Putting Together Small Church Fundraisers

When a church needs something like a new church hall or refurbishment of an existing building, the funds required can be astronomical. Many church fundraising groups are accustomed to large efforts that bring in lots of money, but what if you’re just looking for a more moderate amount to fund a church trip, set up an activity you want to try, or buy some incidental things that the church needs? Small church fundraisers are certainly out there, and there’s no reason for you to launch such a huge effort if a small church fundraiser would be more appropriate.

If you don’t know where to start setting up small church fundraisers, the formula is pretty easy – simply figure out how much money your church needs in total, divide that by the number of people on your fundraising team, and you’ll get an average of what each person needs to bring in for you to meet your goals. Small church fundraisers are often easier to build motivation for than larger ones, simply because the goals may seem more attainable. When you’re running a small church fundraiser, it’s pretty simple to keep everyone on task for the duration of the fundraising effort.

Small church fundraisers come in many different varieties. If you like the idea of chocolate (and who doesn’t?), you could try fundraising with our dollar chocolate bar fundraiser, which is one of our top small church fundraisers. If you can set up someplace to do your fundraising after services, that would be ideal. Another of the best small church fundraisers is our Christian scratch cards fundraiser, which is incredibly easy because there’s no real product to distribute. You just get your supporters to scratch off 2 of 50 covered dots on the card, and the amount they uncover is the amount they donate. This has one of the highest profit margins of all small church fundraisers, with returns of up to 90% on your investment.

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:

 

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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%
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

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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
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $10 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $10 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

Profit and Cost

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

Color Xploder Lollipops are a super fun candy.  These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are mixed together to create a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you are offering a new, fresh product each time someone buys one of your Color Xploder fundraising lollipops.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Lollipops no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost. 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%
Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Welch’s are America’s favorite fruit snacks which make them a fabulous fundraising product.  Fruit is the first ingredient and they are an excellent source of  Vitamins A, C, and E. Welch’s Fruit Snacks are also fat-free, gluten-free, have no preservatives, and come in over 10 varieties. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack.

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch.s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases you purchase.
The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at 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
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