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!

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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?

 

 

 

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Let’s face it; raising money for a mission trip, new church van or sanctuary can be downright hard work – and monotonous.  Church fundraising doesn’t have to be boring or labor intensive with fundraising cards!  Of course, many church members enjoy putting together cook books, holding gigantic yard sales on the church grounds and bake sales.  However, church fundraising can be far more profitable when you throw an additional money generating product into the mix.

Church fundraising usually starts out with a bang; everyone is excited and wants to participate, then as the years roll by it dwindles down to a select few who seem to be stuck with the responsibility, usually those ‘solid’ members of the church who don’t want old traditions to fall by the wayside.  Fundraising cards let those committed members of the church keep up the old traditions, while giving the younger group a fun way to get involved.

Here are a few great ideas if you’re looking for something new and fresh that will entice more church members to get involved in your efforts to raise money:

Services – There are countless ways to raise money through offering services to your local community.  Some ideas include washing cars (an old stand-by), cleaning businesses and/or homes, mowing lawns, picking up limbs, sticks and other debris to clean up a property, even running errands for elderly individuals who cannot get out and about on their own.

 

Sales – Sales have long been a staple in church fundraising; many of the common products that have been offered over the years include candles, candy bars, cookie dough, jerky and baked goods such as cookies and cakes.  If your congregation prefers to go the sales route rather than offering services, consider fundraising cards.  They’re super-easy to sell because of the value to the customer, and hugely profitable.  Plus, it’s easy for those who participate to take the cards with them everywhere they go, since they’re not bulky or cumbersome.

Fun events – Most churches enjoy hosting events to raise money, not only because of the profitability, but the fellowship and opportunity for the community to get together.  Carnivals, talent shows, auctions, dinner banquets, raffles and church plays are just a few ideas you can toss around.

Whether your group prefers to offer services, sell products or hold various events to raise money for the church or youth group, it’s always a good idea to use fundraising cards in conjunction with the other things you do.  For just $10, customers enjoy savings on goods and services in your local area for an entire year – and considering the economy, everyone wants to save money.

Your church fundraising efforts can actually benefit the entire community while helping you raise the money you need for your project.  Customers save on things they normally spend money on, merchants benefit because new customers will come in to enjoy the discounts, and your church reaps

great profits.  Whether you decide to sell the cards on their own or combine them with the other activities you choose to engage in to raise money, you will definitely see that you raise the money you need faster than ever before.

Church fundraising really can be fun, and it really doesn’t have to be an enormous amount of work if you choose fundraising cards as your primary method of raising money.  If your group is growing tired of doing the same old thing every time there is a need for funds, consider making a simple change.  You’ll see that far more people want to participate, and the results are phenomenal!

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Church fundraising can be fun – but it can also be a chore, particularly if the same few people offer their help year after year after year.  In most churches, it’s usually the same individuals who volunteer for nearly everything, from cooking for a special Easter dinner at church to cleaning the sanctuary on a weekly basis.  If you’re one of the ones who usually get “volunteered” for church fundraising activities – or even to oversee the whole thing – it’s time you learned about discount cards, and how they can make your work easier.

How many different ways has your church or youth group tried to raise money?  Car washes involving the teens, putting together church cook books, bake sales and multiple-family yard sales are some of the most common activities used to raise funds, and they all involve substantial work.  How much do you really raise – honestly?  Is it enough to fund your cause, or is it just a drop in the bucket in comparison to the total amount you need to build that new gym for the youth group or send all of the little ones to camp?  Maybe your church fundraising efforts are going toward building a whole new church from the ground up, in which case you’ll need tens or even hundreds of thousands, depending upon what’s already in the coffers.

With discount cards, it isn’t surprising to be able to raise tens of thousands of dollars, because of the huge profit margins and ease in selling.  Today, money is tight – especially considering the economy and now, rising gas prices with no end in sight.  With discount cards, the customer enjoys savings on things they buy every day such as food at the local fast food restaurants, hair cuts, an oil change for the car, movie rentals, and more.  These savings are good for an entire year from the date of purchase, and the cost of the card just $10 to the purchaser, so you can see how customers save a substantial amount of money.  Sure, 10% off on a burger and fries or a free shake with the purchase of one shake may not seem like a lot, but it can be if you have a large family, and particularly if you enjoy eating at those merchants’ shops often.  It all adds up!

How much you can make with discount cards for your church fundraising efforts depends largely on how many people will participate.  On average, most individuals can easily sell 10 cards, some people sell many more depending on how many people they know, where they work, whether they’re involved in local sports and other activities, etc.  The more people you tend to be around, the more cards you can usually sell.  Let’s say for example that your church is very large, with normal attendance of about 1,200.  If just 10% of the church congregation participates (120 people), you can easily rake in $12,000 – and wouldn’t that make a huge dent in the total you’re needing to raise?  It also helps that for every 1,000 cards you order, you get 200 free.

