Why use candles for a fundraiser?
Fundraising generally involves monetary donations as a gift, but another way to raise funds is by selling a product. Candles are a very profitable product and a candle fundraiser is a great way to raise money. Candles are versatile and can be enjoyed by both men and women alike.
What is unique about using candles for a fundraiser?
Candles can have custom private labels created specifically for the fundraising event. Customized labeling will remind the recipient of their generosity every time they light their candle at home. When the candle runs out, they may want to return to the next event to receive another one. It is a good idea to place the date of the next upcoming event on the customized label.
Here are some tips in how to make your candle fundraiser a success:
For a singular event
- The time and place the event occurs
For a campaign fundraiser- (which usually takes places over several weeks)
- When the sale starts and ends
- When the order forms and payments need to be collected
- Any incentives stated
- Delivery date and/or time for pick up
Set a profit goal
Many fundraising events do not set a goal and just hope for the best. Not planning is planning to fail. For this reason, set a monetary goal and assess how many candles you will need in order to reach this goal.
For a singular event, make sure to place your order in advance. You want to allow enough time for the candle company to create the customized candles.
For a campaign fundraiser, make sure each individual selling the candles is informed on how much they must sell to reach the goal.
It is best to opt for 100% soy candles because they are natural and clean burning as compared to other types of wax.