Fundraising Car Magnets

Top Fundraiser Ideas for Your PTA

Custom PTA Car Magnets
Custom PTA Car Magnets

Top Fundraiser Ideas for Your PTA

Any PTA fundraiser is going to be critical to the school. Parents love to help the schools and often do so through a PTA fundraiser. Choosing the right option will make a big difference.

With the right PTA fundraiser, you can meet or even exceed your goals. There is an endless list of fundraising ideas for your PTA. Some are classic options, while others are more unique.

The most important factor to consider with any PTA fundraiser is whether it can make you money. You might be limited on the number of fundraisers you can hold. Make sure you choose PTA fundraisers you can count on this year, next year, and into the future.

Top 4 PTA Fundraiser Ideas to Consider

1. Custom PTA Car Magnets

Your school can gain exposure and funds from a good school car magnet fundraiser. When you run this type of fundraiser, you get a very high profit margin of 100% or more. Plus, you get a fundraiser that can easily be repeated every year.

Creating a new magnet every year can turn this option into a collectible. Students, parents, and other supporters will look forward to the new design to add to their collection. Even if older magnets end up on the fridge or another magnetic surface, your customers will look forward to swapping out the magnets every year.

2. Coffee & Tea

Another good option is a coffee and tea fundraiser. Many people drink coffee and/or tea and will love the idea of supporting the PTA and school through this type of fundraiser. Plus, it makes quite a bit of sense for adults to sell as a fundraiser.

However, the one big downfall for this fundraiser is the low profit margin. You’ll earn around 40% off each sale, which is low for any fundraising product.

3. Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Many adults love candles and will be happy to buy a few to support the right cause. you can run this type of fundraiser for your PTA and raise some money. While the profit margin is 50%, you do have to sell quite a few to get free shipping, which can be an issue.

4. Gala Event

While it’s not a product you will sell, a Gala event might be the right type of fundraiser. You can sell tickets and provide entertainment, a meal, and more. A Gala event is a good option if you have the time and budget to put it on.

If you run a Gala event, you can add in a silent auction and even sell custom car magnets at the event. This can help combine multiple fundraisers into one larger fundraiser for the PTA.

There are many options for your PTA fundraiser. Choosing the right options and making sure they can become annual options can help you reach your goals. If you want to use a custom car magnet fundraiser, you can start with our virtual design tool. Of course, if you have any questions, just contact us.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Are Bigger Car Magnets Better?

School Car Magnets
School Car Magnets

Are Bigger Car Magnets Better?

Are you creating a school car magnet to prepare for your next fundraiser? Maybe you’re creating a car magnet for your church so you can raise money and spread the word.

No matter the reason for creating a custom car magnet for your organization, you might be wondering if a bigger car magnet is a better option compared to a smaller car magnet. While this type of magnet isn’t going to cover the door of a vehicle like a large magnet advertising sign, the size you choose will make a difference.

We offer 5″ oval, 4″ round, 6″ oval, and 5″ round sizes. We can also create a custom size and shape, which can take your magnet to an entirely different level.

It might not seem like one inch makes a big difference, but it can be the difference between other vehicles being able to tell what your magnet is about or struggling to understand the message. Of course, the shape, the font, and the colors used will play a factor, too.

What do your supporters prefer?

While you could survey your supporters to find out what they prefer, most of your supporters will have no idea you could have chosen a smaller or larger size. When it comes to selling your custom car magnets, the right size is the one you choose. Your supporters will only see your magnet and won’t know what it could have been or what you didn’t choose.

With that said, a smaller magnet takes up less room on a vehicle, which can be good, but a larger magnet can be designed to look more unique and can stand out a bit more. There really isn’t a wrong decision when it comes to the size of your magnets if you’re worried about what your supporters might prefer.

Make Your Magnet Stand Out

While size does matter, it’s not a clear answer between larger or smaller. Our larger custom car magnets tend to be more popular, but it might be due to the fact that you get more room to design your magnet to fit your organization.

You can use the right font and color combination to make your magnet stand out. Our virtual design can help you choose, but we can also help if you need our design team to help you create a beautiful, eye-catching magnet.

Featuring a Magnet Sponsor

In some cases, you might have a sponsoring business that is paying for your custom car magnets. In exchange, you might need to include their logo or contact information on the magnet. With a larger magnet, you will have more room to include your sponsor’s information on the magnet.

