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  • 5 Unusual Items for Your Fundraiser

    Fall is an excellent time for fundraisers, and we want to help you make the most of your efforts. You can unlock new potential if you fundraise with the right unusual item.

    We pride ourselves on having big name products donors immediately recognize. Maybe after using top brands and chocolate, you’re wondering if there are more places for your fundraiser to go that could give you additional profit.

    We know there are unlimited possibilities for your fundraiser.

    The good news is that the right new product can do a lot for a fundraiser fatigued audience.

    Is your audience experiencing fundraising fatigue? Bringing the right new product to your fundraiser can give your fundraiser a second wind and open new options for your fundraisers.

    A new, unusual item could even open up new chances for fundraising events! There may be an item that fits well with an event that you hadn’t considered fundraising at before.

    Here are five unusual fundraising items that could have significant potential for your fundraisers.

    Glow Stick Lollipops

    Maybe you haven’t noticed Glow Stick Lollipops on our Lollipops page yet. Donors love this item time after time. It’s a fun novelty item for parties and dances.

    What we like about this item is that it can open up new places for you to fundraise. It’s flashy and attention-grabbing. What we love about this item is that it can open up new ways for you to fundraise.

    If you think right now, there will probably be an event that comes to mind where you can imagine having success with Glow Stick Lollipops.

    Cotton Candy

    Donors love our delicious Cotton Candy. It’s a fun, festive treat and likely an item that donors haven’t seen for a while. Try our Cotton Candy fundraiser when you could use a fresh fundraiser to bring variety to your audience. It’s an excellent choice with 50% Profit.

    Donation Dots

    This item stands out to us because, frankly, it could not be any easier as a fundraiser.

    Donation Dots are a simple fundraising game that makes 87% Profit. Donors pick a scratch-off and donate the $1, $2, or $3 amount revealed.

    Donors can feel good about helping your cause, and it’s a game that brings the community together.

    Donation Dots take so little planning that they are worth a try at least once. There’s nothing to lose.

    Smart Snack Variety

    The snacks included in our Smart Snack Variety are big brands that donors recognize. Cheez-Its and Rice Krispies are included and always popular.

    The great thing about this variety is that you can sell it anytime, even during school hours. Students are often happy to have something different to eat if they are permitted to have it during school hours. Think about this variety as an option to expand your fundraising time and audience.

    It’s probably apparent how useful a novel item can be for your fundraiser. Whenever you’re in need of new ideas for your fundraiser, please call us at 1-800-500-2500.

  • 2018 Spring Candy Grams

    Our Spring Candy Grams are here and ready to be used to market your fundraiser!

    These adorably fun wraps and tags are ideal for promoting sales this spring and an excellent way to add flair to your fundraiser. Donors will be wild about your fun and festive candy presentation. The candy grams are custom designed to work with our $1 Chocolate bars$2 Chocolate bars,  Lollipops,  Chocolate Pretzels and Chocolate Roses. They add a burst of spring flair to your products, and customers will love them! Find all of the downloads on our tools page.

    Check out some of our other spring fundraisers such as our Solid Milk Chocolate Bunnies 

    Setting up a table with your wrapped candy on display can be a simple way to make a good impression on your donors.

    An organized and impressive presentation goes a long way towards getting donors to help your cause because donors are more likely to support your group when they see that you are enthusiastic and well prepared.

    If you want to be more mobile and sell straight from your case, your wrapped candy will look great to your donors and add some spirit to your fundraiser to help you stand out.

    In addition to selling candy and chocolate, you can also make cute and festive lollipop bouquets using our variety of lollipops and chocolate roses. They are easy to make. Just select one or more lollipops (we used three), and arrange them in a fan-like shape. Cut enough ribbon that is sufficient to wrap around the lollipops and be tied in a bow. We recommend no shorter than about 12 inches. Wrap the ribbon twice around the lollipop bouquet where all the sticks meet in the middle, then tie a bow to create your sweet and festive bouquet! 

    We've created cute character lollipop stands for extra spring flair. Punch out the holes marked, and attach them to your favorite lollipops. Download and print them free with instructions here!

    We hope you’re ready to try something fun and different for your fundraiser. If you have questions or are looking for more ideas, please call us at 1-800-500-2500. We know you'll do great this season, best of luck!

  • Energize your fundraising message!

    You have the perfect product for your donors, and you set your fundraiser up for success.

    Now putting some thought into the message you’ll give donors can do wonders for maximizing the effectiveness of all the work you’ve put into your fundraiser.

    We have some advice on how to amp up your message to connect with donors. Remember that your message is for your donors, not for you. For your fundraiser to be a success, it’s essential that your donors understand why your group is so important.

    Your message may be written as a letter or email or said verbally as you are selling, and these rules apply to both.

    Message with emotion.

    You can start your message with a fact, then use an emotional story to back it up.

    You will be less likely to get action from a donor when using numbers because people aren’t attached to statistics. When we hear stories about people, we are more likely to become emotionally attached.

    We are the only fundraising company that allows you to Create Your Own Fundraising Varieties.

    Picture a donor hearing that every year your group sends 200 students to a volleyball camp and imagine how likely they are to donate.

    Now picture another donor hearing about one student who always dreamed of playing collegiate volleyball, and your group sent her to the volleyball camp that gave her the training she needed and helped her earn a volleyball scholarship that year.

    Which donor do you think is more likely to feel an emotional need to help your group?

    Remember to bring it together with a clear call to action, and your listener or reader will want to help!

    In your message, your organization is not the one in need. The ones in need are the people your group helps.

    Make people feel important.

    People want to feel good about making a difference, so use language that makes them feel important.

    Instead of talking about what your group does, think about phrases that say, “Because of you, students have (computers, sports equipment, training, etc.) they need.”

    Try our Large Chocolate Bars. People love our signature chocolate recipe.

    People love to make a difference so much; it would be a shame not to let them know what a big help they are.

    The right product and the right message can make a winning fundraiser for your group. The simple ideas in this blog about how to think about your messaging will be beneficial, so be sure to share them with your team.

    We are ready to answer whatever fundraising questions you have! Give us a call at 1-800-500-2500.

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