- Dec 30, 2005
God has blessed me with the opportunity to do a national fundraiser for a very large organization. They have 700+ programs nationwide and want to distribute info to each of them about doing a catalog/online fundraiser. Each organization will then in turn decide if they are interested and contact me to continue. I am hoping that since their H.O. is suggesting it that there will be a good response. The only problem is the cost involved. That is potentially and ENORMOUS amount of catalogs! My thought was to do a product fundraiser of sorts with a two sided color laminated brochure with our top selling products on it instead of a catalog for each individual. I have an excellent quality printer that I can print on that would be cheaper per person than buying catalogs, but I don't know if I am shooting myself in the foot by not offering all the products to each customer. I know in the fundraiser I just did, I thought about doing this and decided not to, and I ended up with parents ordering things like a Roasting Pan, Griddle Pan, all sorts of stones, etc. I had orders from $20 up to almost $300! I don't want to hurt my FR by keeping people from ordering anything they would like, but on the same token, I don't want to break the bank by ordering 50 million catalogs! Oh, I also thought about putting a blurb on the brochure about this being a sample of our most popular items, but they can view and order from the full catalog on my site. What do you guys think? HELP!