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Fundraiser/Open House

Mar 9, 2010
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I was approached by a family member who is trying to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She is running a half marathon in April and needs to raise $1200.00. We were thinking about having an Open House the end of this month along with Tastefully Simple (actually got the venue for only $40). I was going to set up a table with all my PC stuff and put out catalogs and order forms. I am also making up about 6 or 7 themed baskets with our merchandise (which I will be reimbursed for). We are having a chinese auction, 50/50, and a bake sale to help out the cause.

My question is do I do this as a fundraiser or as a show and donate my commission back? If you do a fundraiser, can the products get shipped right to the customer, or does everything get shipped to the host??? We have a network of about 400 people available to us for this event...so it could tend to be very very big.

Thanks for the help!!
 

mrshamel3808

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You could do a fundraiser AND donate your commission (you make 15% commission on a fundraiser plus they donate a percentage) so that could actually net the organization/person more. It depends on what commission bracket you fall in the month you hold that show; if you earn over 25% commission holding a cooking show could net them more. This is the breakdown I give to organizations that I want to donate to personally as well as run the fundraiser for...

$599 or less your organization earns 10% from PC and 5% from me = 15% PROFIT!
$600 or more your organization earns 15% from PC and 5% from me! = 20% PROFIT!
$1000 or more your organization earns 15% from PC and 10% from me! = 25% PROFIT!

Also, know that you could always start them at 25% profit because if you donate 100% of your commission regardless of show size its PC's 10% plus your 15% (17% if you're over your $15,000). If you have a $1,000+ cooking show you'd be making 23% commission so already with a smaller show you'd be giving them 2-4% more.

Shipping works the same as a regular show; they have the option to pay for direct shipping or you can have the chair person("host") deliver them. With a network of 400 I probably would make direct shipping the only option or else it could get tricky.
 
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Thank you for your response! I am going to treat it as a fundraiser then. I was confused as to the shipping of the products. For some reason, I read something that lead me to believe that everything got shipped to the host. Glad to hear that isn't the case. I think I am not going to give them an option of having it shipped to the host....just direct shipping! Is there a special form I have to fill out? Also, does anyone know if I can still set it up on my website and just use the host's name as the party or do you put the fundraiser's name?


thanks for the breakdown of the commission also!!
 

kam

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I am debating this same issue for a FR I am doing at the end of the month.

I am going to wait to see how big the show is before deciding on doing it as a regular show or a FR through PC. I am already donating 100% of my commission.

I am also planning on donating half my commission on any future shows we can get booked off of this FR. It might be a nice incentive for others to do a show since they know $ will be donated and it won't come out of their pocket.

I am hesitant to have too many raffles going on at the show since we don't want people to place smaller orders since they spent $ on the raffles. But, already she has about 5 different people asking for cattys so they can pass around at each of their workplaces. I think this is great since the guests are working at getting orders!!!
 

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