Student Council Fundraising Ideas

Student Council is often a young person’s first experience with government. From the Student Body President on down, the Student Council is typically focused, at least part of the time, on fundraising for the school, for an improvement project, new education program, improvements to grounds or services, even improvements to school lunches. Just about every aspect of student life can benefit from a successful fundraising campaign.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Kodiak, AK, the Student Council at Kodiak Middle School raised $1,000 selling candy-grams for Valentine’s Day to give electricity to a school in Mali, west Africa. At California State University in Long Beach, the College of Liberal Arts Student Council held a Roaring Twenties Art Auction fundraiser for the spring semester. Fundraisers by other Student Councils include penny drives, pie throws, donation jars, volleyball tournaments, dinners, thons, raffles, dating games, and product sales.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next student council fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Student Council Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of student council DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Crazy Hat Day, Radio Days, Kidnap the Teacher, Spirit Chain, Mascot Pride, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your student council fundraiser.

Dating Game – The National Honor Society at Seminole HS in Sanford, FL, organizes a Dating Game fundraiser based on the concept of the television show, with three bachelors and three bachelorettes asking unseen contestants a series of questions. Read more…

Barrels for Education – In Louisville, Kentucky, nearly 40 paintings were displayed at the Louisville Public Library as a fundraiser, but not on traditional canvases. This artwork was created on 55-gallon metal drums by students and teachers in the Boulder Valley School District. Read more….

Seeds to Grow – Instead of asking for donations from your members and supporters or selling a specific product or service, consider giving money away! This fundraiser relies on your volunteers and supporters individual ideas, talents, dedication, and their willingness to do something special for your organization. Read more…