Using Psychology for Libraries Fundraising

If your library’s facilities are in need of refurbishment and you need some money from the public to help upgrade computers or buy new fixtures, these are things that can cost a lot, and that can be worrying. Libraries fundraising may require a bit more work than other fundraising efforts, and if it’s you who is in charge of organizing and planning, you might be worried about everything you’re up against or worried that there’s no point in trying to do this.

On the other hand, think of the things that your fundraiser can do for the library, and in turn how much better the library will be able to serve the community. Library fundraising is a great way to bring these valuable institutions into the 21st century and to make the library something that is valid in a modern context.

The way that people read may be changing, but that doesn’t mean that libraries are becoming obsolete. Your fundraising effort will help ensure that you bring your library up to date, and that’s something to be incredibly excited about. Just think about all the ways you can make your library relevant to children and adults alike! The possibilities are endless. Attitudes are certainly contagious, so the more positive you can be about your library’s fundraising, the more successful you’re likely to become.

The energy and positivity you carry with you are sure to rub off on other people, and after you get your entire fundraising team motivated, there’s no goal that will be beyond your reach. Once you start to see the road you are heading down as an opportunity rather than a difficulty, you’ll be racing toward success more than ever before. As with any sort of marketing or sales technique, this is not a linear journey – if you can keep your positive attitude toward libraries fundraising through the ups and the down, then, in the end, you will have more success than you could ever imagine.

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%
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 $320.00 50%
Music scratch cards

We have designed music scratch card fundraisers to be effective for all groups involved with music. The graphics on our fundraising cards work well for choirs, bands, singers, and individual musicians.

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%
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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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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