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Category: School Fundraisers
Green Products Fundraiser
Green Products Fundraiser – A Kansas City company has developed a green fundraiser using home cleaning products that are eco-friendly and inexpensive.
The green products fundraiser is aimed at schools looking for fundraising products that offer a good value for families while protecting the environment.
The products have vegetable and plant-derived cleaning agents and contain no volatile organic compounds, Noon says. There are no hazardous solvents or toxic chemicals, and the biodegradable products are made from sustainable resources.
Owner Bill Noon of Generations Go Green says his fundraiser idea combines selling green cleaning products with raising money for schools and organizations.
“We were trying to figure out how to introduce these products,” he says. “We’ve all heard how desperate schools are for money. We decided to develop a fundraising program. Why not sell them something they need?”
Students can sell four different packages ranging in price from $15 to $30. Each comes with a reusable grocery bag. The school keeps a percentage of the sales, and the students learn about the environment, Noon says.
And that’s the latest idea for a green products fundraiser.
Halloween Fundraiser – For schools having a Halloween Fundraiser is a great way to raise money for the PTA or other school group.
A Halloween Fundraiser is perfect timing because school has recently started and everyone is still gung-ho and full of energy.
One of the most lucrative Halloween fundraiser ideas is to have your own pumpkin patch.
You can hold your pumpkin fundraiser in conjunction with a school fall festival or as a sole fundraising event.
Publicity will be crutial to your success, so be sure not to skimp on that. Signs, letters home, a eyecatching post on the school website, even a press release will get more traffic.
Decorate your pumpkin patch to make it appealing to passers-by. Twinkle lights and the decorative use of bright fall colors go a long way toward people stopping at your pumpkin patch rather than the one around the corner.
Order your pumpkins locally if you can and don’t over buy, having too many left overs from your halloween fundraiser will cut into profits.
And those are some quick suggestions for having a Halloween Fundraiser.
2008 Fundraising Calendars
2008 Fundraising Calendars – A great fundraiser for schools, sports teams and other groups is selling scenic or custom calendars.
For 2008, fundraising calendars are easier to create than ever. Simply choose digital pictures of your team or group and submit them to your calendar supplier.
Calendar fundraisers are fun!
Things to consider when doing a calendar fund raiser:
- How many could you sell?
- Price ranges
- Profit margins
- Do you want custom or general?
Some suppliers don’t have minumum purchase requirements so if you have a smaller group, look to those companies.
Pricing can vary wildly depending on how colorful or creative you want to be. Typical cost for a calendar for fundraising is about $4-$5.
Calendars sell well at around $10 to $12 for a high quality product. Anytime you can get 50% to 60% profit on a fundraising product, you’ve done very well.
Think about what your potential customers will want in a calendar. If you are selling to only your group, a custom calendar is the way to go because everyone likes to see pictures of themselves! If you are selling to the general public, a calendar with popular scenes is the right choice.
We have hundreds of fundraising advice articles on the best ways to raise funds. Read this article for specific sales tips and this one for including a raffle with your calendar fundraiser.
One supplier we recommend is Falling Leaf Publishing because they have high quality calendars, there are no up front costs, and no minumum purchase is required.
Fundraiser Help advice on doing 2008 fundraising calendars.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
A cookie dough fundraiser is a great way for schools and youth sports groups to raise funds. You’ll find selling cookie dough an easy fundraiser because it’s a product that families know they can use, kids love it, and the price points make for excellent profits.
A cookie dough fundraiser is an order taker with delivery a few weeks later. Most times, the product is sold in frozen form in tubs or pre-sliced frozen cookies, so you’ll need to coordinate deliveries with a set delivery day.
The best way to maximize your cookie dough sales is to expand beyond the usual circle of potentail buyers – family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. That means selling to the general public from sales tables at high-traffic locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, etc.
Use large banners and flyers for your cookie dough fundraiser featuring your group name, contact information, and clearly state why you are raising funds. Having social proof of how the funds raised will be used helps get prospective buyers over the decision hump, as do pre-baked sample cookies.
A second profit tip is to offer an alternate product to offer those who say no and those who say yes. The most attractive, high-profit offering is a two-for-one pizza card that costs $2 and retails for $10.
That way, you can make a sale to those who don’t want cookie dough or are concerned about delayed delivery. You can also make a possible second sale to those already buying.
Maximize your profits by maximizing your revenue at each sales opportunity. Increase the number of sales opportunities and your fundraising will wildly exceed expectations.
And that’s it for these quick tips. For more detailed advice, read my full article on how to maximize your cookie dough fundraiser profits.