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Last Minute Holiday Fundraising Tips

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It's almost Christmas break which means it's time to start wrapping up your end of year fundraisers. With the holidays fast approaching you'll want to get the most out of the fundraiser you are just starting or the one you are finishing up. Everyone is a hustle and a bustle with school, work, etc. activities so here are some tips to help you optimize your holiday fundraising sales no matter what stage of the fundraiser you are in:

- If you're fundraising at a school, church or other organization that has holiday productions (plays, choirs, bands, etc.) talk to the head of the auditorium or performance leader to see if your group can set up a table at the entrance with your fundraising snacks.

- If the arena does not allow food during its performances, try selling during intermission or after the show - make sure your table area has large signs saying when the items are available if patrons cannot purchase them prior to the show starting.

- Approximately a week or so before stopping your fundraiser, request your sellers to bring in their remaining merchandise. See if certain people in your group have sold out of a particular item(s) that others have left over - this could be because people they are selling to have a particular taste in mind. Take a count and redistribute items to each seller so you can optimize to each person's selling ability and customer demographic.

- Contact local organizations such as lodges, community centers and craft shows to see if your group can be a part of the function. Selling candy and snacks at the front entrance or doing a simple fundraiser like our scratch off Donation Dots can be a quick and easy way to bring in last minute profit.

- When selling your items, make mention or have signs denoting if they would be great as small gifts or stocking stuffers, such as individually wrapped items like pretzel sticks, lollipops, lip balms, berry buds and chocolate bars - this can be a great incentive to passerby’s to stop and purchase.

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We Are Loved: 20,000 likes on Facebook

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We know we have the best customers out there and you all continue to show your support and love for us. Over the weekend our Facebook page surpassed 20,000 likes, which is a huge milestone for us. While we continue to grow our online presence, it has been and will continue to be, our number one goal, to provide our customers with superior service at all times. Through our Facebook page, Pinterest and this newly launched blog, we hope to further connect with all of you out there and to see what we can do to improve your fundraising experience.

 Thanks again, Old Fashion Candy fans!

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We have arrived!

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Welcome one and all to the brand new Old Fashion Candy blog! What kind of great things can you expect to see on the OFC blog? How about:

- Tips & tricks from our fundraising experts as well as from customers like you

- Fundraising event ideas

- Things you can do to improve your groups fundraising exposure to gain more sales

Just to name a few! So be sure to stop by often and we'll also be posting links from our Facebook page so our blog will be easy to find.

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