Putting the FUN back in FUNdraising with OccasionOgraphy®!Although the “lazy days” of summer always seemed endless to me as a kid, our local schools, churches and community groups are already very busy planning and preparing for the upcoming year’s activities. Fundraisers are a staple for non-profit organizations, schools and athletic teams alike, and in these times of tight budgets and cutbacks, fundraising is more important than ever! Most fundraising plans are started well in advance of the start of the school year. If you find yourself in charge or involved in planning a fundraiser, no matter what the size, OccasionOgraphy® personalized candy bars, mintbooks, bottled water and more are ideal for making your group’s products stand out from the crowd.
Really, who wants to sell the same old b-o-r-i-n-g chocolate bars? You can use Cherubs-N-Chocolate® custom candy wrappers to incorporate your organization’s logo, give a special message, or even put a team photo right on the wrapper. And don’t forget, you can also use the inside of the label for a contest or additional messaging. If your child’s youth group is raising funds for a community outreach project, consider revisiting the “golden ticket” raffle we discussed last week. Let’s say the group needs to sell 500 candy bars. You can print special “You are a winner!” messages on the inside of five labels. The prizes don’t really matter, they could include dinner and a movie for two or even five free car washes from the group. Some groups even raffle off a digital music player during their fundraisers. The bottom line is this: The only thing people love more than winning a contest or helping a good cause is CHOCOLATE—and Cherubs-N-Chocolate® wrappers help you bring it all together!
A good fundraising strategy focuses on both short term and long term goals. So even if you are raising funds for something specific, like a trip for the school band or choir, it’s important to consider fundraising activities that can go on all year long. For instance, customized water bottles using SplashBands™ labels are ideal for your school’s booster club to sell at every game. People are used to getting the same old same old from the snack bar, but imagine if the school mascot started showing up on the bottled water. Or even better, if team trivia or contests were included on the water bottles.
So get your group together and brainstorm ideas for your fundraising strategy. A little bit of customization and planning can create big dividends for your group. At OccasionOgraphy® we’ll help you wrap up your budget for this season and beyond!