6 Big Hockey Fundraising Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Fundraising takes time and effort. When you decide to have a hockey fundraiser for your team you want it to be a successful event. With all the time and effort that you put into the fundraiser, you don’t want it to fail.

Here are six hockey fundraising mistakes to be aware of and how to avoid them:

Mistake #1: Not planning – Without a clearly written out plan of how you are going to conduct the fundraiser there is a good chance that your fundraiser will not generate the money needed to make it a success. Form a committee and write out a step by step plan that will keep you moving towards your goals and keep everyone on track.

Mistake #2: Not setting a goal – Not having a goal is like having a ship without a rudder. The ship in the water will go where ever the wind blows it. Your goal will guide you toward the amount you want to raise for your team. Write out your hockey fundraising goal and then figure out how much product you must sell to reach that goal.

Mistake #3: Wrong type of fundraiser – Some organizations get involved in too many different types of fundraisers. If you are trying to do different types of fundraisers at the same time, it will scatter your efforts. Choose which type of fundraiser you think is best for your team and stick with it.

Mistake #4: Not making enough money – Even with the best planning and motivated volunteers, your fundraising efforts may come up short. In the event that this happens you should have a backup plan to help make up the difference. You may need to try a different type of product or service for your fundraiser, or you may have to evaluate what went wrong and start over.

Mistake #5: Not thanking everyone involved – It’s important to give recognition to everyone involved with the hockey fundraiser. It’s easy for feelings to get hurt when people are volunteering and they think they are not appreciated. It’s easy to praise and reward everyone involved. Mistake

#6: Failing to have a deadline – A clear deadline will keep everyone moving and working to accomplish your fundraising goal. Setting a deadline fosters a sense of urgency. A deadline is a powerful tool that helps people make decisions and motivates people to take action.

Welchs Fruit Rolls Image

Looking for a sweet fundraiser that isn’t chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit, provide 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C, and have no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case, for a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each Welch’s Fruit roll for $1. Profits are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Please see the profit chart below for details.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
Hockey scratch cards

The expenses associated with being on a hockey team can make you feel like you are up against the boards. One one the fastest way to get out of that tight financial spot is with hockey scratch cards.  If you are looking for hockey fundraising ideas, scratch cards are a find!

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%

Sports Lollipops Show Profit

Lollipop Fundraisers

Get your team revved up and ready to lick the competition with Sports Lollipops. Put other boring fundraisers on the bench. Throw these products into your fundraising line-up and score sweet savings. If we do not have your particular sport check out our selection of other fundraiser suckers that are great pinch hitters.

What You Should Know

You will make a 50% profit when you sell our Sports Lollipops no matter how many cases you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $320.00 50%
Dinner and Movie Card

More convenient than the mega-deal volumes of the past, Dinner and Movie cards satisfy two common needs. First, the desire to have a fun night out. Second, the card gives a feeling of having something to look forward to for an entire year!  Welcome at thousands of retailers across the country, this fundraiser offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10. That equates to 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Fundraiser

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is the cure to candy fundraising. While it may seem to have just snapped onto the scene and gained popularity over the last decade, humans have been eating jerky for thousands of years. Beef jerky is a handy, on-the go-option for quick hunger fixes. Plus it’s full of protein and minerals. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards, making it a healthy fundraiser for kids.  The sticks sell for only $2 each. You can purchase as little as one case and shipping is absolutely free.

What You Should Know

Jack Link’s profits are determined based on the number of cases that you sell. See the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Product Cost Per Case Profit %
Beef Sticks $200.00 50%
Squatch Sticks $120.00 50%
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Lollipops Fundraiser is very popular for elementary school fundraising. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops so they pack in that pucker up punch!  It is definitely a top choice for bringing a different fundraising flavor.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $320.00 50%
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