Of course, you want to make sure your sponsor’s information is large enough that someone can see they sponsored the magnet. With another inch of magnet for your design, this is very possible and becomes easier.

While size might matter for your magnet, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Smaller magnets are less expensive, but bigger magnets allow more room for your design. The right size for your organization is the one that fits your needs correctly. If you’re not sure the right size or shape for you, our team can help. Just contact us and we will help you make the right choice.

Fundraising Car Magnets

How to Choose the Right PTO Fundraiser

PTA and PTO Fundraising

PTA and PTO car magnets

How to Choose the Right PTO Fundraiser

Schools offer several types of fundraisers throughout the year. Some of the fundraisers are specific to certain groups, such as a PTO fundraiser.

If you’re in charge of the PTO and you want to make sure you run the right fundraiser, you need to look at all your options. From selling popcorn or cookie dough to holding car washes to selling custom car magnets, you have several options to consider.

Your job is to choose the right fundraiser that members of the PTO will be excited about. Most PTO members will likely want a hassle-free fundraiser that actually works. Here are some of the things you want to consider when it’s time to choose the right PTO fundraiser.

4 Tips for Choosing a PTO Fundraiser

1. Start with a Plan

The right plan goes a long way to the success of your fundraiser. You want to get as many parents involved as possible. Of course, you also have to strike the right balance as you don’t want to be known as the PTO that only runs fundraisers non-stop.

Create a plan with a budget and put limits on how many fundraisers you will run. For most PTO groups, running two or three fundraisers will be plenty, if they are done correctly.

2. Consider Your Current Resources

Some PTO fundraisers will require specific resources, such as volunteers with specific skills. Evaluate the resources you have and make sure you choose a fundraiser fitting those resources.

You will also want to consider the amount of time you have to plan the fundraiser. Bit events, such as silent auctions, golf outings, and galas take quite a bit of time to plan. If you don’t have the right people for these bigger events, they can become a huge flop.

Choose your fundraisers based on the abilities of your members and the time they want to put into the fundraiser. Custom car magnets fit very well for PTO fundraisers because they aren’t time-consuming and don’t require a ton of planning.

3. Supplement Larger Event Fundraisers

If you do choose to run a big event, like the Colonia Middle School Basketball Tournament or a Carnival event, you can supplement these fundraisers with smaller fundraisers. Within the bigger event, you will likely sell concessions and other items. Why not sell custom car magnets to support your cause, too?

By combining a larger event fundraiser with a custom car magnet fundraiser, you will already have a captive audience ready to support your cause. Plus, magnets can easily be carried around while people are playing games or watching an event.

4. Consider Your Audience

When choosing a sales fundraiser, especially with food products, consider your audience. Maybe you live in a community filled with very healthy and active people. Selling cookie dough or pizza probably won’t go over well.

Many food products are harder to sell because of the variety of diets people practice today. You will always be excluding somebody from the gluten-free dieters to the keto groups to the vegans.

A sales fundraiser can still be used, but you may want to avoid food products. Instead, consider designing a custom car magnet as your PTO fundraiser.

These four tips will make it much easier to figure out the right PTO fundraiser for this year. Consider what you have at your disposal and match the right fundraising idea with your group’s abilities.

Fundraising Car Magnets

PTA/PTO Back To School Magnets

Custom car magnets for your school
School car magnets

Hey, it’s July and your new PTA/PTO Board will soon be having their first meeting.

The first get-together is going to be the meeting with the greatest attendance. So it makes sense to have your “merchandise” fundraiser available to sell at this first meeting. If you’re like many of the progressive, forward thinking schools, you have already bought car magnets from ARC Marketing and you will probably sell out at this first meeting.

If your school is forward thinking and progressive and you still haven’t had our Art Department start working on your magnet design, there is probably still time! Our team of expert designers can usually get your initial design done in a day or two, and then still have time for the revisions that you will ask for.

Production time usually takes about 2 weeks, plus a few days for UPS delivery. Therefore, even with all your procrastinating, you can still probably have your custom car magnets before the first day of school.

Why is the first meeting and the first day of school so important to your fundraiser? This is the time when most parents are engaged in school activities. Enthusiasm starts to dwindle after the first week or so, and you want to catch these parents while they’re still caught up in the “Back to School” hysteria. Having your magnets available on the first day means you’ll probably sell them all and need to call me to reorder (so we both win!).

