Are Scratch Cards Right For Your Group?

Not every type of fundraiser is good for every group.  Some groups do better with food items such as cookie dough while others get better results from retail items like candles.  The question The Fundraising Network wants to answer is whether scratch cards will work for YOUR group.

We want to thank JustFundraising for providing much of the information for this post. We chose them because they have years of experience helping groups raise money, and their scratch card presentation information is extremely helpful.

What is a Scratch Card and How Does it Work?

We were surprised at how many people have heard of scratch cards, but don’t really know how they work.  It’s actually fairly simple.  The scratch card has usually has three, but at least has two, panels and is small enough to fit in your pocket.  One panel contains a stack of coupons which, in many cases, are worth about $50.  A second panel has 50 dots that can be scratched off (like a lottery card).

The participant talks to friends and family and asks them to scratch off one or more of the dots.  The donation amount appears under the dot and ranges from $0.50 to $3.00 (usually).  The person donates the amount revealed when they scratch off the dot(s).  In return, they receive a coupon sheet.  JustFundraising has a video with an excellent explanation.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Scratch Card Provider

Do you provide customization?

Many fundraising companies, such as JustFundraising, customize the cards.  In JustFundrasing’s case, they put your logo and group name on the outside of their tri-fold scratch cards so your supporters know where the money is being donated.  One unique feature of JustFundraising’s cards is that they have a “Local-Customize It!” program in which the coupons have more local offers.

Do the cards have instructions printed on them?

Make sure that the cards that you are going to purchase have the instructions printed on them. Most people don’t need the instructions, but it’s nice to have them just in case your group member needs them.

Do you provide bonus cards?

Various companies have different ways of providing bonus cards. If they do, they will most likely base it on the number of cards that were purchased.  When we reviewed JustFundraising’s program, we found that they give 20% extra cards with each purchase of 10 or more.

Do you provide incentives?

This is a big deal! In today’s economy, companies are cutting back. Be sure to ask if your fundraising provider will give you prizes or incentives for your group.  At the time that this article was written, JustFundraising was providing free tshirts with the group’s logo and slogan with orders of 20 or more cards.

Other factors to consider

Most scratch card fundraisers are about the same.  Therefore, be sure to ask your provider what makes them better than the others.  And don’t forget to ask about free shipping too!

Think this fundraiser is for you?

You should shop around to see which company works best for you.  The Fundraising Network is not going to suggest that JustFundraising’s Scratch & Help program is the perfect fundraiser for every group, but we like what we have seen from them.  The reviews of their scratch card fundraiser is mostly 5 out of 5 stars with an occasional 4 stars.  In addition to the scratch card program, JustFundraising has many other fundraisers to support you in just about any fundraising endeavor.  To contact them, call toll free 1-888-440-4114 or click here to get information about their scratch card fundraising program.

Recipe for Fundraising Success: Star Fundraising’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Fundraising Network recently contacted Star Fundraising to learn about their cookie dough program.  We found a great program.  Our conclusion was that Star Fundraising is a strong company with the experience and product lines to help just about any fundraising group.  Because they have no minimum order on their cookie dough, they can work with any size group. Combine this with the award-winning Delisheries program (1st place winner in Food Distribution Magazine for Best Cookie Mix), and Star just might be your group’s recipe for fundraising success!

Five excellent qualities that we found were:

1. They provide samples.

2. Diversity of Choices for Fundraiser Customization.

3. Constant Availability.

4. Excellent Quality.

5. Up-front Information with Honesty and Integrity.

Click here to read the entire article and get all the information.

School Fundraisers- 3 Popular Fundraising Options

If you have spent any time researching school fundraisers you know that there are many different ways to earn money for your school. Let’s look at three popular school fundraising options to see how they can be a benefit for your school or organization. Remember you can hold more than one fundraiser, so if all of these options seem like a great fit, consider hosting a few school fundraisers this year. The more fundraising your school does, the more money they can earn.

Candy Bar Fundraisers

Candy bar fundraisers are always a popular school fundraising option. In this type of fundraiser your school will purchase cases of candy bars, suckers, gummy candies and other snacks and then will sell these items to students and community members. There is an upfront investment required since your school will need to purchase their products before they can start selling. Another potential downside to this fundraiser is that candy cannot be returned, so if you order too much you can end up losing profits since you will still have to pay for the candy you can’t sell.

