Since yesterday evening we have been glued to the radio in our car and various news programs on our TVs for updates on the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma yesterday, May 20, 2013. This morning our team came together and decided we wanted to do something about it. We have run school fundraisers in Moore, Oklahoma with Winding Creek and Applecreek Elementary plus we have worked with numerous clubs and organizations in the area affected by the storms. Today we are launching a campaign to support these schools and the community with an online fundraiser, plus we are providing additional ways you can support those affected by the tornado.
You are invited to shop online at the Mixed Bag Designs Online Store. At the top of any page click on “ENTER FUNDRAISER ID” or make sure the number 227369 is added the Fundraiser ID#. At checkout, you can verify that this number 227369 is in the School/Fundraiser ID# field when you review your order. Mixed Bag Designs is donating 40% of all purchases with the ID#227369 to the Moore School District.
Spring is here and it’s warming up – are you ready for the beach yet? Get your perfect beach bag today by shopping on our store and include the Fundraiser ID 223739 to support a special cause: a fantastic elementary school initiative in Pearl River, NY. The Lincoln Avenue Elementary School Technology Committee was formed in the Spring of 2012 in an effort to raise funds to enhance the technology offerings for the elementary school students. The committee is comprised of parents, teachers, and administration and runs fundraisers each year to purchase equipment and tools for enhancing the classroom experience. It’s easy to support this fundraiser, just click here and shop our reusable bags – with every purchase that has the ID# 223739 we will give 40% back to the Technology Committee.
Use these tips from fundraising experts to ensure that you not only have a successful school fundraiser but that you have fun and get the most out of your experience. It’s easy using to put the “fun” back into fundraising, just follow some of these proven strategies!
1. Use traditional sales techniques – Have students and those involved with presenting your fundraising project come up with a good introduction about the cause and the benefit of the products instead of immediately asking someone to buy something. Students should remember to introduce themselves and their group and emphasize the goal of the fundraiser. Appearing professional and extending a small “thank you” goes a long way when fundraising.
2. Play up the incentives and prizes – Incentive prizes help motivate students and keep them focused on their goals. Make sure your students are motivated by the “right” prizes. In addition to any incentive prizes provided by the fundraising company, motivate students by awarding them with a pizza party or homework passes if they reach a goal or sell the most. Get input from the students on what prizes they would like to see and don’t worry, sometimes the best prizes are free! Continue reading →
We believe that school fundraisers that use our reusable bags will have great success due to the winning combo of our best-selling products and our dedicated sales team who works with each fundraiser chair to make the most of their fundraiser. There are helpful resources fundraiser chairs can use to help boost those sales.
One of the most successful strategies has been incorporating the fundraiser into a school-wide lesson plan about instituting healthy habits and new attitudes about going green. Kick off the school year with a new going green initiative and use our reusable bag fundraiser as your first fundraiser of the year. Not only will you be able to raise extra funds, you’ll also make a positive change at your school! Here are a couple easy-to-use lessons to kick-start a going green campaign at your school:
The Mixed Bag Designs team is proud to reveal a sneak peek of our Fall fundraiser catalog! We have listened to your comments and suggestions and kept fan favorites but also added some fun new bags and accessories that your community is sure to love! Fall fundraisers can get inspired by this speak preview and sign up today for a fundraiser – our account team is offering special sign-up bonuses for school fundraisers that sign up before May 31! Start your fundraiser today!
Working the fundraising business can motivate you to view the world through rose colored glasses. Where there is struggle, there are people who step forward to help. Where there are problems, there are perfect strangers who lend a helping hand. The MBD fundraising team all strive to make the world a bit more colorful and fun. We saw this article in World Observer and had to share: 15 Easy Ways to Lead a Happier Life. Read on to see how you can be a happier person! Here are 15 ways to make your life easier and happier!
Adding an event to your Mixed Bag Designs school fundraiser can greatly improve your success by boosting your income and spreading the word on your fundraising cause. Here are some ideas for a fun event you can host to boost your fundraiser sales. We love reusable bags of course, but these ideas are the best way to add extra sales and round out your budget.
1. Ticket Raffle
A reliable and classic way to raise money a chance prize raffle or 50/50 raffle (half the money collected goes to the fund, half goes to the winner) is a simple and surefire way to make some money for your cause. Add this raffle to an event like a school fair or sport’s game that will already have a decent amount of traffic.
Many PTO groups are looking for great new fundraising products to sell while also trying to make their schools more earth-friendly. Some have found a solution to both problems with green fundraisers offering products that reduce waste and encourage re-using materials instead of disposing of them. Mixed Bag Designs provides a green fundraiser approach with their reusable bags and bottles that are made with recycled materials.
Some schools want to address particular concerns; various parents now have concerns about BPA, a chemical used in some plastics that studies are linking to health problems. Luckily, school fundraiser companies like Mixed Bag Designs also seek to align with these goals. Their tumblers and collapsible bottles are lead, phthalate, and BPA free.
Mixed Bag Designs is happy to report on an easy way that you can support a local school fundraiser in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District just south of Albany, NY. Shop online at the Mixed Bag Designs store and every purchase supports the school fundraiser.
The A.W. Becker Elementary School parent community often supports their school through volunteering and donations in addition to participating actively in the school fundraisers. Stephanie Krause came to Mixed Bag Designs to find an innovative, green fundraiser to raise money for field trips, technology and materials for the 475 students who attend AWB.
Mixed Bag Designs is proud to be a part of AWB’s fundraising efforts and it’s easy for you to support them! Just click here to shop – make sure to add their Fundraiser ID 175463 then Mixed Bag Designs provides the school 40% of your purchase.
We all know how much success product fundraisers can bring, especially eco-friendly, fashion-forward school fundraisers with Mixed Bag Designs. Sometimes, sports teams might also want to add an event fundraiser to their product fundraiser to help achieve their financial goals from season to season.
Here are some team fundraiser events that are relatively easy to put together; fundraisers that don’t require excessive planning and don’t cost too much to host are ideal for sport’s teams. Many teams need to raise money year after year, and many times students and parents won’t want to do the “same old” thing each new season. While it’s sometimes good to stick with what has worked in the past, you might want to consider some new event ideas to change up your next fundraiser.