5 Raising Money Ideas for Spring Fundraisers

Raising Money Tips

How do you differentiate your worthy cause, with so many events and fundraisers out there? You may have difficulty meeting your goals for funds. If you are in need of raising money ideas for your school or organization, you are not alone. Here are 5 tips from Mixed Bag Designs to greatly increase your chances for success:

  1. Stop Asking for Money

It is not easy asking others to dig into their pockets and make donations. In fact, you may feel a bit uneasy about this and it may seem too much like begging. This is why you should consider selling products which people can use. It is so much easier to utilize catalogs of handy products that consumers can use around the home. When donors receive something of value in return for a donation, they are more likely to make a purchase. With fundraising products, your raising money ideas are solved!

  1. Pick a Special Day or Holiday

Are you looking for a particular theme for your event or promotion? Consider Valentine’s Day, Easter or St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect theme when you plan to sell eco-friendly (also known as “green”) products. You can offer a wide range of eco-friendly fundraising products like reusable bags and storage bins made of partially-recycled plastic. No matter what color they are, they all fit into the St. Patrick’s Day theme.

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Groups & Teams Offer – a Travel Set worth $75 + Gift Cards!

February Fundraiser Bonus - Earn a Travel SetThe Spring fundraising season is underway, and we have a promo to make your catalog fundraiser even better. Sign up for a fundraiser by midnight February 29 and you are eligible to earn a travel set valued at $75 + $50 in Mixed Bag Gift Cards!*

This complete set includes a garment bag, hanging jewelry case, flat iron case, colorful heart keychain and an infinity scarf. Use the travel set and gift cards as rewards to top sellers, as volunteer gifts or raffle off to increase your sales. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading

Online Fundraising – A Great Way to Supplement Your Efforts

 Online Fundraising

Whether you need money for a school or nonprofit organization, fundraising is an important part of your business. Today, most businesses have websites and are cashing in on the explosion of internet opportunities like social networks and email campaigns. With the help of great products from Mixed Bag Designs, you can take your campaign to the next level with online fundraising.

Cost Effective Promotions

A standard fundraising promotion can come with time-consuming or labor-intensive efforts. For example, you may need to design and print out thousands of parent letters and distribute catalogs. When you take advantage of online fundraising you can offer these promotional items in .pdf format and as webpage content. This can greatly reduce time spent on your fundraiser, and make your promotion more effective.

Everyone is Online Today

Each day the number of people browsing the web continues to grow. In fact, most people have some kind of personal computer (desktop, laptop or tablet) and also a smart phone capable of accessing the Internet. When you call a person’s home you might get a machine, or no answer at all. If you knock on doors, no one may be home. With online fundraising you can send an email or message through social media, and the recipient can reply at his or her leisure. It’s a 24/7 format which never sleeps. We even have free downloadable images to share on social media to your network!

Safe & Easy

With school promotions, kids may need to go door-to-door or solicit sales from people they do not know. In today’s world, this requires adult supervision, and not every parent has the free time to go door-to-door with their child. Online fundraising does not involve personal contact; it is a safe and effective way for people of all ages to go after sales.

The Power of Social Media

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are becoming part of people’s everyday lives. They let us stay in contact with friends and relatives all over the world, and are perfect for school promotions. For example, kids can contact grandparents and relatives in other parts of the country in seconds. It’s possible to make sales via long distance which would not be possible without online fundraising efforts. Plus, if a video on YouTube goes viral, a fundraising promotion can become wildly successful overnight. You can also send out a customized email to your friends and family promoting your fundraiser with our easy email tool!

Don’t Forget Products

When you ask for donations, it’s much easier when you offer products like reusable shopping bags or kitchen gadgets. This gives your donors something of value in return for their money. In addition, reusable bags are good for the planet and give everyone a chance to do their part for the environment.