To make this type of fundraiser a success your school needs to have an accurate idea of how much you can sell. It is always better to order a few cases of candy too little than to order more than you can sell. It is also important to get students involved. They can sell candy around school, around town and to family and friends. You also need to keep seasonal considerations in mind. For example if you plan on holding a chocolate bar in the middle of the summer in a hot climate you will need to find ways to keep your chocolate cool so that your product doesn’t melt. On the other hand if you are selling holiday treats you will be more successful at holiday times.

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Cookie dough fundraisers are another great fundraising option. In this style of fundraiser students will use order forms to sell tubs of premade cookie dough to neighbors, family and friends. The dough is then delivered to the purchasers. This type of fundraiser doesn’t usually require an upfront investment. It is also popular with purchasers since they can use the dough they buy to make fresh from the oven cookies any time they like.

If you choose to host a cookie dough fundraiser make sure that you have a strong distribution plan from the beginning. The cookie dough must be refrigerated so it will need to be given out to purchasers quickly once it comes in. Enlisting help for dough distribution is critical. Also make sure that you work with a reputable fundraising company known for producing high quality and delicious cookie dough. If purchasers aren’t delighted by their cookies they will be much less likely to purchase from your school in the future.

Catalog Sales

Catalog sales offer some of the most variety when it comes to school fundraising. There are many different types of fundraising catalogs available and you will easily be able to find a great fundraising choice for any season of the year. Generally your school will be able to choose from gift wrap fundraisers, gourmet treats, holiday gifts, spring bulbs and more. These fundraisers offer a percentage of each sale to the school and often include an incentive plan for students. Family and friends can use this fundraiser to buy unique products that they can’t find elsewhere without having to leave their home. This is a fun and convenient fundraising choice.

If you choose to have a catalog sales fundraiser make sure that you time it properly. For example if you decide to host a holiday gifts fundraiser hold it early enough that shoppers won’t be done Christmas shopping before your fundraiser and in plenty of time to order the gifts and distribute them before the holidays. Timing is critical on a catalog fundraiser. Also remember to choose your fundraising provider carefully. It is so important to ensure that your orders come in on time and that everyone receives the high quality products that they order. The success of your future fundraisers lies in your ability to choose a great provider the first time around. Disappointed parents and friends won’t be likely to purchase again.

Here are three great school fundraiser options for you to consider. All can be great options for your school and will help you to earn extra money. Choose a great fundraiser today and start making money for your school.

About the Author

The Goodies Factory fundraising company specializes in cookie dough fundraising. In fact, we make our own cookie dough in our FDA inspected facilities. We have over five different cookie brochures, over 15 gift brochures, over 20 types of lollipops and Dollar and Hershey’s candy bars. We also have an extensive prize program which includes daily prize programs and grand prizes like limo lunch and bouncy house.

9 Reasons Your Group Should Be Fundraising Online

By Ayana Forward

1. Increased Reach

Email makes it possible to contact supporters, family, and friends from different geographic locations as well as those only within close proximity. Fundraising campaigns can now reach potential supporters from coast to coast and not just those at arms length.

2. Increased Safety

Since there is no door-to-door selling involved in an online fundraising campaign, there is no need to approach strangers when asking for money. The added safety of using the internet to fundraise brings a sense of relief to parents as well as team members.

3. Reduced Risk

A burden faced with many traditional fundraisers is the potential cost associated with left-over inventory. A referral or affiliate program is an example of an online fundraiser where there is no need to purchase or carry inventory. Your group is paid for referring products regardless of the quantity you sell. There is no longer a need to purchase large quantities of inventory that you may never be able to sell.

4. Add Variety, Customization & Creativity

Unique web based services give teams the opportunity to create customized goods from T-shirts, to team posters and calendars. Traditional fundraising products are outdated and carry little benefit or value to your supporters. The internet brings with it so much more choice in terms of items you can sell in order to fundraise. You can now fundraise with books, travel, magazines, sheet music, board games, movie passes and much, much more.

5. Reduced Costs

Running an online fundraising campaign can be very inexpensive. Email accounts are free and many companies offer free website hosting packages. With referral programs the merchant is responsible for carrying the inventory, shipping the products and any costs associated with the online transaction including credit card processing.

