We've asked some of our more successful fundraisers to explain how they raised their funds and an overwhelming majority came back with "PRIZES!" Here are some ideas and fliers to inspire you with planning your fundraiser!
Fundraiser Prize Ideas
Anyone who brings in an order is invited to the end-of-fundraiser party
The Principal will dress up in a silly costume if sellers reach their goal
Receive a free homework pass
“Silly string” principal or teachers at an assembly if goal reached
Free pajama days for sellers who bring in X amount of orders
Gift certificates to local businesses (pizzerias, ice cream shops, movie theaters, etc.)
iTunes/Amazon/Netflix gift cards
Top sellers can go out for lunch with teacher or principal
Mini spa certificates (manicures/pedicures) for top sellers
Click here for a whopping 60 free or almost free fundraiser selling incentives on our blog.
Don't Forget the Teachers!
Mixed Bag Designs has a great Teacher Rewards Program to boost your participation. Teachers whose classrooms reach 50% participation or higher are eligible for a FREE $50 Mixed Bag Designs gift card!Click here for a flyer to pass out to your teachers about how they can earn rewards.
Marshe Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida came up with a special incentive program for teachers too! The top six selling teachers were invited to choose one of the following prizes in the order of the highest grossing dollar amount sold in their classroom:
Spa gift certificate at a local spa
Dinner gift certificate for a night out in town
One month membership to a local Crossfit
Private surf lessons and a gift certificate for lunch at a beach cafe
Paddle boarding lessons and a gift certificate for lunch at a beach cafe
This spirited Principal from Patriot Elementary in Bakersfield, CA agreed to dress as a pirate or a princess if the school reached their goal. When they did, he decided to dress as BOTH!
For school fundraisers, we recommend giving each teacher one of your sample bags to collect orders and then keep as a thank you at the end of the fundraiser. The colorful bag attracts attention in the classroom and also gives the teacher an extra incentive to promote getting those seller packets home and bringing orders in!
Here are some examples of prize fliers from past fundraisers.