Choosing a Fundraising Product- One size doesn’t fit all.

one size fits all fundraising product
Not every fundraising product is a perfect fit for any given organization.

There isn’t a “one size fit’s all” fundraising product that is guaranteed to get great results every time.

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When choosing a product for your next fundraiser you must first put yourself in the buyer’s shoes.  Here’s how to determine whether they are a good fit:

Ask yourself these important questions:

 

  • Would you want to buy this? Is the product desirable?

 

  • Will this product appeal to a large consumer base?

 

  • What time of year will the fundraiser be launching? For example, a wrapping paper fundraiser would sell better in the fall for Christmas shoppers etc. than over the summer.

 

  • Is the fundraising product seasonally specific? Citrus and flower bulb fundraisers are examples of products with limited availability.

 

  • Do you already have 10 pairs of these shoes in your closet? Is the market already saturated? If other local schools are selling coupon discount books, then do something different.

 

  • Is this something that everyone can afford? Consider your consumer base, their lifestyle, and how much money they spend on items similar to your fundraising product.

 

  • Is the fundraising product useful? Does it add value? If it’s a food product, is it healthy? Is it unique?

 

  • Are there any other competing fundraising events within your organization?

 

  • Are there any logistical challenges or limitations for the fundraising product? Frozen foods require freezers or refridgerators. Some foods melt during the hot months. Distribution of these kinds of items can be challenging and requires a lot of volunteers.

 

As you can see, choosing a fundraising product requires some deeper insight into your organization and about your community. However, the time spent answering these questions will allow you to maximize the effectiveness of your fundraiser yielding more money for your group.

Now that’s a perfect fit, from our perspective.

 

5 Comments
  • Barb
    Posted at 15:00h, 15 August Reply

    Our group, Dance Magic, enjoys selling pasta as it almost sells itself. Everyone needs to eat, right? There are so many options to choose from; even gluten-free! It doesn’t require refridgeration so if you’re unable to deliver it the same day you don’t need to worry about cleaning out your freezer or asking your neighbor if they have extra space. We’ve tried pizza kits, cookie dough, butter braids, etc.. with minimal results. We’ve been much more successful with the pasta, by far!!

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    Posted at 06:29h, 27 August Reply

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  • Carrie
    Posted at 15:51h, 27 August Reply

    This is our first time selling Fun Pasta. We researched long and hard and are hopeful we chose a winner!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 17:25h, 27 August Reply

      Welcome to Fun Pasta Carrie! We are your partners in this fundraising effort and are happy to help. Make sure to use all of the resources we make available through your leader dashboard. We are only an email or phone call away if you need us.

  • Janelle Jones
    Posted at 16:28h, 02 September Reply

    Our group loves the pasta fundraiser! It practically sells itself and the profit point is excellent. Thanks for offering such a great product with so many options!
    Ultimate Dance & Cheer

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