Graduation Fundraising Suggestions

Written 16 Mar, 2012 by Jen Johnson 0

Graduation fundraising ideas can provide needed funds for caps, gowns, tassels and other essential items that signify the end of a long and eventful road. There are a number of ways you can support a worthy cause.

Hold a car smash to raise funds for your graduation campaign. Graduates will love the opportunity to let loose and have a fun time taking their aggressions out on an old beat up car. First, you will need to scout around your local community and find a large parking lot to hold this event in. Schedule a date to reserve your local parking lot, either at your school or local shopping mall. Go to your local junk yard and choose a car to your liking. Also, buy a number of rubber mallets at your local dollar store. When the day arrives, set up a booth to take orders for our Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough. Be sure to train your team members about our foods, so potential buyers understand your cause better.

Sporting events are always popular ways to sell our cookie dough while getting support for your worthy cause. Everyone loves buying refreshments during games, so set up a booth and sell coffee, tea, water and canned drinks for liquid refreshments. Bake up some of our Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough beforehand to sell at the games. Be sure to have ample supplies of our marketing literature, including product catalogs, available so potential buyers can place orders on the spot or during a more convenient time during your campaign. Make certain everyone knows the deadline order dates and delivery dates, to prevent confusion.

Hold a crafts fair during graduation week. Craft fairs are fun ways to bring the community together to support your cause. Ask for donations from your local vendors and community members. Charge an entrance fee for the general public and a participant fee for each booth participant. Set up a sales booth and provide refreshments, including some of our cookie dough samples. Ask our representative for extra order form sheets, catalogs and cookie dough signs.

Holding a jewelry-making party is another graduation fundraising idea. Contact your favorite local craft store and inquire about lessons. Many offer catered in-home lessons where participants take home and keep the jewelry they make. In addition to holding a lesson, the vendor brings in food to feed your party goers. When negotiating details, tell the vendor you would like to have this be a fundraiser to help your worthy cause. Buy a couple of tubs of our Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough to bake up and be served for dessert. Also, make certain to have plenty of catalogs available for order taking.

Student-faculty games can be the center point of your graduation fundraising campaign. It gives a chance for everyone to have fun and forget about the classroom environment. Place sign-up sheets throughout the school, write about the game in your school newspaper and notify the general public by using our Otis Spunkmeyer press release templates. Charge an admission fee and sell refreshments.

Graduation is a time of recognizing accomplishments and relieving the grinding pressure involved during the school years. Take the time to organize, put on a safe and fun fundraising campaign to make it a memorable experience for everyone involved.

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