The Challenges of Cross Country Fundraising

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Cross country is an important sport, but like any physical activity, there are some costs involved. Cross country runners tend to be in it for the competition, but competitions involve travel, and traveling involves money.

Aside from travel expenses, there are often entry fees as well, and of course, you need to keep the runners in uniforms and maybe even shoes. Cross country fundraising is a great way to see that these costs are met, as the school cannot always cover everything that the athletes need. If this is your first time organizing a fundraising effort, it can be challenging, but you can certainly have a good deal of success if you get yourself organized ahead of time.

Understanding what your goals are is often the hardest part of cross country fundraising. It’s not good enough just to aim for making “as much as possible,” because then you’ll never really know when you’ve reached your goal, and your fundraiser could wander on aimlessly forever.

Work out to the dollar exactly how much you need to raise so that your fundraising team has a clear goal and they can get motivated about reaching it.

Cross country fundraising is a lot more successful when everyone understands what they’re working for. Choosing the right cross country fundraising idea is not that hard, but sometimes people make the mistake of picking a fundraiser that doesn’t really match their team or their goals. If you have a smaller team, make sure you keep an eye on the requirements of each fundraiser.

Some fundraising ideas have minimum order requirements or shipping charges that can really sting if you think your sales volume might below. You don’t want your cross country fundraising profits to be eaten up in shipping charges, so make sure you understand the requirements and details of each fundraiser before you commit to a particular one.

Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

You sell $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards good at more than 18,000 restaurants nationally for only $20 each. You make 50% profit. The minimum order is only 10 fundraising cards. This is a great fundraiser for any sized group anywhere in the USA.

What You Should Know

Our Restaurant Cards were designed to offer high profits to any sized group. That’s why we offer a 50% profit on every card you sell. It’s as simple as that.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 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
Snackin' in the USA Fundraiser

The Snackin’ in the USA fundraiser gives you 20 mouth-watering treats to choose from. All products are made from premium quality nuts and candies. It costs absolutely nothing to get started. Simply 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

Snackin’ in the USA is a fantastic fundraising program. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each and every snack you sell. The only additional charge is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 snacks.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Home for the Holidays candle fundraiser

If you are looking for a holiday season fundraiser, our Home for the Holidays Candle Fundraiser is it.  With their cheery labels and seasonal scents, these candles make a fantastic gift. There’s no upfront cost, so this fundraiser works for any type of group.  We provide everything you need to get started and there’s no obligation.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each 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 $10 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Dance scratch card

Dance scratch cards are a great gymnastics fundraising idea for dance groups and perfect for gymnastics teams too. Scratch card fundraisers work well for individuals as well as for larger groups.

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%
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