Fundraising Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnet vs Car Sticker Fundraiser

Car Magnet Fundraiser
Car Magnet Fundraiser

Custom Car Magnet vs Car Sticker Fundraiser

When you need to choose the right fundraiser idea, it’s important to compare a few options. Custom car magnets and car stickers both offer good options for the right group. However, these are two very different products and fundraisers.

It doesn’t matter if the fundraiser is for a basketball team, middle school, or church, you need the right option. Let’s look a bit closer at custom car magnets and car stickers to help you make the right decision.

Custom Car Magnet Fundraiser

Get a custom design that will last for many years with a custom car magnet fundraiser. These magnets are designed to stand the test of time. They will still look great after one year, two years, or even five years.

With a custom car magnet fundraiser, you get a high-quality product to sell. It can be customized to fit your specific needs. Choose a custom shape, unique colors, and the right message for your magnet.

As a fundraiser, custom car magnets provide an excellent option. You get a high-profit option with a low upfront cost. Depending on the design and the price you set to sell the magnets, you can earn more than 100% on each magnet.

They are easy to sell, too. Fans, participants, and those supporting your organization will love the magnets. They will be happy to buy one or more and display them proudly on their vehicles. Not only do you get to raise money, but you also get to spread your message throughout the community.

Overall, custom car magnets offer one of the best fundraiser options for many groups. These durable magnets can be displayed on any magnetic surface and will last a very long time.

Car Sticker Fundraiser

Another option for your fundraiser is a car sticker fundraiser. Often, these are called decals, too. Just like custom car magnets, you can customize the design of your sticker to fit your organization or team. This makes it a good option for your fundraiser.

Car stickers come in many different sizes including custom sizes. They are very cheap and can be sold for a decent profit. While they claim to be durable, car stickers tend to last for a little while, and then fade. They are not nearly as durable as custom car magnets.

Just like custom car magnets, car stickers do have a pretty high-profit margin. Due to the low price, you can easily sell these for a 100% profit margin or higher. However, they sell for a lower price and profit margin than custom car magnets, in most cases.

The biggest disadvantage of car stickers is how they go onto the vehicle. Car stickers have to be stuck on, which can cause damage to the paint, window, or another part of the car.

Both of these fundraisers offer good options. However, custom car magnets are the better option. They last longer than stickers and they won’t cause any damage to your vehicles.

But here’s the good news… we also sell America’s highest quality car window decals. Reach out to me at russell@arcmtg.com for pricing an more info!

Fundraising Car Magnets

Different Ways to Use School Car Magnets for Fundraising

School Car Magnets
School Car Magnets

Different Ways to Use School Car Magnets for Fundraising

When you choose school car magnets for your fundraising, you have multiple ways you can use them. Some of the ways you will use them to raise money will depend on the school level. Let’s look at a few great ways to use school car magnets at each level.

Preschools

If you run a preschool, school car magnets offer a great option for branding. These can be given away or sold to parents and other supporters of the school. The fundraising option may have more to do with branding at this level of education, depending on the size of your preschool.

Sometimes, preschools are coupled with elementary schools. If this is the case, you can sell the school car magnets as a part of a larger fundraiser.

Elementary Schools

If you’re trying to run a fundraiser at the elementary school level, your best audience will be the parents of the students. You can sell custom school car magnets at other school events.

When you look at your fundraising schedule for the year, adding school car magnets in can really help. For schools looking to gain better branding, this is a great way to raise money and brand your school better.

Middle Schools

Once we get into the middle school level with school car magnets, more than just selling them for the school is available. These magnets can be associated with a sports team or another organization, such as the band or debate team, associated with the school.

You can pair custom school car magnets with other fundraising events, too. This level really starts to open up some good ways to use school magnets for fundraising.

High Schools

High schools tend to be much larger than other schools. This means you have more organizations and more students that can potentially sell custom school car magnets for the fundraiser.

If a small high school of 1,000 students sold one magnet per student, you could easily raise a few thousand dollars for the school. It’s more common to use school car magnets for sports teams and for other organizations at this level, however.

You can sell school car magnets at sporting events, theater productions, car washes, gala events, and more. The high school level offers many opportunities to pair custom magnets with another fundraiser. You can also sell them for each of the different organizations for the school.

Since some of the students attending high school may be able to drive, selling school car magnets directly to students is an option, too.

Colleges/Universities

Colleges and universities with sports programs will likely sell school car magnets in the bookstore on campus. They can also be found online. This is rather common as a way to help the school generate funds.

College and university programs will also sell school car magnets associated with a specific sports team or organization. Since these schools tend to be very large, there are plenty of opportunities to sell the magnets to supporters.

