School Fundraising Ideas

School fundraising ideas

School fundraising magnets

School Fundraising Ideas

Okay, so you’re on the PTA Board and you’ve volunteered to be in charge of fundraising. The first question that comes to my mind is “What were you thinking?!”

There are dozens of profitable fundraisers available to schools, and hundreds of unprofitable, labor-intensive fundraisers. One of the first things you need to do is to separate out the good from the bad.

Your fundraising campaign can’t get by with just one fundraiser, and you don’t have time to run more than 4 or 5, so how do you thin the herd?

First, try to avoid those labor-intensive fundraisers that need tons of pre-planning and dozens of volunteers. I’m talking about car washes, bake sales and similar events. Sure, you can make a few hundred dollars with a car wash, but think of all the upfront work:

  • Getting commitments from 10-15 “car washers”
  • Printing flyers and publicizing the car wash (plan on posting flyers on about 50 light posts or telephone poles)
  • Finding a business location with enough “drive by” traffic to attract customers (you might need to ask as many as 10 businesses before you find someone who will say Okay).
  • Buying supplies (special car wash soap, buckets, hoses, sponges, etc.)
  • Feeding your hard-working team lunch (you’re going to be there all day).
  • Cleaning up the location (after the last car, you will need to pick up trash, etc.)
  • Taking down all those flyers (the city doesn’t want you to leave them).

Now you just subtract the cost of supplies and lunch ($100?) from the money you took in ($175?) and you have a $75 profit. Now throw that into the general fund.

You can expect the same amount of work and same profit from that bake sale you were considering.

Here’s an alternative… a car magnet fundraiser. Sure, it might take a little more upfront money. 250 custom car magnets from ARC Marketing will cost about $500, but your going to sell those 250 magnets for $6 each. That’s $1,500 in sales, minus $500 in product cost, and you have a $1,000 profit. It would take more than a dozen car washes to equal that.

And with a car magnet fundraiser you don’t need to coordinate any labor, print and post any flyers, find a location to have the fundraiser, buy any supplies, feed your team, clean up afterwards.

Getting started on your car magnet fundraiser is easy. You just call ARC Marketing (760-743-6340) and we’ll take care of everything… design, print and ship your magnets to your door. You can also visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

School Car Magnets

school car magnets

Promote your school’s milestone event with a custom car magnet

School Car Magnets

Does your school have a milestone event coming up? We make commemorative car magnets for all of them.

How about a “Anniversary” magnet for your school? The most common anniversaries are 5,10, 25 and 50 Years. We also make magnets for new school openings.

Major addition to your school? Celebrate that new Gymnasium or new Library with a fundraising magnet.

Did your school win a scholastic award? Achieve Blue Ribbon School status? Well, let the world know with a custom car magnet.

What about your athletic achievements? State Football Champs? Undefeated Basketball Team? Brag about that with a cool new magnet!

Perfect Attendance? Honor Roll Student? Honor those students with a custom car magnet.

Almost every year, your school can celebrate something monumental, and with car magnets from ARC Marketing, you can turn each of those events into a successful fundraising effort. Everyone loves to commemorate these events, and they love supporting your school. So, it’s only natural for them to want a memento of the event. That’s a win-win situation!

These school milestone events make excellent opportunities for fundraising with a custom car magnet from ARC Marketing. Every family will want to show their support for your school by buying and displaying your magnet on their car.

Let us show you how easy it is to get a custom car magnet. Give me a call at 760-743-6340 and let’s get started.

School Car Magnets for Fundraising

Car magnets for school fundraising

School Car Magnets

School car magnets are our biggest sales category. We make magnets for every type of school imaginable.

Here are just a few:

Quite often, the magnets are requested by your school’s PTA, PTO or other Parent Group. The PTA then sells the magnets to other parents and faculty to raise money for the school. The money is compelling: a PTA selling just 250 magnets can easily make as much as $1,000 after paying for the custom magnets!

Sometimes the magnets are requested by a parent of a student athlete. For example, a parent with a student on the school’s Lacrosse Team might order a small quantity of magnets customized for the LAX team. Then they parents would sell them and raise funds for travel or equipment. The Lacrosse Team selling just 100 magnets can make as much as $250 after paying for their custom magnets.

Sometimes the magnets are requested by a school that wants to acknowledge Honor Roll Students, or Perfect Attendance Students. Normally, the school gives these away to the Honor Students, so no money is raised but the whole town will know who the Honor Roll Students are.

More and more frequently, the magnets are ordered by the school principal or other district official.

