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Running a birthday card fundraiser is the perfect kind of fundraiser for any season. Not only is it extremely easy to put together, but you can run it in conjunction with other fundraising ideas, like gift wrapping or a bake sale, and become a one stop birthday fundraising shop!
How to have a successful birthday card fundraiser:
You should plan to run your birthday gift card fundraiser at the beginning of the school year. Parents are already in a spending mindset, and they’re preparing for all the birthday parties their kids will be attending over the course of the year. Run your fundraiser for at least a few weeks. This allows for as many people as possible to participate, and your fundraiser to raise as much money as possible. If you’re raising money for a community centre or school, try to have the birthday cards available at the same place, or at the same time each day, for the duration of your fundraiser. This makes it easier for your supporters to find you to buy their birthday cards, and helps your supporters remember your fundraiser.
How to supply your birthday cards for your fundraiser:
There are a couple ways that you can supply the cards for your birthday card fundraiser. If you don’t want to have inventory on hand for your fundraiser, you can take orders through a card catalogue and place a bulk order by a certain date. This is not an ideal option, because most of your supporters won’t be in the habit of buying cards in advance. The best way to supply birthday cards is to order them in advance and have them available for a period of around six weeks. Get in touch with a birthday card supply company, and see if you can return unopened merchandise once your fundraiser is over, just in case you don’t get through your entire inventory. This requires you to put some money into your fundraiser upfront but don’t worry, birthday card fundraisers are always a big hit.