6. Speed of Success

Most web based fundraising programs provide you with instantaneous real-time tracking of sales and lead conversions. Additionally, it is so quick and easy to email a promotion your supporters.

7. Ease of Coordination of Effort

A traditional fundraiser usually involves purchasing inventory, handing out inventory, counting and managing stock, delivering goods sold, organizing volunteers, and booking rental space. An online fundraiser can all be done in front of a computer using email and your website as a communications tool.

8. Results

Because most online programs are free to set up and join having only one sale will usually result in a profit, or will more than likely cover all of the costs associated with your campaign. With some online fundraising campaigns there is no break-even point to worry about and normally no minimum number of sales is required to insure a profit.

9. Fun

Surfing and shopping online is not only fun for your group but your supporters as well. They will take pride in supporting your group and have the opportunity to conveniently purchase items they can actually use and benefit from.


About The Author:

Ayana Forward is the author of Raise Money…Without Selling: Effective Web-Based Fundraising. Click here to learn more.

Discount Card Fundraisers are an All-Around Winning Deal

Discount cards are one of the best fundraisers. Why? They are an all around winner for your fundraising group, for buyers and for businesses.

Winning Deal for Your Fundraising Group

The discount card program has a high profit potential. Discount card companies vary but most offer anywhere from 50 to 90% profit. Most of the time the cards sell for $10, but some premium cards sell for $15 or $20. For example, at 90% profit if your group sells a card for $10 it keeps $9.

Discount cards are virtually hassle free for the seller. They easily fit into a pocket or purse – unlike other products that can be heavy, cumbersome or perishable. Since you collect money at the same time that the card is sold, you don’t have to return to the customer again to deliver the product. So it’s pretty quick and easy to sell them.

Winning Deal for Buyers

At just $10 these cards are very easy for most families to buy. Often you will find that people will buy at least two, one for themselves and one for their spouse or a friend. The cards also make great gifts.

The cards offer discounts at restaurants and retailers where they likely shop anyway. If not, it’s a great way for them to try out new places and get a discount. Most merchants offer two for one deals, 10% off or something special like a free dessert with purchase of two meals. When your custom discount card has local merchants on them your supporters will find discounts that they may not be able to find elsewhere.

Winning Deal for Local Businesses

Local merchants benefit when they participate in the program by increased business. They will likely attract new customers because of the card. Since customers can use it once per month at each retailer they are likely to come back again and again.

Business owners and managers will find it easy to participate in the discount card program. It’s an economical way to promote their products or services. Unlike other forms of advertising and promotion, the discount card programs cost nothing for the merchant to participate. They simply need to complete a form and then honor the cards when customers ask to use them. Finally, businesses are more likely to help your fundraising group this way, rather than just give a straight donation.

Conclusion

When a fundraiser is a winning deal for everyone involved it is more likely to be successful. The discount card is definitely one of those all around win-win-win fundraisers.


About the Author

Angela Costas writes for http://TopSchoolFundraisers.com where parents, students and teachers can find school fundraising ideas and other school activities. Check out the site now for more information about healthy fundraisers and discount card fundraisers.

Spotlight on JustFundraising’s Cookie Dough Fundraisers

On our journey to find the best cookie dough fundraiser for you, The Fundraising Network interviewed Jolian Grant, the President and Owner of Just Fundraising.  As always, our first question was why a group should choose JustFundraising over other cookie dough companies.

“With 15 years of experience in the fundraiser industry, our groups can be confident that we are going to help them to succeed in working toward their fundraising goals,” he said.  He then went on to list many reasons that you should choose them.  In fact, we never got past this first question because the reasons seemed endless.
Free to Start, No Money Up Front, No Risk

  • Wide Variety and Not Just Cookie Dough
  • A Program to Fit Almost Any Group
  • Highest Profit Guarantee and Commitment to Quality
  • Lower Minimums
  • Free Shipping
  • Flexible Payment
  • Special Offers When Available
  • Community Involvement When Tragedy Strikes

Where TFN found an incredible difference is with JustFundraising’s commitment to Superior Support

JustFundraising does their best to equip you with the best online and offline support in order to optimize your time and help your group raise more.