When church fundraising time rolls around again, keep discount cards in mind. Merchants enjoy participating because it helps their business grow, customers love them because they save money on things they normally buy, and your church will find that they’re one of the easiest ways to raise money ever – without all of the hard work, planning and “grumbling” from some, who complain every time they have to do a little work.  With discount cards, there is really no work involved; just offer a card up to anyone you come in contact with, and watch your funds grow right before your eyes.

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Unique Ways to Raise Funds for Your Group

If it seems like church fundraising is becoming more of a chore than an enjoyable effort, it could be that you’re just getting tired of doing the same old things over and over.  After so many bake sales and car washes, it often becomes boring and monotonous.  Some fresh new ideas will put a renewed spirit in everyone who participates; it’s exciting to see what fruits your efforts can bring forth, particularly when you’re engaging in an activity that you’ve never tried before.

If you need to put renewed life in your church fundraising efforts, here are a few ideas you’ll find useful.

1.  However you choose to raise money, include fundraising cards.  These cards are hugely profitable, easy to sell and beneficial to your local economy. Customers love them because they help them save money, merchants benefit due to increased and new business.  Add them to the mix no matter what other methods you choose to raise funds for your group.

2.  Dance-a-Thon – If your youth group is trying to raise money for a trip, summer camp or a church gymnasium, what better way to raise money than to dance?  Those who participate can dance solo, or with a partner.  Be sure to get pledges, and to allow plenty of time before the dance-a-thon to get sponsors.  The dance can be held in a community center or school gym if you have a large youth group.

3.  Host a dog bath day.  This is a good church fundraising event, particularly in the hot summer months.  Taking a pet to the groomer for a bath can be expensive, so offer “doggie baths” at an affordable price.  You can get dog shampoo fairly cheap when you buy in bulk at a wholesale club.  Pick a warm day, get your supplies together and host a dog wash in a location where there’s plenty of room.

4.  What’s better in summer months than ice cream?  Consider an ice cream social; after all, nothing is more cooling in hot weather than smooth, creamy ice cream!  Try to come up with a theme for your social, such as homemade ice cream or special sundaes topped with chocolate or cherry, nuts, M & Ms, candy sprinkles, whipped cream, etc.  Set a price for those who want to indulge in the delectable delight!

5.  Instead of a spaghetti dinner, why not a potato bar?  This church fundraising idea is just a little twist on the old spaghetti dinner.  Most people love baked potatoes, particularly when they’re topped with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, mushrooms, chives and other goodies.  Decide how much to charge, and get ready to set up your “all you can eat” potato bar.  Even those not doing the work get tired of the same old spaghetti supper – mix things up for a refreshing change.

There are literally hundreds of things you can do to raise money for your church needs, but it’s easy to get stuck in the same old rut time after time, year after year.  Consider a board game tournament, polar bear plunge, car detailing (instead of a car wash), even a spelling bee in which the grown-ups participate instead of the youngsters.  Whatever you do when it comes to church fundraising, don’t forget to include discount cards for incredible profits!  Easy to carry with you anywhere (in a pocket or purse), there’s always an opportunity to sell something that really offers value to the customer – and  most people are happy to spend $10 to potentially save 10 times that much over the course of a year.  Happy church fundraising!

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How Church Fundraising Can Be More Fun, Less Work and More Profitable!

Are you one of the pillar members of the church who has been involved in church fundraising for years, perhaps even decades?  If you are, you know there is a ton of work involved with most methods used to raise money, whether it’s selling products or participating in activities.  Does it seem like for the effort involved profits aren’t all that great?  Church fundraising can be far more fun, less laborious and highly profitable with fundraising cards.

Youth Group FundraiserThink about some of the regular activities you do every time you need to raise money for the youth group or church.  Even bake sales are a tremendous amount of work, considering the time it takes for various members of the church to bake the goods, price them, then load tables, chairs and all of the other things up for transport to where you will hold the bake sale.  With fundraising cards, there’s virtually no preparation involved and the profit margins will really amaze you.

Church fundraising should be fun, but all too often it gets to be a dreaded, monotonous chore.  With spirit or fundraising cards, all of the church members will be happy to get involved, whether teenagers, young adults or even the elderly members of the congregation.  No boxes to carry (like with candy and cookie dough), no storage worries, no labor, other than presenting the cards to those you think will be interested.  The cards are the size of a credit card, so they’re easy to carry in a pocket, wallet or purse.  The great thing about them is that you can sell them literally anywhere you go, whether it’s out to eat, shopping, to a baseball game, even at work.

