Are Calendar Fundraisers Things of the Past

A group called us the other day and wanted information on the best middle school fundraisers. They did not want to spend anything to get started so we went over the main brochure fundraisers including a calendar fundraiser.

We have booked a ton of groups that chose to sell calendars this season so we were surprised when the customer said she couldn’t imagine selling calendars.

We asked for her thoughts since we always want to offer the best fundraising programs possible. She made the observation that people had electronic calendars on their phones and computers now so no one used paper calendars anymore. She said the same was true of day planners.

I had to smile because I was looking at my desk calendar just before she called checking dates and notes. My Apple Phone was sitting on my desk too. For some reason, I would put personal stuff in my I Phone but continue to put business notes on my calendar.

She decided to hold a flower bulb fundraiser but it made me pay close to attention to the groups that were holding calendar fundraisers. I spent some time going over results and saw that most groups did well. One group, in particular, was located in a small town and actually sold more than a dozen 2-year pocket planners each.

Based on the results I saw calendar fundraising is still a great option. The prices are good, sales seem to be strong and the profit potential is very high.

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Looking for a sweet fundraiser that isn’t chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit, provide 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C, and have no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case, for a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each Welch’s Fruit roll for $1. Profits are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Please see the profit chart below for details.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
High school scratch card

Once students reach high school, fundraising becomes much more specific. That’s why scratch cards are perfect high school fundraising tools. The fundraising scratch cards can raise a lot of money at a very small cost. The minimum order is only one card. Plus, the cards are custom imprinted with high school group name at no additional charge.

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%
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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 $160.00 50%
Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money in a very earth-friendly fashion. We offer a wonderful selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round, this fundraiser has high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

A Bag Garden Fundraiser is like candle fundraisers. 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 bag gardens as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

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

Delicious cookies with a positive and uplifting message as your fortune.  Fortune cookie fundraisers are a quick and easy way to earn money for your cause.  Each case comes with 4 carriers containing 60 cookies in four tasty flavors Chocolate Bits, Cookies and Cream, Birthday Cake, and Salted Caramel.  You receive 240 cookies total per case and sell each one for $1.

What You Should Know

Cookie fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of cookies that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 – 99 48% $124.80
25 – 49 45% $132.00
11 – 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
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