Sticky space

How About a Lower Priced Fundraising Brochure?

By Clay Boggess on May 13, 2010
How About a Lower Priced Fundraising Brochure?

Tips you can use to market an inexpensive brochure.

More people are holding onto their money and are thus more careful about spending it. Many see raising money as an expendable endeavor; therefore, ensuring you're incorporating the most appropriate brochure your community will embrace is important.

Hence, since people are now more cautious with their money, should you consider a lower-priced fundraising brochure for your next sale?

One thing to consider is total gross sales. Brochures with lower-priced items will cost less, but to reach the same sales goal, groups must sell more items to make a difference. You'll raise more money if you can sell the same number of items with a costlier brochure. If you think that this may be worth considering, here are some additional things to ponder:

More Affordable Brochure Pricing

If potential customers were presented with a less expensive brochure, they could afford to purchase more items. This could help increase sales. For example, instead of purchasing 1 item at $13.00 from a more expensive brochure, a purchaser may be more apt to buy two items that cost $6.00 each. This would appear to favor the lower-priced fundraising brochure.

Effect on Student Prize Programs

Since most student prize programs are based on items sold, not dollars raised per seller, the less expensive brochure would have the advantage. People could purchase additional lower-priced items, thus allowing students to reach higher prizes. Students may also be encouraged to sell more since items in the less expensive brochure would be easier.

Marketing Your Brochure Fundraiser

If marketed correctly, a lower-priced brochure could make an impact, especially in a struggling economy. An additional note could be sent home to parents letting them know that a new, less expensive brochure was being used this year to help make things easier. This could spark additional sales for your group.

A Need for a Different Brochure

People may be tired of the same brochure every year and may welcome something new. Whether you offer a lower-priced fundraising brochure or not, people will continue to buy as long as the price is right.

Which way would you lean and why?

Download our free fundraising tips eBook from our school fundraising tips page for planning ideas for your next campaign.

Want to learn more fundraising news and advice? Subscribe to our free monthly newsletter, where we share best practices, insider scoops, and more.

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.

Join the discussion