Times are hard, money is tight – the best reason of all to rely on fundraising cards for your group or organization’s money needs. For decades, school sports teams, the school band, church youth groups, PTO organizations and other non-profits have counted on fundraising cards to raise the funds they need, in addition to donations from individuals and businesses. Today, they’re just as effective as ever, perhaps even more so because of the economic condition of the country today and over the last 4 years.
There are really an unlimited number of methods any group can use to raise money, but the truth is most of them require a substantial amount of planning and work. The ideas you can come up with are limited only by your imagination, but sometimes it’s easier to just use those products and ideas that are already available to you. Not to put down candy bars, cookie dough, jerky, popcorn and the other common products that have been used over the years to raise money – they’re all great. The thing is, PTO fundraising cards are simply more valuable and more of a “necessity” during times when people are short on money and need to save in every way possible.
How many times over the past year have you bought a burger and fries, had your hair trimmed or styled, or had the oil changed in your car? These are exactly the type of offers that customers get great deals on with fundraising cards. Most merchants choose to offer 10% to 25% off of a product or service, or a buy-one-get-one-free offer. While you may think a BOGO offer doesn’t really save money – after all, who wants to eat two burgers or drink two shakes – it does when you think about it. Take a friend or family member out to lunch, order a burger (and get two), split the cost of the one burger with the other person, and you’ve enjoyed a burger at half the regular cost!
Fundraising cards are really great all the way around when you consider the whole picture. For $10, the purchaser of the card enjoys great discounts for a whole year – it’s easy to see how the customer could save the $10 paid for the card in just a month or two, and the savings the rest of the year are icing on the cake, so to speak. Unlike many other popular fundraising products, those in your group will never feel like they are trying to “push” a sale because fundraising cards practically sell themselves. Everybody loves a great deal!
Your group or organization will love the ease of selling the cards, the minimal work involved, and the incredible profits. Unlike hauling candy boxes around everywhere you go, fundraising cards are small and easy to take with you everywhere. Stick a few in the glove box of the car, in your pocket, wallet, and they’re within easy reach whenever you come upon an opportunity to make a sale. No baking cookies, creating a cookbook or pricing thousands of items for a multiple family yard sale. Just order the cards and when they arrive, let the selling begin. Nothing could be easier, and the profits are truly amazing when you compare the profitability of other common fundraising products.
Is it hard to get merchants to participate? Not usually, because of the added exposure and free advertising the merchant enjoys. You can choose to get the merchants you want to participate yourself, or have the company take care of this for you. All you need to do is account for which participants have the cards, and how many each has, then watch the profits roll in! Now that you know what all the fuss is about, are you ready to give fundraising cards a try?