How to Write a Church Fundraising Letter

If you are trying to organize a church fundraising effort, you can attack the problem from several angles at once. First, there are product-based church fundraising ideas, things you can sell after church and in the community to try to bring in some money. You might also think about scheduling a church event to which you could sell tickets and collect money that way. Or, another great idea is to write a church fundraising letter to send out to the members of the congregation and the community whom you know are sympathetic to the needs of the church and willing to help.

One thing you need to remember when you are composing your church fundraising letter is that no one likes to be badgered for money, for any reason, so it’s not a great idea to go straight for the wallet. Start your letter out by greeting the person and reminding them about the church, thanking them for any past support. Most people who give money via church fundraiser letters are not particularly looking for recognition, but they do like to know that anything they have done for the church in the past has not gone unappreciated.

Take some time to talk about the activities and improvements the church is planning, and invite them to come and see for themselves, but don’t go on for too long. A fundraising letter shouldn’t bore people to death, because you want them still to be reading by the time you get around to the point of your church fundraising letter – donations. When your supporters hear about what the church is planning, they already know those things cost money, so don’t be afraid to be clear about what you’re asking for, in a polite and humble tone. If you include a self-addressed envelope in with your church fundraising letter, you’ll get even more donations from your church fundraising letter, as it makes things very easy for the supporters.

Band scratch cards

Band scratch card fundraisers offer a simple, easy to handle fundraising option that is perfect for bands. Most school bands depend on band fundraising for their very existence. Band scratch cards let each member keep in step with your money raising goals.

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

 

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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%
Money scratch cards

Our Money Scratch Cards are the top-selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money. The neutral, and direct message, makes them appropriate for any type of fundraising group. Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available. Each card raises $100.

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

 

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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%
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $12 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 $12 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
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Papa Johns Fundraising Pizza Discount Cards

How many people do you know that love Papa John’s pizza? If your answer is, “A lot!”, then we suggest selling Papa John’s Discount Cards.  The cards are easy to sell and offer great value, plus they can be custom designed for your group.

What You Should Know

Our Papa John’s Discount Cards fundraiser offers some of the highest profits for groups of all sizes. Even if you purchase the 75 card minimum you will make 70% profit or $7.00 on each card sold. Take a look at the profit chart below to see exactly how much money you can make:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Merry Lollipops Image

You will increase your lollipop sales during the holiday season with these great Christmas Lollipops. They are packaged in cases of 640 fundraising lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. And shipping is free

What You Should Know

Christmas Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will 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 $175.00 45%
wickless candles

We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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