Student Alumni Association Fundraiser

Keeping the interest of former students is the job of the student alumni association, but this interest is not cheap. Having a student alumni association fundraiser is usually a yearly event in order to continue catching the eye of the students from years before. Many individuals invest thousands of dollars in the school of their choice in order to earn their degree and in most cases, after they leave, they will always have a caring heart for the school that gave so much back to them.

If a student alumni association fundraiser is in store for you, there are a few things to keep in mind, especially if this is your first go at hosting a fundraiser. The first thing is to make sure it is for a good cause. If others do not feel anything towards what the money is being raised for, the fundraiser is likely to fail. The next determining factor is how much money is needed. There needs to be a goal that will not only be able to pay for the purpose but one that is also tangible.

Another thing that needs to take place is for there to be a definite start and ending to the fundraiser. By letting others know the dates of the fundraiser, believe it or not, it might help in the receipt of donations. From mailings to alumni, postings throughout the campus and phone calls to former students, there are a number of ways to reach potential donors. Another is by publicizing the event on the school web page. On this page and at the school, consider having a fundraising thermometer. This will display the amount of money raised. If some of the potential donors see that their donation might help top off the fundraiser they might go ahead and donate when before they might have passed on making a donation, for they feel that their donation would help the school reach their goal.

Although there are a number of ways to raise money, such as holding concerts or having a jog-a-thon, make sure that it is something that will work for everyone. Having a quick poll to see what would be the most rewarding fundraiser could be very beneficial. Keeping these things in mind will help to make the student alumni association fundraiser a success.

Church scratch card

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch off cards might be your answer. Our faith-based scratch card fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and church youth groups.  Supporters make donations based amounts revealed on the scratch cards and are given valuable coupons as thank you gifts.

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 hand out 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 show 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%

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Softball scratch card

If your softball team is looking for a high profit softball fundraiser scratch off cards should be considered. Each of the fundraising scratch off cards will raise $100 each. That amount of money should go along way towards paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other items softball fundraisers are held for.

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 hand out 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 show 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%
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