This guide covers animal shelter fundraising fundamentals, including the development of a fundraising plan, strategies to raise money, grant writing and more. Table of Contents1.) Introduction2.) Developing a fundraising plan3.) The keys to successful fundraising appeals4.) Building a mailing list from scratch5.) In-kind donations6.) A crash course in special events7.) Grant writing basics8.) Tips for major gifts fundraising9.
) The forgotten fundraising tool10.) Assigning tasks11.) How are we doing? 1.) Introduction No matter how much we may wish it wasn’t so, money is essential to achieving our goals for the animals. You need to bring financial resources in on an ongoing basis. Fundraising for animal rescue groups and shelters As with so many things, a lot of the difficulty with fundraising for nonprofits lies in our perceptions and attitudes.
Our beliefs can prevent us from seeing what needs to be done and can make getting the job done seem impossibly difficult. In other words, we can defeat ourselves. There are two commonly held attitudes that can cripple your efforts. But if you can recognize them, you can break through these myths: Myth #1: “If we just work hard and do the right thing, the money will come.” Good intentions, warm and fuzzy feelings, and hard work alone will NOT make your organization a success.
The truth of the matter is that your nonprofit organization will succeed or fail as a business. Although your organization has a charitable purpose, you’ll need to employ sound management principles and good business practices to achieve that purpose. The growth of a successful organization doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by understanding what needs to be done and applying oneself to that task with the same fervor that we bring to caring for the animals.
Myth #2: “One day we’ll arrive and the struggle of fundraising will be behind us.” Successful fundraising is not a point that you arrive at, it’s a process, an ongoing one. There is no magic answer, no secret key to eternal prosperity, no one-shot solution. But take heart! As soon as you accept fundraising for what it is and begin to plan for it, it gets easier! REALLY! Your success will build on itself and you’ll reach an ever-increasing number of supporters with your message.
And while you will never be done with fundraising, you may discover that successful fundraising is rewarding! Back to top 2.) Developing a fundraising plan You’ll need to develop a plan to bring in money on an ongoing basis. Donations from individual donors, usually as the result of a fundraising appeal letter or newsletter, are the primary source of most successful organizations’ funding. While regular newsletters and appeal letters should be the foundation of your fundraising strategy, it’s best to develop a plan for raising resources from a variety of different sources.
Developing a comprehensive plan Your plan should include several different fundraising strategies that seek resources from several distinct groups of potential donors: Members and volunteers (through annual dues, pledges, sponsorship programs, in-kind donations, and volunteer services) Those who share your concerns (through community outreach tables, brochures, newsletters, direct mail, door-to-door canvassing, telemarketing, news articles) The public at large (through special events, fees for services, sale of goods) Businesses and foundations (through grants, matching gifts, in-kind donations, sponsorships, partnerships) Fundraising strategies Here are a number of ways that you could raise money for your cause: Appeal letters and newsletters targeted to donors Individual donations Membership dues (annual fund drive) Telemarketing Walk or other pledge-driven event Corporate gifts Corporate partnerships Matching gifts Income from sale of merchandise or services Auction Raffle Bingo – Las Vegas night Telethon Sponsorship programs Premiums for donations Adoption fees Fees for services Special events Outreach tables Advertising book sales Recycling program Civic and professional club gifts Speaker’s fees Coin canisters Memorial and in-honor donations Board members’ annual contributions Yard sales Bake sales United Way Combined Federal Campaign Personal visits with potential donors (major gifts) In-kind donations (services, goods) Donation of a percentage of proceeds from the sale of publicly sold products/services Bequests (planned giving) Foundation grants A capital campaign (a special fundraising campaign to fund purchase of a building, land or major expansion) We’ll explore a few different fundraising strategies you may want to include in your plan.
But first we’ll look at fundraising appeal letters, newsletters and mailing lists. Back to top 3.) The keys to successful fundraising appeals Know yourself. Fundraising experts often refer to this part of the process as “developing your case statement.” All that really means is putting together a written statement about your organization’s mission and work which will inspire the public to support your efforts.
Your case statement will form the foundation for your future funding appeals. Keep your audience in mind as you write your case statement. The goal is to spark feelings of empathy and compassion – a desire to join in your efforts to help the animals. Know what motivates donors to give. Common responses to the question of why people donate include: “It feels good,” “tax reasons,” “to serve the community,” “to gain recognition,” “a sense of duty,” “guilt,” “I wanted to help out,” and “to gain a sense of belonging.
” As you can see, people give for all kinds of different reasons, but there is one thing that nearly all donors have in common … they were ASKED! People usually do not give unless they are asked! Focus on the beneficiaries of your work. People give money to help animals and people, not to help organizations. Donors do not care about the survival of your organization; they care about making a difference for the animals.
