I've been reading some of the posts about fund-raisers, and I know that a lot of us wish our profit margin were higher. The thing I do when I propose a fund-raiser is promote it as a fun experience....yes, the old cliche..a FUNdraiser. Instead of "You can make $100 for your group!" (which doesn't seem like much) you can say "Let's get everyone together for an evening of fun and fellowship...oh yeah...and you'll earn money too!" After the big show, you send everyone out with catalogs and order forms. I also suggest promoting it as something different. THere are a lot of companies that can offer a higher profit...but if I see one more candle, I'm going to have an asthma attack! Our Fundraisers are different, educational and fun! Thinking that way has definately changed how I feel about fund raisers. It's not always about the money that they make, or that I make for that matter. Sometimes it's okay to just get together and learn some new cooking techniques!