Eight Tips To Keep Your Youth Group Alive And Effective

  1. Start and End With Prayer – The bible teaches us that God blesses those who bless Him and He speaks to those who listen. The foundation and power of your group should be prayer. Group leaders should also get together and pray for direction and guidance. Remember, if we pray God will hear us.
  2. Select Good Topics – Ask speakers who are faithful to the Church to talk to your group on occasion and try to vary the formats — one week have a straight lecture and a Question and Answer session, the next week you might break into small groups to discuss a particular topic. In short, mix things up!Keep the people intrigued by a mix of topics. Don’t be afraid to dive into heavy topics with your youth groups. Just remember to keep the conversation age-appropriate.Pray a lot for discernment. Pray to know when you should deliver the tough message and when you should wait for a better time.Do some “ice breaker” activities at the beginning of a meeting. Ask things like Who traveled the farthest during the last week or month? Who had a birthday? etc. They will help people feel more comfortable and help build familiarity and friendships.
  3. Use Good Marketing – They say that perception is reality. If your group is perceived as a good place to be, it will draw people to it and help keep them interested and involved. Use some of these specific ways to promote your group:
    • Develop a catchy group name. Try for something short and easy to remember – hold a contest to come up with the name
    • Create a logo or visual identity that you can use on papers, signs, or even t-shirts.
    • Create t-shirts to build on a sense of membership and belonging. People like to belong to things.
    • Consider putting a sports team together and play in a local church or park league.
    • Ask someone to act as a PR person to place regular announcements about group activities in the church bulletin and local media.
    • Print up some business cards with a group’s meeting times, location, and even a map. Let the members have some to use as invitations to friends at school etc.
    • Publish a regular newsletter – monthly, if possible. Even one page is enough. You can ask the members to contribute stories or write about recent activities and outings.
    • Thinks of funny or clever titles to promote upcoming events or study topics. Be creative, but tasteful.
    • Ask group members to actively seek out new members and be on the lookout for other kids who might benefit from your group. Recognize and reward those who invite others. You might even establish a “Bring A Friend” night once a month.
    • Run a canned good collection or other activity that will benefit others. Invite the people you meet to come to your meetings or check out your church.
  4. Create The Right Atmosphere – Make your meetings comfortable, inviting, and upbeat. Try to create a sense of anticipation for your next meeting. Make people feel like there is always something special happening at the meetings. Invite members to help decorate the meeting room if allowed.
coffee and tea fundraiser

The popularity of coffee is undeniable. What was once just a morning ritual has become an all-day affair. Take advantage of this demand with a coffee fundraiser. Give your supporters their caffeine fix and perk up your profits.  You will sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Even though there is no off-season for drinking coffee, coffee and tea seem to sell more easily in fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit, or $4 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea 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)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
$10 Simple Snacks Fundraiser

Our new $10 Simple Snacks Fundraiser offers 14 of today’s most popular munchies.  This amazing yet simple selection of premium quality snacks includes nuts, trail mix, popcorn, gummy bears, and sour gummy worms.  Combining the highest-selling snack items with a low price point creates a fundraiser that is sure to help you reach your fundraising goals. Our $10 Simple Snacks fundraiser has no upfront cost.  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

Our Simple Snacks fundraiser offers 50% profit on every item. You sell each snack bag for $10 so that is $5 profit on every item! This is an easy fundraising idea for all types of groups, whether you have 5 sellers or 500.

If you sell less than 150 bags of snacks, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of snacks will qualify you for FREE shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Free Shipping Profit %
10 plus YES 50%
1 to 9 No 50%
Football scratch cards

Football scratch cards are an easy way for players to huddle up $100 each in a relatively short period of time. Whether you are raising money for a team or a league, football scratch cards work well for all sizes of teams or leagues. We will imprint your team name at no additional cost and each card can make up to 90% profit.

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

 

  • 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%
Yummy Lix Round Lollipops Fundraising

Yummy Lix Round Lollipops are our #1 selling lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Lix Round Lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 pops. Inside the case are 8 packages. Each package contains  80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Yummy Lix Round  Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser

Want to go with a tried and true fundraising product? Then go with a Chocolatiers Candy Bar Fundraiser! You can earn profits as high as 60%. There is a small one case minimum and shipping is always FREE. These candy bars are manufactured in a peanut-free facility and guaranteed to be peanut-free.

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. Take a look at the profit chart for more details:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
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