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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser Help Needed: Two FR Questions!

  1. Help! I have two different FR with a question for each.

    1. A former PC'er and neighbor was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November I held a successful fundraiser for her - all the products were shipped, delivered and then the call came from HO. I've played phone tag with the lady three times and will be speaking with her personally on Monday. She says she needs the official fundraiser name. When I set up the show I called it the "Smith" Family Fundraiser. I put down the person's name so the check would be cut to her. HO says there is a problem with the name of the fundraiser. What did I do wrong?

    2. Another FR will be closing tomorrow. When I last spoke with the "hostess" she said she had about $400 in sales with a few more "small" orders to get yet. We knew all along that this would be a small show. Then, this morning I just checked my email and found out those few orders brought the show to over $1000. WOW! As far as the host special goes I've read the fine print and know about the bowls. Since it's a fundraiser does she still get the Chillzanne product? I see no mention of this in the fine print so I'd think no - but stranger things have happened. I have another FR tonight and I know they will be at this point as well and want to have the answers for them too!

    Jun 13, 2009
  2. chefcharity

    chefcharity Advanced Member

    To your first question, when I inquired about FR with HO they said that the checks cannot be made out to an individual. They needed to be made out to an organization or a fund set up in the person's name. When you speak with her on Monday, maybe see if the check can be made directly to the hospital to pay off those bills - if that would work for the host.

    No idea on the chillzanne question tho....
    Jun 13, 2009
  3. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

    I would put in the chillzanne item under the host and then press Finish - any errors will come up and it will tell you if the chillzanne can not be ordered. Just like if you input the 3 bowls at the host special price but don't have the sales to get all three.

    This should answer your question.
    Jun 13, 2009
  4. pc_cindy

    pc_cindy Member Gold Member

    I had a number of fundraisers in May that totaled over the $550 for the free recipe card holder and added it to the host's order. All of the orders were shipped to my house as I had coordinated them for HWC. Not one host received them.

    That said, I would still try to add the item, but don't be surprised if they don't receive one.
    Jun 13, 2009
  5. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

    You didn't call HO to see why you could add it to the order but they didn't get it? doesn't seem fair. I really wish we had a better fundraiser. I know we don't jack up our prices for it so the % isn't huge but hard to explain to someone that a $500 show gives them $50...
    Jun 13, 2009
  6. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Especially when you consider we get lowered commission on it and the host doesn't get hostess benefits which can really add up on those higher shows. I wish the percentage would increase by 5-10% - say making it 20-25% for fundraisers instead of the 10-15% it is now. I give away a lot of my fundraiser commission to help bump it up- especially if it is a cause that is close to my heart - but I think we would have more fundraisers, thereby resulting in more sales, if we had more to offer.
    Jun 13, 2009
  7. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    or if the benefits for a FR matched the benefits a hostess receives - since a $500 show gets them $90 in free product, plus the half-price and discount. Why can't our fundraisers get a comparable amount??

    Sorry- I can't offer any advice on the OP questions- but sounds like you were given the answers in earlier posts (organization name needed/not individual...could be as simple as setting up a bank account with that fund name? Don't you see things like that on the news or local fundraisers that they set up a bank fund in that family's name?).
    Jun 13, 2009
  8. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    I found this on here a while ago, and I think it was quite enlightening when it comes to understanding why our fundraiser percentage doesn't match host benefits dollar for dollar. I recommend everyone read it.

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    Jun 13, 2009
  9. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    The HWC recipe holder wasn't included in that FR because the May host flyer specifically stated that FR hosts would not receive it. Since the Chillzanne server isn't specifically excluded from FR hosts this month, it's a reasonable assumption that they are eligible to get one. If you have questions, it's probably worth a call to HO to verify that.
    Jun 13, 2009
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