So, it’s important that you give me a call. If I knew how to reach you, I would (it is that important). But I don’t know how to reach you, so I’ll just wait by the phone until you call. Just in case you’ve lost my number, it’s 760-743-6340. Are you more of an email type of person? Then you can email at russell@arcmktg.com.

Let’s bottom-line this… these cool custom-designed car magnets will make a lot of money for your PTA/PTO and they will make your parents feel important because the world will know that they support your school. Make them happy with a cool custom car magnet.

Fundraising Car Magnets

PTA and PTO Fundraising

Fundraising car magnets

Fundraising car magnets for PTA’s and PTO’s

PTA and PTO Fundraising

This is the time of year that most of the Parent/Teacher groups elect their new Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year. For those lucky souls, their summer will be anything but a vacation. They need to be ready to hit the ground running in August. Everything needs to be in place well before the rest of us drop the kids off for the First Day of School.

Your PTA and PTO do many beneficial things for your school.  All of the PTA/PTO officers are volunteers, so they deserve a heart-felt Thanks from all of us. One of the many tasks that they perform is to provide money to the school for items and programs that have been cut out of the school’s budget. And the way they get this money is through fundraising.

In a typical school year, your PTA or PTO conducts several different fundraisers and some schools juggle more than a dozen different events. Most of these fundraisers are very labor-intensive (car washes, carnivals, etc.), but these also raise a lot of money.

Just to balance things out, your PTA or PTO needs some easy fundraisers that don’t take a lot of effort. These tend to be “merchandise” sales of customized products (T-shirts, sports bottles, etc.).

Out of all the merchandise fundraisers, a custom car magnet might be the easiest and the highest profit of all. Most schools double their money with car magnets and many even get a triple return or higher. I don’t know about you, but I have dozens of T-shirts that I don’t wear and are now in my rag box in the garage. And sports bottles? I don’t like the chemical taste they leave in the water. But a car magnet? Sign me up. Most people love to put magnets on their car. They like letting the world know how they feel, and their car has become a mobile billboard.

Getting started on your fundraising car magnet is easy; just give us a call at 760-743-6340 and one of our talented designers will work with you from “conception through completion”. Your new car magnet from ARC Marketing will be perfect.

For more information, visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

Fundraising Car Magnets

School Car Magnets for PTA’s and PTO’s

PTA and PTO car magnets

School car magnets for fundraising

PTA and PTO Fundraising

Welcome to 2018. Another year, another budget cut. Some things never change, right?

Well, if you are an officer with your school’s PTA or PTO, fundraising is a big part of your job. You can help your school fill that funding gap with a high profit fundraiser.

You have many choices when it comes to fundraisers. In fact, most PTA/PTO’s run several fundraisers during each school year, many of them at the same time.

Car magnets just might be the easiest and most profitable item you can sell as a fundraiser. You can easily double or triple the amount that you pay us to design and print your weather-proof magnets. And it couldn’t be easier… we’ll design your magnet for free, then we’ll print your magnets and ship them to your door.

To get a few design ideas for your new custom car magnet, just visit our “Custom Car Magnet Design Gallery” on our website. Once you have a basic idea of how you want your magnet to look, just request a Free Virtual Magnet (that’s what we call the digital image of your new magnet) by clicking here and answering a few questions about your design.

Boom! You’re done. In about a day, you’ll get an email from us with your design. If you want us to make changes, that’s easy! We’ll do all the heavy lifting. You just sit back and take all the credit! In fact, you’re going to look so good after this fundraiser that you could be inducted into the Fundraising Hall of Fame.

Here’s another idea… there’s a good chance that your kids are also involved in sports outside of the school. They are probably in the local soccer league, little league, youth football league, etc. We also make fundraising car magnets for all sports. These leagues need to run fundraisers just like your school does. Do them a favor and mention ARC Marketing to them. We’ll design their new magnet for free and then they can start raising money.

Ready to get started? Give us a call at 760-743-6340 and be prepared to look like a fundraising rock-star.

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

PTA and PTO Fundraising Magnets

PTA and PTO Fundraising

PTA and PTO Fundraising Car Magnets

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 PTA and PTO Board Members

Summer is here and the kids get the next few months off… but not the new PTA and PTO Board Members. You guys are hard at work preparing for the new school year.

Among the many jobs you have in front of you is fundraising. Fundraising is a key part of the inner workings of your organization. The money that you raise provides a huge benefit to your school.

Most fundraising items are sold to parents and are soon forgotten, never to be seen again. Almost none provide any awareness for your school.

