Spirit cards have long been a reliable way for football, soccer, and basketball teams to raise funds when they need them. However, these fundraising cards aren’t limited to sports teams only – cheerleaders, the drill team, the school band and other groups use them as well, as they’re a super-easy way to raise a substantial amount of money in a relatively short period of time. If your grade school, junior high or high school club or sports team is looking for something different and reliable, count on spirit cards!
If you’re not familiar with them, here is some information that will enlighten you about this long-time favorite method for raising funds.
Easy selling. Most kids and teens aren’t too keen on selling a product that’s going to really take some salesmanship. Unless you’re a car salesman, it’s natural not to like the feeling that you are “shoving” a product down a potential customer’s throat. With spirit cards, the selling is easy because the cards are clearly valuable to the customer, who is glad to buy without much persuasion. The cards offer substantial discount savings on fast foods, car services, hair salon services, and other products/services that most people spend money on regularly, what you would consider necessary purchases and not frivolous.
Little planning or work involved. Let’s face it; for the most part, kids don’t like to do things that involve a substantial amount of planning or work. Just give them the product, and let them sell it wherever they like, whether it’s at ball games, at the mall, at the movies, around the neighborhood or community, or wherever they “hang out.” With spirit cards, the kids don’t have to spend a lot of physical labor like is usually the case with car washes and other fundraising methods.
Amazing profit margins. If yours is like most schools, chances are there have been dozens of occasions over the years where various sports teams and other school clubs or organizations have sold candy bars. Sure, candy bars are delicious and everyone loves them – but just how much money can you raise at $1.50 or $2.00 per candy bar? Not to mention you leave the box sitting somewhere, come back in a bit and a few of the bars are missing, meaning someone has to pay for what has mysteriously disappeared. With spirit cards, the profit margins are truly incredible, and since the kids can tuck them away in a pocket, wallet, or even a backpack, there is little chance of any of the cards going missing.
At $10 per card, your sports team or group will enjoy at a minimum $5 per card profit – and that is if you only order and sell a small number of cards. Order more, and the profits continue to grow; in fact, you can actually enjoy profit margins that are greater than 100%, due to the fact that you get 200 free cards for every 1,000 you order.
Are you now convinced that your sports team or other school organization should give spirit cards a try? There truly is nothing easier, more profitable, or that customers are willing to buy without hesitation. When you’re dealing with small children or teenagers, the easier something is, the better the results – and the more the kids will want to get involved.
Sports teams, school and church groups, PTA organizations and many others use spirit cards to raise money, something that many groups have to do when donations from individuals and businesses are slow. There are so many benefits to using these cards versus other methods commonly used to raise funds, some of which we’ll mention below. Fundraising can be easy and fun, or it can be a dreaded task that requires tons of planning and work. Essentially, it’s whatever you make of it!
So, what are the advantages of using spirit cards over other fundraising methods for organizations in need of money? Here are just a few:
Profitability. Sure, any product your group chooses to sell has some profit, but just how much? For instance, if you sell candy bars at $2 each, your organization might enjoy $1 per bar profit. This means that in order to raise $1,300, your group would have to sell 1,300 candy bars. However, with spirit cards it’s far easier to raise $1,300 and it can be quickly accomplished, too. Sell 260 cards (which can be easily done if you have just 20 or 25 in your group), and you’ve made that $1,300 in no time flat. Why is it quicker to raise a certain amount of money than with other products? Because of the value perceived by the customer, which makes the cards a much easier sell than most other “non-essential” products.
Easy process involves little preparation or work. Think about all of the preparation involved in some of the other fundraising methods you may have used. Bake sales, multiple-family yard sales, spaghetti suppers, catalog sales – it goes on and on. Even selling other products like cookie dough, jerky and popcorn isn’t easy, as with some you have to take orders, collect money, then deliver the goods at a later date. With candy bars, lugging boxes around gets old and can be quite cumbersome.
With spirit cards, you simply figure out how many cards you will need by determining how many people will participate in the selling, order your cards from the company creating them, and start selling when they arrive! If
you would rather not contact the merchants yourself to ask if they would be interested in participating, the company will do that for you.
Repeat customers each year. Those who buy the cards often buy them year after year, because they offer great deals and money-saving offers at local merchants. Most people recognize a bargain, and would much rather spend money on a product that actually helps them save money than on something they really don’t need or want. Sure, some people will buy jerky or cookie dough simply to help out your group or organization, but it’s usually out of the goodness of their hearts rather than a real need for the product. Spirit cards actually offer value and the opportunity for the customer to save a lot of money on things they would normally purchase on a regular basis.
