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.

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

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.

PTA and PTO Fundraising Car 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.

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!

 

 

 

PTA Annual Giving Campaigns

Riviera Elementary School car magnets

PTA Annual Giving Campaign car magnets

How many PTA’s have an “Annual Giving Campaign”?  Come on; raise your hands. Most PTA’s and PTO’s have annual giving campaigns and they tend to provide the majority of funding each and every year.

Often, the PTA asks each family to contribute a minimum set amount to the campaign. This money is usually used to fund the gap between what the state provides, and the true cost of delivering a quality education to each student.

Sometimes local businesses will donate goods or services for anyone who donates a certain amount. For example, a local travel agent might donate a $1,000 travel/vacation voucher, and everyone who contributes gets a ticket for a raffle where the travel voucher will be awarded. Some schools offer tickets to galas for receptions where the parents can mingle.

Regardless of what is offered, most families give, and give big. After all, it’s their kids who will ultimately benefit from the extra funding.

OK, so how do you thank and acknowledge all parents who gave? How about a custom car magnet that signifies their generosity. Everyone likes to me recognized when they do something philanthropic.  This type of “gift for donation” is very inexpensive, but can mean so much to the parents. The car magnet shown above was given to the parents at Riviera Elementary School in Torrance, California.

Let our art department create a stunning Annual Giving Campaign car magnet for your parents. The design is free with no obligation to buy magnets, so you have nothing to lose! Visit our website and fill out the “Virtual Magnet Request Form, and one of our artists will start working on your new magnet.

PTA and PTO Fundraising

PTA and PTO Fundraising

PTA and PTO Fundraising car magnets

April is usually the month that the new PTA or PTO Officers take over. These new officers have a lot of work to complete over the summer so that everything is ready to run smoothly when school resumes in August.

One thing that is always on the “to-do” list is to line up the fundraisers that will provide the money needed to fund the various projects that they want to complete.

June and July are busy months here at ARC Marketing as hundreds of Parent Groups have us begin designing their new car magnets. You can avoid the rush by contacting us now!

Your Parent/Teacher group can make some serious money, and raise awareness for your school all at the same time.

Let one of our expert designers turn your ideas into a fantastic new car magnet.

Parents love participating in a fund raiser that does not involve huge candy bars, wrapping paper or magazine subscriptions. A custom car magnet will let the parents support their PTA or PTO, and show their pride in their child’s school.

Getting started is easy! Just give us a call at 760-743-6340, or visit our website and request a free “Virtual Magnet” design.

PTO and PTA Fundraising Ideas

PTO and PTA car magnets

Custom car magnets for PTA and PTO fundraising

Roy Cloud School is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade neighborhood school in Redwood City, CA.
The Roy Cloud School PTO is an amazing group. They are very organized and conduct numerous fundraisers throughout the year to support various school programs that probably otherwise would not be viable.
The Roy Cloud School PTO is a perfect example of how an involved Parent’s Group can work together with a school to make a big difference. The custom car magnet designed and printed by ARC Marketing is just one of many fundraising ventures put on by the PTO. Here is their magnet:

Here are a few items borrowed from the PTO’s Facebook Page showing just a few of the programs supported by the PTO:

  • The PTO funds PE+ for all K-5 students. The PE+ program provides trained coaches and a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum.
  • The PTO funds Art in Action, providing all students with a full visual-art curriculum. Parent volunteers, or docents, are trained to present works by classic artists and students create their own masterpieces based on the lesson.
  • The PTO supports science enrichment, contracting with Lawrence Hall of Science to give K-5 students hands on lessons in science.

Let the professionals at ARC Marketing design a weather-proof/fade-proof car magnet for your PTA, PTO or Parent’s Group. It’s fast and easy (the design work is also FREE!). Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com today!

School Car Magnets for Parents’ Groups

Dallas Academy Parents Club

Dallas Academy Parents Club

The Dallas Academy Parents Club (DAPC) is the parent group which supports the student activities at Dallas Academy. The DAPC is dedicated to fostering the academic and personal growth and success of Dallas Academy students by providing volunteer and financial support. DAPC supports academic activities, social and special clubs, and athletic programs for the benefit of the students. By collaborating with the Dallas Academy trustees, administration, faculty and staff, DAPC seeks to continuously improve the Dallas Academy learning environment to allow all students to achieve at their highest level.

The DAPC supports themselves with parent donations. All parents are automatically enrolled as part of the annual tuition, but higher levels of membership are available. For instance, they are giving away their car magnet if you upgrade to their “Bronze Membership” level.

Let us design a Fundraising Car Magnet for your school’s parent group. PTA’a and PTO’s everywhere are using car magnets from ARC Marketing to raise money for their schools. Working with our art department is easy, and all of our design work is free! To have our art department begin working on your free car magnet design, just answer a few simple questions about your design on our Virtual Magnet Request Form. It’s fun and easy! Click here to get started.

PTA Car Magnets

PTA and PTO car magnets

PTA Car Magnet

Heritage Elementary School, in Madison Alabama is a public school serving grades K-6 and is in the Madison City School District. There are 10 other schools in the district.

Here is the Mission Statement of the school (taken from their website): The mission of Heritage Elementary is to prepare our students socially, emotionally, academically, and physically for future success. The motivated and compassionate faculty and staff at Heritage, in cooperation with parents and the community, will strive to encourage the unique gifts and talents of every learner while focusing on strengthening character, independence and a love of learning.

The Heritage Elementary PTA had us design a fundraising car magnet for their school. The PTA is big on fundraisers, and currently runs a few others in addition to selling the car magnets that we designed and printed for them. They conduct “Restaurant Nights”, they run a “Box Tops for Education” program and they have program running with Publix where qualifying purchases will have a percentage of the amount spent given back to the school.

All of these fundraising programs will make a little money for the school, and added together, all of these fundraisers will contribute quite a bit. But of all the fundraisers, only the custom car magnet will create school spirit, and provide a tangible gift to the person donating money to the PTA.

Car magnets should be a part of every school’s fundraising efforts. They are fun, the students and parents love them, and they can raise lots of money for your programs!

Getting your very own custom magnet is easy. Just contact ARC Marketing at 760-743-6340 and describe your school to us (mascot, colors, etc.). We’ll have our excellent design-team whip up a preliminary design ASAP. Easier yet, just fill out our Virtual Magnet Request form, answer a few simple questions, and before you know it, your free Virtual Magnet will be sent to your in-box. Click here to get started!