Custom car magnets provide a lot of money (usually 200% profit or more), plus they provide the added benefit of “exposure”. Imagine 500 cars driving around your town with your school’s car magnet. Each magnet will be seen by hundreds of other cars every day, and car magnets never take a day off! That’s 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Before long, everyone in town will have seen your car magnet.

Getting started on your new car magnet is easy. We offer a fast, free, no obligation design, prepared by one of our professional magnet artists. We have the best artists in this industry. Your magnet design is perhaps the most important element of a successful car magnet (we also use the best magnetic material and the most durable outdoor inks). The easiest way for us to show you how talented our artists are would be to have you visit the websites of our competitors. Just like us, they show several of their best designs on their websites. Compare their designs to ours. I’m sure you will find their designs just a little unprofessional. The fonts might not be bold enough to be seen from a distance, the logos might not be just right, etc. Then look at the designs on our site. On our magnets, you are going to see the perfect marriage of text to logo. The perfect colors, with great contrast for easy reading from several car lengths away. But more than anything else, ours will be a car magnet that you can be proud of, as opposed to a lame design that will embarrass your kids.

Go with the pros. Get your fundraising car magnet from ARC Marketing, Inc.

To get started on your free, no obligation design, just click here.

Fundraising Car Magnets

PTA and PTO Fundraising Ideas

PTA, PTO car magnets

Car Magnets for your PTA and PTO

Google “PTA and PTO Fundraising Ideas” and you get the usual suggestions… car washes, selling chocolate bars, selling magazine subscriptions, etc. All of these ideas, and more, should be part of your fundraising efforts. Branded merchandise sales (customized with your full color school mascot) are also a great source of revenue. Some examples of branded merchandise are

  • Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing (we’re biased)
  • Custom T-Shirts from a local screen printer
  • Custom Decals from ARC Marketing (we offer these also)
  • Custom Baseball Caps from a local screen printer

These customized goodies, printed with your school mascot, tend to be very popular as fundraising items and your school can make some serious money selling them to parents, faculty, local business leaders, and the population at large. An additional benefit to raising money is that they provide a little bit of advertising, or “awareness”. As more and more of these items start appearing around your community, your school gets more and more recognition.

T-shirts and baseball caps can generate quite a bit of exposure, but these items tend to only be worn on weekends (unless your work’s Casual Friday allows for this type of attire!). And then after a few months, the T-shirt ends up in the rag-basket and is only used to wax the car.

Car magnets on the other hand, provide exposure every time your car is on the road. Can you guess how many other cars will see your car magnet on a daily basis? Of course this is hard to measure, but conservative estimates are a minimum of 100 cars daily (this would be for a very small community) to more than a thousand cars each day (easy to achieve in large markets like Southern California).

Car magnets also can provide a larger profit margin than T-shirts and caps. First, always use a high quality T-shirt (you should only use the best T-shirts from known suppliers such as Hanes, Gildan, etc.), otherwise you are going to need to handle a lot of quality complaints beginning a few weeks after the fundraiser. Doing a quick internet search for pricing, I have found that several of the larger on-line custom T-shirt companies will charge you about $13.50 per shirt (with a one color front logo and a full color larger logo on the back) for 250 shirts in various sizes. How much do you think you could sell each T-shirt for? Would you pay $25 for a T-shirt? Probably not. $20? Maybe. $15? You’re getting warmer, but a $15 each, you are only making about a buck and a half per shirt. Plus, you’ll be shelling out $3,375 up front for those shirts. Sounds like a lot of risk for only $375 profit (at a $15 sales price).

On the other hand, 250 fully customized car magnets from ARC Marketing will only cost $2.00 each (fully customized with your team logo) and you can sell them $6 to $10 each. Let’s assume that your parents and faculty are very involved with supporting your school and you sell them for $10 each. Doing some quick math, I come up with the following… you’ll be shelling out about $500 for 250 custom magnets and at $10 each, you’ll be pulling in $2,500. That’s about $2,000 in profit. This makes selling T-Shirts seem like an exercise in futility.

Again, we’re not saying not to use T-Shirts and candy fundraisers. We’re just saying you can make a lot more money with a lot less work and risk with custom car magnets from ARC Marketing.

Getting started on your magnets is easy, and we’ll do all of the design-work for free. To begin on your free design, just visit our website and give us a little info about your school. One of our artists will design your car magnet pronto and email it back to you. Click here to get started!