Use Calendars to Create Partnerships for Fundraising Boost December 22nd, 2014

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As you already know, many organizations, non-profits, and small businesses create and sell custom calendars as part of their fundraising efforts.

But what if there was a way to cut your production costs and reach a wider audience?

Good news: there is, and it just might be easier than you think. Use Calendars to create partnerships for fundraising and boost sales!

By choosing a partner, or even sponsor, to buy into your calendar, you’ll cast a wider net and drive your calendar sales up, up, and up. Here’s how:

Buddy Up

Let’s pretend you’ve decided to create a promotional calendar to raise money for your child’s little league baseball team — one that you can sell to local businesses to raise funds for an end-of-season trip to a Major League Baseball game.

Maybe, after little league games, the team likes to visit a local snow cone stand around the corner or an ice cream shop down the block.

Why not offer — or sell — the ice cream shop an ad in the calendar? Perhaps the shop would like to feature a coupon offering a free scoop during the month of July.

Wider Net = Bigger Profits

Not only can a partnering business offset your production costs by purchasing a small ad in the calendar, but they can also order additional copies (also offsetting some cost) to sell in their storefront. Perhaps they can even get a small percentage of each calendar sale, which will further incentivize them to drive calendar sales to their customer.

By taking this approach, you’ve done more than just “sell an ad;” you’ve created a real partner, and you’re casting a much wider net than merely door-to-door sales.

Plus, just think of all the local businesses that might be very interested in participating — the possibilities are endless!

If you’ve partnered with local companies in the past as part of your fundraising efforts, let us know in the comments below!

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