Choosing a School Fundraising Company

Choosing a school fundraising company

Tips on Choosing a School Fundraising Company

There are three main types of fundraisers; DIY, donation-based, or selling products. DIY fundraisers are events like bake sales or shoe drives, where volunteers and supporters supply (baked goods) or collect (shoes) the “products” that are exchanged for money. Donation-based fundraising utilizes a platform like Kickstarter or GoFundMe to gather donations. Selling products is where choosing a school fundraising company enters into the process.

Since fundraising products are our area of expertise, because that’s what we offer, that is where we will focus. However, through conversations with our regular clients, we’ve gathered tons of helpful tips about DIY endeavors and other fundraising nuggets. You can find that information here. The rest of this article spotlights three “P”s to consider when choosing a school fundraising company: Profit, Product Selection, and Personal Attention.

Profit

This is a big one. After all, the primary purpose of a fundraiser is to make money. When sifting through fundraising products, make sure you are clear about the profit margin. Some items, such as lollipops, provide the same profit regardless of the amount you sell. The profitability of other products is dependent on sales volume. Look into additional costs that are not included in your order. You may be required to pay for brochures and order forms. Make sure to check out shipping fees as well as this can quickly eat into your profit margin.

Product Selection

A crucial component of fundraising success is offering a product that your support base wants to buy.  Are you planning on having kids sell to kids? Then a kid-friendly and fun product is required. Conversely, projects like purchasing new playground equipment can attract a wide range of supporters. Therefore, tese ventures call for a fundraising product with broad appeal. Snacks and candles are examples of items that most people enjoy. Choosing a school fundraising company with a wide range of choices ultimately makes your fundraising efforts much easier.

Personal Attention

Customer Service is essential in choosing a school fundraising company! Fundraising has so many moving parts that, frankly, you cannot control. You want the interaction with your fundraising company to be as smooth and seamless as possible. All the information you need should be upfront and straightforward. A company that has a track record of helping school groups like yours navigate the fundraising waters is vital. Knowledgeable personal fundraising consultants can be the difference between smooth sailing and a rough fundraising ride.

Soccer Scratch Card Fundraiser

Soccer scratch cards make it easy to see your fundraising progress, one little dot at a time! And those little dots mean big profits.  Each card raises $100. You can earn up to a 90% profit margin. We imprint your team or league name free of charge on each card. Have a ball with a soccer scratch card  fundraiser!

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.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card.

Profit and Cost

 

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  • Free shipping
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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%
Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Our Journey of Faith candle fundraiser is the perfect church fundraising idea for spiritual or faith-based groups looking to raise money with a high quality product. One of our most popular candle fundraisers, Journey of Faith, is easy to sell.  Each candle in the line has a different decorative label that highlighting a Bible verse. Church fundraisers report excellent results within their congregations and throughout their community. With the spiritual theme and appealing price point, the Journey of Faith candle fundraiser is a perfect fundraising idea for church youth groups and  faith-based schools.  You will receive free Journey of Faith candle fundraiser brochures to presell, so there is no upfront payment required.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $15 each.

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Patriotic scratch card

Patriotic Scratch Card fundraisers are perfect for scouts, veterans, or any other group with the USA as a focused theme. Scratch card fundraisers are high profit and low risk. It’s an easy and fast way to raise money while promoting American pride.

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:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%
Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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Cards Bought Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00
Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

This chocolate covered pretzel rods fundraiser is definitely worth its weight in flavor! Crisp pretzel rods are dipped in milk chocolate then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy-coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and tasty toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases you purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. See the profit chart for more details.

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
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