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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser Personal donations for fundraisers

  1. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    Just wondered how many of you give your own personal donations for fundraisers that you do? Do you feel obligated to give donations for all of them, or just the ones you are personally connected to, or none at all?
     
    Aug 10, 2009
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I give personally when I either really need the sales & publicity, or I believe in the cause.
     
  3. jackieblue

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    When I did one for my kids' school, I divided up the shows, purchased all of the host specials (under consultant gift), and donated them all as prizes to the top 3 families who raised money for the school. I have everything shipped to me and divide everything by classroom and student for them (I made special forms for this) so I really am the host anyway.

    This year, I may raffle a product and donate the $$ to the fundraiser instead. We'll see.
     
    Aug 10, 2009
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  4. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    Giving up a portion of your commission is technically a donation. You are donating your time for less money and you are raising money at the same time. You really don't have to do more. ;)
     
    Aug 10, 2009
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  5. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I match 10% so I still make 5%.
    I once placed a fundraiser with about 10 good orders in Pampered Partner and realized that it was done as a cooking show and it wouldn't let me change it. I contacted the host, told her to pick out her free and half price items that she now had coming to her and I gave her 10% of my commision which left me with 15% which is what I would have had anyway as a fundraiser. I didn't lose anything and she received her same donation plus some good free and half price gifts. Everybody won.
     
    Aug 10, 2009
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  6. I usually give 20 - 25% for a fundraiser - 10 - 15% from Pampered Chef (usually it's 15%) and then 5 - 10% from me. Also, I give $10 for each booking on top of the $3 that Pampered Chef gives. It's more of an incentive for organizations to host. I've done many successful fundraisers this way. It's also a great way to get those points for Disney, as you are not making as much $$ this way. : ) But, the referrals are great in the long run!
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  7. funinyourkitchen

    funinyourkitchen Novice Member

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    I am actually in the middle of a fundraiser right now for the American Heart Association through my employer. As of now, we started on Friday, we are at $1470 in sales so put it out there from the beginning that I will donate 5% to make it an even 20%. So far it's good for me but I may be singing a different tune when the 28 orders all get delivered to my house for sorting & delivering!!
     
  8. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I always donate 5% from my own pocket as an incentive to the groups. PR is terrific.
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  9. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    i have in my fundraiser letter that I will donate 5% if they reach $2,500 in sales, set goals and they will work harder to reach them!

    I did a fundraiser for my church MDO program and donated my entire commision (minus catalog cost). Personal choice, but I couldn't make money off of my own church's fundraiser!
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  10. funinyourkitchen

    funinyourkitchen Novice Member

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    I like the idea of donating if $2,500 in sales is met...That way you know you'll be getting something in return w/ a fundraiser that high.
     
  11. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    So you normally will NOT donate unless it reaches $2500?
     
    Aug 12, 2009
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  12. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    The last time I did a "fundraiser" for a Relay for Life team, I donated my ENTIRE COMMISSION, minus expenses. However, that was my best show of ALL TIME. There were also bookings that arose from that show, so I benefited in the end.

    They also raffled off the free products they got to raise money for their team.

    I have not told them what I'm doing yet, but I think this time it's going to be a flat 10 percent, with all the expenses coming out of my end of the deal. I may also make a donation from my cash and carry toward their raffle baskets.
     
  13. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    i have not done a lot of fundraisers. I guess I would have to say I would determine that based on each fundraiser.:blushing:
     
    Aug 12, 2009
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  14. DevP

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    I've done two fundraisers: one for my mother's daycare center and one for Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome, which is the syndrome my daughter has. I donated all my commission for the SLO one because it was all online, plus I can't make money off my child or others like her.

    With the daycare, I did part of my commission, and I'm doing another one for her, and I'm trying to figure out what I'd like to do for that. Part of it is for new kitchen equipment (theirs is OLD and AWFUL), so we may turn it into a regular show and then donate part of my commission for other things.
     
    Aug 17, 2009
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