When you’re in a quandary and looking for a way to raise funds that is easier and more profitable than anything your group has ever done before, consider spirit cards. It’s clear to see the advantages over other common methods used to raise funds! Your organization will love the ease, customers will love the savings, merchants will love the free exposure. Overall, a good choice when you want to take the easiest, most profitable route to the funds your group needs.
Church fundraising activities are fun, that’s certainly true – but they can get old after a while, particularly those that require a ton of work, or that it seems the same people get stuck with again and again, such as what typically happens with bake sales. The common methods used to raise money for the church youth group or other church needs include bake sales, a multiple family yard sale, car washes, church cookbooks, spaghetti suppers, pancake breakfasts, and on and on. If you’re ready for something easy, profitable, and fun, why not try discount cards?
These cards are ideal for church fundraising, primarily because they’re easy to sell and hugely profitable. People always have and always will look for ways to save money, which is exactly what they enjoy with these money-saving cards. The discounts and buy-one-get-one-free offers allow the card bearer to enjoy savings on all of those purchases that are so ordinary, such as a burger and fries, an oil change, a hair cut, even an evening out for the family at the local bowling alley.
With church fundraising, there are no limits to what you can do to raise the money you need. Even if you do decide to go ahead with the bake sale or huge yard sale, why not include discount cards? Even as a side item, you’ll be surprised to see how easy the cards sell. The best thing about the cards is their high profitability – your group can raise the same amount of money in just a couple of weeks as what it would take much longer to raise through other methods. Why? Considering your profits range from $5 to nearly $9 on a card that costs the buyer $10, it’s easy to see how the profits will rack up in a hurry. Compare that to making a dollar or so on a candy bar, and you can see why it’s easy to raise the money you need in far less time – and with far less effort.
Now, here’s how your church fundraising can become even more successful using discount cards:
Have all members who want to participate to get their “extended” families involved. For instance, young couples in the church likely have parents, children, even cousins, aunts, or uncles who can help promote the cards. These extended family members can sell the cards at work, school functions, basketball or football games – it’s really endless how far it can go, when you think about it.
Consider posting a bulletin announcing your fundraiser at areas around town, such as the supermarket, doctor’s office, gas station, convenience stores, etc. Every church fundraising event is more successful the more it is advertised and promoted! Get the word out, and get as many people involved as you possibly can.
You should never give up those old stand-bys that make it possible for members of your church to get together and enjoy fellowship and fun, such as bake sales and spaghetti suppers. However, it’s also a nice change every now and then to throw in something new, especially when you need to raise a lot of money in a short amount of time, and there’s little time to organize and plan. This is when discount cards are ideal for church fundraising – but they’re great anytime. Super profits, easy to sell, little work required.
Have you been heavily involved in church fundraising over the years? If you have, it’s likely you’ve been through your share of bake sales, cookbooks put together by the ladies of the church, car washes, gigantic multi-family yard sales, spaghetti suppers and maybe a few raffles. There’s nothing at all wrong with any of these methods of raising money, and many are even fun. Still, it’s a lot of work and planning for activities that often raise just a little money, at best. If you haven’t tried them yet, discount cards are ideal for church fundraising – and everyone in the church can get involved, from the smaller children to the grandparents.
Sometimes you just need a quick solution that’s profitable, but requires little to no planning or hard work
Church fundraising activities are usually enjoyable for all, simply because of the fellowship and opportunity to get together and have a good time. However, there are times your church or the youth group may be in desperate need of money quick, and you just don’t have the time or the energy for an elaborate plan or tons of work. This is where discount cards come in – they’re hugely profitable, require hardly any work at all, and customers love them because of the money they can save with the discounts and special offers provided on the cards.
It’s actually fairly easy to raise hundreds or even thousands of dollars in no time flat with fundraising cards. Considering you sell the cards for $10 each and profits can go as high as nearly $9 per card depending on number of cards purchased, it isn’t out of the question to raise tens of thousands in a relatively short time period. On average, someone selling the cards can easily sell 10, and many people sell far more than that. Imagine if you have 80 or 90 people in your church promoting the cards, and all total 1,200 cards are sold. This equates to $10,000 in profits! Throughout all your years involve in church fundraising, have you ever raised that kind of money through bake sales or car washes?
