I enjoyed working with you. The overall service that we received was exceptional and product quality was outstanding.
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Every correspondence was prompt and provided all information required to move to the next step.
Everything seemed super smooth regarding delivery. No items missing or broken, as far as I know. Thanks again for making it all so easy!!
Extremely helpful and organized.
This cookie dough sale worked so well during our Covid lockdown!
Great email communications/updates/tips.
Overall, our fundraiser went very smooth, from beginning to end. Once we decided which program would be best for our group and goal, everything went as scheduled. I appreciated the information and instructions sent out were concise and well-written, easy to follow and no high-pressure. We had the freedom to choose prize program and could also do our own incentives for the kids. Every time that I talked to Clay or Lisa, they were very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional - excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend Big Fundraising Ideas to anyone seeking a good fundraising opportunity!
Easy to work with, everyone is pleased with the product, and easy to distribute.
I don't think Big Fundraising Ideas could have handled this situation better. There were never any rosy promises, but they were able to get us out of the penalty for being under our goal with the cookie company. I guess somebody ate this cost somewhere. I will definitely consider Big Fundraising Ideas again, hopefully under better circumstances next time.
It was good. The customer service was outstanding and the delivery time was better than expected.
The choices for what we could sell were great! I found the system for tracking personal sales as well as group sales really easy to use, and the information provided was helpful. The prices of the products were comparable, but the shipping charges were really prohibitive. Several people who wanted to buy products decided not to because the shipping cost was really high. I'm not sure that there is much you can do about this, but I thought I would mention why we probably didn't get as many sales as we could.
Service was very good. the only reason for not having five stars is because we are still waiting on one case to be delivered.
Wide variety of things available to purchase.
I feel like Clay and his team were really attentive and provided me with all the information I needed to get people started to sell, motivating people to sell, and tracking sales. If I had a question, it was answered promptly. If I had an issue, it was addressed. The final sales report and check were delivered in a timely manner. I would work with this group again and plan on sharing contact information with the next fundraising chairperson. Thank you!
I don't think BFI could have handled this situation better. There were never any rosy promises, but they were able to get us out of the penalty for being under our goal with the cookie company. I guess somebody ate this cost somewhere. I will definitely consider BFI again, hopefully under better circumstances next time.
Questions About Band Fundraisers
Seasonal shoppers are very popular. Niche fundraisers that work well include candles, popcorn, and discount cards.
Many bands do their fundraising through their band booster. Some of the more popular fundraisers include cookie dough, frozen food, and flowers.
Consider offering a product that also promotes school pride and spirit. Tumblers, discount cards, and scratch cards have your school name, colors, and mascot.
Try selling low-priced items that sell fast like candy bars, beef jerky, or lollipops.
Band booster clubs are outside organizations that help bands raise money. They pay for things like uniforms, trips, and contest entrance fees.
Whether raising money for instruments, uniforms, or travel, we have a program for you. Our band fundraisers offer great products for buyers and appealing incentives for students.
These 2 ingredients are the recipe that will help you reach your financial goals.
Our personal favorite fundraising product for a band fundraiser is popcorn. With variety pack popcorn you can let people pick their flavor on the spot. Selling along the sidelines or in the bleachers during a game will be a breeze. Especially when you offer that jalapeño cheddar flavor… yum!
Consider placing “This Popcorn Supports the Middlebury Marching Band” on the popcorn bags. It never hurts to go for some extra marketing.
Another good option for a fundraiser is the Discount Card. They can be customized with the band’s group photo on the front and options for food to grab after the game on the back.
Sell individually packaged goodies at events where the band is playing. For example, the homecoming football game or other school events. Folks will be able to see exactly what their money is supporting at a time when they’ll enjoy a tasty snack.
First, identify the appropriate incentive for the age range of your band members. Traditional prizes, like headphones and scooters may be better for younger band members. whereas cash prizes would probably motivate older ones. The apparel prizes would work well for both!
Consider polling your group to determine what type of prize would be most appealing. For smaller groups, like band fundraisers, traditional prize programs are likely more workable. But, a Super Party event for larger band fundraisers may be a highly engaging option.
Prizes are free of charge, and the group retains a 40% profit on items sold. Students will benefit by receiving prizes for their hard work. You’ll also be able to raise awareness throughout the sales process about the benefits of a band program.
The cash prizes come in two ladder-like incentive structures. ‘Cash Master’ offers up to $132 in cash prizes but retains a higher profit on products for the group. ‘Master Blaster’ offers up to $200 in cash prizes but has a lower profit.
Band members will be motivated by the opportunity to help their group reach a big overall goal. It’s a win-win for school bands and their musical members!