How profitable are these discount cards for church fundraising purposes?  Order 250 and your group enjoys a 50% profit margin; in other words, you pay $5 per card and sell them for $10.  If your group sells all 250 cards, you’ve added $1,250 to your funds!  The more cards you order, the higher the profit margin.  Order up to 500 cards and once you’ve sold them all you’ve earned a cool $3,500!  That’s really fairly easy to accomplish, considering most individuals can easily sell 5 or more cards.  Just get 90 or 100 people involved in the selling, and you’ll see that the money rolls in much quicker and easier than with other church fundraising methods you’ve tried in the past.

Why do we keep claiming it’s so easy to raise money with the cards?  Because they offer so much value to the customer, which is important, especially in economic times like we’re currently in.  The customer spends $10 and enjoys discounts on all kinds of products and services they normally spend money on for an entire year.  Who doesn’t want to save a substantial amount of money, especially on things they’re going to buy anyway?

Of course, if your church members truly enjoy the bake sales, car washes, auctions and other activities you normally use to raise money, that’s great.  But why not add fundraising cards to those activities and raise the funds you need quicker?  When it comes to church fundraising, always remember that everyone loves a bargain and that people love saving money.  If you’re all up for less work and more fun, give it a try.  On their own or in combination with other products/activities, fundraising cards are a smart addition to your list of ways to raise money quickly.

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If your church needs money, you’re probably looking for some easy church fundraising ideas that don’t cost a lot of money up front but will produce some much needed funding for your church nonetheless. Some good ideas include:

Holding a bake sale

Have church members donate their culinary talents for a bake sale, offering what they can afford to in terms of goods for sale — a loaf of banana bread, a dozen cookies, etc. What’s great about a bake sale is that everyone can donate what they can without feeling overly stretched if their own budgets are tight. Proceeds from the bake sale go to your church’s coffer.

Selling discount cards

Discount cards are great for church fundraising events because you can make them good for any product or service in your community, assuming the retailer in question is willing to participate. They’re easy to store, and they don’t take a lot of effort. For a small fee up front, your church can contract with a discount card company to both contact the retailer(s) to ask for their participation in donate goods or services, and to print up the cards themselves. These cards sell easily, because they’re for goods and services the car buyers will already require anyway. Some possible examples of discount card ideas include a “buy one get one free” haircut at a local barber or styling salon, or a “buy one get one free” meal at a local restaurant.

Hosting a carwash

This is especially a good project for a youth group to do; sell tickets to a carwash, and then have ticket holders show up with their cars on a Saturday morning when the weather is nice. If you’ve got the space and the supplies, this church fundraising effort can really “clean up” both in terms of funds raised and in terms of the clean cars ticketholders now have in exchange for their monetary donations.

Offering a quilt raffle

Although this is becoming a lost art, some church women especially still enjoy the art of quilting. Sell raffle tickets for a specific dollar amount, such as $10 apiece, and ask those who can make quilts to donate their services (and materials, if possible) to make one quilt for a quilt drive. The quilts are then raffled off by pulling winning tickets from a pool of all of those who bought raffle tickets. This is a great way to undertake church fundraising when you have relatively few people who can make quilts such that it wouldn’t do a lot of good to sell them directly as a means to make money.

Hosting a pancake breakfast and/or spaghetti dinner

Deciding to hold a church fundraising pancake breakfast and/or spaghetti dinner a few times a year is a great way to raise funds for your church on a regular basis. Both types of meals are inexpensive to make, can draw a significant crowds, and best of all can turn a handy profit that can then go into your church’s coffers. Charge a modest fee for the meal itself, with enough profit to benefit your church.

Hosting a yard sale

Perhaps your church members regularly donate clothes and gently used household items to families in need anyway. Now, they can donate clothes and other gently used household items to your church for sale, whereupon the sale’s proceeds will benefit your church. This is a great church fundraising idea to hold when the weather is nice; it’s also a great boost to church and community members who want to get rid of no longer used items easily. Invite church members to donate items; if you’re amenable, you can also have those church members invite friends and neighbors to donate items as well, and then have the entire community come together for the yard sale.

While there are numerous church fundraising activities that can be enjoyed while you raise the money you need, it’s always more profitable to add fundraising cards to the mix! Enjoy the fellowship while your group collects more money in a shorter amount of time than ever before.

Mark South
Easy Church Fundraising

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Fundraiser cards are the perfect solution for church fundraising; if you have yet to give them a try, don’t you think it’s time? Church groups have been using various methods to raise money for decades, and many of these are the same today. Bake sales, multiple-family yard sales, car washes and Valentine’s Day dinner served in the church fellowship hall have been going on for years. Fundraiser cards don’t necessarily have to replace these old-time traditions, but they can certainly make your efforts more profitable!

