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What do you sell for your fundraisers?
Poll ended at Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:31 pm
chocolate bars 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
magazines 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
seasonal items 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
food items 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
other 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
we use alternatives to item sales 57%  57%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 7
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:31 pm 
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I am not always a fan anymore of product sales for fundraising. Since fewer areas are door-to-door safe these days it is hard to sell. Family, friends, and relatives get tired of buying new things over and over.

I do know though; for some groups they work and work well. Here is a link for a reputable product group I have dealt with in the past. I will post more of them at other times.

http://www.justfundraising.com

If you are the Fundraising Coordinator for your group consider signing up for their news letter as well. Products ar available for seasons so as to narrow the mark and increase impulse buying.

God Bless,

Chris Fishell
Xtreme Youth Resources International

P.S. The poll will run for 90 days.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:36 am 
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Please vote in the poll. We all want to help eachother and the more information we have the more we can help one another. I know that when I post something here I hope it will be helpful and start s productive discussion.

Thank you,

Chris


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:22 pm 
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Have you found the fundraising tips and ideas at http://www.camporee.org?

Here's the direct link:

http://www.camporee.org/html/fundraisin ... tarted.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:04 pm 
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Thank you for posting these, I had forgotten they were there. A very useful set of tips you provided for camporee.org - any chance of putting a copy of them on pathfindersonline? You do maintain a growing and useful groups of tips in other catagories here as well.

Anyone who directs any kind of group that must raise funds should read and memorize these tips, it is exceptianally important that the Fundraiser or Fundraising Coordinator be a good "Cheerleader" and keep the group motivated.

I wanted to mention also that in the same set of pages there are recommeded fundraisers with outlines, CYE did a great job with all of this.

Thanks agian

Chris Fishell
Xtreme Youth Resources International


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:56 pm 
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Thanks to the few of you who answered the poll. With 130 views before the poll closed I am disappointed with the number of people who responded.

That is okay though, this will give me something to think about when preparing new fundraiser information for you.

God Bless,

Chris Fishell
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 7:59 am 
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Two of my favorites are Calendars & Greeting cards from Youth Group Promotions, and Candles. Both are fall fundraisers and do well.

I have a couple of rules about product sales.

1) we must make 50% profit or higher. If we don't it really isn't worth the time.

2) limited choices. For example, the calendars and cards have the same pictures and Bible texts, the choice is one or the other, (or Both) and they are the same price. With the candles, the company we use has one style, 12 fragranses.

The profit on both of these items is $5 so with 20 items sold the child has earned $100, and can usually be done in a short amount of time.

Use products you can support personally and as a church. (I can't sell candy as it violates our Health message)

Chris, I love fundraising, let me know if I can help you out with this.

Chelly


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:26 pm 
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Chelly,

Thanks for your offer I will be taking you up on it.

In the mean time we should be releasing a short fundraising booklet with suggestions for non-product fundraisers mostly this summer. I will keep everyone up to date on that.

God Bless,

Chris Fishell
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