The articles about fundraising are the most popular sections on this site, so when I redesigned Charity Wire, I decided to feature them right up front, to make them easier for folks to find. I could just as easily have called this article "school fundraising", or "cheerleader fundraising". It doesn’t matter what type of group you have, whether it’s a sports team or a church group, from little league to college. The basic idea is the same... How can my group raise funds?
Most school and sports fundraising, whether for baseball teams, or football or cross country have a small group of 20-40 energetic young people as a built-in fundraising machine. If it’s a school-wide event, then you could be looking at several hundred kids. I know when I was in elementary school, we sold everything from candy-bars to magazine subscriptions.