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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser Who to ask

  1. LBurke

    LBurke Member

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    I want to concentrate on fundraisers this summer to add some shows to my schedule (I'm trying to justify the cost of conference to the hubby but business is slow right now)...
    Anywho, I'm really at a loss as to who to target/ask... what types of organizations have you ladies had success with?
     
    May 22, 2009
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  2. chefHLM

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    I've been in the same boat. I've been looking online for non-profit groups, schools, daycares, nursing homes, churches, etc.
    As far as the non-profits I'm not sure which ones fundraising, but I figure it doesn't hurt to ask!
    I'm interested to see what else everyone else has to say...I was just coming on here to post something similar.
     
    May 24, 2009
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  3. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Here's my 2 cents, and take it with a grain of salt because they are ideas rather than success stories...

    Look up healthcare programs that serve the community....they will have health fairs and you can contact them to include you....cater to healthy and affordable eating.

    Gyms - Ask if you can visit and have a table.

    I would rethink fundraisers....from what I read here at CS....they are headaches and rarely profitable. I myself have a woman who has been interested since early April....it has been long and tedious, and still we have yet to get it started....she (and most from the threads) have this grand expectation, but do not want to put forth the effort.

    I would look up school, flea market, fairs in your area and rent a table...I would not pay more than $20 for the use as it will mainly generate leads and get you contacts. You will not make money straight off, but it can help generate future revenue.

    Call EVERYONE who has: hosted, ordered or expressed ANY kind of interest. If they gave you their contact info, there is interest. Call and see how they are doing....do they love their PC item? What have they made with it? Want a recipe? Did you know June....etc.

    I really liked the idea in CN where the consultant goes to an area and passes out recipe cards with her contact info. I'm hoping to do that soon.

    Much success....keep toiling...make those 3 contacts and you will see results.
     
  4. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    Fundraisers are for leads and helping the community, they are not really money makers. That said I have done our local MOPS group (I got them $150 the first time and $200 the second time - 6 months apart), a couple of church youth groups, and HWC. The leads from all of these now make up about 25% of my current show schedule, so I highly recommend them. There are several threads here regarding special order forms, organization idea's, etc. that are really helpful.
    I have thought about approaching the Humane Society, Boy & Girl Scout Troops, Woman's Shelters, etc. I haven't followed through yet because my DH is STILL home and driving me crazy!!!! LOL (He works on the road, but has been home since Feb.)
     
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