  • You’ll be designated your own personal fundraising assistant to help you select, plan out, and support your fundraiser from beginning to end. All emails and phone calls are promptly returned within 1 hour, during regular business hours.
  • The selling material for all order-takers is second-to-none and virtually does all the selling for you.
  • You can now access their new online Create Your Group Fundraising Page that can make your job easier and help you raise more.
  • Finally, they really do care about your goals and they’re anxious to add you to their growing list of success stories.

 

Click here and get all the details.  Even if you are not planning a cookie dough fundraiser, It’s definitely worth it to find out about this company.

Seven Reasons to use Ultimate Fundraising for your Cookie Dough Fundraiser

It’s all about your group and your choices!

When we spoke with Pat Van Hesteren, the President of Ultimate Fundraising, Inc., we were excited to hear about their “Better Fundraising Solution.” Pat offered us several reasons why you should choose Ultimate Fundraising over any other company for your cookie dough fundraiser.

1. Quality Products:
They have partnered with only the best suppliers in the fundraising industry.

2. Brochure Options:
Ultimate Fundraising offers three different cookie dough programs complete with “tag brochures” that include cheesecakes, pretzels, dessert bars, funnel cakes and more.

3. Price Options:
They offer two sizes of cookie dough tubs.  This gives you a price point choice.  Choose the smaller tub with a lower price and lower minimum or choose the larger tub with a slightly higher price and opportunity for more profit.

4. Variety:
Cookie Dough is not the only product offered by Ultimate Fundraising.  They are a one-stop shop for fundraising.  If you find the cookie dough isn’t quite the right fit, they have many other programs, and one of them is bound to be perfect for your group.

5. Experience:
With an understanding of what works and what doesn’t, your group can take advantage their experience and insure the best chances for the success of your fundraiser.

6. Proven Track Record:
Ultimate Fundraising is ready provide your group with various success stories and testimonials from groups with whom they have worked both currently and in the past. “We are proud of our past success and want to add your group to the list of those that we have helped to reach their fundraising goals,” Pat told me.

And 7: Ultimate Fundraising Makes It Easier for You!

Perhaps one of the most unique and attractive reasons to use Ultimate Fundraising is that their new cookie dough program makes fundraising easier than ever.  They have a new Home Delivery Cookie Dough program that takes all of the work out of the distribution for your group, and there is no minimum order!

 

If you’d like to know more about Ultimate Fundraising’s cookie dough program, click here.

One of the Most Unique Fundraisers The Fundraising Network has Found

“You’ve Been Flamingoed!”

…is what the top of the site says with a picture showing just what they mean.

Flamingo Fundraiser

The concept is simple.  Your supporters pay to have their friends “flamingoed.”  However, you don’t have to stop there.  You can sell “anti-flamingo” insurance and make money from both ends!

The Fundraising Network saw great fun in this one.  Here’s what happens.

So what is this Flamingo Flocking Fun Fundraiser
offered by Result$ Fundraising?

In the dead of the night, your members place the flamingos in the yards of the friends that all of your supporters paid to have “Flamingoed”.  Each of the flocks will have a note explaining how a friend of theirs paid to have them “Flamingoed” in support of your fundraiser and that you will be back to retrieve the flamingoes. The note also lets them know that if they pay your group a donation, when you remove the flock, you will send it to the yard of any friend that they choose. This fundraiser continues to feed on itself as the flamingos migrate from victim to victim.

The money isn’t bad either.  Flocking Donations range from $10-$30 depending on whether your supporter wants a small flock up to a super-size flock.  Anti-flamingo insurance is just $10.  We were doing a little math.

  • If you have a group with 50 supporters and 80% participated and that means 40 people order a small flock (12 bird flock for $10).  That’s $400.
  • 20% order anti-flocking insurance at $10 per policy, so that’s another $200.
  • Of the 30 people who get flocked, 50% (15 people) flock someone else with a small flock, that’s another $150.
  • $400 + $200 + $150.  That’s $750 in just a few nights, and it’s only for small flocks.

If this writer were participating, he can think of at least two flocking vicitms who would receive super-size flocks (60 flamingoes) and many who would receive smaller flocks.  You can see how this grows, can’t you?

Of course, you need to consider your cost too.  2 small flocks (24 flamingos total) cost about $144.  However, you don’t have to buy birds for every order.  Just put your victims in flocking order and move your flocks from yard to yard each night.  Just remember to purchase some extra flamingos to replace any that may get lost for any reason.