In your communication with donors, don’t whine about how broke you are; instead, tell them how you are addressing the needs of the animals and solving the problem with their help. Don’t be boring. No one wants to read about what you discussed at the last board meeting or how many hours a day you’re working. Don’t complain about what other groups are doing either. Always focus on the good works of your group, the difference that you are making for the animals.
Relate one-to-one. People can identify with another individual, a person or an animal that needs help, but it’s difficult to relate to “millions.” Personalize things, relate the story of one animal as a unique individual, deserving of attention and care. Keep in mind that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” A good photograph and graphics can make a world of difference in conveying your message effectively.
The look of your materials is also important. Recruit a volunteer with desktop publishing skills to produce your literature. Don't just provide information – evoke action! To motivate the public, you need to engage their emotions. You want to convey a sense of urgency in your fundraising appeal, but not disaster or panic. It’s fine to say, “Your help is especially needed now because we have set a goal of spaying 250 cats this spring, to prevent the births of thousands of unwanted kittens.
” It’s not good form to threaten, for example, “If you don’t send money now, we’ll have to close the doors next week!” Keep it simple. Write in clear, simple, direct language. Avoid using jargon. Keep it positive. People like to feel that they are making a difference. Avoid doom and gloom or appeals that rely on guilt. Share your successes with your supporters. Educate and inspire. Don’t assume that people know about the problems you’re working to solve or about your organization’s work.
Give them the information they’ll need to be inspired to donate to your cause. Make a specific request. People need to know exactly what you want them to do to help. It’s proven that donors give more when you suggest specific amounts. Make it easy to give. Include a donation form and an addressed return envelope. Have information and materials available to back up your appeals. Maintain a file of news clippings about your organization, statistics and information about the problem and your solution, brief bios of your directors and staff, and a list of your accomplishments.
Back to top 4.) Building a mailing list from scratch Your organization’s mailing list is your most valuable fundraising asset. You don’t have one yet? While it’s a bit of work, it’s entirely possible to build one from nothing at all. Here’s how: You’ll need a computerized mailing-list database program to maintain the records. There are sophisticated programs available for fundraising, but in the beginning you can get by with a simple database program.
As the organization grows, maintaining accurate donor records becomes critically important, so eventually you’ll need to obtain fundraising database software. Start with a list of all your friends and relatives who like animals. Ask them for the names and addresses of others. Go through the Yellow Pages for the addresses of businesses that relate to animals: vet clinics, pet supply stores, groomers, trainers, etc.
Set up information tables at area pet supply stores, supermarkets, fairs, etc. Bring flyers, a donation canister and a colorful poster that says who you are. (Don’t forget to use photos of animals!) Be outgoing and engage people in friendly conversation. Record the addresses of everyone who expresses any interest in your project. Have a clipboard on the table clearly labeled “mailing list.” You may want to have a separate clipboard marked “volunteers.
” The mailing list form should have prominent headings asking for their name, mailing address and phone number. (If they give you their number, it indicates that they don’t mind being called. Personal phone contact can be a great way to cultivate donors!) Include the names of people your organization has helped, folks who come to your events, adoptive families and donor prospects you wish to cultivate.
Obtain dog license lists, available from many town halls for a small fee. Ask members to spread the word. Ask them for the names of friends who may like to learn about your work. Hold public meetings in different communities and collect names to add to your list. Trade mailing lists with a local business or another nonprofit organization. Get publicity for your organization. Articles in local newspapers can generate new supporters.
Back to top 5.) In-kind donations If you can get what you need donated, that’s as good as raising the money to buy it! In-kind (non-cash) contributions can include donations of office equipment, printing services, accounting services, veterinary care, office supplies, pet food and animal handling equipment, mailing lists, training, meeting space, refreshments for meetings and events, furniture, free advertising space (to put adoption ads in newspapers, for example), legal advice, land, billboard space, vaccines and medical supplies.
Sources of in-kind donations include your members, the public, corporations, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and local small businesses. To publicize the need for donations, maintain a “Wish List” of needed items and services and share it with your members. Other avenues to encourage in-kind giving or reduce expenses include setting up pet food donation bins in local markets; requesting dented cans and damaged food bags from local businesses, food banks or reclaim centers; using volunteers rather than paid staff; borrowing equipment or reference books; sharing facilities; and purchasing items in bulk.
Back to top 6.) A crash course in special events Why hold a special event? Special events not only raise money for your organization, they also create public exposure and help to engender a feeling of cohesiveness among the volunteers. What event is right for you? There are many different types of special events. Some examples are an auction, a night of bingo or a walk for the animals. Consider these factors in your decision about which kind of event to hold: You need to maximize your profits.
