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Category Archives: Candy Fundraisers
September 8, 2016
A fundraiser is most likely to succeed when participants feel a sense of unity and group pride.
How good does it feel to be a member of a winning team? When a fundraiser is going well and meeting its goals, participants enjoy the feeling of making progress and doing good work.
A fundraiser executed well helps an organization earn the funds it needs while giving members a surge of positivity and sense of unity. Old Fashion Candy has been aiding fundraisers across the country for 40 years and shares these insights into what successful campaigns have in common.
1 - Prize Value
Offbeat prizes can provide incentive to kids as well while being low cost or free. Think about a principal wearing pajamas to school or students getting to tape their teacher to a wall.
Prizes of higher value can get students to sell more. Giving away more than one high value prize for top sellers may incentivize even more competition. Old Fashion Candy offers FREE prizes to customers. Click here to learn more!
2 - Tease the Fundraiser
Think about the fundraiser like a marketing campaign leading up to a big film. Hang a poster to get students’ attention and make them interested in the fundraiser and possibility of the top prize.
3 - Let People Know the Sale Item Works Well as a Gift
Buyers will be likely to buy more if they are thinking of the item as a gift. Check out our selection of brochure fundraisers that make perfect gifts!
4- Set Goals for Each Student
When a student reaches a goal give him or her recognition. Put his name on a board for everyone to see.
5 - Quick and Easy Selling Items
Items that are easy to sell like candy or snacks can make money in a small amount of time. Many of our fundraisers such as the Supreme Selection® Fundraiser are made up exclusively of low-cost, quick selling items. If the fundraiser needs to begin soon, Old Fashion Candy ships most items within 24 hours. Check out Candy and Snacks page.
6 - Timing
Often people start fundraisers at Christmas, but there are other times of the year that can be very profitable. Spring is a good time for sales. Think of snacks before the Superbowl. Many Old Fashion Candy customers find success in Fall, and it is an especially busy season for the company.
7 - Parent Awards
PTO could award top contributing parents with special seats at school event or a reserved parking spot.
8 - Children Involvement is Important
Buyers feel invested in children and want to help. There are often better results in selling if a student sells in person.
9 - Success Breeds Success
When a fundraiser is successful people will be more likely to want to participate in future fundraisers. Let people know the size of your fundraiser’s success and how much it helped your organization.
10 - Long Term Plans
If you have a long term goal, schedule out multiple sales. For instance, you could have a candy sale followed by a candle sale or donation dot fundraiser.
March 15, 2016
It's PROM TIME! That means it's time to break out the decorations, formal attire, and some fundraising. Maybe you're head of the prom committee or need to do some springtime fundraising for a class trip or something, using prom as a basis for your fundraiser can really pay off. Here's a handy idea that can help boost your spring school fundraising:
ASK ME TO PROM ROSES
- Download our printable sheet here of "will you go to prom with me" cards.
- Print out and cut apart cards (6 cards per 8.5x11 sheet so you have no waste!). You can use any color paper but if you have card stock or a thicker paper your cards will hold up better.
- Hole punch each card in the middle at the top and using ribbon, tie one card onto each rose. If you choose to, you can punch two holes close to each other so your card will sit more centered on the candy stick.
- The giver can write their potential prom date's name at the top and sign their name at the bottom on the dotted lines.
Now, you/your group can either pre-tie on all cards and ribbons to the rose or if you have a table setup, leave them loose and only tie them on as they are purchased. This way makes it easier for people to write their names on the cards. If you have a table set up, having pens on hand will also be helpful for purchasers to write their names on the tags.
If you use curling ribbon you can curl the ends of the ribbons after they are tied to add some fun or simply tie it into a classic bow. Use your school colors, prom colors or just a bright and fun variety! Either way, your fundraiser is sure to be the hit of the school and not only bring in money for your cause but also spread some prom cheer!
February 16, 2016
Spring is just around the corner. With the blooming of flowers and the bright colors peeking through after winter, you can quickly brighten up your fundraiser to get your customers into the festive springtime mood.
Add more sunny cheer to your fundraising products with our new, free printable spring candy wraps! We have three cheerful designs available for you to print out and use to boost your sales and make more profit. Each design has a version for our $1 Chocolate Lover’s Bars and our $2 Chocolate Lover’s Bar. We also have tags that can be attached to our lollipops or tied to any product you want, like chocolate pretzel rods!
In addition, you can quickly make sweet candy bouquets. Using our variety of lollipops and chocolate roses, select one or more lollipops or chocolate roses (we used three), and stack them in a fan-like shape. Cut a length of ribbon that is long enough to wrap around the lollipops and be tied in a bow, we recommend no shorter than 12 inches. Wrap the ribbon twice around the lollipop bouquet where all the sticks meet in the middle, then tie a bow to create a beautifully festive candy bouquet. The possibilities are endless this spring!
Whether you want to set up a table and sell your spring themed items, or incorporate them into your cases to sell, there is an easy way to add flair to your products. If you are setting up a table, you can separate the products and add different wraps on each group to differentiate between them. Or you can set out products and have customers choose which design they want and put it on their purchase themselves. It doesn’t have only to be chocolate bars either! With our tag designs, you can attach them to our lollipop sticks, or punch a hole in the tag and tie it with ribbon or yarn to any item you want! If you decide to promote spring without the use of a table setup, you can wrap the bars or lollipops yourself and still sell them out of your case for spring fundraising on the go!
A new addition to the designs this year is a festive springtime stand for your lollipops. These stands are shaped like your favorite springtime animals, with holes you can punch out and attach to your fundraising lollipop flavors. You can download and print them free here! They are a perfect way to add cute flair to your candy this spring!
Don’t forget to add our new chocolate bunnies to your sale. These solid milk chocolate bunnies are wrapped in cellophane and gift boxed. They are the perfect companion to the bar wraps and lollis.