Charity Cards tend to be fairly good way to make money for many organisations out there. Many organisations will sell charity cards around the ‘big holidays’ i.e. Christmas. It is an idea which has become immensely popular over the past couple of years and you will find that many of the big organisations out there may even be selling charity cards throughout the year (birthday cards etc.). On this page I want to take a little look at a few ways in which you can make charity cards fundraising work for you.
- Perhaps the most common way in which to get started with charity cards fundraising, particularly if you are a smaller organisation, is to get in touch with a company that sells the charity cards. You will then sell on behalf of them. The organisation will take the profit. You are able to charge whatever you wish for the cards. If you are going to go down this route, and I suggest you do if you want to save some money, then you should opt for a company that allows the logo of your organisation to be placed on the card. This can be sort of branding for you and it may encourage people to order more from you in the future.
- Another method, and it is a fantastic method if you have a decent designer working for your organisation, is to have bespoke cards designed for your organisation. This method will really allow you to showcase your brand. You can sell the cards through a variety of different methods. If you are a large organisation, or perhaps one that is really ingrained with the local community, you may even be able to sell them in local stores. If you are going to go down this route then do make sure that you have both religious and non-religious cards available. This will extend the amount of people who will end up purchasing your cards.
- If you do not have a lot of cash to play about with then you may want to make and print your own cards. It is however important to note that you may not get a card that is as high quality as if you went down one of the other routes. This method is fine for smaller organisations who do not anticipate selling many cards. Some schools out there will even have children make cards that can then be sold on. This is ideal if you have tons of crafty people at the school!
Remember; it is important that you advertise that you are selling cards as much as possible. This is the only way in which you will be able to shift a lot of them. Profit margins on cards, no matter which method you use, tend to be fairly slim and thus it is important that you sell as many of them as possible if you really wish to support your organisation on a financial level.
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