Category: Community Fundraisers

Fun Fundraising Idea – Fundraiser Buttons

May 27, 2015

In the realm of fundraising, sometimes it’s far too easy to become bogged down with the notion of establishing large fundraising events and organizing massive campaigns that the most profitable – and easiest – fundraising methods simply pass under your radar. If you’re searching for a fun and easy way to raise money for your firehouse, then you should consider adding fundraiser buttons to your list of activities.

While you won’t get rich from this fundraising event, this is an excellent choice for those who need an easy way to raise awareness and money for their cause. Because of the ease of this fundraiser, many people turn to fundraising buttons when they need to quickly establish some form of fundraiser with little overhead and maximum benefit. Although there are many ways you can operate this type of fundraiser, the following information is designed to help those truly need a fast and fun way to engage supporters, raise awareness, and most importantly, raise some cash for your cause.

Types of Fundraiser Buttons

In the most fundamental sense, there are two types of buttons commonly used during a fundraiser. These include:

● Plastic Pin Buttons – These buttons are perhaps the most commonly used in fundraisers as they’re cost effective and easy to distribute. A plastic pin button is basically a covered metal disc with a sheet of paper wrapped around it. On the paper can be any image or short phrase. Due to the cost and fun of these buttons, they’re easy to produce and even easier to sell.
● Enamel Buttons – An enamel button is one that’s a little more “dignified” in terms of its quality and appearance. These are often smaller than the plastic pin buttons and are designed to showcase a particular color or symbol. These buttons are created to be worn throughout the daily life of a supporter. Therefore, it’s generally stylish, sophisticated, and ultimately, more expensive.

How to Raise Money With a Fundraiser Button

There are a couple of different ways you can raise a significant amount of money through fundraiser buttons. We’re going to go over the top two methods:

● Standard Fundraiser – This is perhaps the easiest method of raising money through buttons. Simply purchase a large amount of buttons from a company dedicated to providing materials for fundraisers and/or charities. You can even invest in a button-making machine and make the buttons yourself. Basically, you’ll sell these buttons to your supporters at events and various happenings within your community. This is an excellent addition to other fundraising events. For example, if your community is holding a festival, place a little table alongside a heavily walked area and watch the buttons sell faster than hot cakes.
● An Add-On – Say your Firehouse is featuring a different type of fundraiser, for example, a pizza night. With every purchase, include a button. To help curve the cost, increase the price of the other fundraising items by a small amount. This not only covers your cost of manufacturing the buttons, but also gives an extra incentive for supporters to purchase the main fundraising product.

How to Hold a Successful Pizza Fundraiser

October 24, 2014

Pizza is among the most popular foods in the United States, and even more popular in schools, churches and in youth organizations. Therefore, if you’re looking to establish a successful fundraising campaign, then you should consider a pizza fundraiser. Not only is this an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and funds for your cause, but it’s an enjoyable event people of all ages will enjoy. While there are many different ways to establish a pizza fundraiser, the following are considered the most successful options.

Pizza Fundraiser Ideas

The Pizza Card

This type of fundraiser is perhaps one of the most commonly used methods because of its ease and effectiveness. In the most general sense, your school, church or organization sells special pizza cards to supporters. Each pizza card is a “coupon” for a local pizza business. Of course, this requires you to network with local pizza companies, but generally these businesses (especially locally owned restaurants) are more than happy to create a special coupon card as it showcases their willingness to help out a good cause as well as bringing in both old and new customers.

Homemade Pizza Kits

There’s something delicious and special about making your own pizza. This type of fundraiser calls upon this fun culinary activity by selling ready-to-prepare homemade pizza kits. These kits are found at stores or sold by fundraising companies. You can even create your own homemade pizza kit by purchasing individual ingredients at a wholesale warehouse. Basically, your group sells the homemade kits to supporters. This is an excellent add-on fundraiser for larger events, such as school or county festivals/fairs.

Pizza Party at the Firehouse

If you’re searching for a fun and interesting way to hold a pizza fundraiser while simultaneously helping your local firehouse, you should consider holding a pizza fundraiser event at the firehouse. The majority of local firehouses enjoy holding fundraiser events as it not only showcases their willingness to sponsor their community, but it also provides a great deal of funds for the firehouse. Community members will love getting a tour of the firehouse, meeting local fireman, and enjoying pizza!

Secondary Fundraising Opportunity

As the old fundraising saying goes, “Where there’s people, sell them something” if there is a larger event or festival, consider selling pizza-by-the-slice. This works especially well at all-day festivals, as some people only need a slice of pizza to curve their hunger. Consider opening up a pizza booth and selling only pizza slices in three varieties, such as cheese-only, pepperoni and veggie pizza. Talk with your local pizza restaurants and see if they would be willing to donate pizza or offer slices at a discounted rate.

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