Writing a Great Church Fundraising Letter

Writing an excellent church fundraising letter isn’t rocket science, but there is certainly something you can do to make sure your church fundraising letter is the best it can be. When you’re writing a fundraising letter, there’s a balance you want to keep between bluntly asking for money, and dancing around the subject. Neither approach is likely to work very well, so you want to take some time to ensure that your church fundraising letter has the best of both worlds, and can appeal to the widest range of people.

Many people forget that the envelope is part of their church fundraising letter, too, and they neglect to put something enticing on the envelope that will get people to open it. You don’t have to write anything complicated, just one phrase or sentence that will encourage people to open the envelope and read what’s inside.

Your church fundraising letter should be as short as you can make it without sounding choppy. Get to the point as soon as you can, don’t waffle on trying to avoid saying what it is you want. On the other hand, don’t mention that you’re asking for money in the first sentence of your church fundraising letter. Use some common sense; thank the parishioner for their time, attention, and most importantly their past support. Then talk about the reason for your church fundraising letter – because the church needs help for a specific project that the parishioners can support with a donation.

Including a postage-paid return envelope with your church fundraising letter may sound like you’re giving even more money away, but it’s the quickest way to get people to send donations. The less effort they have to put forth, the more likely they are to help you in response to your church fundraising letter, so show some respect for that. Make sure the only thing they have to do is put their check in the included envelope and mail it back to you.

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Elementary school scratch cards

Virtually every student will be part of an elementary school fundraiser before reaching the 6th grade.  If you need a simple, high-profit fundraiser, take a look at our Elementary School scratch card fundraisers. Each participant can raise $100 using just one card.

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%

Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix Fundraiser

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders will qualify you for free shipping.

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
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
Hockey scratch cards

The expenses associated with being on a hockey team can make you feel like you are up against the boards. One one the fastest way to get out of that tight financial spot is with hockey scratch cards.  If you are looking for hockey fundraising ideas, scratch cards are a find!

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%
Smencil School Fundraisers Image

“What’s a Smencil School Fundraiser?” It’s a cute name and a great school fundraising product. Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are the perfect fundraising product for schools. Shipped in cases containing 10 buckets, each bucket contains 50 Smencils. Each scented pencil sells for $1. Kids love them making Smecils easy to sell.  Smencil school fundraiser pencils come in two varieties. Regular black lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all, shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencil school fundraiser pencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. Smencils have a 40% profit margin. The retail price is $1 per Smencil. You will make a $200 profit for each case you sell.

 

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
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