Social Distancing Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising and Social Distancing

With so many things up in the air these days,  we are hoping this helps you nail down safe social distancing fundraising ideas, while still having fun.

Fundraising has traditionally been a hands-on, face to face experience. It’s a different world now, so we have to get out of that old box and into our new reality. Fortunately, there are simple ways to do just that.  We will cover how to execute fundraising with social distancing practices, focusing on selling, collecting money, and distributing the product.

As usual, the top three recommendations are:

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Stay 6 ft apart
  3. Sanitize. Wash your hands regularly.

After those, the most beneficial tip we have is to plan as much as you can in advance and be as organized as possible.

Selling

First, let’s address the face to face challenge. How can you sell if you can’t get in front of someone? We all know that personal encounter, especially with kids, is a huge part of fundraising. Here are a few ways to replicate that experience.

Go Virtual! Have your child, or members of your group make a quick 20 – 30-second video explaining what they are selling and why. Being authentic and off the cuff will get the best response even if you have a few bloopers! Post the video to your group’s Facebook page or Instagram story. Participants can also email or text the video to friends and family. All of our brochures are available on our website. Send your customers the link, or post it with your video, and ask them to text or email their order back to you.

As an example, check out our $10 Cookie Dough Tub Fundraising brochure.

Collecting Funds

There are several secure funds transfer applications available. Venmo and  Zelle are simple to set up and very user-friendly. Of course, there is Paypal, which also allows people to use credit cards. It is also safe for people to mail in a check. If you have customers that prefer to pay with cash,  give your team this saying to help that process.

“Grabbing Cash? Wear a Mask. Then Be Wise. Sanitize!”

Distributing Product

The process of sorting the products once they arrive presents another opportunity for change. Depending on the size of your group, you may want to find a large space to work. Ask for volunteers to help sort on behalf of younger kids or members who are in a high-risk population.

Option A – Designate areas for individual products 6 feet apart from each other and mark which item is in that spot. Have volunteers follow in a line, stopping at each station to collect that product for the order they are assembling.

Option B – Arrange all the goods so they are clearly marked and easily accessible. Have each volunteer go in one by one, to collect the items for their order.

To get the products to the customers, you can offer curbside pick up or no contact delivery. For no contact delivery, simply drop that person’s box or bag of goodies at their door, ring the doorbell and leave. Text your customer to let them know you’ve delivered their order.

Curbside pickup requires setting a date and time-frame then notifying participants. Let them know that when they arrive, just pop their trunk, and a volunteer will place their box in the automobile. Have you people make signs with their name on it to help the distribution team can get the right packages to correct person.  If you want to go for extra fun, tell everyone it’s a parade and have them decorate their cars. Play music and take 6 ft separated selfies to celebrate your safe, successful, socially distanced fundraiser.

Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money in a very earth-friendly fashion. We offer a wonderful selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round, this fundraiser has high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

A Bag Garden Fundraiser is like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit, or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling bag gardens as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $10 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $10 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Snackin' in the USA Fundraiser

The Snackin’ in the USA fundraiser gives you 20 mouth-watering treats to choose from. All products are made from premium quality nuts and candies. It costs absolutely nothing to get started. Simply let us know how many participants you have and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them, at no charge.

What You Should Know

Snackin’ in the USA is a fantastic fundraising program. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each and every snack you sell. The only additional charge is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 snacks.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Better Baking Fundraiser

Our Better Baking fundraiser is a great option for all types of groups. We offer 9 of the most popular baking mixes that appeal to everyone.  Our premium baking mixes are easy to use and taste great!  Everything you need to bake cookies, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, and bread. Easy fundraising starts with a Better Baking fundraiser.  You will not be handling a frozen product.  The $10 price makes it a fun and easy fundraising idea.  Like our Candle Fundraisers, our Better Baking Fundraiser has a 50% profit for your group.

What You Should Know

Like our other popular $10 programs Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each and every item you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 items.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our $10 cookie dough fundraiser is one of our best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies! This is our most popular cookie dough fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 6 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2 pound tubs. You will sell each cookie dough tub for only $10 each.   We offer low minimums and shipping is free. Best of all there is no cost to get started.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough when you place your order. The money you’ve collected can pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. Once the cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%
$10 Popcorn Fundraiser

Blow the lid off your fundraising efforts with our $10  Popcorn Fundraiser. Offer your supporters gourmet bags of popcorn that come in eight scrumptious flavors.  This popcorn is gluten-free, MSG-free, and made with Non-GMO corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money upfront required to start this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You pay us after you sell the popcorn. This way you can use the money you collect to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
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