Fundraising Ideas for High Schools


Are you looking for unique fundraising ideas for high schools that are different than bake sales, car washes, or other fundraisers that may be dull or played out? Read below as our team of experienced fundraising professionals shares fool-proof methods that are proven to be profitable fundraising ideas for high schools.


High School Band Fundraiser

High school bands are ideal student organizations for Flags for Fundraising. Many students are usually involved in band, and they can be very enthusiastic and organized. So, a Flagpole Set Subscription/Rental Fundraiser is a great idea for high school bands. Utilize your large number of band members by having the participants visit door-to-door in your community and solicit flag rentals. If organized properly, they should be able to visit hundreds of houses if planned well enough in advance.


In a Flagpole Set Rental Fundraiser, display the flagpole set on the buyer’s property for a set time period. A typical time frame is prior to Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. In this scenario, the band would be responsible for selling the flagpole set, installing it, and uninstalling it at the agreed-upon time.


The benefit to this program is that the band maintains ownership of the flagpole set. So the following year, you can rent the flagpole set again to increase your total profit made off each flagpole set. For example, if you purchased our 7’ Outdoor Flag Set for $25.00, consider selling them for $50 to make a $25 gross profit. Then the following year, you can make 100% profit from your flagpole sets. Remember to consider the average income of your community to price your flags appropriately. And, review our other Fundraising Tips to ensure a successful campaign.


Patriotic Fundraising Ideas for High School

Patriotic programs that feature American flags, Military flags, “thin line” flags, etc. can be great fundraising ideas for high schools. Occasions for these fundraisers could include Memorial Day, Independence Day, Flag Day, Patriots Day, or Veterans Day, for example. A “Flags for Honor” fundraiser is a great way to display patriotic flags while recognizing esteemed heroes, patriots, veterans, or other esteemed honorees. In this scenario, the buyer would sponsor the flagpole set to acknowledge their honoree. Each flagpole set should display an Honor Medallion dedicated by the buyers for their honorees. For example, the honorees could include family members, friends, mentors, coaches, teachers, associates, or loved ones. Or, organize a Flags for Honor campaign during homecoming week with custom flags that are dedicated to different graduating classes.


The flags in a Flags for Honor flag display will usually fly together in a designated location, such as your high school, football stadium, public park, or other appropriate area. This way, buyers can visit the flagpole set they donated. We also recommend a celebration the day your event starts to recognize your students’ hard work and encourage community involvement. It is always a good fundraising idea to build excitement for your program! Visit to learn more about one of our most successful Flags for Honor programs.


High School Spirit Flag Fundraiser

Or, if you’d like to sell flags instead of renting them, consider a high school spirit flag fundraising idea. You would print custom flagpole sets, then sell, deliver, and install them. But it would be the buyers’ flagpole set to keep, so your group would not be responsible for uninstalling them at the end of the season. So, if you have a smaller group, this may be an option to consider. However, this program may result in the least amount of total profit because you can’t rent or resell them the following year.


A great fundraising idea for high schools is to sell custom photo flags of teams, classes, or student organizations. The families involved with those programs would be motivated buyers because it is a great way to commemorate their students. We are open to making custom flags per the request of our customer, so let's talk!


More Fundraising Ideas for High School

Do you have an idea of your own that you’d like to bring to life? Would you like to hear more ideas, or would you like us to further explain the fundraising ideas for high schools listed above? We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or help make your fundraising ideas a reality. Let's make your fundraiser a success; read this guide to get started!