Which event will be the most economical, not only dollar-wise, but in terms of volunteer time? You’ll need to estimate all the potential expenses, everything you may need to purchase or rent. Don’t forget the price of services, such as printing and postage. What could you possibly make on this event? Estimate the number of people who will probably attend and multiply that by the average amount of money you expect to get from each person.
Plan carefully; it’s possible to lose money on a special event. Will the community respond? Is it right for them? Find an appropriate theme for the event, something that will inspire people to participate. (Hint: It should be fun!) Does it fit into your mission statement? Can you piggyback other fundraisers onto the event? Can you sell refreshments? Put out donation canisters? Sell merchandise? Hold a raffle? How do you plan for success? Here are some tips: Create a timeline for your event.
(See the sample timeline below.) Pick the right date: Don’t compete with other large events; avoid holidays, the last or first week of school, election day, etc. Pick a convenient location. Is it easy to get to? Is there plenty of parking? Set a financial goal for the event and tell everyone about it. Select an inspiring purpose and theme for the event. Tell everyone about that too! Remember to do a post-event evaluation while it’s still fresh in everyone’s minds.
Write the comments down. If your event was a success, make it annual! If you keep careful records of your preparations, it will be even easier the next year and the event will grow – raising more money with less work. Sample special event timeline Six to twelve months before the event: Appoint an event chairperson Determine the purpose of the event Recruit and meet with committees Select a theme or concept for the event Locate and confirm a site/location Create a list of potential sponsors, entertainers, vendors, etc.
Invite exhibitors, vendors, key volunteers Prepare the event budget and set a financial goal for the event Seek an honorary/celebrity chairperson Devise a publicity plan Develop publicity materials, logo, color scheme Four to seven months before the event: Schedule regular meetings with staff and volunteers Select a caterer, entertainers, speakers and other key staff Develop the site or logistics plan Apply for any necessary permits and confirm details in writing Create a detailed distribution plan for publicity materials Order premiums Arrange media interviews Two to five months before the event: Print and send invitations, brochures, posters, etc.
Finalize and confirm plans and arrangements with key people in writing Organize the registration process Finalize the details regarding the menu, the event schedule, etc. Send press releases to periodicals and the local media One month before the event: Purchase paper goods, materials, decorations, prizes Rehearse speakers, train volunteers Finalize the logistics/site plan, seating arrangements, etc.
Send a final press release, media advisories Call all key people to confirm details Call media contacts to invite them to send photographers/reporters Pick up donated items, arrange deliveries and storage Prepare name tags and registration materials Prepare an emergency plan, have phone numbers in place Prepare information on the organization for distribution at the event Event day: Put up directional signs enroute Meet with site officials Set up registration tables, etc.
Get activities going and keep them on schedule Clean up One day after the event: Take down outdoor signs Return borrowed items Make notes on event evaluation Post-event (within two weeks): Send thank-you notes to volunteers and donors Send a post-event press release Meet with committees for a wrap-up meeting and evaluations Finish all budget-related details – calculate profit (or loss) Gather and organize materials and data for next year’s event Recuperate! Back to top 7.
) Grant writing basics If you haven’t done it before, writing a grant can seem like an intimidating task. But, there are ways to break it down to size. First, do research at your public library or grantmaker’s library to select funders that may be interested in your project. Obtain their grant guidelines and follow their instructions completely. (To find the nearest grantmaker’s library, contact the Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003-3076, phone: 212-620-4230, website: foundationcenter.
org/newyork.) Here are some additional tips: Get to know the funder. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Talk with the administrator to gain insights into their goals and selection process. Give it the personal touch! Your proposal must be tailored to each foundation. Clearly state the goals of the project. Include measurable results. Assume a positive, active voice in your writing. Brevity is usually appreciated.
Keep it concise and factual. Avoid using jargon or technical terms. Make the proposal appealing to look at and easy to read. Use a clear, logical format. Bulleted lists are often effective for outlining plans or conveying facts. Include photos when they support your case. Double-check those numbers! Be sure that your budget is accurate and realistic. Explain how you will fund this program after the initial grant.
Funders want to know that you have other support and resources. Plan carefully, especially when seeking funding for a new project. If you only receive part of the requested monies, how else will you fund the project? Have at least two people proofread the proposal. When you receive funding, be sure to say “thank you!” You should thank the donor in a variety of ways – send a note, mention them in your newsletter, write a news release.
