Product fundraising is one of the most effective and most common ways for students and parents to raise money for extracurricular activities and schools. However, there are many misconceptions floating around about product fundraising that gives a great product a bad name. Here are four of the most common product fundraising myths — debunked!
The Product Doesn’t Matter
Many people think that as long as a good profit margin exists, the product that kids are selling won’t matter. However, people will always be more likely to purchase and re-purchase a high-quality product, even if it costs more upfront than something less expensive. Selling a great quality product for your product fundraising will make all of the difference.
The Best Fundraising Companies Offer the Highest Percentage
This misconception seems valid, as the fundraising company that offers the highest return on your sales should be better than one offering lower percentages. However, the percentage matters less than the quality of the product and the appeal of the product to the consumer. Low priced products that offer high percentages might seem appealing, but 50% of $6 is much less than 20% of a $70 order of a high-quality product.
Product Fundraising is Too Much Work
Some struggling schools worry that product fundraising is too much strain in terms of hours and volunteers. However, product fundraising with great quality products sold by your students will always sell. Claire’s Gourmet wants your fundraiser to give you the money you need, so we offer plenty of support and tips to get you started.
Product Fundraising Isn’t Fun
This final misconception is the most common. Too many parents see product fundraising as a chore when in reality it’s a great way for your children to learn and grow while benefitting the school or activity they’re participating in.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in, hosting a fundraiser with Claire’s Gourmet is a great way to do so. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from choosing the delicious products to sell to planning the fundraiser, to keeping track of your progress online, we have you covered. We have been working in schools and organizations since 1969 to offer high-quality products like gourmet desserts, pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats that sell themselves and help you meet your fundraising goals. For more information on our fundraising programs, visit us online or give us a call at 800-359-1919. For more fun fundraising tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.