Post all of your Fundraising Ideas for the new year here!
1) A cookbook. We could ask the teachers, administation staff, board of education, even reach out to the middle school and elementary school staff to collect recipes. We could do the typing ourselves in Microsoft Word or Publisher in 1/2 pages like the church cookbooks we all see. We could find someone to do the printing (hopefully free), put a nice plastic cover on (similar to the one we use on the patron book) and find someone to bind for us. Hopefully we would only need to pay for the binders. We could start small and print 100 books and sell them in the schools (the teachers might be the first to buy them to see what all their friends put in the books). We could sell them at demos, local events, and anywhere we go. When we run out of books, we just print more. I think this would generate a good amount of money with little monetary investment.
2) Doggie treats. I have a vision of buying some Milk Bones, wrapping them in clear wrapping paper, tying them in holiday lace with a note attached relating to the holiday. They would look like cute party favors. We could make them cheap and sell them for $3 at demos, local events (the Town Halloween and Xmas events), possibly at the elementary school Halloween events, even in the school. Everyone loves novel pet gifts and no one minds handing over $3 to buy their kid a cute holiday item to give to their dog. However, I don't think this would generate a ton of money.