Follow up with complete, accurate and timely reporting of the results of the project and the use of the funds. Back to top 8.) Tips for major gifts fundraising How do you find a major gifts prospect? Well, you’ll need to play detective. Read the local papers, including the society columns; watch for the names of people who contribute to charities and may be interested in yours. Scan the newsletters or annual reports of other organizations for donor names.
Check out smaller family foundations, which may often be overlooked. (To find them, try the reference department of your local library and watch the local newspapers.) Does anyone on your Board of Directors or anyone you know have any corporate connections? Try local civic clubs and professional organizations. Once you have a prospect list, talk with people to find connections to those on your list.
If you talk to the right person, and he or she puts you in touch with someone else, and that person introduces you to someone else, etc., you could theoretically end up chatting with the President or the Pope! The point is that it’s not impossible to meet that wealthy mover and shaker whom you would love to tell about your cause. Finding the right connection is time-consuming and takes patience, but don’t give up – remember, it’s a process! Approaching a major gifts prospect Before you approach a prospect: Make a contribution to the organization yourself Know something about your prospect Prepare and practice – know your case, have your facts together Always ask in person.
Make an appointment to meet When you meet, remember to: Bring evidence with you – written materials and photos give you credibility Avoid using guilt as a way of pushing your cause Stress the cause, not the organization – ask for the animals and the people who care about them Ask for a specific amount of money Keep it short and sweet – don’t overstay your welcome “Never accept or pursue a donation that would restrict the choices of the organization.
” – Joan FlanaganThe Grass Roots Fundraising Book Back to top 9.) The forgotten fundraising tool If there was a simple way to motivate people, to keep them interested, to make them feel involved and encourage them to keep on giving, you’d gladly use it. Wouldn’t you? Well, such a tool does exist – it’s the thank you note! The words “thank you” can have magical powers. The thank-you note is an important key in building long-term relationships, both with volunteers and supporters.
A thank-you can help to make an occasional donor a regular donor and a small donor a big one. If people give to make a difference, to feel involved, to be appreciated or acknowledged, or to feel good, your note is the best way to keep them in a generous mood! Make your thank-you notes as personal as possible, specifically mentioning what they did, what was so special about the way they did it, what they donated and how it has helped.
You say you have no time for thank you’s?Too expensive? REALLY??? Each donor needs to feel that his or her contribution counts – and it does! One person’s donation of a couple of cans of cat food may be a greater sacrifice than another person’s $100 check. Since we (as advocates for the animals) are trying to encourage these warm and giving feelings, then clearly both donors deserve a gracious thank-you.
Special ways to say “thanks”: A personal handwritten thank-you note Multiple notes from different individuals within the organization (a handwritten note and an “official” agency note) The donor’s name in your newsletter A plaque or other public acknowledgment of the donor’s contribution A certificate of appreciation An in-person thank you A letter sent to the donor’s boss A small personal gift A letter sent to the editor of the local paper A subscription to the newsletter and other membership benefits Back to top 10.
) Assigning tasks Once you have selected the components of your fundraising strategy, you’ll need to assign tasks to specific individuals and set deadlines. Create written job descriptions and a timeline for accomplishing essential tasks. These steps will make it easier to get effective volunteers on board, train new people and measure performance. A job description should include the person’s responsibility (a brief statement of the job function or purpose) and a listing of the tasks he/she is expected to manage or complete.
The job descriptions should also clarify whom they report to and who they’re supervising. Take care to plan events and tasks in doable amounts. You don’t want to over-extend your volunteers and staff. The key to successful fundraising is to do your tasks well, not just barely get it pulled together, with everyone exhausted from the effort. Finally, everyone needs to feel appreciated. Remember to recognize the contributions of volunteers and staff.
Back to top 11.) How are we doing? Don’t forget to evaluate your progress. What’s working? What isn’t? Keep written records of your evaluations. Make adjustments to your plan as you go along – remember, fundraising is a process! Back to topSee Also: Fall River Animal Shelter
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Poker tables, card games, roulette, and more will make this event special. You can raise money in a few different ways. Some fundraising ideas for Casino nights include having a bar and charging for drinks, charging admission to attend the event, charging guests for the chips that they will use to play the various games. You can also host a raffle at the event and sell tickets for that in addition to any of the other fundraising ideas.
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You simply enlist a group of your members to be the chefs and purchase some cheap pancake ingredients in bulk. You can buy a ready-made mix like Krusteaz at a big box store so all that you have to do is add is water and cook. Make sure you have syrup and butter and any other toppings you’d like to offer. Get a large enough location to set up ample tables and chairs, sell tickets and you are set to make money.
