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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser Relay For Life Fundraiser

  1. shano

    shano Member

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    Hi there! My daughter's teacher approached me about doing a Pampered Chef fundraiser for Relay For Life. Her mom has cancer now and going through treatments. I really want to do this, but how do I do it?
    I have the flyers and the stats. The fundraiser will be in a local restuarant and other vendors will be involved like Home Interiors, and Avon, etc, But what I am wondering is how do I stand out?
    Do I do a "cooking show", or should I have products displayed but not do a demo? Only take orders? Help Please!


    Shano
     
    Feb 23, 2006
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  2. What I would do, I think...

    I'm pretty new myself, but....

    I definitely think that the idea of a fundraiser is to provide for the organization so DEFINITELY take orders and hopefully lots of them. Many people (myself included) are also giving a percentage of the commission also. IMO, though making money with a fundraiser is possible, its really like 3rd (or lower!) on the list.

    I say 3rd because I think the BUSINESS part of it is to get those bookings! First, the organization is going to get $3 per booking you get. Second, you have bookings to make money off of later.

    So if you think of "support the cause", get the bookings, make a dime or two, I think you'll do just fine.

    I think what I would do is make sure you have outlined somewhere the benefits of hosting. There are five immediate ones and then ones down the line also. I'd also give an EXTRA incentive. It could be something like the Book to Look box or an additional $10 of free product (which, with the host discount and your commission is only like $6 really) or whatever. Have that prominent. Make sure that the main benefit they see "today" is "the organization gets an additional $3 if you book a show!"

    HTHS a little :)
    Pamela
     
  3. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

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    match $ for booking

    I am having my first fundraiser in a few weeks. I got an immediate booking from someone where the fundraiser was announced (Bunco) when I told her that the cause would get $10 for her booking a show - that's like making a $50 purchase. The organization gets more money and I get a booking - all for giving $7 to the cause and PC giving $3....BEE
     
    Feb 24, 2006
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  4. shano

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    I know Pampered Chef gives 15% and I will give 5%. I forgot about the $3 booking benefit!! I thought I could also do a raffle. A basket w/ different items in it. ranging in prices.
     
    Feb 25, 2006
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  5. shano

    shano Member

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    I like the idea of giving the extra $7 to get a booking. That would help Relay For Life and me. At the fundraisor should I have araffle going? I could donate the piece or basket and the money can go the fundraisor. How do I stand out from the other vendors at the restuarant?
    a lot of questions.
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  6. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    When I did a vendor fair to benefit a little girl with cancer's fund... I made tons of delicious cookies and fudge filled brownie cups and filled my SA large square bowl~ they looked beautiful. In addition to taking orders, and selling tickets for my "drawing" (you have to be careful about wording) , I told over 100 cookies!!!! I sold them 10-cents each, but I think I will sell them for more next time! lol. The money and drawing added $100 to the sale. I had people sign drawing slips to earn a ticket, and they could buy tickets. The winner had over $100 to spend.
     
    Mar 5, 2006
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