7 Pizza Fundraising Ideas

Pizza is a very popular food that can make for a great fundraising program. There are lots of different pizza fundraising ideas that could raise lots of money for your school or other non profit organization.

Here’s 7 Unique Pizza Fundraising Ideas:

1. Pizza Party – Plan a pizza dinner night at your location. Contact local pizza places in advance and negotiate with them for a good price on the pizzas. If you are hosting a larger event, you may be able to get the pizzas donated.

2. Pizza booth at a Carnival – Host a pizza “by the slice” booth at a local carnival, festival, or other special event and sell drinks separately. This is similar to the pizza dinner, except you don’t have to worry about selling tickets or getting the people there. You are going to where the hungry people already are!

3. Dine out at a Local Restaurant – Many restaurants sponsor special fundraising programs which will give your organization a percentage of the profits or receipts from a designated day. It is important to understand the requirements set up by the restaurant and promote the night very well. Offer door prizes or other incentives for people to come to the pizza night.

4. Sell Pre-made Pizzas or Pizza Kits – There are a variety of companies that offer catalogs featuring pizza products. Some of these are ready made pizzas and some are pizza making kits.

5. Pizza Recipe Contest – Bake-offs are always fun events and bring out the competitive spirit in those who like to cook. Create a pizza recipe contest where those who would like to enter must submit a pizza recipe. Select several finalists who will bake their pizza creation and submit it to judges to decide who has the best pizza recipe.

6. Pizza Cooking Class – Sponsor a cooking class that teaches students to create gourmet pizzas. This pizza fundraising idea raises money through the tuition fee students pay for the class. With the support of a good cook or chef who is willing to donate his or her time this could be a great event. Contact local grocery stores to ask if they can donate the ingredients needed for the class.

7. Pizza Prizes – This pizza fundraising idea is really a supplement to other fundraising programs. Offer a pizza party or gift certificates as prizes for volunteers who sell the most raffle tickets, candy or other fundraiser product.

Pizza fundraisers can be great ways to raise money for your organization. Choose the pizza fundraising idea that fits best for your group and you’ll find it to be a fun fundraiser.

About the Author

Sandra Sims has been fundraising for various charities for over 10 years. She is the publisher of Step By Step Fundraising newsletter, which will help you get maximum results from your charity fundraising campaign. To get a free copy of the special report “The 5 Keys to Successful Fundraising” visit StepByStepFundraising.com

What’s The Scoop On Cookie Dough Fundraisers?

Katherine, Editor – The JustFundraising Insider

Cookie dough fundraising is becoming very popular with many fundraising groups today. It’s no surprise, since freshly baked cookes are as easy to sell, as they are to eat!

How Cookie Dough Fundraising Works?
Using order-taker brochures, your group members allow your supporters to choose from a selection of mouth watering flavors, some of which include Chocolate Chunk, M&M’s, Peanut Butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Reese’s Pieces, Hershey’s Kisses and White Chocolate Macadamia.

Once all orders are taken and the money has been collected, the order forms are tallied and the cookie dough is ordered with your fundraising company. About two weeks later, your cookie dough is delivered for you to distribute to your buyers. The dough is usually packed in 3 lb tubs. Because most cookie dough comes frozen some planning with your fundraising company is needed for delivery day. However, some of the newest cookie dough requires no refrigeration and will keep for many months.

No Money Up Front

Since cookie dough fundraising is an order taker fundraiser, you can fundraise without putting any money up-front. This is great if you are low on cash to begin with. Most tubs sell for $10 and expect to make between 35% – 55% profit depending on how much your group sells. Make sure to choose a fundraising company that provides free shipping since 3 lb tubs can add up fast. A group size of 20 and larger is recommended, but any group can raise anywhere from $1,000 – $10,000 and more if they are motivated and focused.

About the Author

The JustFundraising team has 12 years experience in fundraising and has been providing fundraisers through the Internet for 6 years. To request your free Spring 2005 fundraising kit go to Free Spring 2005 Fundraising Kit or call toll free at 1-888-440-4114. Visit www.JustFundraising.com.

Make the Most of Your Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Cookie dough fundraisers have been a popular way to raise money for schools, sports teams and other non profit organization. Cookie dough fundraiser companies provide tubs or boxes of frozen cookie dough for your group to sell. Your group takes advance orders and/or buys a certain number of cases ahead of time and then sells it.

Here are some ways to boost the sales of your cookie dough fundraiser:

1. Plan your sale way in advance and let your sellers know ahead of time about the cookie dough fundraiser.

2. Set goals for the cookie dough fundraiser. Decide ahead of time how much money needs to be raised. From this goal fundraising amount calculate how many units of cookie dough will need to be sold. Let your sellers know what their individual goals are.

3. Set a reasonable time limit for getting all the orders in from participants.

4. Offer prizes for participants who sell the minimum amount.

5. Offer a big prize for the person who sells the most cookie dough.

6. Create “teams” of sellers and provide a pizza party or other incentive for the group who sells the most.

7. If your organization is short the minimum order, the organization can fund the difference and sell them later.

8. Use extra cookie dough supply or buy extra to make cookies. Sell cookies at a bake sale, sports game, at school, or anywhere there are people. If your baking oven is near your selling table it’s even better – people can’t resist when they smell the warm aroma of cookies baking!

About the Author

Sandra Sims has been fundraising for various charities for over 10 years. She is the publisher of Step By Step Fundraising newsletter, which will help you get maximum results from your charity fundraising campaign. To get a free copy of the special report “The 5 Keys to Successful Fundraising” visit StepByStepFundraising.com