Putting Together a Set of Church Fundraising Policies

If you have a sizeable fundraising team, or if the personnel of your fundraising team changes every time you have a fundraiser, you may have an issue with the consistency of behavior. Most people who participate in a fundraising activity don’t actually know much about what is acceptable and what is not, so it can be very helpful for your church to draw up a document of church fundraising policies, an official set of rules and regulations that define how fundraising is handled in the church, and how the people who participate in the fundraising should conduct themselves. Church fundraising policies ensure that everyone who is involved in church fundraising knows what is expected of them, and what they are allowed to do.

Church fundraising policies should cover not only the practicalities of fundraising ideas but the moral and ethical issues, as well. If you typically have fundraising teams full of people who are new to fundraising, especially young people like your church’s youth group, there may be a lot of confusion about what is okay and what is not. Church fundraiser policies help clear this confusion up and are pretty easy to put together.

Church fundraising policies do not have to consist of a huge rule book or anything like that – they just need to be listed out on a piece of paper that can be given to everyone participating in the effort. Church fundraising policies need to outline the points defining how the fundraising participants are to behave when they are out in the community representing the church, and also how the church is to handle the money that comes in from the fundraising effort. It’s a good idea to be specific within your church fundraising policies – make it clear to your fundraising teams that they are not to badger or pressure people for money, they are not to do anything which would show the church in a negative light, and they are never to mislead people about the purpose of the fundraising. A list of clear church fundraising policies can make fundraising a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Seasonal Shoppers Fundraising

Seasonal sellers – using a fundraising catalog – are another great option to explore. We provide each of your participants with an extensive fund raiser catalog that includes seasonally specific gift items. You get people to shop in your fundraising catalog for gift items they would purchase elsewhere.

What You Should Know

How much profit will you make on your Catalog Fundraiser?

You can make up to 50% profit with the Season Seller brochure fundraiser. Your actual profit depends on how many items you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to see what kind of profits you will get depending on your final sale.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
800 or more 50% YES
500 – 799 50% No
400 -499 40% No
300 – 399 38% No
200 – 299 35% No
100 – 199 30% No
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel

If you have walked down most malls you have probably smelled Auntie Anne pretzels and thought to yourself I would love to have the Auntie Annes pretzel recipe. You probably can’t get the recipe but you could hold a pretzel fundraiser using their great products.

What You Should Know

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraisers are one of the few fundraising programs that assure that you will make 50% profit on every pretzel or cinnamon bun kit you sell. You are selling the kits for $16 and your cost is $8.

Remember that you need to purchase both the pretzels and cinnamon buns in full cases. Cases are packed with 6 kits each. So you will need to round both products up or down to full cases quantities.

Shipping is free as long as you sell 10 or more cases. Smaller orders will be assessed a $65 shipping fee.

Profit and Cost

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One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars come in two different variety packs. These are our best selling candy bar fundraisers. They offer the largest one dollar fundraising candy bar that is manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

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.  For more details, take a look at profit charts for each of the available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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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
Yummy Licks Round Lollipops Fundraising

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops are our #1 selling lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks 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 Licks 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

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Cheerleading scratch card

Cheerleading scratch cards are an obvious choice for a cheerleading fundraiser. With their natural outgoing personalities, cheerleaders are champs at encouraging others to go for the win! Meaning they can easily cheer people on to donate money to their team. Each cheerleading scratch card raises $100 and shipping is free.

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%
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our $10 cookie dough fundraiser is one of our best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies! This is our most popular cookie dough fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 6 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2 pound tubs. You will sell each cookie dough tub for only $10 each.   We offer low minimums and shipping is free. Best of all there is no cost to get started.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough when you place your order. The money you’ve collected can pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. Once the cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!

Profit and Cost

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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%
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