California Banned Plastic Bags – Time to Bring Your Mixed Bags!

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California made history November 8, 2016 by becoming the first state to officially ban single-use plastic bags. By removing plastic bags from the equation, it will help reduce litter, cleanup costs and save our natural resources. 25 million plastic bags are polluted in California every day. Make it a habit and B.Y.M.B. – that is, Bring Your Mixed Bag – every time you go out. The benefits are in the bag and you don’t have to live in California to start!

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Remembering to bring your own reusable bag will definitely take some time getting use to. For now, here are a few easy tips you can do to help you remember:

– Keep one in your purse or backpack at all times

– Hang a few on the coat rack, front closet or by the front door

– Keep bags in the front seat or trunk of your car

– Stash a few bags in your office

Avoid the 10 cent charge by bringing a mixed bag with you to the grocery store, errands and everywhere in between. We have a variety of patterns and sizes to choose from so you can shop in style and save the planet all at the same time. Perfect for the on-the-go, eco-friendly shopper.

With the holidays around the corner, ’tis the season to go green. Our foldable grocery bags make great stocking stuffers. Start shopping our collection of reusable bags today and don’t forget to reduce, reuse and re-cute!

Introducing Our Spring 2017 Fundraising Catalogs!

Spring Fundraising Catalogs

Just because people around you are starting to sip gingerbread lattes and holiday shop doesn’t mean it’s too early for Spring fundraiser planning! In fact, now is the best time to line up your Spring fundraiser; not only are our new fundraiser catalogs online, but we also Spring’s biggest Early Bird Bonuses are available if you sign soon! Continue reading

How to Utilize Teachers in Your Fundraiser to Boost Participation

blog-teacherrewardideasTeachers work hard every day, so during your fundraising campaign you may hesitate to ask too much of them. However, we have a great Teacher Rewards Programs that will both enthuse and reward teachers for their efforts. We also have expert advice on other creative ways to rally teachers’ help during your fundraiser.

Our methods have successfully boosted seller participation, fostered playful competition, and instilled a positive and forward-thinking outlook during fundraising campaigns.

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Tips For A Successful Gift Wrap Fundraiser

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Timing is Essential

Although gift wrap is used throughout the year for various holidays and birthdays, it is most closely associated with the Holiday season. By planning the event in the early autumn and then having the sale in October – early November, you can have the holiday gift paper, bags and ribbon ready for delivery to your customers in December.

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Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Testimonials

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Testimonials

Reading customer surveys gives us great insight on how to make Mixed Bag Designs the best fundraising choice in the industry. Of course we always work to improve customer experience (like our recently new & improved fundraising website), but we continue to receive great feedback from our customers! Here are a few reasons why a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser will S-O-A-R. Continue reading

Growth of FUNdraising Success

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You have the cause, the idea, and the enthusiasm to run an effective fundraiser. Of course, it is easier said than done. No matter how big or how small the fundraiser is, the process is always the same. There are multiple factors that contribute to a successful fundraiser and it starts with proper planning.

Watch your fundraiser grow by following these 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Set up a fundraiser
Start by picking your dates. Planning a fundraiser around an event; such as Back to School or Parent Night, can help boost participation. After you register as a Fundraiser Chair on Mixed Bag Designs website (or sign in if you are an existing customer), follow the instructions to sign our fundraiser agreement. Now that you are registered, it’s time to start recruiting volunteers to help with your fundraiser. They are important and will save you money. Offer signup sheets for each task or create a digital version through signup.com. Break down the larger jobs into smaller increments. Don’t be afraid to ask! For a complete list of fundraising tasks and volunteer tips click here. Continue reading

Get Creative with Fall Fundraising Ideas

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While there are occasions to be charitable all year long, fall provides several unique opportunities to get creative. The weather is just right, kids are in school and everyone is back from their vacations. The list of venues for your fall fundraising ideas are in great abundance, from a school cafeteria to your own backyard. If you are not getting the results you need with door-to-door fundraising, it is time to get creative. Consider supplementing these ideas into your Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser.

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