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It involves time and moving parts but a carnival fundraiser can be a lot of fun in addition to a great way to make money. Some fundraising ideas to get you started: have a face painting booth, a cake walk, a fortune teller, a craft area. Sell tickets that supporters will use for each activity or booth. Get your whole community involved. It’s really important to publicize this event to get a huge attendance.
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Sell tickets to your friends, family and neighbors and try to get your whole community involved. For a gong show – people can come prepared with their “act” or talent, whether it be singing, gymnastics, magic shows. They will get on stage and have a chance to perform for the audience. If the audience isn’t entertained, they can boo the performers or the emcee can “gong” them and they are out.
The final performers standing who don’t get gonged, are the winners. Karaoke fundraising ideas include either selling tickets to your Karaoke night or having a pay to play system where people donate or purchase their opportunity to get on stage. Other fundraising ideas include having people bid and promise to donate for the chance to see a certain performer on that stage. Maybe a group would get together to donate to see the principal up on stage doing a silly crazy song.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Silent Auction and Raffle Fundraising Ideas There are many fundraising ideas to make your silent auction or raffle fundraiser interesting. It’s great to get local businesses to donate items for your silent auction or raffle. You can also have members of your group offer their services, either baking, washing cars, mowing lawns, washing windows – anything that is valuable to your supporters goes on the list of good fundraising ideas for this one.
Then, host an evening with treats and let everyone enjoy themselves and help you raise money. This takes some planning and follow through, especially if you are involving local businesses in donating prizes. Make sure to send thank you notes to all who donated their time or money to your fundraiser! Letting people know you appreciate them is one of the best fundraising ideas out there. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Car Wash Fundraiser When the weather is good, a car wash fundraiser is an easy to do fundraiser with very little start up cost.
Fundraising ideas often include the car wash as an option because it is so easy to plan and can be done quickly and with no money. Have members of the group each bring a bucket, some rags, soap and some good attitudes. Ask a local market or gas station to let you run your cash wash at their location. Publicize your car wash in advance and especially on the day of so you have a steady stream of cars coming though.
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Charity fundraisers have also been extremely successful with the Spinners® Fundraising Program!Spinners® comes in 4 colors: RED, BLUE, GREEN, and PURPLE.Spinners® is patent pending and only available from ABC Fundraising®. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISING The ABC Fundraising® Cookie Dough Fundraiser offers up to an amazing 80% Profit and there is absolutely no risk involved to start this fundraiser.
It’s a great fundraising idea for kids or high school fundraisers! We provide you with FREE Order Taking Brochures to make your fundraiser quick and easy. The Crazy About Cookies® Cookie Dough we provide for your fundraiser is the best tasting cookie dough out there. We tried a half a dozen other cookie dough companies and settled on Crazy About Cookies® for the great taste and variety they provide.
Our cookie dough fundraiser will help your group raise a lot of dough! This Cookie Dough Fundraiser is great for High School Fundraising and Church Fundraising. In fact, of all the high school fundraisers we provide, the cookie dough fundraiser has been the most popular high school fundraising idea. A Cookie Dough Fundraiser can be an essential product when creating a successful fundraising campaign for student fundraising.
START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. HIGH PROFIT SNACK FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® High Profit Snack Fundraiser is a fun and easy way for groups to raise money. With up to 70% Profit & No Money Up Front, this fundraiser is great for schools, churches, youth groups and non-profits with as little as 10 members.
With a low minimum order size of only 25 items practically any group can run the HIGH PROFIT SNACK FUNDRAISER. We provide each member of your organization with 1 order-taking brochure and ask them to approach friends, family and neighbors. With dozens of delicious snacks to choose from and a low price of only $8 per item your group can wind up selling hundreds if not thousands of snacks in a single fundraising event! Included in the FREE ORDER-TAKING BROCHURE are tasty snacks like Butter Toffee Peanuts, Chocolate covered almonds, Caramel corn with peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts and much, much more.
START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. AUNTIE ANNE’S® PRETZEL FUNDRAISER Everyone is familiar the the famous soft baked pretzels from Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels. They have stores in malls throughout the United States and it’s tough not to buy one of those delicious pretzels when you walk by and smell the delicious buttery smells that come from their storefront.
You no longer need to go to the mall to buy a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s® although we’re sure you still will. ABC Fundraising® has partnered with Auntie Anne’s® to bring you one of the most popular fundraisers available today. You can sell these delicious treats to your friends and family and raise money for your group at the same time. We have had entire High Schools who have participated in the Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Fundraiser and have raised tens of thousands of dollars.
