Gifts from the Heart offers a variety of spring and summer gift items, including jewelry, flowers, kitchenware and chocolates. All items sell for $10.00. An online store is included with this brochure.
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What Our Customers Say
Extremely helpful and organized.
Great experience! Clay was very helpful and answered my many questions since this was my first time running a fund raiser.
It worked great! We are a title one school and the price point and having all items same price worked perfect!
It went really well. Everything was easy to pass out, and was organized very well.
Wide variety of things available to purchase.
How it Works
How do we raise money?
Your group profits when your participants take orders from the brochure.
Do participants get a brochure to show?
Yes. Every participant receives a catalog, order taker, and zip-lock bag for money collection.
Is money collected up front?
Yes. Buyers can pay by check, cash, money order, or cashier’s check.
Are there any fees?
There are no setup fees or supply costs to start a Gifts from the Heart brochure sale.
Can participants earn prizes?
Yes. Prize programs are optional but encouraged. Incentivizing your sellers can boost sales. It’s important to discuss your prize program at your kickoff meeting. Then, continue to promote your prizes throughout your sale. This will keep your group motivated.
If your group has 100 or more participants, a prize flyer is placed in each seller’s packet. For smaller groups, the sponsor receives a PDF with their ‘fundraiser supply kit’ email.
There is no cost to the group for our incentive plans.
How soon can we start?
After you submit our start a fundraiser form you’ll receive an agreement to sign. It will then take at least 7-10 business days to process your order and pack and ship out your supplies.
How long is the fundraiser?
By default, we’ll set your end date 2 weeks after your start date. You can always change your end date. Simply let us know before your sale ends.
Can we also raise money online?
Yes, an online store is automatically included. Prior to your Gifts from the Heart kickoff you’ll receive instructions so your participants can register. Once registered they’ll be able to invite friends and family to shop at your store.
Raising money online adds a 2nd revenue source to your fundraiser.
Your online store will include additional items not found in the brochure.
Do participants need to register?
Registration is the most effective way to raise money online. It's also a great way to get your participants engaged in your cause. As participants register, they’ll be able to share their unique link using text, social media, and/ or email.
The link takes people to your store where the participant’s name appears at the top of the page. This helps make it identifiable to friends and family. For example, “Purchases from this page will be credited to John Doe in support of ABC High School Band.”
Registered sellers will also be eligible to earn credit towards prizes. We encourage groups to supplement our prize program with their own additional incentives.
Do we get our own link?
There are 2 ways to promote your store:
- Registration: By default, your group will receive a unique program ID number. Participants will need it to register and share their store link with others using social media, text, and email.
- Direct Link: Or, you as the sponsor can register and obtain your unique link first. Then share that link with your entire group. Participants would be able to share your link with their friends and family.
By promoting a direct link, you will only be able to track online sales as a group, not by individual sellers. As a result, participants would not receive prize credit for selling online.
Online Ship to Group Orders
Another limitation with a single store link is getting items to online customers who choose the ‘ship to group’ option. Normally when participants register and send out their own unique links and customers make a purchase, orders are automatically tied to a particular seller.
Any items then ship to the group already packed inside the seller’s box with their other brochure items. Participants then deliver these items to their customers.
But with the single link option, you will need to let any ‘ship to group’ buyers know to pick up their order because it won’t be associated with any seller.
Can we accept donations?
Yes, your store will be set up to accept donations. You make 70% of the donated amount.
Donations do not count towards items sold.
Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?
No. Participants need to register individually. Each participant has their own login and sharing options.
Is there a minimum order?
There are no order requirements for a Gifts from the Heart fundraiser.
How much money can we make?
You’ll need to know your group size as well your participant goal. Here’s how you can estimate your profit:
- Participant Count x Participant Item Goal = Items Sold
- Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
- Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit
- Let’s say you have 60 participants and you set your participant item goal at 10. The items sold would be 60 participants x 10 Items / participants = 600.
- Next, determine your gross sales. The average retail price is about $10 so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $10 = $6,000.
- Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $6,000 x 40% = $2,400.
Keep in mind that our example is only an estimated profit. In reality, participants probably won’t sell the same number of items. In addition, the average retail dollars sold per seller will vary.
Can we track our sales?
You may not know how many Gifts from the Heart brochure orders you get until the end. Yet there are strategies that can give you a ballpark idea. Learn how to track your fundraising progress
But you'll be able to track online sales in real-time. By logging into your dashboard you'll see participants who’ve sent emails to friends and family as well as up-to-date sales activity.
How do we receive our money?
Brochure Sales: Money and order forms are turned in at the end of the sale. The money gets deposited in the group’s account and the order forms are sent in for processing.
Once orders are processed, the group receives their sales reports and invoice. The group sends a check for the invoice amount and keeps the rest as profit.
Online Sales: Once your brochure invoice has been paid in full, a check for any online sales is sent to your group.
Donations: Any profits from donations are included with the online sales check.
What is our profit?
Groups make 40% off all Gifts from the Heart brochure and online sales.
You receive 70% of online donations.
(Use the ‘Calculate Your Profit’ calculator at the top of the page to determine your profit)
What about sales tax?
How soon do we receive our order?
We deliver brochure orders to your group 3-4 weeks after receiving your order forms. Online orders generally ship to customers within 2 business days after purchase.
Where do orders ship to?
Product ships out of our Texas warehouse to all lower 48 states.
How is our order packed?
Orders arrive prepacked by seller.
Is there a shipping fee?
Shipping is free if certain order minimums are met:
Groups up to 100 participants
If you sell 150 or more items there is no shipping charge. A $100 shipping and handling fee will be charged for orders with fewer than 150 items sold.
Groups with over 100 participants
Shipping is free as long as your group averages $20 or more in retail sales per member. (Since the average price of an item listed in a typical brochure is about $14, that is less than 2 items sold per seller)
|Ave. Retail Sales / Enrolled||Shipping Fee|
|$0-$9.99||$1 / Enrolled|
|$10-$14.99||75¢ / Enrolled|
|$15-$19.99||50¢ / Enrolled|
A quick way to determine your average retail sales per enrolled is to divide your total sales by your group enrollment. Consider the following 2 examples.
If your group raises:
- $2,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $16.67. In this case you would be charged 50¢ x 150 = $75 (See chart above).
- $3,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $23.33. In this case you would not be charged a shipping fee because you reached $20 per enrolled group member.
Both brochure and online sales count towards the free shipping minimum requirement
Customers pay a shipping fee at checkout to have their order shipped direct to them. Shipping is free on orders over $75.
Buyers also have the option to ship their order to the group. In this case there is no shipping fee.
Do you ship orders to sellers?
Yes this is an option. Instead of shipping Gifts from the Heart brochure orders to your group, we’ll ship them to each participant. Sellers would then need to distribute items to their customers.
Home delivery fundraisers go by the following profit margins:
|Retail Sales||Group Profit|
|$1,000 to $14,999||30%|
Orders under $1,000 in gross sales will be shipped to the group.
How are product issued handled?
If you have any items that need replacing, you’ll need to submit a form that we’ll attach to your delivery notice email. Sellers will have 7 days to report any missing or damaged items. Groups are allowed 1 submission per fundraiser.