Pantone just announced its Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid. What do you think? The soft purple shade has a lot of possibilities and we can’t wait to try it on a reusable bag or two! We also thought the colorful cupcakes created by Ali*Cakes at the debut party were picture perfect. Yum!
Running a school fundraiser can be tough – we get it. With kids involved in a variety of sports, clubs and school activities, fundraising pitches start to feel tired and relentless. But costs continue to pile up (new uniforms, updated playground equipment, new technology needs in the classroom) and fundraising has become an integral part of financing those projects.
So how do you make sure your fundraiser stands out from the crowd? We have asked some of our national sales representatives who work with fundraisers each and every day to see what they thought really helped a fundraiser succeed. Here are their successful fundraiser sales tips:
Getting involved as the fundraiser chairperson
“My most successful fundraisers had seasoned chairpersons that were organized and kept the communication going.”
“It really takes a commitment to see a fundraiser through from beginning to end. A new chair should be enthusiastic and willing to keep pushing. Get others involved to help spread the enthusiasm.”
From our family to yours, have a very Happy Thanksgiving! We want to give a special thank you to all of our awe-inspiring fundraisers – thank you for inviting us into your causes and for allowing us to help you reach your goals one reusable bag at a time! We can’t do what we love with you, and today we honor you with many, many thanks from all of us at Mixed Bag Designs.
Our team will be celebrating with our loved ones today, but we will be back in the office tomorrow! Remember our Free Shipping offer is still available: Shop now and get free shipping on any order over $50! Have a happy holiday!
We understand that running a fundraiser is stressful and we want to help. Here are some simple ways to improve your fundraiser sales. No two fundraisers are alike so you can use these tips and customize them for your group or school fundraiser.
Make a fundraiser board in your classroom – This may apply only to school fundraisers, but teams and other organizations can take the idea to their locker room or meeting room. Making a central board is easy for publicizing goals, promoting deadlines and keeping everyone on track throughout the fundraiser.
Set a seller goal and track it – In our parent letter templates, we encourage each fundraiser to promote a seller goal of at least five items – but each fundraiser can customize this idea to suit the group. Better yet – you can ask your sellers to think of their own goal and add it to your classroom fundraiser board. Displaying each seller’s goal is way to share their commitment to the group and also promote accountability so they are more likely to participate. Set up a thermometer or goal tracker on the board and as they get closer to their goal, move their marker up.
As we head into the holiday season, many organizations choose to ramp up their fundraising. For some, it can be a great tie-in to the gift-giving spirit so popular around the holidays but in some cases the year-end fundraiser can be a bust. Here are some tips to ensure that your end-of-year fundraiser is a profitable success.
Fundraising does not always have to be serious – in fact, many of the best school fundraisers from this past Fall reported that they boosted sales by adding some goofy contests into the fundraiser program. Humor is a fantastic way to connect with kids and adults alike, but most importantly, loosening up and having fun makes people excited to be a part of the program and want to get involved. We often talk about how personal connections are key in setting up profitable fundraisers and being silly and a little goofy is a big part of that. Loosen up and put a funny spin on your fundraiser!
We use tons of plastic, but everyday Mixed Bag Designs tries to lessen the plastic bag waste one reusable bag at a time. In an effort to promote change and raise awareness, we have found that discussing the educational facts help people to rethink their choices. We hope some of these numbers and ideas will help you remember your reusable bags!