Australian Fundraising Ideas Blog

Learn the secrets to holding a fun and profitable fundraiser from Mr Fundraising himself, Billy G - and others who have made fundraising work for their school or organisation!

My School Walk or Run for Fun Customer Feedback

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“Extremely professional and very easy to run. Great fundraiser for very little effort. Easy to do with minimal volunteers.” C. Jacobsen

“Well that was certainly an easy fundraiser! I'm extremely pleased with the support and speed of service we have received from Australian Fundraising. I was amazed that I could put the prize request in on a Friday and have the prizes by Tuesday! Thank you for making my job easier”. C. Walbutton

"What a great fundraiser! Our school currently has 240 children and we managed to raise $7500 from our recent walk-a-thon. That was $1800 more than our previous year’s fun run.  The prizes were fantastic and definitely gave the children incentive.  Not only was it a fun and healthy activity on the day it also greatly benefited our school.  We received great support from the team at Australian Fundraising Specialists.  We would definitely recommend this fundraiser".  A. Water State School P&C

“Our program was awesome once the rain eased up and all fun run options - wrist bands, water, sorted prizes also delivered quickly were successful. Parents responded well and the students enjoyed contributing to school resources.” M. Felton

"Fundraising was made very easy with the help of Australian School and Club Fundraising Specialists. Our school managed to raise approximately $12,000 net. The prizes were of excellent quality and the children had plenty to choose from.  From the P&C’s perspective, the computer program made the collation of monies and prizes very simple. When the prizes arrived (on time) the order was exactly as ordered". M. Westerman

"On behalf of the Southern Cross Catholic School Parents & Friends Association I would like to thank you for your generous support of our  inaugural Riverway Walk.  The event was a great success with almost $33,000 having being raised, exceeding our wildest expectations. We have been amazed by the level of support for this event and the positive feedback. While the children did a tremendous job in seeking sponsorship from friends, relatives and neighbours, your contribution toward incentive prizes for the event certainly helped to keep them focused".   K. Clarke

“Extremely professional and very easy to run. Great fundraiser for very little effort. Easy to do with minimal volunteers.” C. Jacobsen

“Fantastic opportunity to encourage students to be active and healthy while raising a lot of money to purchase resources to help their education.” K. Eakin

“The whole process allowed for an easy and exciting way to raise funds for our club.” C. Deviny

“Ran very smoothly, no problems at all. Prizes delivered promptly. Will be doing this again in 2013 for sure!” T. Parker

“Our program was awesome once the rain eased up and all fun run options - water, sorted prizes also delivered quickly were successful. Parents responded well and the students enjoyed contributing to school resources.” M. Felton

Billy G Cookie Dough Feedback

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What does everyone think about our Billy G's Gourmet Cookie and Biscuit Dough?

"Hello, I was wondering if anyone in my area was fundraising with your amazing cookie dough? I'm in Victoria 3134 (I am willing to drive a far way if necessary lol)!"

"G’day Billy G. Saw a great idea on Facebook showing your cookie dough being used on the outside of a cupcake tin. The end result being a cookie dough shell that could then be filled with ice cream, or whatever else people want to put in it. I mentioned it at work and the Cookie Dough is now in high demand again! Could you please email me a flyer that shows varieties available & how much tubs are? It could be another good way to raise some cancer research funds."

"Put it this way - if I knew someone locally doing a Billy G cookie dough fundraiser I would throw out all the meat I had bought and frozen and replace it with cookie dough. My DP would go mental, but it would be well worth it. Mmmm...cookies... "

"Drool! We had Billy G Cookie Dough at Kindy last year and I sold about 40 million tubs at work, they are that popular. White Choc and Macadamia is our fav but love all of them! Great straight out of the tub... yummo!"

"From start to finish Australian Fundraising was most helpful and diligent at all times. So far this year the Cookie Dough fundraiser has been our most successful (and might I say most delicious).  I had the pleasure of speaking with some of the children this morning who had cookies last night for dessert - they all had the most wonderful reports of the cookies being "soooo yummy". I spoke with a couple of parents also who baked cookies (pretty much as soon as they got home on most accounts) and raved at how easy it was & how some wished they had ordered more tubs (I learnt the hard way the first time too!). Your accounting software is easy to use and makes collating/ordering/packing very easy - thanks! I look forward to "doing it all again" soon." Murarrie State School P&C

"The Billy G’s fundraiser was considered a huge success which exceeded our expectations, not only due to the money we raised but how well supported it was by the school community. Not only did we raise much needed funds for our school, but it was made very easy by being supported by the software package, which took all the hassle out of collating everyone’s order form. Even our few left-overs were in high demand!" Briony Burt

