Why Dessert Days is taking schools by storm
Let’s be honest, the holidays wouldn’t be the same without the delicious array of sweets that come with them. Whether they are bought as gifts, for gatherings, or simply to be enjoyed at home, desserts are a best seller this time of year. In fact, 67% of Americans have a traditional dessert for their holiday celebrations.
Timing is everything so tap into this for your next campaign! Selling desserts can be highly profitable, not to mention appreciated by your buyers. Many think that waiting until the holidays is the best time to start this type of campaign. This is when delicious treats are top of mind for most.
Instead, groups need to plan to start ahead so items are delivered just before the holiday season starts. So register now for a Dessert Days fundraiser to take advantage of this trend before it’s too late.
What is the Dessert Day School Fundraiser?
Dessert Day is an online fundraiser where students, faculty, and community members can sell (and buy!) desserts to raise money for a cause. What makes this program unique is there are no order forms or money to collect, making this a simple and convenient fundraiser.
Instead it uses a peer-to-peer style selling platform to maximize market reach and therefore selling potential. This method also allows students to participate and learn skills related to sales, organization, fundraising, and marketing.
Orders are then delivered to your organization and depending on your location, items either ship bulk or by item.
How Can Schools Profit from a Dessert Day Fundraiser?
Schools earn money for each sale made. The profit margin is tiered based on the number of total products sold by the group. Returns start at 27% for the first hundred units. If schools sell enough, they can earn up to 42%. Schools can earn a significant return on their campaign with an average price of $26 per dessert.
What Types of Desserts are Available?
Desserts available for sale in the online store include six Chef Pierre pies, six Antonia’s gourmet cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin rolls.
Flavors of desserts available include:
- gourmet apple pie
- southern pecan pie
- fruits of the forest pie
- caramel apple nut pie
- pumpkin pie
- chocolate cream pie
- lemon meringue pie
- original cheesecake
- strawberry swirl cheesecake
- cookies & cream cheesecake
- turtle cheesecake
- variety samples cheesecake
- cinnamon rolls
- pecan rolls
Fundraisers do best when participants are motivated. Use incentives to encourage students, parents, faculty, and other community members to register a fundraising page, market the campaign, and push sales. BFI offers several prize programs to accomplish this goal. The best part? There is no cost to add incentives!
The following incentive programs are available to add to the Dessert Days fundraiser:
- traditional prizes
- sportswear and cash
- super party
- magic show
- reptile adventures
- super splash party
Ready to sign your school up today? Click here to start, or view the brochure to see our assortment of delicious desserts. To learn about other fundraising opportunities, subscribe to our free monthly newsletter for school fundraising news, tips, and more.