Step-by-Step Guide to doing a Fund Raiser
Fund Raiser How-To Guide by Jackie
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You could still get paid on the fundraiser. One way to
do a fundraiser is to settle on a percentage amount that you would give
the organization -- say 20%. (Good idea to stipulate that you need at
least one booking for every so much in sales in order to offer them that
If they have a $400 show (most fundraisers would be way
more than that), you would give them $80 (20%) back at the
"show" closing. You then will write up a $320 show, and get paid
on a $320 show. The extra items you don't have the cash for get listed
under the hostess credit section.
This is how it was explained to me by my GL. You could
also just take the Hostess Credit and pay them their percentage when you
get your check from the Company. If you give them less than 25% profit, you
would still get some money for the show.
Wendy Charlton, TL
Working toward Shopping Spree!
Sparkle Lites Unit, Premiere Region
Reply to all the fundraiser questions...my unit has been successfully
doing fundraisers for several years now. We have found sometimes small
groups (10-30) work the best unless there is a definite goal everyone is
Jars work well BUT Home Interior has a jar for $5.00
that a lot of groups are using. BOO! Unfortunately it does smell decent
but the jar is not a wonderful reusable one like ours!
We have used the jar ALOT and sell it for $14.25
including shipping and tax (6% here). We challenge each person to sell at
least 10. If the group sales are under $500.00 they only get 25% BUT if
they are over they get 30%. You can offer more but this seems to be
perfect around here.
Depending on the age group we offer incentives ranging
from gift certificates from "Toys R us" (they will give you a
discount sometimes!), gift baskets with free pizza coupons, movie tickets,
tanning, haircuts and products, of course candles (you can usually get
some donated!) or for adult groups a 3 wick and ring, G.C.'s or whatever.
We supply books or lead sheets and special forms and
with smaller groups and actual jar for each person. The time frame is
short, urgency is important, usually 7-10 days.
We've also used the Holiday Catalog and that has worked
Sometimes you may even find a group that wants product
instead of money.... either way works fine.
"The Fire Inside" Region
Here's how you get paid - Even if you give the group 25% if you make bonus
you will get 7% in $$$$$ PLUS tons of product that you can keep, use for
recognition, take to your shows as cash and carry (100% profit) or keep
for your own open house sale (even if you discount everything it is pure
You can also give them incentives to sell more by
offering 20% for a certain amount of sales, 25% for the next level or even
30% for an exceptionally worthy cause. It's your business. I offer an
extra 5-10$ for each show booked from the fundraiser. Of course, that
isn't paid until the show is held.
"The Fire Inside" region
If you take the total of your sales (let's use $400 to be even), give the
charity 20% ($80) the total sales you would show as compensatable would be
$320. Then you take $320x25% and you have? Guess what! $80! (This works no
matter what the show totals!) So, you give the charity $80, and put $80
worth of product (from the $400 total-with me so far?) into the hostess
credit section. Your compensatable sales won't be as high as your total
sales were, but you aren't putting up the cash to pay the charity! Hope
Martha (Marty) Buckely
Future Unit Leader of "Feel the Fire"
Current Unit: Burnin' De$ire
Region: Great Expectations
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