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How to Hold a Successful Pizza Fundraiser

October 24, 2014

Pizza is among the most popular foods in the United States, and even more popular in schools, churches and in youth organizations. Therefore, if you’re looking to establish a successful fundraising campaign, then you should consider a pizza fundraiser. Not only is this an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and funds for your cause, but it’s an enjoyable event people of all ages will enjoy. While there are many different ways to establish a pizza fundraiser, the following are considered the most successful options.

Pizza Fundraiser Ideas

The Pizza Card

This type of fundraiser is perhaps one of the most commonly used methods because of its ease and effectiveness. In the most general sense, your school, church or organization sells special pizza cards to supporters. Each pizza card is a “coupon” for a local pizza business. Of course, this requires you to network with local pizza companies, but generally these businesses (especially locally owned restaurants) are more than happy to create a special coupon card as it showcases their willingness to help out a good cause as well as bringing in both old and new customers.

Homemade Pizza Kits

There’s something delicious and special about making your own pizza. This type of fundraiser calls upon this fun culinary activity by selling ready-to-prepare homemade pizza kits. These kits are found at stores or sold by fundraising companies. You can even create your own homemade pizza kit by purchasing individual ingredients at a wholesale warehouse. Basically, your group sells the homemade kits to supporters. This is an excellent add-on fundraiser for larger events, such as school or county festivals/fairs.

Pizza Party at the Firehouse

If you’re searching for a fun and interesting way to hold a pizza fundraiser while simultaneously helping your local firehouse, you should consider holding a pizza fundraiser event at the firehouse. The majority of local firehouses enjoy holding fundraiser events as it not only showcases their willingness to sponsor their community, but it also provides a great deal of funds for the firehouse. Community members will love getting a tour of the firehouse, meeting local fireman, and enjoying pizza!

Secondary Fundraising Opportunity

As the old fundraising saying goes, “Where there’s people, sell them something” if there is a larger event or festival, consider selling pizza-by-the-slice. This works especially well at all-day festivals, as some people only need a slice of pizza to curve their hunger. Consider opening up a pizza booth and selling only pizza slices in three varieties, such as cheese-only, pepperoni and veggie pizza. Talk with your local pizza restaurants and see if they would be willing to donate pizza or offer slices at a discounted rate.

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