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Capitalize On Summertime

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With summertime comes great weather, and with great weather people are out and about more often. Creating or scheduling your fundraiser around summer activities and taking advantage of the weather can add a much needed boost to your fundraiser and your profit margins. Here are some ideas on how you can capitalize on the summer season:
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TRIVIA NIGHTS
Trivia nights are great any time of year and summer is no exception. Your group may be familiar with hosting trivia nights; if not, you can contact local restaurants, lodges, churches, etc. who may host them or have available space for you to schedule your own. At the trivia night, setup a table for use as a snack bar. This allows your patrons to have something to munch on and also brings in extra profits. Varieties such as the Summer Snack and Summer Supreme are great options because they offer a large variety of snack options for your guests to select from. You can also try offering the larger boxed items such as the Summer Theater Variety which are good for sharing, and bring in more profit.
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MOVIE NIGHT
If you work with a church, school or scout group that has access to an auditorium or large space then you have an ideal space to host a movie night. Advertise with yard signs placed outside the building where the movie night will be hosted as well as at local hot spots and busy intersections. Signs should be out for at least a week and a half prior to the date so as to ensure good exposure and turnout. At your movie night, setup a table near the entrance to advertise movie snacks. Larger packaged items like those in the Summer Theater and Summer Mega will make guests feel like they are actually at the movies. Having Donation Dot Cards (*link) can also be plus for those who opt not purchase snacks, but can still want to fund your cause.

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CAR WASH
Holding a car wash is a classic summer fundraiser. They are relatively easy to put together and many hands make light work if you are the head of a group or team. Spice up your car wash with a sweet edition by offering a treat while they wait or as an alternative to getting their vehicle washed. Variety boxes like Welch's Fruit Snacks and Airheads have fun fruity flavors, perfect for a summer treat.





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Church Fundraising

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You're part of a church group, the last thing that may be on your mind is raising money. But sometimes it becomes necessary. Maybe you need to fundraise to assist in the cost of a mission trip, choir travel fees, or even to help out another local organization. Whatever your church fundraising needs are, we can help you get there.

Like most fundraising groups you have options in the type of fundraiser that you do. Our brochure fundraisers, like Celestial Candles, have no upfront cost. This means you simply request how many brochures you will need for your group (one per person), we send them to you and you start selling. It is up to your discretion to collect money when customers place their order or to do payment upon delivery. Collecting money upon order ensures you will have money in hand to place your final order and customers won't back out of their order on delivery. Once your group brings in their orders, you place your final order with us and only pay for the items people bought. If you collected money when orders were placed then you will not be paying out of pocket for anything and the money left over (for our Celestial Candles is 50%) is all profit for you!

If you choose to do a cash and carry fundraiser then you order cases of product to sell. If you have paid for your case order upfront then all the money collected from that is your profit to keep. If you opted to delay payment, you pay for your order with the money collected and the remainder is your profit. Depending upon your needs you may want to order one case per person selling or if you are having an event you can order cases and set them out on tables for people to purchase from (say at a trivia night). There is no minimum order on any of our case products so you are able to order as little as one case of each variety to either add a variety of products to your fundraising selection or to simply try a fundraiser out.

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