So if the laws in your area permit and you have a group that will enjoy this type of activity, this might be the fundraiser for you. Want more information?

www.flamingofundraiser.com

 

The goal of The Fundraising Network is to help you be aware of opportunities to raise money and to help you find them.  However, please note that The Fundraising Network is not responsible for whether or not you choose this fundraiser or for any results — monetary or otherwise.  Results are based on your own choices and participation.

Local Church Publishes Cookbook for Outreach Project

Press release from The Fundraising Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Diana Craver
Phone: (470) 239-3945
Email: dianacraver2320@comcast.net

CUMMING, Georgia – Members of the Salt Life Church will be selling cookbooks to raise funds for local missions as well as other organizations in need within the county.

Printed by G&R Publishing, the cookbook “From Our Table to Yours” is full of tried-and-true recipes collected from the members of the Salt Life Church. These recipes were selected to be mouth-watering yet easy to prepare. Many meal ideas are found in these pages from healthy choices to desserts.

The Salt Life Church is a smaller church with members as big as life itself. Their staff is devoted to making every member feel like they are part of a very special family. Every visitor feels welcomed every time at this loving and friendly church. Everyone is welcomed to visit.

One of the highlights from the many great contributions this book contains is Mama Nea’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese, found on page 21. Submitted by Renee Quick, this recipe is a fabulous choice for the true cheese-lover. On page 35 (and listed below), you’ll find a recipe for Veggie Burger Stack, a feast for any health-conscious eater, submitted by Margaret Chamblee

When asked about the process of putting this cookbook together, cookbook chairperson Diana Craver said, “Our mission began by a simple thought, a plan and a venue. We met in the church one afternoon after the service to discuss the plan. Everyone was thrilled to jump right in and start submitting recipes. Margaret Chamblee had the daunting task of editing every recipe, and then it was organized and approved by Margaret, Nora Craver and myself. Our experience with G&R Publishing has been a very positive one. We highly suggest contacting them if your organization needs a way to raise funds.”

Creating the recipes you find in this cookbook will be a fun, and a wonderful experience. There are some surprises in the book as well, such as a section for kid’s crafts, how to set your table, and much more. If you have wondered about healthy eating, the pastor’s wife Nora, spent many hours compiling some healthy tips to nourish our bodies. Furthermore, there is a section about fasting for body and soul.

These books are a great value at $10.00 per book and are a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season. They can be purchased at the Cumming Fair from 10/3 to 10/13 or you can contact the Salt Life Church at 215 Advantage DR, STE. 200, Cumming, GA 30040 or call (770) 549-1856. You can also find Salt Life Church on Facebook & Twitter.

To publish your own custom cookbook, contact G&R Publishing toll-free at 800-383-1679 or logon to www.GandRPublishing.com.

Veggie Burger Stack

Margaret Chamblee

Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers (in the Frozen grocery section)
Super Bowl Guacamole
Tomato slices
Caramelized onions (Pan-fry any onions on med. heat in olive oil until caramelized.)
Alfalfa sprouts
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook Morningstar Farms Black Bean Burgers according to box. Top with guacamole, slice of fresh tomato, salt and pepper, caramelized onions, and alfalfa sprouts.
Serve with Maggie’s Baked Fries for a delicious and healthy meal.
1 John 5:6


If you have a fundraising-related press release, fax it to 888-770-7888 or email it to pr@fundraisingnetwork.org.

Three Steps for a More Profitable Fundraiser

The search for a fundraiser can be a bit overwhelming. There seem to be thousands of choices, from selling chocolate and magazines to collecting used cell phones and ink jet cartridges. Whichever means you finally choose as means of raising money, you can be sure to have a positive result if you take these three time-tested steps.

Step 1: Create a plan.

The person or team in charge of the fundraiser needs to make some decisions, including the following:

  • Determine what items will be sold or collected for fundraising: Is the fundraiser limited to selling cookie dough in the neighborhood or will the entire town be involved?
  • Determine the timeframe for your fundraiser: Allow several weeks to get the word out, sell or collect the items of choice, and deliver and collect money.
  • Set a goal: Set an aggressive but achievable goal in terms of how much money is to be raised. Choose a goal and advertise it for all to see. You could say something like, “To reach our fundraising goal, each person must sell 25 candy bars.”
  • Make an advertising plan: Determine what groups of donors you wish to approach and determine the best way to address them- by letter, neighborhood door drops, email, through their children, in combination with some other event, etc.

