How to Run a Successful Music or Band Fundraiser

Music and Band Fundraisers

Any parent whose child is in a band, choir or music group knows it can get expensive! Between uniforms, equipment and travel fees for competitions, holding fundraisers can be necessary to help with costs. Busy parent and teacher schedules make planning music fundraising events a challenge, but a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser is a great option to supplement your music budget with minimal impact on your day-to-day life.

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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

Holiday Gifts to Make a Successful Fall Fundraiser

Fundraising for the Holidays

You might be thinking “It’s too early to think about the holidays,” but did you realize there are only 13 more Sundays until Christmas? It doesn’t sound that far off anymore, does it? Catalog fundraisers are a versatile and easy way to earn money for your school, group or cause. However, some times of the year are easier than others to urge supporters to purchase products to help your organization. At Mixed Bag Designs we’ve found that Fall fundraisers are the most profitable time to run a catalog sale. What’s one of the biggest reasons? Holiday gifts!

Shopping for holiday gifts while also supporting a fundraiser is a great way to knock a couple “to-dos” off your list while helping a great cause. In addition, shopping from a catalog or through our online store to support a fundraiser saves the hassle of shopping at crowded malls or fighting traffic.

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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.

HUGE Early Bird Bonuses for School Fundraisers!

Early Bird Bonuses Did you know that Fall is the most profitable time to run a school catalog fundraiser? After a relaxing summer vacation everyone’s ready to kickoff the new school year and raise funds for the school’s upcoming projects, events and supplies.

Even though Fall is far away, now is the smartest time to sign up for a Fall 2016 catalog fundraiser. Why? Because we give Early Birds big rewards!  Continue reading

Tired of Bake Sale Fundraisers? Here are 7 Creative Ways to Fundraise

Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is a noble cause, but sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. How many cupcakes, raffle tickets or car washes can anyone reasonably buy? What you need to do is shake up your fundraising ideas! Here we have seven ideas for raising money that are fun, exciting and just a little bit different. Continue reading

Introducing Our New Spring Fundraising Catalogs!

Mixed Bag Designs Spring Fundraising CatalogsWe are excited to introduce our brand new Spring 2016 fundraising catalogs! Plenty of new and stylish products fill both our Bags & Accessories Catalog and Kitchen & Home Catalog. Some highlights include pretty and practical canvas storage bins, reversible faux leather totes, and fun kitchen gadgets. Continue reading