Now included in the Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Fundraiser is CINNABON® for folks who are craving a sweeter flavor than a pretzel. This fundraiser comes with no-risk because we provide your school, church, youth group or sports team with 1 FREE ORDER-TAKING BROCHURE for each member of your group. Simply collect money for each item ordered then call ABC Fundraising® to place your order and only pay the wholesale price.
You can earn up to 80% profit with the popular Auntie Anne’s® Pretzel Fundraiser! START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7. GOURMET POPCORN FUNDRAISER The Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser from ABC Fundraising® is a fast and easy way to raise money for your school, church, youth sports team or non-profit organization.
With up to 70% profit and NO MONEY UP FRONT NEEDED, this fundraiser has quickly become one of our most popular fundraisers and it’s currently in 7th place on our list of Top Fundraisers. It works like this: Request 1 Order-Taker Brochure per member of your group and then show the brochure to your friends, family and neighbors. Ask them to purchase a bag of one of the amazing gourmet flavors like: Cheesy Cheddar, Nutty Caramel, Chicago Style or Buttery Caramel (our favorite).
Run your fundraiser for 2-3 weeks and then call ABC Fundraising® at 888.212.1344 to place your order. You only pay the wholesale price and keep the rest of the money you raised for your group. We offer fast, free delivery of your popcorn! Once you receive your popcorn bags, simply hand them out to everyone who ordered them and enjoy the profits from this easy fundraising idea. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8.
FLOWER BULB FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® Flower Bulb Fundraiser is one of our longest running fundraisers. It seems that groups keep coming back year after year to run this fundraiser. There’s a good reason for that! It’s a GREAT FUNDRAISING IDEA! Who doesn’t love flowers? This is another one of the fundraisers we like to call “NO-RISK ORDER TAKERS” because there really is no risk in losing any money when doing this type of fundraiser.
We provide you with FREE brochures with beautiful pictures of flowers that help to sell the bulbs to your supporters. In fact, out of all of our fundraising products, we think that the Flower Bulb Brochure is the best looking brochure we have produced. Simply order 1 brochure for each member of your organization and ask them to show the brochure to their friends, their relatives and their neighbors and ask them to purchase 1 or more of the bulbs.
The Flower Bulbs are GUARANTEED TO GROW and if for some reason one doesn’t grow we will send a replacement to your supporter who had the problem. With up to 70% Profit and No Money Up Front Needed To Start, the ABC Fundraising® Flower Bulb Fundraiser is sure to be a success! START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9.
ENTERTAINMENT® CARD FUNDRAISER Earn Up To 75% Profit With No Money Up Front Needed When you select The Entertainment® Card Fundraiser for your next fundraising event. With over 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS, Entertainment® is taking fundraising into the future with the Entertainment® Digital Savings Membership or as we like to say, The Entertainment® Card Fundraiser. Do you remember the Entertainment® Coupon Book? It’s the most successful coupon book ever created! Groups raise millions each year selling Entertainment® books even though the coupons are only good in one geographic area.
That means if Grandma wanted the coupon book for Miami, FL and your group was selling the book for New York you’d lose out on that sale. Well those days are officially over! The Entertainment® Digital Savings Membership is like having every Entertainment® book in the country all in one place. There’s an app for your smartphone and a website to access if you don’t have a smartphone or prefer using the computer.
This is the perfect fundraising idea for groups who have members spread out throughout the country because you can sell the memberships to anyone, anywhere in the US or Canada. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10. CUSTOM TRAVEL MUG FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® Custom Travel Mug Fundraiser is one of our newest fundraisers.
This is a great fundraising idea for sports teams and high schools who have a logo that they want to showcase on the mugs and tumblers. In areas that have a lot of school and team spirit these mugs are a great seller! There is no up front cost and ABC Fundraising® will design a custom order-taker brochure with YOUR TEAM LOGO on the brochures. This makes it very easy to sell and with 5 choices of mug styles there is something for everyone.
We are very proud of the quality of the travel mugs and tumblers provided in this fundraiser. Our Stainless Steel mugs are made of High Quality 2 Layer steel with a copper lining to keep drinks cool or hot, whichever you prefer. With up to 75% Profit & No Money Down why not try the The ABC Fundraising® Custom Travel Mug Fundraiser. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GOURMET COFFEE FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® Gourmet Coffee Fundraiser is a recent addition to our growing list of easy fundraising ideas.
With up to 71% Profit and No Money Up Front needed to start, schools, churches and youth leagues have been raising thousands of dollars with this NO-RISK Fundraising idea. Simply order 1 Brochure for each member of your group and have them approach their family, friends, colleagues, co-workers etc. and ask them to purchase either bags of coffee or machine capsules to use in the popular machines that everyone has these days.