"We are very pleased with the outcome. Firstly with the number of orders and the overall amount raised. Secondly it was so easy to run. It's been terrific. You can pencil us in again for next year." Lindy M, Mt Cotton State School

"We are a school of only 115 students but we sold over 500 tubs of cookie dough; it was so easy to run, your tally software was a delight to use and it was a pleasure to work with your company". Casey B, Bouldercombe Primary School

"It really does sell itself. Plus the incentive prizes are great. Parent's are becoming tired of always having their hand in their pockets for the school, so it's fantastic that we can offer a fundraiser where parent's can purchase cool products and still support the school – talk about win-win. The software made ordering a breeze. We have had all good feedback from our customers and it's nice to see kids with Billy G's cookies in their lunchbox. I would heartily recommend this fundraiser to anyone – it's easy, different and rewarding and supportive. Good onya Billy G!" Alligator Creek State School

"I thought if the school could get 100 tubs ordered I would be happy. You said we would easily get to 400. I am still collecting orders this afternoon and we are over 700 tubs. So easily run and this is one of our most profitable fundraisers in years." Deborah G, Oxley State School

"We were surprised at how much we sold. Basically the cookies sold themselves with very little effort from us which will make it easier when we do it again as people should remember how good they were." Suzanne D, Kurwongbah State School

"Thanks for such a good fundraiser. Everyone loves their cookies and the gifts have all the children happy and excited. Looking forward to next year's fundraiser". Timboon Kindergarten. Sold 256 tubs from 70 forms.

Billy G's Gourmet Cookie Dough - Add a splash of colour

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It's no secret that everyone loves our Billy G's Gourmet Cookie and Biscuit Dough, it's always in high demand! We often get customers sending in great tips and ideas and it's time to start sharing and inspiring!

With St Patrick's Day, Easter and Mother's Day fast approaching we have some clever ideas that can easily be achieved with any of the cookie dough products:

  • Add a splash of colour to the dough (for best results use any of the light dough batters). One school did this in their Tuck Shop/Canteen selling pink coloured, heart shaped, Choc Chip cookies and they sold out straight away. They made more for lunch sales and they sold faster than they could bake!
  • Roll the dough flat and cookie-cut shapes to suit themed events.
  • Ice the finished cookies and decorate with icing and sprinkles.
  • Bake egg-shaped cookies ready for Easter.
  • Let the kids bake and decorate cookies to give to Mum on Mother's Day.

Regardless of whether you are making the cookies to enjoy with friends and family, for resale or as a gift - they are sure to be a treat that's in high demand.

Enjoy and keep the stories coming - we love hearing (and sharing) tips and tricks!!!

St Patrick's Day - 17 March
Easter Day - 31 March
Mother's Day - 12 May

 

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Check out the Billy G's Gourmet Cookie Dough range here.

New vinyl banners to promote My School Walk or Run for Fun fundraiser

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Make sure your fundraiser is unforgettable! Display the new vinyl banners on your front fence/gate to ensure high exposure for the duration of your fundraiser. Boosting exposure also boosts support and funds.

“I just received the boxes of goodies for the My School Walk or Run for Fun Program including the vinyl banner, juice sticks, sponsorship brochures and participation certificates. The new vinyl banner is a great idea. It certainly will generate interest and keep the students and their families aware of the fundraising event.”
Damian Anderson, HPE Teacher

Click here to find out more about the My School Walk and Run for Fun program for 2013.

(Vinyl banners are also available for the Billy G's Gourmet Cookie and Biscuit Dough Fundraiser)

Billy G's Cookie Dough is one of the best selling fundraisers in Australia!

Don't take our word for it... even the Billy G's Cookie Dough and Australian Fundraising Facebook walls speak for themselves:

"I'd love to see updates of any customers who are currently selling their fundraising dough, I love this stuff, it's just that I don't know anybody who is fundraising more than once a year... and once a year is not enough for this yummy dough!!" L.R.

"Can u buy your mixtures anywhere else other then fundraisers.. I dont know anyone doing them at the moment.." S.A.

"Love the cookies.... so easy to make and taste beautiful..." C.L.

"YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! What a treat, William loved rolling the dough, only took us 20 minutes, as a mum I loved that there was NO MESS!! Thanks Billy G!" M.W.

"Hi is there any schools near mackay fundraisin so i can buy another tub! its beauitful stuff." S.D.

"We are a school of only 115 students but we sold over 500 tubs of cookie dough; it was so easy to run, your tally software was a delight to use and it was a pleasure to work with your company".

What are you waiting for?! Learn more here.