What’s offered: Designer candles to fill every room with great fragrance. Candles offer the opportunity to raise money for your organization because every home in America loves to buy candles.
Decide what type of candles you would like to offer, replace our images, descriptions and pricing with your supplier’s and you’re ready to promote your fundraiser and raise money. As you interview suppliers, be sure to ask if they offer direct shipment to the customer. If so, this will greatly increase the size of your market area. Our management platform will allow you to download the orders each week and send them to your supplier for fulfillment to the customer. Or, you can download the orders at the end of your campaign and send the supplier one final order. You should anticipate making 30% to 40% margins on direct shipment candles and 50% to 60% on candles orders delivered in bulk to you for local distribution using volunteers.
Select this fundraising template, collect product images and descriptions from your supplier and then customize your message as to why you are raising money. If you would like to track your progress by sub-groups like grade level or JV and Varsity for example, you can easily do this during your set-up. Your members / players will then select their particular group when registering and you’re ready to start.
Customize your Fundraising Webpage
This template will require that you update the product images, descriptions and pricing. We also encourage you to customize your fundraising webpage with photos, a message to supporters and more. This site allows your supporters to conveniently purchase a candle from your fundraising webpage or make a donation online and avoid managing cash and checks.
Promoting your Fundraiser
TeamWorks provides all of the tools needed to run a highly effective fundraiser. Your members / players can share your custom webpage using our built-in integrations to Facebook, email, and more. All monies raised from each purchase on your fundraising webpage will be attributed to the appropriate person and group.
Offer Prizes or Awards
Offering prizes or awards is easy with TeamWorks because we track all sales and profit to the participating member / player.
Selecting a Supplier
You may already have a supplier that you’ve worked with in previous years. If not, contact a number of qualified suppliers and make a list of their products and pricing structure. Remember, the retail price that your supporters will be paying is as important as the amount of profit you will make from each purchase. Consider three to five different products vs offering too many choices. Give us a call if you need help with any of this.
Fundraising with candles is a great way to offer your supporters a high quality fragrant product they will not only love to receive, but will also be inspired to purchase as gifts for friends and family. The TeamWorks solution allows you to monitor progress as an organization and for individual participants. Offer incentives for fundraising performance and use TeamWorks to help you track their performance against their goals. We will be sending you periodic emails to offer advice and our Fundraising Coaches are always ready to help you with any questions that you have.