Cookie Dough Fundraisers
Cookie dough fundraisers are the best way for schools, clubs, sports teams, churches, and non-profit organizations to raise money, quickly and easily.
When it comes to fundraisers, most people automatically think of doing a bake sale, car wash, or special restaurant night. But how much can you realistically raise? Your mileage will vary, but the proceeds from these kinds of events rarely get out of the hundreds and into the thousands of dollars that your budgets call for.
By contrast, a determined group of people can quickly raise anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 (or more) in just a few focused weeks, with no upfront costs to pay out.
Here's how a typical cookie fundraiser works:
Reserve your cookie dough fundraiser event.
Our fundraising partners will walk you through how to plan for the event, and set dates for kickoff, order deadlines, and a delivery date for your tallied group order.
Distribute catalogs, order forms, and other sales materials to your group members.
The size of your group, along with how many people in the group actually participate in selling, will make all the difference in how much you can raise. Make sure you have the support of your group and some awesome seller incentives with goals to get everyone excited to sell cookie dough.
Group members contact friends, co-workers, and family members in the local area and take cookie dough orders, collecting the proceeds (payable to your organization).
The selling period is usually about 2-3 weeks, depending on the needs of your group. Most groups like to make sure and get two weekends in their selling period.
All orders are turned in by the deadline, with the organization receiving the payments your group members collected.
Savvy fundraising coordinators will call around and remind group members to turn in the orders!
Orders are tallied, and you place your master cookie dough order with Otis Spunkmeyer, confirming your delivery day.
You might want to order a little extra of each flavor, just in case group members forgot to turn in orders. You can always sell the extra tubs at your delivery event, or give them to your volunteers as thank you gifts.
On your delivery day, your friendly fundraising delivery staff will arrive with your cookie dough.
Many groups use a school gym or other large, open, and weather protected space for delivery.
Your group volunteers pick up the cookie dough and then deliver it to their friends, co-workers, and community members who placed orders.
A well organized and promoted delivery day helps ensure that all your sellers remember to pick up the dough on delivery day.
As you can see, cookie dough fundraisers are a powerful tool to help your group raise large amounts of money. Whether you need new uniforms for cheer and football teams, you are raising money for a class trip, or your church needs to meet a budget shortfall, find out how a cookie dough fundraiser can help you.
How can you know if a cookie dough fundraiser is right for your group? To better understand how much money you can make by selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fill out our contact us page and a Otis fundraising representative in your area will reach out to you to discuss the possibilities!
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