These days, prize programs have become an integral (and sometimes make it or break it) part of fundraising. Fundraising companies often offer tiered prize programs, with smaller prizes offered for minimum sales and then adding on prizes as the participant sells more. After reviewing our more successful school fundraisers from this past Fall, we thought we’d share some of their ideas and tactics for maximizing sales using prizes.
We are just MOMENTS away from the debut of our Spring 2013 catalog but we wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what’s in store for Spring! Check out the latest products from our new fundraiser catalog including redesigned duffle bags, brand new cotton backpacks, redesigned iPhone covers and tons more!
For school fundraisers, as we move into the spring season planning mode anticipating the post-holiday break, it can be tricky to keep parents motivated and involved. Sometimes the key to successful school fundraisers in the spring is to engage with a broader base of parents – tap into those who may not have been involved in the fall fundraiser or other activities this semester. Use these tips as a guide for getting more parents involved in your fundraisers!
Fundraising is a tricky endeavor – even more so when it comes to school fundraisers. Typically the fundraising organizer and organizing team changes hands every couple years, if not every year. Sometimes from season to season a school fundraiser chair will be completely different. From time demands to children graduating, there are tons of reasons why fundraiser chairs change from year to year. At Mixed Bag Designs we try to make it as easy as possible for incoming school fundraiser organizers to get started and reach their goals. To start, let’s get the fundraising lingo down
Check out the latest video in our web series designed to help you get inspired and find new, helpful fundraising ideas. This latest clip covers online fundraisers. In addition to our catalog fundraisers, many customers choose to simultaneously run an online fundraiser that lets friends and relatives across the U.S. participate. Mixed Bag Designs’ online fundraisers offer 40% profit and items are shipped directly to customers so you don’t have to worry about it.
Yet again, our work with local fundraisers brings us another incredible and inspirational story. Recently our account representative Jackie spoke with a woman on a mission from New York who has traveled far and wide on her walk-a-thon campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. Read on to hear her touching story and learn how you can help her by shopping online at Mixed Bag Designs (Fundraiser ID#159228)!
Check out the latest video in our fundraiser tip series on YouTube. Mixed Bag Designs has spoken to a variety of fundraiser chairs and organizers from across the country to create the ultimate list of great fundraiser ideas. Ultimately, our aim is to ensure that our fundraisers are profitable and return the best profits possible – so we wanted to share these tips to give you extra ideas on how to plan your fundraiser.
Mixed Bag Designs spoke with John G. Borden Middle School about their recent initiatives to reinforce positive attitudes and to create a supportive environment that motivates all students to learn at the Marlboro, NY school. Learn more about this school fundraiser and how you can get involved with the PBIS initiative. The monies raised by the school fundraiser will be used to implement programs and resources for the school.
These days the national movement to combat child obesity and diabetes has extended into school fundraising. Many elementary school fundraisers are taking a stand – after all, they are making moves to offer only healthy food in their cafeterias and vending machines, why not in their fundraiser? School fundraisers across the country, from California to New Jersey and Florida to Washington have decided to forgo the candy selling and chocolate bars in favor of more health-conscious ideas and alternatives.
Recent investigations from various news stations and national health organizations have revealed the importance of cleaning your reusable grocery bags. At Mixed Bag Designs, we are all about the reusable bag and reusable lunch bags, but we also make sure our bags are easy to clean – and for a reason! See why it’s important to clean your reusable grocery bag!