Step 2: Train your team

This is an extremely important part of your fundraiser. The amount of money that you earn depends on how well your team understands your cause.  The first step is to hold a meeting. Include everyone in your organization, school or club who will be fundraising. Make copies of the goals and mission of your fundraiser and hand them out. Explain the “who, what, when, where, and whys” of your fundraiser:

  • Who will be fundraising
  • What you are selling or collecting
  • When you will be selling or collecting
  • Where the items will be sold or collected
  • Why you are holding this fundraiser

Step 3: Advertise your fundraiser

There are several ways to get the word out about your fundraiser. The more people who know about it, the more successful it will be.

  • Post flyers at your local business, your school and your church. Have parents hang a flyer at their office.
  • Hand out letters to friends, classmates and neighbors.
  • Send emails to your friends and family. Have your parents email everyone at work.
  • Issue a press release to all local newspapers that explains your fundraiser.
  • Advertise your fundraiser on local radio stations.

 

It all sounds pretty basic, but you’d be surprised at how well your fundraiser will run if you just take the time to plan, train, and advertise.

Cookie Dough Fundraisers with TK Fundraising – The Premium Collection

The Premium Collection is just one of the cookie dough fundraisers that TK Fundraising offers.  You have probably found that same fundraising program offered by other companies too.  So what’s the difference between this TK and others fundraising companies?  According to Karen, the owner:

TK Fundraising offers many years of experience in fundraising to help you be successful. In addition, they offer excellent customer service and genuinely cares about their customers.  Here are two examples.

1. Some cookie dough companies offer higher percentage profit, but they charge for shipping. Though you make more profit on the sale, the weight of the cookie dough causes shipping costs to be higher. In the end, you do not make as much money because of your shipping cost. Be sure to read the fine print. With TK Fundraising, as long as you meet sales goals, shipping is included. You’ll find that TK Fundraising is up-front about everything. No hidden fees.

2. TK Fundraising offers multiple types of cookie dough programs not only to provide a wide range of choices for you but also to fit your budget. You may choose from dry or frozen dough, choose from programs that have large or small minimum purchases, and even choose a higher or lower cost. It’s all about you, the customer and what you need and want.

Premium Collection — 2.7 lb. Tubs

Wonderful Gourmet Cookie Dough in tubs! Enjoy delicious “Home Made” cookies without the mess!

This program features 13 delicious flavors of 2.7 lb resealable tubs of cookie dough! The tubs yield 48 .9oz cookies. There is a 250 tub minimum and you must round each item to the nearest case. There are 6 tubs per case.

Choose from the following 13 Mouth Watering Gourmet Flavors!

  • Chunky Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • MM Candies
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Sugar
  • Macadamia White Chocolate
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Walnut Chocolate Chunk
  • Reese peanut Butter Cup
  • White chocolate oatmeal cranberry
  • Lemon Drop
  • Monster
  • Chocolate covered cookie dough bites

Cookie Dough can be thawed and refrozen multiple times without compromising the quality or taste of the product. The cookie dough can be kept frozen for one year, refrigerated for 6 months and kept at room temperature (between 66 – 77 F) for 21 days.

Comes in tubs. Each 2.7lb tub yields 48 .9oz cookies. Sells for $14 per tub. 250 tub minimum. Your profit ranges from 30-50% depending on how much you sell. Free Shipping and handling!

250 to 400 tubs = 30% profit
401 to 600 tubs = 35% profit
601 to 1500 tubs = 40% profit
1501 to 2500 tubs = 45% profit
2501 and up = 50% profit

All products are kosher certified and 0g trans fat per serving! Normal delivery is 2-3 weeks after receipt of payment and order. All orders must be prepaid and are non-refundable.

 

The Fundraising Network will be featuring more of TK’s cookie dough fundraising programs in the near future.  Be sure to check back!  If you’d like to learn more now, visit CookieDoughFundraiser.org.

Spotlight on… CharityMania’s BaseballMania Fundraiser!

Stuck in a fundraising rut?

Are you a school, PTA, booster, sports, or non-profit organization looking for that new and creative way to raise money?  Are you tired of fundraisers that are labor intensive and hard to manage?  Or are you just bored of simply selling the same old stuff?  Well, look no further.