Many churches sell products to raise money when they need a new church van or want to build a gym for the youth group. Some children do not have the money to attend church camp, so members of the church kick in and try to raise the money so that all of the children can attend. There always seems to be a need for funds for one activity or another, and fundraiser cards can be an easy solution. Hugely profitable, the customer enjoys great value for their money, your group quickly raises the money necessary for your needs, and the local merchants benefit as well. There is no other church fundraising product or activity that offers advantages all the way around.

Have the kids or teens in your church ever sold candles, jerky, cookie dough, candy bars or items from fundraising catalogs? Sure, these products are profitable and many customers buy not because they actually need or want the product, but because they want to help the church out. Fundraiser cards are different in this aspect because people really DO want the product, and the value is great. These cards offer great deals on goods and services that are targeted to your own local community, which is important considering the economic climate today. With the economy being in the shape it is, it’s very likely that if you were to sell candy bars today, you would experience far fewer sales simply because many people just cannot afford to spend money on things they do not need.

However, consumers will spend money on fundraiser cards for the simple reason that they save far more than they spend for the card which is just $10. The back of the cards offer savings and discounts at a dozen or more merchants in your area on products and services that people spend money on no matter what shape the economy is in. Since the cards do not expire for one year after purchase date, the customer can potentially save 10 times or more what they spend on the card, which is a smart decision when money is tight and people want to stretch their budgets as much as possible.

Still, hosting those bake sales and car washes is fun simply because a group from the church gets together and enjoys the fellowship while making a little money. It’s always important for members of the church, whether small children, teens or adults to get together and support the church, but fundraiser cards can always be added to the mix. When the teens hold a car wash on the main drag in town, why not offer fundraiser cards to those who have their cars washed? It’s hard for many people to pass up a great deal, and these cards are definitely a great deal. Everyone wants a bargain!

There is no question that church fundraising should be fun, but it should also be profitable. Fundraising cards let you enjoy both the fun and the profits, and are super-easy to sell because they are really valuable to the customer, unlike cookie dough or candles. When a family is struggling financially, which would make more sense – to buy a $2 candy bar or $12 box of cookie dough, or to purchase a $10 card that will allow them to save much more on food, auto maintenance services, tires, hair cuts and other necessities? Now you can see why your church group should give fundraiser cards a try. It’s an easy and fun road to incredible profits and you will never have a guilty conscious about selling someone who is financially strapped something they did not need.

Mark South
Easy Church Fundraising

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Most churches do many of the same things when it comes to church fundraising. The women get together and hold a bake sale; teens often participate in car washes. While the men don’t really do a lot of the actual work, they may be supporting in other ways in the background. Church fundraising can get to be a chore, not to mention monotonous and boring. How many years have you been having giant yard sales where everyone in the congregation brings those items they no longer want or need? How many bake sales and car washes has your church hosted? It’s likely there have been so many you have lost count. If you want a fun and profitable new idea for church fundraising, try discount cards.

Sure, all of those other church fundraising methods work, but it isn’t fun anymore, and you have to admit the profits aren’t all that great. You can keep those old traditions when your group is in the mood to do the work, and add discount cards to the mix to raise additional money. They’re hugely profitable, easy to sell and provide support to your entire community. There aren’t many fundraising products or activities that can make that claim! There was a time when candy bars and cookie dough were all the rage, but those fads are quickly waning; people don’t have money to indulge their sweet tooth, and they would much rather save money on products and services they would spend money on regardless.

Think about those bake sales that the women have done so often when the church is in need of money. You buy the supplies for the cakes, cookies and pies (flour, eggs, milk, fruit, oil, chocolate chips and whatever else you need.) Your group spends time baking all of these goods, then you sell a pie for $6 or a dozen cookies for a few dollars. How much have you really made, considering the time spent, work involved and the cost of the ingredients? It’s a fun and traditional church fundraising activity that lets you fellowship with the other ladies of the church, but when you need a good amount of money it just isn’t very profitable.

Sometimes huge expenses come up, and you need a church fundraising method that can really help you pull in the money fast. You may need several hundred dollars or even thousands when you need a new church bus or van, or a gym for the youth group. Discount cards allow your group to easily raise large sums of money because of their incredible profit margins. Not only that, but customers love them because of the value they offer. For $10, the customer enjoys discounts and savings at a dozen or more merchants in their own local community. The customer can save on everything from fast foods and dinner at restaurants to hair cuts, auto services, family entertainment and more. This is a benefit to the merchants in the neighborhood as well, and a great way for businesses to gain new clients who use those discount cards.

Whether you are tired of those activities your group has been doing year after year to raise money or just want something with a “kick” that can boost your profits quickly, discount cards offer exceptional results for church fundraising. Use them on their own, or sell them on the side when your church is holding those bake sales and car washes. Put a new twist on church fundraising with these profitable little wallet-sized cards – and put a smile on the faces of all who participate.

Mark South
Easy Church Fundraising

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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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