Spirit Cards – A Smart Fundraising Choice for Schools, Churches and Other Organizations

Middle school Spirit Card BackIf you aren’t familiar with spirit cards, these are the wallet-sized cards you may have seen that offer discounts and buy-one-get-one-free offers at merchants in your local area such as fast food restaurants, flower shops, etc. When your school or church group, sports team or other non-profit organization needs to raise money quick, there is no better way to do it than with spirit cards. They are highly profitable, easy to sell and require little in the way of planning or preparation.

What makes this item superior to other methods you have used to raise funds for your project? There is no order-taking involved, no boxes to lug around, no catalog orders to keep up with (and then deliver) and practically no planning. They are also hugely popular with consumers, who want to save every dime they can in economic times like we are experiencing today. Spirit cards offer amazing profits, and depending on how many you sell or how many in your group will be participating, the profits just keep rising!

Planning a fundraiser can take a huge amount of work, and it can be discouraging if the money you raise isn’t all that substantial compared to the effort you put in. Spirit cards require very little effort; in fact, the merchant you buy the cards from do the majority of the work for you! They will contact your local merchants in order to secure their participation, print the cardman carrying boxess up with your organization name or logo on the front, and ship them to you in a matter of days. Merchants are usually very willing to participate, as spirit cards help them attract new business and gain more business from existing customers through the offers on the cards.

What kind of profits can you expect if you choose spirit cards to raise the money you need? It all depends on how many are participating, and how many you expect to sell. One person can usually sell 10 to 20 cards; if you have 50 participating in your group, that means 500 to 1000 sales! What this means to you is that if you sell 500 cards, your profit margin is 70%, which translates to $3,500. Sell 1000 cards and your profit margin rises to 100%, which means you make $10,000! It really is easy to see why these cards remain and have always been one of the top ways to raise funds for any need you may have. Even with a very small group, sell 250 cards and you have made $1,250 – how many other fundraising methods have you tried that produced results like that?

car wash fundraiserThe great thing about spirit cards is that your community is supported in so many ways. First of all, the customer recognizes real value; after all, how many times do you spend money for something that is going to put more money in your pocket over time? Additionally, the customer knows that not only are they supporting the needs of your church, school or non-profit organization, they are supporting their own local merchants which is good for the economy. No matter how you look at it, it’s just a good deal from every angle.

How many more times are you going to hold a bake sale, car wash, or sell candy bars or cookie dough? While these are great for raising the money you need, the bottom line is how much money you make and how much effort is involved. Spirit cards are a great addition to the activities you already participate in to raise funds, or work great all on their own. Try them out next time you need to raise money for new band uniforms or a youth group mission trip and you will be convinced of just how well they work.

Mark South
Easy Fundraising Cards