The Psychology of Fundraising for Church

We all know exactly why we need to be fundraising for a church – because, without the money that church fundraising brings in, many activities and groups would be impossible to keep going. The things that go on in the church, both with services and all the other activities that the congregation enjoys together, are important to the community and to the feeling of family within the church.

As someone who is organizing fundraising ideas for church, this can put a lot of pressure on you if you know that so many aspects of church life are relying on the success of your fundraising effort. After all, what if you fail to bring in the money needed? It is easy to get trapped in this negative frame of mind when you are fundraising for a church, and so much is riding on your fundraising skills.

But there’s another way to look at fundraisers for church. This is the best opportunity ever for you to show your enthusiasm for the work you are doing, and to rejoice in the fact that you are doing God’s work. Enthusiasm is contagious, and if you fully believe in yourself and your abilities, we will help you with all the practical aspects of fundraising for a church that will send you right down the road toward your goals. The people who are working with you will catch on to your love for fundraising for a church and will start to see it for what it is – a great chance to help the church and each other out at the same time.

Fundraising for a church is a great bonding exercise that brings together members of the congregation with members of the community. It’s not all about making money, and in fact, once you get going, you’ll find that the actual funds come second to the feeling you get when motivated team members focus their energy and passion on something as worthwhile as fundraising for the church.

Delicious cookies with a positive and uplifting message as your fortune.  Fortune cookie fundraisers are a quick and easy way to earn money for your cause.  Each case comes with 4 carriers containing 60 cookies in four tasty flavors Chocolate Bits, Cookies and Cream, Birthday Cake, and Salted Caramel.  You receive 240 cookies total per case and sell each one for $1.

What You Should Know

Cookie fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of cookies that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
100 or more 50% $120.00
50 – 99 48% $124.80
25 – 49 45% $132.00
11 – 24 43% $136.80
1 min 40% $144.00
Lip Shaped Lollipops

Nothing is sweeter than hugs and kisses. Except when they are formed into a lollipop!  Lip Shaped Lollipops make it easy for supporters to share the love of your cause. The fun shape and yummy flavors will bring in a bushel, and a peck, of profits. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make a 50% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips, Lip Shaped Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Meaning, you will 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%
Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. 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%
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
Dinner and Movie Card

More convenient than the mega-deal volumes of the past, Dinner and Movie cards satisfy two common needs. First, the desire to have a fun night out. Second, the card gives a feeling of having something to look forward to for an entire year!  Welcome at thousands of retailers across the country, this fundraiser offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10. That equates to 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

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 charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
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