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Check Out Fundraising Catalogs Before Committing

Because you have decided that you need a fundraiser in order to raise money for your school or volunteer organization, you now need to consider what type of fundraiser to do. If you want to sell items, you will need fundraising catalogs. These catalogs are what you present to people so they can browse through the catalog and hopefully pick something to purchase.

Fundraising catalogs are found through fundraising companies. There are many such companies out there, which offer great items to sell to others. However, it can be difficult and overwhelming to select one. Therefore, make sure you look through the entire catalog before selecting it to ensure there are enough items of varying prices.

Items

You can select almost anything to sell, including cookie dough, pizza dough, popcorn, ornaments, totes, organizing shelves and more. Once you decide on a niche, you need to find those companies and look through the items yourself. Would you purchase any of those items? Would you be proud to show these items to your friends or family to try and sell them? If you answer yes to the questions above, then you have chosen a good product.

Variety

Variety is important because you may like something and someone else may dislike it. Having a lot of options to select from may sound like a bad idea, but it can be a good choice. While you don’t want to have catalogs of 100 pages full of items to purchase, you do want to have enough variety that many people of different backgrounds will find something to purchase. It is also a good idea to select a catalog that has useful items. Food items are popular, especially cookie dough, but totes, lunch boxes and travel bags are also becoming more popular.

Variety should also include the prices. While you want to have higher-end items, many families cannot afford higher-end prices. Remember, most children will go to their families to sell the items. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are usually the go-to for kids of all ages. Many parents are already struggling because they must provide food, clothing and shelter to their children and family. Grandparents tend to be on retirement and don’t have a lot of extra money, especially if they have multiple grandchildren. Therefore, choosing fundraising catalogs that offer many price points is a good idea.

Fundraising catalogs are what you show to people so they can find something and make a purchase. Consider Mixed Bag Designs for your next fundraiser.

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