Sometimes the best way to get fundraising inspiration is to look at other cheerleading fundraisers of the past and present. We've collected some of our favorite fundraising ideas and stories to share. Hopefully one (or all!) of them inspires your next fundraiser!

  • In Virginia, the Hopewell High School cheerleaders know how to make the most of fundraising. During one summer, the squad did a variety of fundraisers, including selling doughnuts, raffling off baseball game tickets, serving spaghetti dinners, hosting a Ruby Tuesdays Night, holding a yard sale, running a community youth camp, and visiting local businesses for sponsorships. All of their hard work and community support paid off. The team raised enough to purchase 25 new cheer uniforms for the new season! They even picked up their fundraising efforts again in the fall. Read the rest of the story here.

  • At Hubbard High School in Ohio, the cheerleading squad transformed their old cheer uniforms into decorative pillows, which provided her graduating athletes with a memento for their years of hard work and participation and an excellent source of fundraising income. The team charged $25 per pillow and the idea was so successful, they repeated the fundraiser the next season! Read more here.

  • You could go viral with your fundraiser like one Canadian cheer family did. Using the online fundraising platform, Indiegogo, two sisters, Layne and Shaye (ages 12 and 15) raised money to help pay for their cheer program fees. The girls ended up raising more than $3,500. Read more here.

  • In Greenwich, CT, the high school squad used their love of shopping and fashion to create a fundraiser. Every year, the team hosts a Fashion Show and Holiday Boutique, where local vendors can also participate. Read more here.

How does your cheer squad fundraise? Would you try any of these ideas?