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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser Partylite launching fundraiser program

  1. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I was just at a Partylite show and my consultant (who is a director) said her line is launching a fundraiser program and ... get this ...

    THE ORGANIZATIONS GET 50 PERCENT!

    She said their percentage is minimal ... like 5 percent ...

    She doesn't think it's the whole catalog, but the forms look like a girlscout cookie form ... and the items are direct-shipped to the customer.

    I had to admit that our fundraiser program is pretty lame and that many of my customers get the free product and raffle that off.

    When, oh when, will we have a fundraising program we can be proud of ...
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  2. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

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    Something like that would be great to have for like schools and daycares!
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Many DS companies have FR's with 50% payout to the organization and a "cookie style" order form with a selection of products. If you take a closer look at the form, you'll see that the items are probably marked up to make up the donation amount. That's how Tupperware's program is. So while 50% sounds great, the customers are paying that from their pockets.
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  4. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Exactly what Ann said. And many years ago, PC only had a select amount of products available for fundraisers, and if I remember correctly, the prices were slighted elevated. We offer the ENTIRE catalog so even if someone only wants to order $10 worth, they are still going to get a great Mix 'n Chop that they WILL use over and over and over again....compared to a little bitty perhaps jar candle that will last a week.
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  5. kreaser

    kreaser Advanced Member Gold Member

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    we use to have a product funraisrer..there were 11 items (i think) that were our most popular...mini serving spatula, scraper, whisk...cant remember the rest...org. earned 40% on them..they were slightly elevated...not much, though. I loved it..we also used to have a cookbook for fundraisers...loved it...and it went over well...$10.00 and org. made 40%...
    Oh I wish we still had things like this....
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  6. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    This is because they figured in tax and shipping so the organization did not have to deal with it.

    I soooo miss the Product FR! I had great luck with it.
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    You can always put together your own FR with a selection of products and include tax/shipping in the prices already.

    I know that I've had comments from people ordering on FRs that they appreciate that our prices aren't marked up for the FR and that they can order anything from the regular catalog (and get the guest special for the month, too).
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  8. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I wish that ours was a bit higher too, but ALWAYS mention that it is our ENTIRE catalog and that the prices are the same. I know with TW, the ENTIRE 40% is paid by the individual b/c that was the increase in price! I am happy to put in some of my commission to many causes since that is one thing I love to use my business for.
     
    Mar 16, 2009
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  9. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I talked to a Tastefully Simple rep today ... she said that while they do have a fundraiser program, most people choose to just have a book show and let her make a donation from her comission. She said with the fundraiser brochure they have a limited selection of products and they are marked up to give the organization more.

    Sounds like what we used to have.
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  10. cochef

    cochef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I would like to see PC go back to the cookbook fundraiser we had quite a few years ago. I had very good response to that. The group would purchase the cookbooks for $6 and sell them for $10, or more if they wanted, and they realized at least $4 on every sale. Very profitable for the groups.
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  11. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    While I think we have a less than desired program... my daughter's school who does fundraising with places like Applebees, Souplantation and even CEC, only offer 15% like us so we aren't the only ones! It would be nice though to offer more!
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  12. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    I was at a PL party tonight, I got a brochure, but it doesn't say too much besides that they get 50%. One thing I did notice her say was that PL was letting their directors (not sure what level that is compared to us) start the fundraising. So that sounded like to me that not all of their consultants have the ability to conduct them.
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  13. PamperChefCarol

    PamperChefCarol Veteran Member

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    I would have to say, not very soon. A while back, we had an HO Sales Trainer at a training that our upline presented and when we asked her about the possibility of getting a better fundrasing package, she told us point blank that fundraising was not a priority for PC and that what we had was what he have, and not to expect anything else.
     
  14. ltkacz

    ltkacz Guest

    I was at the same meeting as Carol was so I did hear this first hand as well. Lets all remember that The Pampered Chef was built on HOME PARTIES and the company wants to keep it that way.

    Fundraisers are built to get your name out there - and that's it. There are many out there that have fabulous fundraisers with our current program. If you want to land more fundraisers - sell the product - not the program.

    I always offer the majority of my comission when doing fundraisers. Sure, I don't make anything but the cost of paperwork but I get leads, bookings and possible recruits. Plus, it's a tax write off at the end of the year.
     
    Mar 23, 2009
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