Let’s be honest; church fundraising can get to be a real drag, particularly for those churches that have been doing the same old things year after year.  If it’s time for a fresh approach, nothing works as well as fundraising cards for raising the money you need for any project.  Not only will you enjoy more profit, members of your church will be excited about getting involved again.  With church fundraising, it’s hard to keep people involved when everyone gets bored of the same old thing – and certain members who always seem to do all of the work eventually tire of it.
Typical fundraising methods used by many churches today (and for past decades) include car washes, bake sales, spaghetti dinners, multiple family yard sales and the regular products like candy bars, candles, etc.  Anything you do will help you raise money, but when you want to raise a substantial amount of money quickly fundraising cards are the way to go.
The really great thing about the cards for church fundraising is that you can literally sell them anywhere you may be.  Many people choose to go door to door in the neighborhood offering people the cards, while school-age kids or teenagers may sell them at school, football practice or while they’re out running around town.  No matter where you may be, it isn’t a problem to carry the cards with you as it is with boxes of candy bars or cookie dough.
You don’t have to depend solely on fundraising cards to raise the money you need for that new youth building.  Think of the fun you would have offering the cards while your group is holding a bake sale or car wash.  The average consumer considers the savings on these cards substantial, so they’re easy to sell to anyone in any situation.  Times are hard today; people are looking for ways to save money, and there’s no better way to do it than with these money-saving little cards.
There aren’t many church fundraising activities that allow you to support both the residents and merchants in your own community.  Fundraising cards help your neighbors save money throughout the year on products and services they would normally patronize anyway.  Merchants benefit because the cards help drive new business – someone who has a card is likely to visit the merchant in order to try out their product or offer and save money at the same time.  It’s important to support your own local community, especially in light of economic conditions today.
Many church fundraising activities aren’t all that profitable.  Many churches offer a car wash in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on one of the busiest streets in town, and accept donations as payment.  When you have 20 or 30 people stop by for a wash and they donate even $5, you haven’t made that much money.  With fundraising cards, you can rack up a substantial amount of money in a short time; the more you buy and sell, the higher your profit margins.  One person can usually sell 10 to 12 of the cards easily, so you can imagine how much money you could make if you have 40 or 50 people participating.
Here’s a quick example:  Suppose that 50 people in your congregation help sell the fundraising cards, and each sells 10.  That means that your group has raised a cool $3,500 to go toward your project!  How many cars would have to be washed or pies sold at the bake sale to make that much money?  More than you probably want to even think about.

If your group is ready for a fresh new approach to church fundraising or even something you can add to those products or activities you already engage in, consider fundraising cards.  Real value for customers, increased business for local merchants and huge profits for your church.

Mark South
Easy Church Fundraising

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