World's Finest Chocolate FundraiserThis article is sponsored by our friends at World's Finest Chocolate. Enter for your chance to win a World’s Finest Chocolate buffet with all the fixings!

When you first joined the PTO, you probably didn’t realize that you’d be counting chocolate bars instead of sheep to help you drift off to sleep or that you’d keep a notebook on your bedside table to jot down easy fundraising ideas for schools (both totally normal in PTO Town, BTW).

As busy PTO leaders, we’re always on the search for a “unicorn”—that one magical fundraiser that’s going to make bank without costing us our marbles. Well, thanks to fundraisers like World’s Finest Chocolate, you can rest easy knowing it’s possible to raise a ton of money in just a few weeks. Below, we’ve rounded up 21 ways this rock-star fundraiser makes #ptolife easier!

1. Not all of us want to use Common Core math to figure out our fundraising profits, so World’s Finest Chocolate created this handy online profit calculator.

With a 50 percent profit guarantee, you can sleep better at night knowing World’s Finest Chocolate has your back. (Just don’t ask them to help with your daughter’s 3rd grade math homework!)

2. Your dedicated sales rep will quickly become your trusty PTO sidekick, helping you kick off your fundraiser, count money, and even get your whole school community excited by dressing as a human chocolate bar.

There’s nothing like having a direct line to someone who works at a major chocolate company.

3. Parents actually talk to you because you’re selling chocolate instead of asking them to volunteer...again.

Little do they know they’re next on your short list of people to ask about manning the hot cocoa station at reading night next week. (Mwahaha.)


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4. They’re not afraid to buy in bulk, either. When bars are priced to move at $1 and $2 each, it’s easy to justify buying 100 “for the sake of the school.”

“OK, fine, twist my arm. I’ll take 16 boxes.” You go, girl.

5. In fact, some parents love this fundraiser so much, they’re willing to do anything to help get the word out at school events—like draping themselves in chocolate bars, head to toe.

There’s always a former school mascot who’s ready and willing to dress as anything!

6. Stash a few of those $1 bars in your PTO Go Bag to hold off the hangries. That means you can curb those 3 p.m. cravings in the pickup line and support your school at the same time.

Come to think of it, the school pickup line might be the best place ever to sell chocolate to other hangry parents sitting captive in their minivans.

7. The chocolate practically sells itself, which means you can spend more time doing what you love (like eating chocolate) and less time answering a bazillion questions.

Unless you want to know how you can order more of this awesome chocolate ASAP. In that case, ask away.

8. We heard a little rumor that teachers love World’s Finest Chocolate, too. Leave a box in the teacher’s lounge and watch those candy bars disappear as quickly as their pencils.

Really, can we blame them?

9. Take advantage of the whole “everything old is new again” trend. A nostalgic brand that everyone knows and loves (yes, even the nation’s 34th president was a fan), World’s Finest Chocolate has helped schools and communities raise more than $4 billion dollars.

Rest assured knowing your grandmother’s third cousin once removed will be thrilled to hear that her fave fundraiser is back.

10. With no up-front costs (public and parochial schools get preapproved credit), it’s really a no-brainer.

And your PTO treasurer will pretty much love you forever.

11. It’ll blow up your social media—in a good way. Plus, we all know there’s no shortage of good chocolate memes on the Internet.

Chocolate memes are the next best thing to cat memes. And World’s Finest Chocolate has an awesome social media promotional kit to help you rock the Internet with your superfly chocolate fundraiser.

12. You’ll get a free fundraising guide from World’s Finest Chocolate, but it’s also really easy to vlog, tweet, sing, and dance about buying candy.

Big props to this guy. (Psst: Grab your free guide from World’s Finest Chocolate to get more easy fundraising ideas for small groups.)

13. The fundraiser itself is ridiculously fast—on average, it takes about two weeks to reach your fundraising goal (say whaaat?).

But if you set up a chocolate station in the school’s foyer, it might be more like two days...or two seconds. Peace, love, and chocolate for all.

14. And if you’re one of those amazing PTO rock stars who also works full time, bring a few boxes to the office and watch those babies disappear like magic. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cube-mate who can say no to buying chocolate for the sake of your kids’ school.

Step aside, office vending machine.

15. With so many different product varieties, there’s literally something for everyone—including your entire PTO squad. Throw a chocolate tasting on the schedule for your next board meeting and get ’er done.

Because chocolate makes everything better (even #ptolife).

16. Two words: free chocolate. Newbies receive extra chocolate bars to help pay for school prize programs.

More chocolate is never a problem in our book. (If you want to do something #extra with yours—like hide “golden tickets” inside for teacher appreciation week—we won’t stop you.)

17. In the event your delish chocolate gets stolen by bears, World’s Finest Chocolate has your back—and a 5-pound chocolate bar to make you feel better.

Just ask Lily Thurmond from T.C. Robertson High School, whose chocolate was eaten by wild bears who broke into her car.

18. It’s good for the kids. They learn valuable life skills, like how to speak persuasively, present themselves confidently, meet goals as part of a team, and manage inventory (without eating said inventory).

Who knew this chocolate fundraiser is basically a crash course in Adulting 101?

19. For some of us (not naming any names), tracking orders and pretty much anything that requires a catalog give us the heebie-jeebies. With World’s Finest Chocolate, you never have to worry about either!

That’s right—your school can raise more money in less time with no catalogs or order forms. Someone pinch us—are we dreaming?

20. Easily pull off an epic chocolate buffet for Teacher Appreciation Week with free chocolate, supplies, decorations, and cool swag from World’s Finest Chocolate.

For your chance to snag all the fixings, simply request more info on this easy fundraiser for schools from World’s Finest Chocolate (yep, entering is about as easy as the fundraiser itself—score). Each month from January to June 2019, one school will be randomly selected as a winner. Chocolate FTW!


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21. When all’s said and done, your efforts help fund improvements for your school community, from new playground equipment to band uniforms.

And with a sell-out bonus for qualifying orders to boot, those dreams you had for your school are about to become a reality.

Ready to learn more about a World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser? Hop on over to their site to get started and be entered to win a chocoholic buffet!