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7 Reasons a Popcornopolis Fundraiser for Schools Makes Sense

By Clay Boggess on Aug 20, 2022
Popcornopolis Fundraiser for Schools

Your guide to school fundraising with the Popcornopolis brand

Popcorn is an easy sell, making it a favorite fundraiser for many schools. Even more, because of its brand recognition, the Popcornopolis fundraiser offers schools an easy, profitable, and very tasty campaign option. This article discusses 7 reasons why this fundraiser makes sense for your school, plus additional tips and advice for a successful raise.

The Popcornopolis Popcorn Fundraiser: Why it Makes Sense

Here are a few reasons to choose this fundraiser for your school’s next raise.

  1. Popcorn is healthy to start with, but Popcornopolis goes the extra mile to ensure its product is as clean as possible. Their popcorn is popped in coconut oil and uses no high fructose corn syrup. All products are gluten-free and GMO-free.
  2. They offer full nutrition facts for all of their products for those interested in learning more about the nutrition and ingredients used.
  3. Popcornopolis offers schools a 40% profit margin. The average selling price of each product is $16, meaning each sale will bring in $6.40. To put this in perspective, every 100 products sold brings in $640. This can certainly add up quickly, especially with a large number of participants.
  4. All of the biggest selling flavors are available to choose from including the popular Zebra® Popcornopolis flavor which is caramel drizzled with melted white and dark chocolate! Six flavor varieties means that there’s something for everyone.
  5. They let the school choose their preferred selling method: by brochure, online, or direct.

6 Delicious Popcornopolis Flavors

Six flavor options are available, ranging from sweet to spicy to savory, including buyers’ favorite- Popcornopolis Zebra. Buyers can choose one or a combination of varieties. Flavors available include:

  • Zebra: This popcorn is drenched in caramel and striped with white and dark confectioner’s chocolate.
  • Caramel Corn: Popcornopolis caramel corn is made with pure cane sugar and real Creamery butter- and lots of caramel, of course!
  • Kettle Corn: This variety has it all- it’s crunchy, sweet, and salty. All of the favorites!
  • Jalapeño Cheddar: Cheddar cheese popcorn with the added heat of real jalapeño peppers.
  • White Cheddar: For those who want the cheese without the spice! This popcorn is thickly coated in delicious white cheddar.
  • Unicorn Popcorn: The most colorful popcorn you’ll ever eat! Sweet, fruity, and colorful, each kernel is coated with creamy sweet-tart icing.

Where to Buy Popcornopolis

People can choose to buy your Popcornopolis fundraiser products online, through a student selling out of a brochure, or directly from you or your students. Let’s look at the benefits of each below.

Selling Online

There are no order forms to keep track of when selling popcorn online. Everything is streamlined and data is tracked and managed for you, including your current profit margin. Participants register online and can invite friends, family, and peers to shop their online store.

Selling by Brochure

Selling the Popcornopolis brochure allows you to interact with the buyer. You can share more product information as well as why your school is raising money.

Selling In Hand

Schools also have the option to order upfront and sell directly to consumers by adding Popcornopolis Cones to their product list. This offers a package of 4-mini cones of Zebra, Caramel Corn, Kettle Corn, and Cheddar Cheese.

This is great for those looking for gift items or first-time buyers to sample the product varieties. And depending on how many cases are ordered, schools can make up to 50% profit.

Clearly, there are benefits to any of these methods of selling. The best option is to take advantage of whatever works best for your school or group!

Popcornopolis Fundraiser Tips and Advice:

Now you’re ready to kick off your Popcornopolis popcorn campaign! But first, check out our tips and advice below.

  • Involve your students. Your student body is the biggest group of stakeholders you have. If selling online, ask every student to register. If selling by brochure, get as many students involved as possible, just make sure they know the safety rules. Students can talk to family, friends, neighbors, and even local businesses.
  • Share the healthy benefits of popcorn with the potential buyer. Most people don’t realize just how healthy popcorn is. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Make sure your buyers know this!
  • Showcase the flavor variety. You just might win over a hesitant buyer if you mention a flavor variety that sounds really good to them. If you are selling cones, be sure to mention there is an option to sample four of the six flavors for a low price.
  • Talk about the brand itself. Popcornopolis is well-known and enjoyed by millions. Share the brand name with potential buyers and why your school chose them for this campaign.

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Author Bio Clay Boggess, Author

Clay Boggess has been designing fundraising programs for schools and various nonprofit organizations throughout the US since 1999. He’s helped administrators, teachers, and outside support entities such as PTAs and PTOs raise millions of dollars. Clay is an owner and partner at Big Fundraising Ideas.

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