Another problem with church fundraising is that over the years, the people involved tend to slowly drop out; as the group whittles down, just a few dependable, loyal people keep on going. This is frustrating, as it puts an enormous amount of work on those few who never give up and keep on ‘plugging’ away. With fundraising cards, you can often generate renewed interest simply because it’s something easy and fun, and that requires far less work than the things you’ve been doing over the years. Selling the cards is no problem at all, as their value is very evident to the customer – and those who think fundraising is just no fun or too hard can carry them to school, work, ball games, literally anywhere in a pocket or billfold.
Sure, everyone gets tired of the “same old same old,” that’s just human nature. However, church fundraising can be fresh and fun again, and more profitable than ever before with cards that offer discounts and buy-one-get-one-free offers at local merchants in the community. Breathe new life into your church fundraising efforts with discount cards, and see those in your church get excited about participating again. Best of all, it’s hugely profitable and a product potential customers are happy to buy because of the money they will save for an entire year!
When it comes to church fundraising, the possibilities are literally endless. There are so many products you can promote, activities to engage in, even online ideas that will allow you to raise funds for your church’s money needs. However, there is nothing that we know of that compares with the power of discount cards, particularly when it comes to ease of selling and profitability. If you’re ready for some fresh ideas, here are a few that will get your group invigorated and actually looking forward to church fundraising!
Dog walk fundraiser. Have a lot of dog owners in the congregation, along with people who love to walk? A dog walking fundraiser lets you raise funds in a variety of ways. First of all, those who will participate will pay an entrance fee. Additional ways to make money at your dog walking event include a booth selling dog supplies (leashes, dog treats, play toys, food dishes, etc.) a food and drinks stand for people, even a raffle. You can also add discount cards to the mix – everyone loves them, because they allow the cardholder to save money on products/services they purchase throughout the year.
Yard raking/cleaning. Fall is here, and it won’t be long before lawns are covered in leaves.Those who are elderly often have health conditions (arthritis, breathing problems, etc.) that prevent them from doing vigorous work in their yards. Why not offer to rake leaves, pick up sticks, limbs, and rocks and otherwise clean up properties for a donation? Most would be glad to have their yards cleaned up for a fair price! You may want to consider doing other things for seniors, such as running errands, doing some odd jobs or minor repair work, etc.
Discount cards. Church fundraising has never been as fun or profitable as it is with these value-packed cards. Customers will buy easily without having to be persuaded, simply because they understand the value the cards represent. Your group simply coordinates with the company selling the cards, which will secure merchant participation for you if you wish (usually 12 or more offers listed on the cards). Offers on the cards are good for one year from date of purchase, so customers enjoy savings all year long. Profit margins are huge, merchants benefit from increased exposure, and it’s easy – no heavy planning or work as is typically found with other fundraising methods.
Of course there are always candy bars, church cookbooks, bake sales, auctions, church photos, church calendars, wrapping paper, candles – the list goes on and on. While nearly anything you do will help with your church fundraising efforts, you will find that the profits explode when you include fundraising cards. People love them (after all, where else can you spend $10 and potentially save hundreds), and you’re likely to find that those same customers who purchase from your group will do the same next year! This is a product that has been around for decades, and is sure to be around for future decades simply because there is no other product or service that is win-win all the way around, for all parties involved.
Sure it should be profitable, but most of all, make sure church fundraising is fun! Enjoying great fellowship, a few laughs and a good time ensures that you will have plenty who want to participate in next year’s fundraiser.
Church fundraising can mean a substantial amount of work for those involved, but it can also be a fun time and opportunity for great fellowship among church members. Whether you need to raise money for the youth group, a new fellowship hall or a new church van to replace an old clunker, there are dozens of activities and products that make raising funds easier than ever before. If you’re fresh out of church fundraising ideas, here are a few that will get your creative juices flowing.
Community cleanup. This is a great way to raise funds, particularly considering winter months are just around the corner. Residents who live in your community, especially those who are older, may need help cleaning up their yards after the summer and fall months. Picking up limbs, burning brush, raking and bagging leaves – anything you can do to help your neighbors get their property back in order. Take donations, or charge a set fee for cleanup.
Fundraising cards. For many years, discount cards have been hugely profitable when used for church fundraising. The cards offer discounts of about 10% to 25% off on food, haircuts, car maintenance and other products/services at your own local merchants as well as buy-one-get-one free offers. You can enjoy incredibly high profit margins and the ease of selling a product that requires no storage, refrigeration or lugging catalogs/boxes around. The benefits to both customers, your church group and local merchants are many, and considering the shortage of jobs and tough financial times many families are experiencing today, this is a great product that customers can really use to save money.