CharityMania is your solution

CharityMania provides unique sweepstakes fundraisers based on the excitement of professional and college sports.  With our BaseballMania fundraiser, your organization will order and sell CharityMania Tickets to raise money and keep 70% as profit.  BaseballMania ticket holders receive a great collection of digital music, and they are entered into a sweepstakes where they can win $1,000s in cash prizes based on the number of runs scored by the baseball teams printed on the backs of their sweepstakes game cards.

The Sweepstakes Game Card is our fundraiser’s secret sauce!

All sweepstakes game cards have an equal chance to win prize money based on the performance of the random baseball teams printed on the back. Game cards contain 3 random teams in each of the last 15 full weeks of the pro baseball season (you get 3 new teams each week). To play the game, participants simply add up the runs scored by their 3 teams. Every week, the 10 highest scoring game cards, and the 4 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes. For the best explanation of the game:

Other BaseballMania Benefits

BaseballMania is super-simple to run. There is no inventory to manage or orders to fulfill, and it is great for any size organization.  Check out all the BaseballMania fundraiser information on our website, www.charitymania.com.  You can also check out our other fundraisers based on pro football, college basketball, pro hockey, and other sports.  Start hitting your fundraising home run today!

Our Contact Info:

CharityMania Fundraisers
www.charitymania.com
888-909-9994

Spotlight on Aqua Cool Towels Fundraiser

Aqua Cool Towel fundraiser is great for any sporting group or event.
Aqua Cool Towel

Low Minimum — Good Price Point — Very Good Profit Margin

Goldrush Fundraising  is a family-owned fundraising business. Their main goal is to give non-profit organizations new, exciting, and profitable fundraising products.

Goldrush’s newest product is their Aqua Cool Towel.  This item is perfect for sport groups, especially school teams/groups. The PVA construction stays 15-20 degrees cooler than the air. Wear it around your neck, and it offers a big relief from the heat.

You can have the towel custom imprinted (such as with your logo) or simply use the Aqua Cool brand. The fundraiser is available as a direct sale in-hands seller, or Goldrush Fundraising will design an order form your organization can print and use for take pre-orders.

This item is sold to your customers for $15.00 each. Your organization profits $7.00 a towel!!!  With a low minimum order of 50, a price point that fits most budgets, and a great profit margin, you should have a very successful fundraiser!

For more details, you can view this fundraiser at www.goldrushfundraising.com.  (In the left margin, click “Cooling Towels” that appears under Direct Sales.)

How to Turn your Group into a True Team

Definition of a Team: A group of people who do “collective work”, and are “mutually committed” to a common team purpose and challenging goals related to that purpose.

The key characteristics that will make any fundraiser a success are Collective Work and Mutual Commitment.

Each member holds themselves and each other jointly accountable for the team’s performance. The team will automatically think and act as an army, collectively combined and share a genuine conviction that “WE”, which is the potent concept behind every “Team”, will succeed or fail together, and that no individual can succeed while the team fails!!

  1. The Purpose
  2. Goals

It is also important to clearly define the purpose of the fundraiser, as well as the goals (including the reason(s) for fundraising and the actual finacial goal). Without the purpose and goals to reach, no group will ever become a team!

The group members that make up the team need clarity on: Exitus acta probat (the results validate the deeds):

  1. Their own individual roles to meet their individual goals
  2. How each group member is required to interact with their supporters based on the fundraising product or program
  3. Always set a minimum requirement, and make it a standard mandatory requirement
  4. The team’s final goal

The questions that each administrator can ask themselves to know that this will be a success are:

  1. Are we all committed to a worthwhile purpose?
  2. Are we pursuing a very clear common goal based on that purpose?
  3. Are the blueprints detailed, and the plan of action in place for the team to reach our goal?
  4. Are each of the members individually clear on their own roles and responsibilities?
  5. Does everyone share the same sense of values and beliefs about we expect of each other, and how we treat and respect each other?
  6. “Seeing is believing” – Tools are needed that are easily accessible at all times to show the statistics on this fundraiser being successful
  7. Deadlines and/or due dates are required for any project

Once all of the above is clearly understood and defined by the entire team, then everything is in place to guarantee a successful fundraiser!

 

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