Five Outstanding Fundraising Products That Do A Great Job

chocolate 567238 1280Fundraising is such a rewarding experience and aside from the creative people who put ideas together, another reason for fundraising’s success is the product used for raising money. Easy fundraisers have the potential to raise money. It depends how these products are presented. Even if you have an awesome fundraising product, it won’t attract potential donors if you fail to come up with a good marketing strategy.

Five Fundraising Products That Really Work

1. Scratch Cards

The best thing about this fundraiser is that your donation amount can be simply scratched off. This is by far the easiest way to ask for a small donation that can either support your team or activity. Each donor gets to receive a coupon sheet consists of discount offers. These coupons can also be used for getting great discounts on movie tickets. This fundraising product makes it easy for sellers to collect donations due to the value of the coupons.

A sports team fundraising usually considers scratch cards very effective in raising money. Although using scratch cards may not work for some, take your time to evaluate its appeal and gradually use it for your next fundraising activity.

2.Cookie Dough

This product is salable because kids love it and the mere fact that it comes with a ready-to-bake mix, makes the it very convenient for kids. Its profit margin is also high and easy to sell. When selling this product, fundraising organizations use a brochure that explains the fundraiser.

3. Discount Cards

The product offers a good value to customers and can produce positive results over a short period of time. If you are looking for a product that is easy to sell, discount cards are a good option.  More often than not, discount cards come in three types: shopping cards, pizza cards and fast food cards. The cards are packed with a vast selection of prearranged discounts, which you can use at your local and national merchants. This product is ideal for schools due to the exceptional profits that it produces.

4.Candy Bars

The product is a good way to teach kids how to sell. These candy bars usually come in sturdy carrying case consists of assorted bars. There are different ways you can make candy bars more salable such as offering free freight deals or giving a huge discount to bulk buyers. Some fundraisers may also offer a valuable coupon, which can be found on the back of each candy wrapper. Youth sports teams that are looking for a viable product can consider candy bars as a great option.

5.Catalog Sales

Fundraiser catalogs make an interesting deal as it includes holiday items such as wrapping paper, candy and ornaments. When using catalog sales as a fundraising product, you need to decide what product your group will sell. You should also take various factors into consideration such as the payment options, supplier’s terms and profit margins. When considering this product, make sure that you check the shipping costs and the payment terms. It is recommended that you start early so you will have more time to recruit volunteers and distribute order forms.

Melissa Anderson

Written by : Melissa Anderson

Melissa first started fundraising when her daughters' pre-school needed some sun shades. Since then, she's gone on to become somewhat of  fundraising ideas expert, as well as a super-Mum. Melissa loves sharing ideas about how to raise funds, and welcomes your questions on this blog.

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