"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."
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Ideas for Fundraisers - Make Something
What? - Like sit around and make arts and crafts?
My topic here is about buttons, "T" shirts, photo frames. We made money by hiring a company to make buttons, taking photos, or printing "T" Shirts... Everyone can use another T Shirt.
Here's a spin on the "T" Shirts - host an autograph party! Wrap the cost of a fabric marker into the cost of the shirt and on the day of delivery (like the last day of school) people can sign each other's shirts! Truly create one-of-a-kind shirts!
How about an 8x10 of your class... we hired a photographer to take a class portrait. Then we sold photos and they came with a photo display frame - you know the ones with the photo on the right and a plain side on the left... here was our spin, we took a plain piece of paper and got everyone in our class to sign it - then made laser photocopies of it onto sticker paper in our school colors... simple assembly and it was class photo on the right with everyone's signature on the left! A very nice keepsake.
Always host a contest to create the design for the buttons or "T" shirts. I remember back to my high school days and there were two girls that were super competitive cartoonists - tough decisions, but their artwork is now a part of history (and we didn't have to pay a layout charge) AND our local artists helped to generate the interest in the buttons which increased our sales volumes!
Advantages: use a local vendor or print shop - you get close contact to the people you work with and other groups hit them up for donations so they'll appreciate getting business!
Watch out: don't over order... you can "pre sell" to get an idea of what the demand is...
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