Bake sales. Bake sales have been a staple in church fundraising for decades, and are still highly popular today. While there is a good amount of work and preparation involved, many times the ladies of the church enjoy baking those pies, cakes and cookies people of the community rave about – and it makes for a great time when they all get together to offer their “yummy” treats for sale on a corner lot in town. While it may not be the easiest, most profitable way to raise funds, it does help raise some money and can be thoroughly enjoyable for those who join in.
Food tasting evening. Hosting a food tasting event at the church is lots of fun for everyone involved. Offer up foods and snacks that members of the church have prepared such as appetizers, barbecue ribs or chicken, delectable sweets, chili, chip and homemade dips, etc. Those who bring their foods for tasting can pay an entrance fee, you can charge those who want to enjoy tasting all of the goodies through donations, or a combination of both. Hold a raffle at your food tasting event to increase the interest of those who attend. Use your creativity to come up with additional ideas.
These are just a few church fundraising ideas. While there are always the good old stand-by’s such as car washes, gigantic yard sales and church cookbooks containing recipes contributed by church members, there are many other methods you can use to raise the money your church needs for a particular project. Family photos taken at the church, spaghetti dinners, even running errands for those who are elderly in the community for a small donation. Whatever you choose, consider adding discount cards to the mix for quick and easy profits!
Sure, church fundraising should be profitable; after all, you are attempting to raise money for something your church or youth group needs, such as a new basketball goal, a summer trip for the teens or even a new church van. That being said, church fundraising should also be fun! When Christians get together to do anything at all, it’s often a fun time with plenty of laughs and enjoyment; raising money should be no different, everyone should enjoy the fellowship and the fact that they are trying to raise money for something related to the church.
So, what are some good church fundraising ideas that will make for a fun time for all and good profits? Here are just a few ideas you may want to consider:
One of the good old stand-by’s – a car wash. Particularly during the spring and summer months, everyone wants a clean car, and the pre-teens and teens have a good time working, splashing and having fun in the sun. Consider charging anywhere from $5 or more per vehicle, or vary the prices depending on the size and make of the vehicle (car, large SUV or van, pick-up truck, etc.).
Spelling bee. While this one isn’t something that is done for church fundraising on a regular basis, it can help you raise a substantial amount of money. Hold a spelling bee for the younger kids, or even the adults. You can make money by requiring all who enter the contest pay an entry fee of $3 to $5 each, and even charge a small admission fee. Be aware that if you do charge admission, you should prepare for a time filled with fun and even a little laughter – and in your advertising, emphasize the fun factor to entice people to come.
Recycling for charity. Considering that nearly everyone’s concern for the environment is growing in recent years, recycling for charity is an exceptional church fundraising idea. Think of the various items that are recycled today: ink cartridges, mobile phones, aluminum cans, even scrap gold. There are literally dozens of things that can be recycled, but go online and make sure you can find a buyer before your group goes to the trouble to collect recyclable goods.
Fundraising cards. This is perhaps the easiest and most fun idea of all for church fundraising! These cards offer a dozen or more money-saving offers available at merchants in your own neighborhood. The cards sell for just $10, but the customer will save potentially 10 times the purchase price or more over the course of one year, so they’re easy to sell. No planning, no lugging boxes around, no going out a second time to deliver goods, no storage problems – and incredible profits! The more cards your group sells, the higher the profit margin you enjoy.
The great thing about fundraising cards is that you can literally take them with you everywhere you go, and you don’t have to worry about melting chocolate in the trunk of the car or anything else.
Sure, church fundraising should be profitable – but it should also be an enjoyable, fun time for all involved. The more fun you make it, the more the youth group and church members will want to get involved, especially when there isn’t a ton of work involved! And one more idea; no matter what activity, product, game or contest you choose to raise money for your church’s needs, why not throw fundraising cards into the mix?
After decades of doing the ‘same old thing,’ church fundraising can be downright boring and monotonous. How many car washes have the youth participated in over the years? How many times has your church held a spaghetti supper, bake sale, or huge yard sale? Sure, there is no doubt these things can be fun and are a great way to get together and enjoy some fellowship, but everything gets old after a while – and to be honest, some of these methods of raising money aren’t really all that profitable.
Using discount cards for church fundraising may be something you want to consider. Why? There are lots of reasons, including:
It’s so much easier. Think about all of those methods churches often rely on to raise funds. Bake sales require an incredible amount of work, considering the ladies have to buy the ingredients and bake all of the cookies, cakes, and pies, then wrap and price them, transport to where the bake sale will be held, etc. Church yard sales are the same way; gather together all of the families’ sale items, put price stickers on them, set everything up outside (and hope for good weather), then take everything that doesn’t sell back in for putting back in storage. With discount cards, you simply choose the merchants you want to participate in your area, get their participation, order the cards, and sell them when they arrive. Now THIS is what church fundraising should be!
