Publicize Your School Fundraiser

If you want to be as successful as possible you should publicize your school fundraiser using all the resources available to you. First, contact your local newspapers and radio stations. You would be surprised at how often they will consider doing public service, feel-good kind of stories. They might actually be grateful if you have packaged your fundraiser in an innovative fashion and are raising money for a good cause.

Imagine the buzz around town if your group is written about in the paper or featured on the local news. Your school fundraising results will skyrocket.

Start by seeing anyone in your school knows anyone who works for a media outlet. It always helps if you know someone. If so let that person be the contact for the media if they are willing. If no one knows someone first hand we would suggest you make personal contact with the city desk people. Don’t simply send emails. Journalists are buried underneath an avalanche of unrequested emails and will probably not reply.

Once you have exhausted all media outlets you should focus on signs, posters and flyers. The rule of thumb is to make them colorful and fun. The more colorful the more the eye is attracted to them. Also make sure it does not take a rocket scientist to tell what your message is. Let people know quickly what you are doing, why you are doing it and what you want them to do.

Place your signs in as many places as possible. Place them throughout the school including the library, gym and office. Get as many local businesses to post your signs in their stores as possible.

If city regulations allow it to post them on telephone polls and everywhere you can possibly think of. Plan a large email campaign. Get every member of your group to enter the names and email addresses of people they feel should know about your school fundraiser.

Have someone with design experience create a fun HTML email and do a major email campaign. As with the posters make sure you are concise and clear about your message. People will not read a lot of text. Give them the major bullet points and invite them to help.

When it comes time to publicize your fundraiser you are limited only by your imagination. The goal is to get your message out to as many people as possible as many ways as possible.

wickless candles

We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Cal Pack Healthy Snack Fundraiser

This is the original Pak that started it all.  Still, the best selling healthy snack fundraiser in America.  The Cal Pak is CA SB-12 compliant with 35-10-35 regulations in California, so it can be sold on campus during school hours. Also, CA SB-12 serves as the template for many other states which have recently added regulations. There are 66 snacks in each Cal Pak and 4 Cal Paks in each Mastercase.

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 chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
8 – 24 41% $156.00
25 and up 44% $148.00
Pizza Card Fundraiser Image

Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.

What You Should Know

Pizza Cards Fundraising is one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit, though, is determined based on the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are 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 flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb 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
Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Our Journey of Faith candle fundraiser is perfect for a spiritual or faith-based group looking to raise money with a high-quality product. One of our most popular candle fundraisers, Journey of Faith, is easy to sell.  Plus, we offer a 50% profit and low minimums to get free shipping! You will receive free Journey of Faith candle fundraiser brochures for pre-selling, so there is no upfront payment required.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 each.

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