Most teams, groups, clubs and organizations have one or two fundraisers a year and hope they make enough from those to meet their financial needs all year. Sometimes this works but it often doesn’t and those who need the funds find they fall short before the next fundraiser.
A solution to a dilemma like that would be to find a way to have an on-going fundraiser that brought in funds regularly.
Most of the products sold in fundraising aren’t good for on-going, year round fundraising.
No one needs a steady supply of candy or gift items. What is needed is something that people buy and use on an on-going basis.
3 qualities your group needs for a successful fundraiserGreat products to sell as a fundraiser, whether it is just for a month or to set up for raising funds continually, include laundry and dish detergent, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, hand soap, trash bags and baggies.
These are all products that people spend a lot of money buying in retail stores. What could be better than building a customer base to sell these same kinds of products to raise funds for your organization?
Sudz Fundraising is a company that makes it possible for you set up your fundraising so it works for you all year long.
As you work to build your customer base, let people know you will have a regular order schedule, such as once a month so they can reorder products when they need to. Your customers will love the convenience of having the products they use frequently delivered to them at a good price.
As word spreads that your organization has products many people want and use, your customer base will grow. That will be good news since it means your organization will have all the funds you need and then some. A youth sports team won’t have to make due with old uniforms or equipment anymore.
If your child’s school band, language club or other group plans trips and other activities that they need funds to cover, selling products people use all the time is a better option than selling candy or having car washes that often fall short of the funds needed. The best option is to sell household products that will be used and reordered. Having funds coming in regularly means more activities can be planned.
At first, members of your group will go to potential customers but after that, customers will be coming to you so your fundraising efforts will be more involved in keeping up with orders that come in rather than going out and working hard to get people to order.