Needing a successful fundraiser? An organization back where my husband is from, each year has a "Chocolate Heaven" fundraiser, that brings in money better than any type of fundraiser they've ever tried.
Everyone participating in this, bakes something chocolatey, the more decadent, the better.
Cut the cakes, pies, etc. in smaller than average pieces. Line it all up buffet style, telling to only take what they can eat; they can go back as often as they please.
Invite those who are chocoholics and those with a sweet tooth. They are charged $10 a person.
You know some folks are going to be very generous in their donations when they know it's going to a great cause especially when it's for a children's or young adult's program, and it's tax deductible, too.