Successful Fundraiser Tips: Use Prizes to Boost Sales

School Fundraiser Tips - Prize Programs

Helpful links: School Fundraiser Guide, Team Fundraiser Guide, Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Catalog

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.

The key to a successful fundraiser is boosting sales and getting the maximum participation possible. For younger participants, children’s teams and elementary schools, prizes are a great way to motivate those kids and get them excited about the fundraiser. Some schools and teams or groups have come up with some really great prize ideas that won’t break the bank so you can utilize your fundraiser’s profits for goals and improvements!

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Mixed Bag Designs Spring Catalog Preview

Mixed Bag Designs Spring Catalog PreviewHelpful Links: Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Catalog, Reusable Bags

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 the new fundraiser catalog! Check out the latest products including redesigned duffle bags, brand new cotton backpacks, redesigned iPhone covers and tons more!

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School Fundraisers: How To Get Parents Involved

School Fundraiser Tips for PTO/PTA Groups - Get Parents InvolvedHelpful links: School Fundraiser Guide, Team Fundraiser Guide, Mixed Bag Designs

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!

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School Fundraiser Tips – A Vocab Lesson

Mixed Bag Designs School Fundraiser DisplayFundraising 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 regularly. 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 – after all, you’re going to hear a lot of these words and phrases throughout the course of fundraiser, it’s a good idea to get these basics down. So, without further ado, here is your crash course vocabulary lesson for school fundraisers!

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More School Fundraiser Tips from Mixed Bag Designs – Do Online Fundraising!


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. This online option has let a lot of fundraisers expand their audience and really boost sales.

Great Fundraiser Idea – Support Sandy at her Komen Walk in Boston!

Great Fundraiser Idea - Komen For a Cure FundraiserYet 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)!

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Great Fundraiser Ideas – Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Sales Tips


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.

Stay tuned to our Mixed Bag Designs YouTube Channel to get the latest tips and ideas on ways to raise money for schools!