It’s highly profitable. Going back to those bake sales; how much profit do you really make considering the cost of the ingredients? It’s probably hard to really know exactly what your profit is. With discount cards, the profit margins are amazing – and depending on how many will participate and how much money you need to raise, tens of thousands of dollars is easily accomplished. For instance, if your church has a large congregation of 200 or 300 and even half of those members participate, you can expect to raise $10,000 or more! How do we arrive at this figure? Most people can sell at least 10 cards, so if you have 100 who will participate that is 1,000 cards. You receive 200 free with every 1,000 ordered, so sell 1,200 cards and your profit is $10,000. It would take a lot of cookies or pies to rake in that kind of profit!
It’s fun and easy even for the kids. Teens are often not easily persuaded into doing anything that requires much work – including car washes. When you decide on discount cards for church fundraising, it’s something that even the teens will be glad to take part in. All they have to do is carry the cards with them in a pocket or back-pack, and sell wherever they go – which we all know could be practically anywhere. Ball games, at the mall, the movies, school, church, or even at their parents’ place of employment. The possibilities are endless!
Customers love the cards, which is why it’s such a great idea for church fundraising. They enjoy substantial savings on products and services most people spend money on regularly, like fast food, hair care services, an oil change for the car, bowling for the family, etc. These savings are good for an entire year, and for just $10 customers realize just how much money they can save; this makes the selling easy, unlike some other fundraising products that aren’t really considered a necessity by the customer.
If your group is tired of the same old thing, consider making church fundraising easier, more fun, and more profitable with discount cards!
Churches depend on donations from their members and others when a financial need arises; many also participate in church fundraising events and activities. Some of the most common include selling candy bars/cookie dough, selling candles or jerky, bake sales, selling church cookbooks, car washes – and on and on. After years and possibly decades of doing the same old thing, many of the individuals who participate in these church fundraising activities and functions simply get tired of it. The truth is, it usually seems like it’s those same few individuals who take it upon themselves to see that everything is taken care of; after a while, they may become too old or face health issues that prevent them from carrying on the tradition. This is where fundraising cards come in.
Sure, the younger generations can carry on with all of the traditional methods used in church fundraising, but many of these traditions involve a substantial amount of work. With cookbooks, members of the church bring their favorite recipes in, then someone has to put it all together and get everything sent in to a publisher. Once complete, members of the church sell the cookbooks to others in the community, which entails the work of distributing the cookbooks and collecting the money. A lot of work, isn’t it? Fundraising cards are a simpler, more profitable way to raise the funds your church or youth group needs.
Consider all of the dozens of bake sales you’ve been involved in over the years when raising money for your church. Various ladies of the church bake their best dishes; pies, cookies, cakes, cobblers and other sumptuous fare.
Selling these delectable delights isn’t the problem – it’s getting all of the necessary things to the supermarket parking lot so that the sale can begin. Transferring tables and chairs from the church, pricing the baked goods, then loading it all up at the end of the day and moving the furnishings back to wherever they came from. It’s a big hassle, although a great way to fellowship and visit with customer.
So what’s so special about fundraising cards when it comes to raising the money you need to build a new sanctuary or take the teens on a special trip? They’re easy to sell, profitable, and are suitable for all age groups in the church from the grade school kids to those older folks who are still kids at heart. No boxes to lug around, no moving tables and chairs, no putting cookbooks together and then going around the community to deliver them and collect the money. When it comes to church fundraising, there simply is no easier way to raise the money you need, quickly.
Fundraising cards are highly profitable, and the more your group sells the higher the profit margins. Whether your church is small or large, there really is no other method of raising funds that compares to these value-packed cards, which customers love – particularly in this economy. Suppose you have 25 people in your church who agree to sell the cards; on average, one person will sell 10 cards. This means that your group will sell approximately 250 cards, which equates to a cool $1,250 in profits! How many car washes or apple pies would your group have to sell to rake in that kind of money?
Church fundraising doesn’t have to get stale, dull, boring or to the point that it’s so much work no one wants to get involved. Fundraising cards benefit your group, the customer, even the merchant where customers use the cards. In a nutshell, they benefit your entire community, stimulating the economy in your own backyard. Why not try something new and refreshing when it comes to church fundraising this year?