OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree Ideas For Hosting Cookie Fundraisers

Cookie fundraisers can be a great way to raise money for a small church group, sports team, or similar organization. Everyone loves sweets and you can make a lot of money hosting small group fundraisers this way. There are several ways to go about doing this, so gather your fundraising team and be prepared to get a little bit creative. Here are three ideas for hosting cookie fundraisers:

1. Have a good old fashioned bake sale. This is a great idea for many reasons. A base sale can be really inexpensive, especially if you commit to making some basic cookies—like sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies. You don’t need to spend a lot in the way of cookie decorations or packaging, and you can sell them for a huge profit. Make it an event after church or during a sporting event and set up a decorated table that makes your wares look more appealing. This is a fun way to get your whole group involved and you can make good money doing it.

2. Sell cookie dough. There are a number of companies online that work with people to host cookie dough fundraisers. Your team can go door to door to sell cookie dough that comes pre-packaged and frozen so that people can hang on to it until they are ready to thaw it out and bake the cookies. This is an especially great fundraising idea before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

3. Make cookie bouquets. This is a great way to make good money—and to make your fundraiser a little snazzier. Companies that sell cookie bouquets make big money, and usually a cookie bouquet is really expensive. Have your team members get together and make some creative cookie bouquets of their own. You can buy inexpensive but nice looking baskets and other packaging and people will love that it’s a ready-made gift. Sell them around the holidays or during other special occasions like Valentine’s Day.