Any fundraiser that you choose will have pros and cons. Before you choose a school fundraiser, learn about the benefits and problems of each choice so that you can find the best fundraising option for your school. Knowing about potential problems will also help you to better plan your fundraiser and to avoid many common problems before they occur. This article will discuss the problems and benefits associated with a candy bar fundraiser so that you can decide if this is a good fundraising option for your school.
Candy Bar Fundraising Advantages
Your school will find that candy bar fundraisers have many advantages. It is a profitable fundraising choice perfect for almost any school or organization. Candy bar fundraisers are great for sports teams, clubs, organizations and school groups. This type of fundraiser is generally seen on high school and college campuses.
Huge Profit Potential
Candy bar sales are a profitable choice for any school, but work especially well for small groups. Many schools earn profits as high as 50% per sale with this fundraising choice.
Great for Small Groups
Small groups often have trouble finding fundraising options since many school fundraisers require a large minimum order. Your school or organization can host a candy bar fundraiser by purchasing a case or two of candy, which isn’t too much candy for even the smallest organization. This means that any size organization can participate in this fundraising type.
Easy to Sell
Candy bars are very inexpensive which means that potential buyers will be easy to find.Most people have a spare dollar or two that they can use to purchase candy bars and support your school. Since candy is so affordable you will have lots of willing buyers.
Great for Students
Candy bar school fundraisers are also popular with students. Most students would rather sell candy than catalog items. Students enjoy being able to buy and sell candy at school. Letting students participate in the candy selection process will make this popular fundraising choice even more popular.
Cons of Candy Bar Sales
Candy bar fundraisers are a great fundraising choice, but they do have a few disadvantages. Continue reading to learn more about a few of disadvantages to selling candy bars.
Money Required Up Front
Most fundraising companies require that you pay for your candy bars before you receive them and start to sell. This means that your school will have to make an initial investment before the fundraiser can start. Also if your school doesn’t sell as much as expected you may be left with extra product that you have already paid for and that cannot be returned.
Candy May Be Lost or Damaged
If you aren’t careful your candy may be lost or damaged. During the warm summer months you will need to protect your candy from melting.You will also need to protect your candy from being lost or stolen. As you plan a candy bar school fundraiser think about potential problems like these and find solutions so that you can sell all of your candy. Collecting fundraising earnings regularly and holding product for your students will help to protect them from product loss.
Candy bar fundraising is a great school fundraising choice. Students and teachers alike will appreciate this school fundraising option. Understanding the pros and cons will help you to decide if this fundraiser will work for your school.
Source by Rick Wiersma
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