PTA and PTO fundraising car magnets

 

Car magnets for PTA and PTO Fundraising

PTA and PTO Fundraising

Welcome to the new PTA and PTO Officers

School’s out for summer, and that means relaxing days, hanging out with the kids at the pool. Unless you are one of the new officers in your PTA or PTO.

 

If you are one of those lucky souls, then your summer will also include planning for the upcoming school year. The duties and functions of your PTA/PTO are many and varied, but there is one constant…fundraising. Your PTA/PTO will be constantly raising money to help your school. The money you raise and gift to your school might be helping to purchase things as important as computers for the students, or even florescent vests for your Crossing Guards. There are hundreds of ways that your donated money will be used.

 

If you Google “PTA fundraising ideas” you’ll get dozens of ideas, and most of them are very labor-intensive. In fact, they will resemble a full-time job. Most of these fundraisers will make you scratch your head in disbelief (will these events actually make money?). To get an idea of what I’m talking about, just click on the link from PTO Today.  I can’t even guess at how much preparation these fundraisers require to pull off successfully, but these type of events are critical to fundraising.

 

Your fundraising year does not include a single event that will meet your financial goals by itself. PTA and PTO fundraising is a year-long effort that will include several different events. A successful fundraising year is a mixture of various money making opportunities.

 

The easiest fundraisers are those that do not involve scheduled events (car washes, bake sales, etc.), but involve sales of merchandise to the parents of your students. Again, you can Google this and get a lot of ideas, but most of the items offered to PTA/PTO’s are pretty lame. But there are some items that you can sell that don’t insult your intelligence, like car magnets customized for you school (I’m a little biased because ARC Marketing makes the highest quality car magnets in America).

 

Car magnets should be part of your fundraising mix. We will do all the design work for free (we have awesome artists who know how to create cool designs), and we’ll print them and ship them to you in 2 weeks or less. Car magnets can be stored forever, so you can sell them all school year long. And you can make a lot of money with a custom car magnet. For example, if your school bought 500 oval magnets (customized with your school colors, your school mascot, your school name, etc.) and sold them for $6 each (that’s our suggested selling price), you would make $2,260.00!!! Not bad!

 

So, here’s what you need to do next; have one of our artists start working on your design. It’s free, it’s easy and it’s fun. All that we need to know from you is a little bit about your school (name, mascot, etc.) To get started, just click here and complete a short questionnaire. In about one day, your new magnet design will magically appear in your in-box and you’re ready to go. Rather talk to a real person? Give us a call at 760-743-6340 and we can handle everything over the phone.

Happy Fundraising!

 

Fundraising Car Magnets for your School

School Car Magnets

School Fundraising Car Magnets

Okay, it’s the middle of August, and your PTA/PTO still hasn’t finished their fundraising. Well, today could be the day that you can finally say “We’re Done!”.

The car magnet experts at ARC Marketing can design, print and deliver your new custom magnets in about 2 weeks. That means in about 14 days, your parents could be rockin’ your new magnet on their cars, trucks, mini vans, SUV’s and more.

Want to use this magnet in your refrigerator? No problem; this is a fridge-magnet on steroids. The magnetic strength of this magnet is about 10 times as strong as your typical fridge magnet. You can hold up a week’s worth of homework with this magnet. The days of slamming the fridge shut and having everything fall to the kitchen floor are over.

On your car, on your fridge, on your school locker… this magnet is going to put your school on the map and your fundraising on the fast-track to success.

How much can you sell these for? Quite a few schools are selling them for $10 each with no price resistance. Most parents realize that the money they pay for the magnet is a donation to the PTA, and the magnet is a gift for their donation, so in essence… money is no object.

How much money can you raise with our magnets? Let’s say you have us print 250 magnets at $2 each (your cost). Now let’s say you sell them for $7.50 each (that’s the average fundraising price). That’s a $5.50 profit on each magnet. Sell all 250 magnets and your PTA will raise $1,375. Try doing that with magazine subscriptions. Have a bigger school? Order more magnets and double your profits.

Now, we’re not saying that our car magnets are going to be all you need to do for fundraising this year, but custom car magnets should be part of your fundraising “mix”.

Let us help you get started with a free magnet design created just for you by one of our expert designers. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s free. Just fill out a simple form, giving us an idea of how you would like your magnet to look, and we’ll get a design to you ASAP. Just click here, or give us a call at 760-743-6340.

High School Cross Country Fundraising Ideas

Cross Country Car Magnets

Car Magnets for High School Cross Country Teams

Let’s give a shout-out to one of the less recognized sports; High School Cross Country. These kids train and perform far from the huge crowds associated with High School Football and Basketball. They run around tracks in empty stadiums, they run through the forests, over hills, through valleys.

Without an attendance base like the football team enjoys, there is very little revenue coming in. And like most High School Sports, the funding is just not there like it was in the past.

Like most sports, the Cross Country Teams have booster clubs, created and staffed by the parents. Their job is not only to bring awareness to the Cross Country Team, but to help raise money to offset the costs associated with this sport.

There is a post on the internet by a Cross Country Booster Club (actually there are several and they all talk about the same expenses, so I assume most XC Teams have similar expenses), and this team has outlined all of the expenses (uniforms, sweats, camps, meet fees, overnight trips, coaching, etc.) and the total expense for a team of 50 runners is $25,450. That is $509 per runner.

Just Google “Cross Country Fundraising Ideas” and you are immediately hit with the usual suspects… How would you like to be going door-to-door selling…

  • “Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs” (2 pounds for $10? Makes my arteries constrict just thinking about it).
  • “Flower Bulbs” (I do enough yard work already. These would just sit in a drawer for the next 10 years).
  • “Candle Sales” (I don’t want to see a candle unless the power goes out).

Not only would these be humiliating for a High School Athlete to peddle door-to-door, they are only purchased out of pity. Nobody really wants any of this junk. On top of that, there is no awareness created by these products after the sale.

You know where I’m going with this, right? Car magnets allow you to double or triple your money, and after the sale, you have hundreds of cars with your High School Cross Country Magnet broadcasting your team logo. Plus car magnets are fat-free, do not cause unnecessary yardwork and are not a fire hazard (compared to the 3 other examples shown above).

We are not saying to give up on these other fundraisers (no matter how embarrassing they are). You cannot raise all of the money you need with car magnets alone. But they should be part of your Fundraising Mix. Car magnets will do at least two things that the other fundraisers cannot do… create a sense of awareness for your Cross Country Team, and give you a sense of pride for your sport (humiliation not included).

Let our highly skilled design-team create a car magnet that you will be proud to sell. Give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com today!

Car Magnets for High School Spirit

Custom High School Car Magnets

Custom High School Car Magnets

James Madison High School is located in Vienna Virginia. The school has purchased magnets from ARC Marketing every year for the past 5 years. Each year they order 2,000 magnets. I guarantee that if you are driving through Vienna, you are going to see this magnet on cars everywhere! Talk about owning the town!

Do you want to pump up school pride in your town? Nothing is more effective at creating exposure for your school than a custom car magnet. Imagine hundreds of cars driving around with your car magnet on the bumper. Each car will be seen by about 100 other cars every day.

Getting your free magnet design is easy, just contact ARC Marketing at 760-743-6340. Easier still, just fill out the Virtual Magnet Request Form on our website and one of our talented artists will start working on your design ASAP and then email it to you; usually on the same day!

For more info about custom car magnets and how they can improve your fundraising, just visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.