School Fundraising Deadlines

School Fundraising Deadlines

Setting your school fundraising deadline is something you should think about before starting your fundraiser. We are referring to determining the last day for accepting orders and sticking it to it.

There are many reasons people do not enforce their school fundraising deadlines. The most obvious is that they want their fundraiser to raise as much money as possible. Most folks figure all orders are good orders. They do not consider the extra work involved on their end by continuing to take orders after their deadline passes.

Adhering to a strict deadline is even more important for larger groups since tallying order forms, and cash is a big job. Once that is complete and submitted to the fundraising company, it is not always simple to add to an order. That is especially true if you are holding a time-sensitive fundraiser like cookie dough. Cookie dough fundraisers have delivery dates set up in advance. If you are holding a candle fundraiser or flower bulb fundraiser, firm delivery dates are not required. In that case, accepting late orders is not as difficult.

Another point to remember when accepting late orders is shipping costs. Once your original order has already shipped, you may no longer qualify for free shipping.

The best thing to do is to set firm school fundraising deadlines in writing and include it with the fundraiser paperwork. If possible, do not set the deadline for a Friday or Monday. Students who do not turn in their orders for a Friday deadline will likely not remember to bring them  Monday after the weekend. This is the same reason for not setting the deadline for a Monday either.

Plan for a grace period before beginning to tally your orders. Set a specific date and know you are willing to accept additional orders for 2 more days. After that, if supporters would like to contribute to your cause, let them know that cash donations are always appreciated.

Softball scratch cards

If your softball team is looking for a fast way to pitch in for high profits,  softball scratch cards are the way to go. Each of the fundraising scratchcards will raise $100 each. That can go along way towards paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other items softball fundraisers are held for.

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%
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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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%
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%
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

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