This is a creative and unique fundraising idea that is sure to raise a lot of money for your group. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PIZZA CARD FUNDRAISER Are you tired of the same old fundraisers that only offer 30-50% profit? You need to try the brand new Pizza Card Fundraiser From ABC Fundraising®! If you’ve ever considered fundraising with a pizza card, now is the best time to start your fundraiser! With the ABC Fundraising® Domino’s Pizza Card Fundraiser you can earn up to 80% profit! START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CANDLE FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® Candle Fundraiser offers Up To an amazing 70% Profit with No Money Up Front! A candle fundraiser can be a great way to raise money and it’s fast and easy.
Most people like the warmth and personal style that candles add to their homes. People often go out and buy candles to add scent, color or decoration to their homes so why not offer them the opportunity to buy something they already want and support your group? A candle fundraiser can also be an excellent opportunity for your supporters to stock up on gifts for their friends and family. Candles make outstanding gifts to have on hand as prizes for baby showers, bridal showers, for secret Santa gifts, or when you just want to give a little something to brighten someone’s day.
Remind your supporters of their gift giving needs both during the holiday season and throughout the year. ABC Fundraising® offers beautiful and superior candles with extra long burn times for your candle fundraiser. They are made in the U.S.A. which is something you can be proud of. ABC Fundraising’s candles have 100% lead-free wicks and are made of 100% food grade wax. There is also a nice variety of size, color, scent, shape and price point so that your friends and family have a lot of options when they support your Candle Fundraiser.
START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CUSTOM FLIP-FLOP FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® Custom Flip-Flop Fundraiser is a favorite fundraiser for Cheerleaders, Football Leagues, Baseball Teams, Soccer Fundraising and pretty much all sports teams! You’ll be able to sell high quality flip-flops and slides to your fans and supporters.
This is a perfect fundraiser for schools with a lot of team spirit where you can get most of the school to buy a pair of flip flops or slides. ABC Fundraising® will create a custom order-taking brochure with YOUR LOGO on the Flip-Flops and Slides so you can show your supporters exactly how the flip-flops will look when they get them. There is NO COST for the custom order-taking brochure! With a profit margin as high as 70% and No Money Up Front needed to start, The ABC Fundraising® Custom Flip-Flop Fundraiser is sure to be a winner.
START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LOLLIPOP FUNDRAISER One the most traditional fundraising ideas we have is The ABC Fundraising® Lollipop Fundraiser! A lollipop fundraiser is one of the easiest fundraisers to run because you simply purchase cases of lollipops directly from ABC Fundraising® and then sell the lollipops for 50¢ each.
You will earn 50% Profit with this fast and easy fundraiser. A Lollipop fundraiser is a popular fundraising idea for elementary schools with young children. While it isn’t one of our high profit fundraisers, it is a nice, simple fundraising idea and parents seem to love it 🙂 START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CANDY FUNDRAISER ABC Fundraising® has teamed up with HI-CHEW® to bring you a completely unique Candy Fundraiser.
HI-CHEW® is one of the fastest growing candy brands in the US and when people taste the incredible flavors of a HI-CHEW® candy, they come back for more. Don’t settle for a candy fundraiser which only offers you 30-40% profit. With a HI-CHEW® candy fundraiser your group can earn up to 75% Profit. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CHOCOLATE BAR FUNDRAISER Another classic fundraising idea is the tried & true Chocolate Bar Fundraiser.
The ABC Fundraising® Chocolate Bar Fundraiser offers two different types of chocolate bars to choose from. You can sell $1 Chocolate bars or $2 Chocolate bars. We usually recommend that groups go with the $2 Chocolate bars because they are more profitable. For the $2 Bars, each carrier contains 10 Caramel. 8 Milk Choc/Almond, 6 Dark Choc/Almond 6 Milk Choc/Crispy Rice For the $1 Bars, each carrier contains: 16 caramel, 16 Almond, 12 Crispy, 8 Milk Chocolate and 8 Dark Chocolate Almond If you are looking for a more traditional fundraising idea for youth groups, middle schools or elementary schools, a Chocolate Bar Fundraiser may be perfect for you! START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COTTON CANDY FUNDRAISER Of all the Unique Fundraising Ideas you’ll find from ABC Fundraising®, The Cotton Candy Fundraiser may be the most unique fundraising idea we have to offer.
We know of no other fundraising company that is currently offering Cotton Candy as a Fundraiser. If you’re thinking of doing a candy fundraiser this year, why not consider Cotton Candy, a true American Classic. It’s definitely a favorite fundraising idea for larger groups like Football Teams and Basketball Teams. It’s also a great idea to order Cotton Candy for a fundraiser if you are planning to have a carnival or a fair at your school or church.