Most students and faculty at a college or university can drive. This means they can all buy a custom car magnet to support the school. In addition, many colleges and universities will also have fans of their sports, alumni, and other supporters.

No matter the education level, school car magnets can be used as a fundraiser. From preschool to college, you can raise money with the right design for your custom magnet.

Fundraising Car Magnets

How to Pair Custom Car Magnets with Fundraising Events

School Car Magnets
School Car Magnets

How to Pair Custom Car Magnets with Fundraising Events

When you decide you want to run a fundraiser for your non-profit organization, elementary school, baseball team, or any other organization, custom car magnets make a great choice. However, if you already have a fundraiser you’re planning, you can still add these magnets to your event for even more profits.

There are several ways to pair custom car magnets with fundraising events. Let’s look at a few popular ways to increase your profits by adding custom-designed magnets to your fundraising event.

Top 3 Ways to Pair Custom Car Magnets with Fundraising Events

1. Pair them with a Car Wash

One of the easiest ways to boost your car wash revenue is by pairing a custom car magnet with the car wash. If you know you will be running a fundraising car wash or multiple car washes, order some custom car magnets to go with it.

You can give them out for a specific donation level. For example, maybe you know your average donation for a car wash last year was $10. You can try to boost your average by offering a free custom car magnet for all donations of $25 or more. This can help entice people to give more and can boost your revenue.

2. Pair them with a Sporting Event

Sporting events and custom car magnets go hand-in-hand. Maybe your fundraising event will be a local celebrity basketball game or softball game. Maybe you’re selling tickets for the event, doing a 50/50 raffle, handling the concessions, and doing other things to raise money through the event.

On top of all you’re doing, you can sell custom car magnets for the event or for your sports team or organization. You will have a captive audience and you can use that to your advantage by selling custom car magnets to those in attendance.

These magnets can also be paired as a giveaway with a 50/50 raffle for those buying a certain number of tickets. This can help to boost the raffle and make it larger while you raise more money.

3. Pair them with a Golf Outing

If you’re holding a golf outing as your fundraising event, you can pair custom car magnets with the event as a giveaway for branding or as something else to sell. You can even get a sponsor to cover the cost of the magnets for a sign on a specific tee box, green, or another type of sponsorship.

The magnets can be put in a goodie bag if they are going to be a giveaway for branding. If you plan to sell them, you can pair them with a 50/50 raffle or have a volunteer set up on a specific tee station and sell the magnets. They can even be paired with other items and sold as a package deal.

Along with these events, you can also sell custom car magnets for next year at the final awards ceremony for your sports team or your organization. They pair with many events very well and can help you raise more money while enhancing the offering of your fundraising event.

Fundraising Car Magnets

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

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.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets for Middle Schools

Kilmer Middle School car magnet

Kilmer Middle School car magnet

Kilmer Middle School has ordered magnets from us 3 times over the past several years. Each time, they have opted for the same design (why fix it if it isn’t broken, right?). This magnet design can be seen on hundreds of cars around the Vienna Virginia area.

The original magnets (first printed in 2010) are most likely still on their original cars and probably still look perfect. Why? ARC Marketing uses the best materials, the best inks and the most modern printing equipment in the car magnet industry. Our magnets do not fade, will not de-laminate and will look vibrant and new for years.

Your school should consider a fundraiser with a custom car magnet from ARC Marketing. Getting started is easy, and all design-work is free. You will work with one of our artists to get just the “look” you want, so call us today at 760-743-6340. Or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

Now, unless you are a graphic artist by trade, designing your new custom magnet can seem daunting. There is a unique spatial relationship going on with all of the elements in a custom car magnet. It’s easy to get carried away and use too many words. More words means the letters will be smaller, so fewer people in the cars behind you will be able to read your magnet. Your logo should be as large as possible, right? Well, kind of. Your logo (or any image) should be in the center of the magnet. Make the logo too big and the words, again, will need to be smaller. There’s that spatial relationship again. What about the colors? Your school has official colors. Your magnet colors need to match your school’s colors.

So you could go to night school, take a couple of courses in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, and then design your school magnet. Or, if you want to start this fundraiser ASAP, you’ll let the art department at ARC Marketing take care of the design work. It’s free, and we’re pretty darn good at it. Besides, don’t you have better things to do with your spare time?

So let’s get this partnership started. The best way to get started is to give us a little info about your school (School Name, School Colors, Your Mascot, etc.), and the easiest way to send us that info is to complete a simple questionnaire on our website. You can go to that questionnaire by clicking here. It will take you about 2 minutes to complete, click the SUBMIT button and it will be sent to our art department. In about a day, you’ll get the preliminary design delivered to your inbox. Magic.

Questions? Give me call at 760-743-6340, or visit our website.