Take Your Fundraiser to the Next Level


After the fundraiser ends – DON’T FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU! One of the most important jobs in fundraising is crafting thank-you letters to all those who helped support your cause. The message should come from the heart as it’s all about preserving a relationship with your donors. You can’t afford to write a unique letter for each of the thousands of donations, but you can take the time to personalize it with your own words. 

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: How Mixed Bag Designs Helped NCL Crystal Springs

NCL Crystal Springs

National Charity League (NCL) is a nation-wide organization “committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism” (NCL website). Mixed Bag Designs has had the pleasure of being the NCL Crystal Springs Chapter’s fundraiser since 2012. Also located on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula, NCL Crystal Springs is Mixed Bag Designs’ neighbor! Continue reading

Student Travel Fundraising


We all want to travel and we know that raising funds for student travel is a critical component, but it doesn’t have to be a drag. Set yourself apart with the fastest growing fundraiser around. It can be fun and rewarding for everyone involved.

At Mixed Bag Designs, we believe every student should have the opportunity to benefit from this powerful learning experience. With strong participation and an effective fundraiser, student travel can be affordable for everyone.

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The 3 C’s of Fundraising

3 Cs

SuCCCesful fundraising is spelled with 3 C’s: Collaborate, Communicate and Create. Together they are three essential elements that will help ensure your next fundraiser is a winner! 

Fundraising is all about teamwork. The more people you can get to support your cause, the more profitable it can be. Recruit volunteers from the organization and community to collaborate and accomplish your fundraising goals. Setting clear levels and types of responsibilities will make your fundraising efforts more efficient. Offer signup sheets for each fundraising task. Set up a day with the volunteers to help stuff parent letters in seller packets. By keeping it fun for you and your team will naturally encourage them to give their best efforts now and in the future. Continue reading

Help a Noble Cause: Support Cameron Winchell

Support Cameron WinchellMixed Bag Designs fundraisers have raised thousands of dollars for noble and touching causes over the years. Cameron Winchell is one of them.

Cameron is a 19-year-old young man from Brenham, Texas, a town in between Austin and Houston, who has been in a coma since September. With growing medical expenses, Cameron’s family needs help raising funds, so they are running a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser. Cameron is a free spirit who loves to befriend others and captures your immediate attention with his bright smile and infectious personality.  His charisma and charm will find their way into anyone’s heart.  He loves skateboarding, basketball, football, defending the underdog, and hanging with his friends and younger brother. Continue reading