Cotton Candy is a great seller at these types of fundraising events. We even have special flavors for October (Orange Flavor For Halloween) and Candy Cane Flavor during the Holiday Season. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRETZEL ROD FUNDRAISER In the same vein as the classic Chocolate Bar Fundraiser comes a brand new fundraising idea called THE PRETZEL ROD FUNDRAISER.
Pretzel Rods are pretzel sticks that have been dipped in chocolate and covered in delicious sweets. There are 3 Great Flavors In Each Carrying Case As Follows: Chocolate Chunk, Rainbow Sprinkles and Crunchy Toffee! We have Pretzel Rods in the office all year and we must admit, it gets a bit dangerous to have them around. They’re very delicious and very addicting! 🙂 START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GUMMY BEAR FUNDRAISER ABC Fundraising® has recently teamed up with HARIBO®, the original creators of the classic Gummy Bears, to bring you one of the highest profit candy fundraisers you’ll find.
With up to 75% Profit, this candy fundraising idea is true winner and a unique fundraising idea to boot. Each pack sells for only 50¢ each and people will buy 5 or 10 packs at a time in many cases. You’ll find the Original 5 Flavors in each pack of Gummy Bears: (raspberry, orange, lemon, pineapple, and strawberry)! START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BEEF JERKY FUNDRAISER The ABC Fundraising® Beef Jerky Fundraiser is a great healthy fundraising option.
Beef Jerky is a delicious way to raise money. For decades Beef Jerky has been a popular healthy treat and is sure to be a true winner as a fundraiser. OUR BEEF JERKY IS: HORMONE FREE, GRASS FED, HIGH IN PROTEIN, NO MSG, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO NITRITES AND THERE ARE 5 FLAVORS TO CHOOSE FROM. START THIS FUNDRAISER NOW ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Video Below Shows This Month’s Top 3 Fundraising Ideas [embedded content] About ABC Fundraising® ABC Fundraising® provides dozens of Unique Fundraising Ideas with Ultra High Profit! Whether you’re looking for School Fundraisers, Church Fundraisers, Youth Sports Fundraisers or Non-Profit Fundraising Ideas, ABC Fundraising® can help your group raise money fast! We’re constantly developing new and unique fundraising products that can help our clients earn the Highest Profit Possible in the fundraising industry.
Did You Know That You Can Earn Up To 97% Profit With ABC Fundraising®? ABC Fundraising® offers Fundraisers for all types of Youth Sports Teams including Soccer Teams, Cheerleaders, Baseball and Basketball Teams, High Schools Sports Teams, Football Leagues, Dance Team Fundraisers & More! Since 1993 our Youth Sports Club Fundraising Ideas, and Non-Profit Fundraisers have helped groups of all shapes and sizes raise over 10 million dollars.
Our High Profit School Fundraising Ideas have helped over 30,000 schools raise over 30 million dollars and our Church Fundraising Ideas, have helped over 10,000 Churches all across the US Raise Over 10 Million Dollars! Try one of our High Profit Fundraising Ideas today and see why thousands of groups all across the United States choose ABC Fundraising® for all of their fundraising events! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ About the ABC Fundraising® FREE INFO-KIT: The ABC Fundraising® FREE INFO-KIT provides information on the top fundraising programs available in the United States today.
With over 60 years of combined fundraising experience, our team members hand-pick only the most profitable fundraising ideas which are time-tested and we’ve placed them in our 16 page full color catalog for you to browse through to determine which fundraiser is best for your group. ABC Fundraising® Has Fundraising Ideas With Up To 97% Profit & No Money Up Front! YOUR FREE FUNDRAISING INFO-KIT will include answers to Frequently Asked Questions, about our easy fund raisers which include The Scratch & Help® Scratch Card Fundraiser, our brand new Cookie Dough Fundraiser with up to 80% Profit as well as Spinners®, the World’s First Re-Usable Fundraiser with up to 97% Profit & No Money Up Front.
You will also receive a sample of the ABC Fundraising Card®, which is the most profitable Discount Card Fundraiser in the country with up to 93% Profit! The FREE INFO-KIT is sent via the US Postal Service and comes in a standard 6×9 envelope and arrives within 1 week. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Our fund raising programs have been specifically designed to bring in a huge profit for your School, Youth Sports Team, Church or Non-Profit Organization! No matter what type of group you have, if you need to raise money, ABC Fundraising® is bound to have a fundraising idea that is perfect for your organization.
We work with schools that have thousands of students participating in our fundraisers and we also work with small groups fundraising with as little as 1-10 participants. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ More Fundraising Ideas From ABC Fundraising®