Fundraising Cards What You are Missing
Fundraising Cards – What You’re Missing if Your Group Still Relies on Common Methods to Raise Funds
Fundraising cards are one of the best – no, THE best – way to raise funds for any church group, sports team, school or other organization that generally receives their funding through donations. When you think about it, there really are endless ways to raise money between all of the popular products available, activities and other functions. Auctions, walk-a-thons, car washes, bake sales, huge multi-family yard sales, t-shirts, spaghetti dinners and pancake breakfasts, candy bars, jerky – we could go on and on. While all of these things are great and many even fun for those who participate, nothing beats fundraising cards in terms of ease and profitability.
Not to say you should rely on fundraising cards only when your church youth group needs funds for a short trip or new building for the youth; after all, car washes and other activities teens participate in are fun, and a great way to fellowship. However, you can always “mix and match” when it comes to your fundraising. As they say, “variety is the spice of life!” Why not raise money by washing cars, offering to clean up elderly neighbors’ yards for a donation, and through other activities that are fun and help those in your community? Then you can grow your funds even more by promoting fundraising cards – substantially more, in fact.
Elementary age school kids have been selling candy bars for decades, and they’ve been very successful in doing so. Nearly everyone loves chocolate, and those big candy bars used in fundraising seem somehow to be twice as good as any you would purchase at the supermarket. However, when compared to fundraising cards, the profits simply do not compare. Whereas with candy bars you may be able to make $1 on each one you sell, the cards make it easy to profit by as much as $5, $7 or even nearly $9 on every $10 card you sell, depending upon the number of cards ordered and sold.
Sure, fundraising cards sell for a higher price – but the difference is in the value the customer perceives. A $2 candy bar is good for as long as it lasts, maybe 10 minutes. With the discount cards customers enjoy saving money on things they normally spend money on such as food, hair care, family activities, and car maintenance services. Not only that, they save at their favorite merchants in their own local community for an entire year! Now THAT is a true bargain in anybody’s book, and one reason that fundraising cards are so easy to sell. In today’s economic climate everyone is looking for a great deal, a way to save even a little bit of money.
Here’s something else you may not have thought much about; fundraising can involve a HUGE amount of work and preparation. Selling door to door and collecting money, lugging around candy boxes, waiting while the customer decides on just what they want to order from the catalog, delivering the merchandise when the order arrives – you can already feel a headache coming on, can’t you? You have none of this with fundraising cards because they’re easy to carry with you no matter where you go, and there’s virtually no planning involved, other than securing merchant participation if you would rather do it yourself than have the card company do it for you.
Now do you see what your group or organization is missing out on? Give yourselves a break and make things easier, all while enjoying incredible profits with fundraising cards .