I need money money money money money money
In our history class we're doing this presidential campaign thing
And our group has to do some fundraising so that we can buy materials for advertising
What are some good and cheap fundraising ideas you can think of or ideas that your school uses??
First of all, congrats on getting your fundraising started! Raising support for a worthy cause can be super rewarding.
One route you might want to consider is setting up a homepage for your group on a fundraising website.
Raising support online is much simpler and more tidy than raising funds via cash or check (most sites can link donations straight to your bank account through a merchant processor). And having a group page gives you a central place to post information, photos and let people know what you do - this helps you promote your cause to friends, family and whoever else you want.
There are plenty of sites these days that help groups meet their goals - here are some good options:
First Giving (http://funadvice.com/r/bim2lgpg02c) is a solid one. They charge about 5% on donations raised and have a simple structure to set up your page (though you may have to be a certified non-profit to register with them).
If that's the case, another option is Empowered (http://funadvice.com/r/1526lb8ueel. They process about 3.5% on donations raised, offer lots of tools to help organize/fundraise, and I know they support all small groups, regardless of non-profit status.
And you could always try to send up your own PayPal account to link to you directly, but this is a little trickier and a bit inflexible.
Good luck getting your fundraising going, I hope this helps!
Don't do the washing cars thing...that is old, it's freezing out, and it sucks!
For fundraising you should try selling lollipops to students in the hallways! That
always helped for my school!
Go in to your nearet krispy kreme and ask for a fundraising leaflet. Basically they sell you reduced doughnuts and you sell them on at a doughnut event. They can even give you banners and hats.
Check out sites such as Phoneraiser.com. You can also make money from used cell phones and old ink cartridges.
Sell Candy Bars :)
Me and my cousin made $156 in two days.