20+ Fundraising Products To Help Your Org Raise More
Finding the perfect fundraising idea for your organization — whether you’re a church pastor, an experienced nonprofit staff member, or a booster club parent — is never an easy task.
You might be interested in hosting a large fundraising event only to realize the enormous costs of renting a venue, booking entertainment, and hiring a caterer are not currently within your organization’s budget. You might also consider an ambitious, multi-week crowdfunding campaign but run up against the roadblocks of effectively marketing your campaign and cause that prevent you from hitting your fundraising goal. You might just be tired of running the same car wash or golf tournament that you put on every year. Worse, your supporters might be tired of the campaign you run every year!
Luckily, there’s an easy solution: fundraising products. Selling fundraising products is an excellent way for your organization to raise money for two big reasons:
- Supporters love receiving a little something in return for the generous donation they give to your organization. Your supporters give to your cause because they believe in the work you’re doing to enact positive change in the world. But sometimes it’s great to change things up and give your supporters something in exchange for a donation — whether it’s a delicious treat, branded merchandise that reminds them of your cause, or a useful item they can use around the house. When you’re offering a fun or useful fundraising product, your donors will feel a renewed excitement to give!
- You can enlist your study body, sports team, church youth group, or volunteers to be your salesforce. Some fundraising campaigns require months of planning and multiple teams to pull off. And while there’s certainly a place in your fundraising plan for bigger campaigns or events, the beauty of a fundraising product sale is that you can enlist your beneficiaries and volunteers to start making the campaign a success right away. Selling fundraising products can be a lot of fun, too, and can give your volunteers valuable experience connecting with donors and advocating for your cause.
If you’re ready to tap into a great fundraising opportunity with fundraising products, look no further than this article. In it, we’ll share 20+ of our favorite fundraising products that your organization can sell to make money for your cause:
- Gourmet Popcorn
- Discount Cards
- Cookie Dough
- Scratch Cards
- Chocolate Bars
- Shoe Drive
- Coffee Beans
- Engraved Bricks
- Dog Treats
- Stuffed Animals
- Virtual Coupon Books
- Trash Bags
- Wrapping Paper
- Pretzel Rods
- Car Stickers
When deciding on the perfect product for your sale, consider what your know about your supporters. Make sure you’re choosing a fundraising product that they will want to buy. Let’s jump in.