potential her, is there?

On the other hand, PTA members love our gourmet popcorn brochures because all the work is done for them.

  • No mess making chocolate drizzled popcorn!
  • Your Parent Teachers Association can earn up to $4 per bag.
  • Plenty of delicious flavors to choose from.
  • Retails for only $8.
  • You get all the popcorn brochures you need.
  • Finally, you get all the free coaching you need to succeed.
  • TIP: This works great to raise cash and awareness for your favorite charity too.

Please notice how the following programs can be combined with any of our snack brochures.

Matching gifts

#2- What are some school fundraiser ideas using the matching gift mindset?

Just suppose you could get a local business that was willing to make a matching gift for every bag of popcorn or tub of cookie dough you sold? You would double your profits just like that!

So you may wonder why a business in your community would want to support a “double the donation” events like this? Because of lots of publicity and new customers!

You can also make it a public matching challenge. Call the local news station and get them some publicity. Additionally, make it a game to see how many bags of popcorn or tubs of cookie dough you can sell. And finally you may want to keep score and award prizes to the kids that sell the most.

10.00 POPCORN brochure earns you up to 50% profit#3- How can we use a crowdfunding campaign for selling popcorn?

Here are more PTA fundraising ideas using our popular popcorn brochure.

So, what do you say when people say… “I don’t eat popcorn”?

Tell them about your crowdfunding to provide snacks for others.

For instance, you can donate to send popcorn to:

  • The soldiers overseas that are away from their families.
  • Vets in local hospitals.
  • The elderly in local  community senior homes.

Or you can simply tell them, “I understand you don’t want this for yourself. However, many people like to sponsor a snack for someone else in need. Would you like to help?”

What do you say when they say they don’t have $8 to give? This is where the crowd sourcing trick comes in. Tell them they can give anything they would like…

  • $1
  • $2
  • $5
  • Even spare change.

Your contribution will go towards buying a treat for someone in need. Help your neighbors feel good about donating their spare change.

Have an auction!#4- What are some auction tips to sell more popcorn?

This is a fun twist to try out when combining the event and campaign tips we share.You can either purchase something to auction off, or ask somebody to donate something for a good cause at your school.

A fun twist on adding auctions to your PTA fundraiser campaign

Instead of auctioning with dollars, you can auction with gourmet popcorn bags. For example, the auctioneer can say, “How many popcorn bags do i hear for this lovely __________?” The idea is to get an auction frenzy up and sell even more popcorn.

Are you looking for a fun event for your next campaign? Then keep reading because next we will share some fun things for parents and students to enjoy together.

Additional PTA Fundraising ideas

Can you put on a Bingo night? #5- How can a school fundraising bingo night help us raise money?

Bingo nights are a great way to make money and have a great time. Bingo nights include bingo, raffles, and can even include our $8 gourmet popcorn.

To make money, you can charge a small entry fee. Or you can charge a fee for each game. Finally, you can also sell refreshments and snacks.

Fall fun festival ideas#6- What are some tips for a fall festival fundraiser or spring flings?

On the other hand, Fall festivals and Spring flings are events that the school holds. Both events include games such as ring tosses, soccer, bowling. Since the fall festival is in the fall, you can have Halloween games. And since the spring fling is in the spring, you can have more flowers and bright colors.

You can get good suggestions by thinking about how a carnival or county fair works.  Charging admission is up to you. If you don’t charge an entry fee or registration, you can sell tickets for every game you have instead. Furthermore, you can sell food and refreshments with concession stands.

Raffle ticket sales for school#7 How can we use raffles for our next campaign?

Raffles can also be a part of both of these events. People pay money for the raffle tickets and the money from the tickets can go to the school or a certain cause. You can sell tickets for a modest price. Some schools sell raffle tickets for anywhere from $1 – $5 each.

Bake sale Fundraisers

#8- What are some tips for a Parent Teacher Association bake sale drive?

At bake sales, the parents makes money by selling baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. Bake sales are also a great place to sell cookie dough. This way people can make their own cookies at home for $10 a tub.

Furthermore, the parents can also make the cookies from the cookie dough in our catalogs for the bake sale. If  people really like them, they can buy them for their own home. These are just a couple of ways to make money for your students.

Picnic ideas - But don't invite the ants!#9- What about school picnics?

A good old fashioned picnic is a great way to raise money for the kids. Food, fun and raising funds! Plenty of fresh air, games and getting together for a good cause.

School picnics are great to have in the spring, early summer, or even in the fall before it gets too cold. 

#10- What are some ways to use scavenger hunts?

A group scavenger hunt or treasure hunt can be a fun way to raise funds for the children.

You can do scavenger hunts in many ways:

  • Friends forming their own team.
  • Class against class.
  • Family teams.
  • Boys versus girls

You can also do it with an old fashioned treasure map with clues or a modern GPS system. Charge an entry fee per participant or by team.

You can also find imaginative ways to get local businesses to sponsor you. For instance, you can put a business on the map. Additionally, they may have to go into a store to take a photo or find a clue. A local business would be happy to get this free publicity and be introduced to new costumers.

#11- Which Halloween night event will you try?

Here are just a few ways to get your imagination working.

  • Costume party
  • Costume competition
  • Haunted house
  • Scary movie night with a grab bag for everyone.
  • Halloween themed bake sale goodies and candy sale.

#12- What are some student art show tips?

You can do this in many ways. You can auction off student art to the highest bidder. Additionally, you can create student art activities that the students might pay for.

    • Go to the zoo or park to draw scenery.
    • Take a pottery class at a local potter’s workshop.
    • Bring in an art specialist that will teach a new form of art the students have never tried before.

What about a thon, Shoe Drive or Sites like Fundly?

Each of these can help you raise funds and they work to compliment our catalogs and brochures to help you sell snacks. Many of our customers have tried doing a thon, or a shoe drive or websites like fundly before. Yet they come back to FZ year after year.


Contact us for a qucik coaching call to see the difference for yourself.

Bonus tip: Did you know you could buy our gourmet popcorn in bulk for your next event campaign?

Yes! Your Parent Teacher Organization gets wholesale pricing on gourmet popcorn when you purchase it in advance. This is an excellent snack you can sell on bingo night, fall festivals, and spring flings.

FREE fundraiser resources to help you get the next donation

In conclusion, has 50 years of experience helping schools, parents and teachers raise money for students. We understand how much work goes into getting teachers, staff, volunteers, students, kids and to ask parents for help. We have the top resources to help you reach out to your local community. Best of all their are no up front fees for your non profit organization. We remove the difficulty normally associated with raising money at school. As you can see our PTO programs pair well with traditional options like crowdfunding, matching gift and peer to peer. Now all you have to do is ask us to help.

Because we want to help.

When you call to ask your questions, we will share powerful PTA fundraising ideas for you to go back and share with your board.

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