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225 Student Fundraiser!

Feb 27, 2009
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I need help I have a client who wants to do a fundraiser for 225 students, what is the best way to do this? Do I need to order that many catalogs? I do not want to start the fundraiser already in the hole. What have you guys done for something like this?
 

pc_jessica

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i haven't done a fundraiser that large but on her lots of people have said mini caddys are great for that many, and then putting a lable on the front that says to see the whole caddy go to your website. I am doing a fundraiser with only 10 people next month and this is what i plan on doing.
 

BethCooks4U

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If the group is small (25 or less) I provide a catalog for each person and even more than one if they personally ask me for more. For a group that large I would provide the mini-catalog with a note on it about the online catalog and have catalogs available. Order what you think you'll use the rest of the season and maybe see if other cluster members have some you can get quick if you need more - then replace them with your next order. That way you aren't stuck with a ton of catalogs.

There will be a good percentage of people who will not participate. One other thing you could do is ask the organizer how many people usually participate. Tell her that providing that many catalogs would be expensive for you but that you are willing to invest if you know enough people are participating. Be sure to also make sure she is aware of the online catalog - she might like the mini/online option but I can tell you that some people MUST HAVE a book to look at. lol
 

pcheflisad

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I just finished a FR with 300 people - I gave each a book and a couple of order forms - it is expensive to start with but the first time I did the FR with this group (a couple of years ago) it had 10,000 in sales, 2 parties and a recruit - so it's well worth it. This year it's just over 7,000 plus 3 parties.

Just think - that is 225 people who have your name now!! A good investment in my opinion.

Lisa
 

beepampered

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The mini catalogs are a lot more affordable AND they look great. They have all the new products and many of the standard items so I'd so go with that since you don't know what you'll be getting. Good luck...
 

scottcooks

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Here's some ideas. email me at my name at hotmail for more suggestions.
 

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pcchefjane

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I really would go with the regular catalogs. People who are looking to purchase through a fundraiser are going to presume that only what is in that catalog is what is available no matter what the note on the front says. I would definitely verify how many you will need of the catalogs. I did a fundraiser this summer that the lady was going to give me 100 names... I scrambled and bought that many minis from various people on CS and then I mailed out 40 for her. The fundraiser was $86 (you saw it right) with only two orders!

Most people who regularly do frs on here will tell you the investment is worth it. I would make sure they know how much the catalogs cost you and ask them if they are willing to help pay up front then tell them if they sell $1000, you will give them back the money they paid for the catalogs. As several have said, you may not get every student participating. I've attached a few more forms here I hand out.
 

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janezapchef

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Jane, I like the profit breakdown. Cool! Thanks!
 

pcchefjane

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I got that from here somewhere and tweaked it a bit. I like it too as it shows the "potential"! :)
 

scottcooks

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Careful - I had a 'profit breakdown' letter backfire on me when I asked the assistant scoutmaster to deliver the flyer to the scoutmaster... She took it from the slant that her kid had to sell however much to see a worthy profit, so didn't even show it to the scoutmaster and I lost the fundraiser.
 

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