How to Raise Funds for College

Raise Funds for College

With college costs skyrocketing, thinking about financing your degree can be overwhelming. The average class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year (Student Loan Hero). While student loans are a necessary evil for over 70% of college students, we are here to help you reduce the amount you borrow. Continue reading

Boost Fundraiser Participation with our Connectibles Program!

Connectibles Incentives

Encouraging kids to participate in a fundraiser can be a challenge, but not if you are prepared with the right incentive techniques! We are excited to offer all fundraisers the opportunity to purchase affordable incentives to award to sellers in addition to the free prize program already included in your fundraiser! The biggest incentive success stories come from customers who utilize our Connectibles lanyards and charms. Continue reading

Our Spring Fundraiser Prizes are Bigger & Better than Ever!

Fundraiser Prizes

When it comes to school fundraisers, fundraiser prizes are just as important as the products in the catalogs. Pushing students to sell can be a bit like wrangling cats, but if you have well-planned incentives and a great prize program your fundraiser will be much more successful. Continue reading

Drive Online Sales With a Custom Fundraiser Page!

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Increase your fundraiser sales by over 45% with a custom fundraiser page created just for you! We tailor our site to your brand by incorporating your logo and cause into a personalized graphic. You will be able to choose your color scheme and pick your own personal URL that coincides with your fundraiser.

This page will act as the face of your online fundraiser. Don’t forget to email your friends and family from out of town your custom link. Anyone who clicks on your URL will automatically support your fundraiser with their online purchase because the link instantly adds your fundraiser ID.

Here are a few benefits of a custom fundraiser page:

  • Anyone in the USA can support your fundraiser online – catalog sales too! Online orders ship directly to the supporter’s house
  • Your personalized link will be memorable and feel special
  • All purchases on your store will automatically be added to your fundraiser
  • Supporters will have a more personal connection with your cause depending on the information you include on your landing page.
  • Receive 40% profit from every online order! These are great incremental sales to a catalog fundraiser, and can make your fundraiser your most profitable one yet.
  • Your custom page can be used and shared all season long! Online sales will credit your fundraiser for the duration of the fundraiser season. This means you can push online sales even after your catalog sale is over!

A custom fundraiser page will enhance your online fundraising experience and will help drive online donations. It is a simple process that will make a difference in your fundraiser sales. Contact fundraiser@mixedbagdesigns.com or contact your Sales Rep to have your custom fundraiser page created today!

Introducing Our Spring 2017 Fundraising Catalogs!

Spring Fundraising Catalogs

Just because people around you are starting to sip gingerbread lattes and holiday shop doesn’t mean it’s too early for Spring fundraiser planning! In fact, now is the best time to line up your Spring fundraiser; not only are our new fundraiser catalogs online, but we also Spring’s biggest Early Bird Bonuses are available if you sign soon! Continue reading

How to Utilize Teachers in Your Fundraiser to Boost Participation

blog-teacherrewardideasTeachers work hard every day, so during your fundraising campaign you may hesitate to ask too much of them. However, we have a great Teacher Rewards Programs that will both enthuse and reward teachers for their efforts. We also have expert advice on other creative ways to rally teachers’ help during your fundraiser.

Our methods have successfully boosted seller participation, fostered playful competition, and instilled a positive and forward-thinking outlook during fundraising campaigns.

Here’s a checklist on how to involve teachers in the fundraising process to boost participation: Continue reading

Growth of FUNdraising Success

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You have the cause, the idea, and the enthusiasm to run an effective fundraiser. Of course, it is easier said than done. No matter how big or how small the fundraiser is, the process is always the same. There are multiple factors that contribute to a successful fundraiser and it starts with proper planning.

Watch your fundraiser grow by following these 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Set up a fundraiser
Start by picking your dates. Planning a fundraiser around an event; such as Back to School or Parent Night, can help boost participation. After you register as a Fundraiser Chair on Mixed Bag Designs website (or sign in if you are an existing customer), follow the instructions to sign our fundraiser agreement. Now that you are registered, it’s time to start recruiting volunteers to help with your fundraiser. They are important and will save you money. Offer signup sheets for each task or create a digital version through signup.com. Break down the larger jobs into smaller increments. Don’t be afraid to ask! For a complete list of fundraising tasks and volunteer tips click here. Continue reading