Creating a Solid Church Fundraising Policy

Church fundraising may seem pretty simple on the surface – just going out and asking for help, and hopefully receiving it. When you are lucky enough to have a lot of people on your church fundraising team, it is a blessing, but it can also make things a lot more complicated. Not everyone involved with the church fundraising effort will necessarily be familiar with what is good fundraising practice, and what isn’t.

Establishing an official church fundraising policy will eliminate any doubt from anyone’s minds, how the church expects its fundraising team members to behave on behalf of the church, and a church fundraising policy will also outline the procedures for how the church handles the money it receives.

A church fundraiser policy does not have to be a lengthy or complicated document; in fact, the simpler you can keep things, the more likely that everyone will understand (especially if you have children that help with the fundraising efforts). Your church fundraising policy should state simple rules that govern the behavior of fundraising teams – for example, fundraising teams should never conceal the nature of their fundraising or mislead supporters in an attempt to get more money. That may seem obvious, but it doesn’t hurt to say it just in case. You may also want to add clauses to your church fundraising policy to cover issues like politeness, appropriate dress, and how to handle the transport of the funds raised.

The church fundraising policy doesn’t stop there, though – the church administration itself needs rules of ethics and disclosure so that the supporters can check-in at any time and see exactly what their generosity is paying for. The main keys with a church fundraising policy are to keep things straightforward and ethical, so that everything is out in the open, and no one is in doubt of whether they are operating within the church fundraising policy. The policy should apply to all fundraising ideas.

Main Street Sweet Shoppe Candy Fundraising

The Main Street Sweet Shop has reinvigorated candy fundraising. It has exciting new products, and people love the 1 case minimum. This fundraiser comes with free shipping and has high-profit percentages.  Plus, gummy bears and sour gummies keep people ordering more!

What You Should Know

You will receive 2 carriers per case. There are 40 bags of each fantastic flavor!

  • Original Sour Jacks
  • Nuclear Sqworms
  • Sour Jacks Watermelon

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $120.00 50%
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

 

  • 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%
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 $15 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 $15 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 (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
Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy. Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops provide that extra kick in the profits you’ve been looking for! They come in an array of colors and flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make a 50% profit when you sell our Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops. That’s the same profit no matter how many cases you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Tennis Golf scratch card

Golf scratch card fundraisers are one of the best golf fundraising ideas.  Whether you are fundraising for golf tournaments or to cover other expenses, golf scratch cards provide a high-profit donation program to help meet your needs. The graphics on these cards make them wonderful tennis fundraisers too!

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:

 

  • 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%
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