The bottom line is this; custom car magnets will raise money and raise school spirit. For samples, a free magnet design and all the information you will need, visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

 

Fundraising Car Magnets

School Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets

Okay, now it’s October and you haven’t decided on all your fundraising projects for this school year. So it looks like you’re going to come up short on your fundraising goals.

Not so fast. Did you know that car magnets are one of the highest profit fundraisers available, and that if you get started right now, we can have custom magnets in your hands in 2 weeks? That’s just 14 days for a unique, on-of-a-kind promotional tool that will bring tons of attention to your school, plus make a 100% profit or more.

Some people are intimidated by anything custom, preferring the ease of using a generic, “me too” item to sell to parents as a fundraiser.

  • We invite those of you who are intimidated by JPEGS, GIFS, PNGS and Vectored art files.
  • We invite you to experience the ease of getting a customized, me-alone item to sell to parents.
  • We do not charge a single penny for a professional magnet design (or 10 designs, if that’s what you need).

And don’t think that it can’t be good if it’s free. We have some amazing designers. Most of us got our experience designing promotional items (like magnets) for all the Professional Sports Leagues and Major Colleges. We’re talking NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA, NHL and NCAA. You don’t get paid to do work for those guys if you aren’t the best in your industry.

Bottom Line: your procrastination doesn’t need to ruin this school year. Reach out to us ASAP and we’ll design a magnet that you, your school and all your students can be proud of. And we won’t tell anyone that you kept putting this off (our little secret)!

Want more info on our amazing car magnets? Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Get started now. Give us a call at 760-743-6340.

School Fundraising Magnets

Okay, school has started, and your PTA or PTO still does not have all of their fundraising options lined up.

Well, there’s still time to run a successful custom car magnet promotion.

Combine our brilliant art department with our amazing production facility and we can have your new, custom magnets in your hands in about 2 weeks.

Car magnets are a year-round fundraiser, but it’s always best to start before the beginning of the school year. But with all the other things going on in your PTA or PTO, fundraisers tend to get put off. In fact, most of our customers call about this time a year and explain that they are late getting started. This is where we take over for you.

We will design your magnet at no charge, and we will use a professional human designer; not some automated do-it-yourself online template program that will leave you wondering how your magnets will look. We’ll print them on our state-of-the-art printing equipment, using the best magnetic material and the most durable UV resistant inks. We’ll package them with care and deliver them to your door via UPS. All you need to do is sit back and take all the credit!

Getting started couldn’t be easier. We just need a little info about your school (colors, mascot, wording on magnet, etc.), and we have a simple questionnaire that makes it simple.

Are you ready to get started? Click here to go to the “Design Questionnaire” and prepare to be amazed.  

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.

Christian School Fundraising Ideas

Christian Academy car magnets

Christian School Car Magnets for Fundraising

Public Schools are not the only option for education in America. They are, however, the only option for an education paid for by your tax dollars.

Christian Schools and Christian Academies do not enjoy the funding advantage of public schools. The parents that opt for a Christian Education know full well that this is going to be a financial sacrifice from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

The tuition that the parents pay for a Christian education does not cover all expenses at Christian academies. Most Christian schools offer extra-curricular activities just like the public schools do (sports, bands, cheerleading, debate teams, etc.) and those activities need to be paid by the parents. It’s no surprise that fundraising plays a large role in paying for these.

As mentioned in many other posts on this blog, there are an almost endless number of fundraising ideas out there. Some are first class and generate a large amount of money for capital programs. Most are time-consuming, barely profitable and require that your student go door-to-door selling something that nobody wants.

Using a custom car magnet as a fundraising item is a bit different. The door-to-door aspect is unnecessary, the PTA or PTO handles the sale of the car magnets and word-of-mouth is the most common way that parents learn about the availability of the custom car magnets. Once theses magnets start appearing on cars around town, everyone is going to want one.

Here’s another strong benefit of a customized car magnet with your school name and logo… awareness! These car magnets will create a lot of brand awareness for the school. They create a sense of “community”. Imagine walking through the local mall parking lot and seeing dozens of cars with the same car magnet from your school. It’s a good feeling!

Let us show you how easy it is to get a custom magnet for your school. We’ll do all the work. We’ll design, print and ship your magnet, usually in 2 weeks or less. Our magnets are weather proof and fade resistant, so it will look awesome for years. To get started, just give us a call at 760-743-6340!

Car Magnets for Montessori Schools

Montessori School Custom Car Magnets

Montessori School Fundraising

Hey, you learn something new every day. We have been making custom fundraising car magnets for Montessori Schools for about 10 years, and I just realized that I really had no idea what a Montessori School was. So, I Googled it. There are an endless number of sites that try to explain how a Montessori School works, and what makes it different from traditional public schools.

After reading through about a dozen sites, I have distilled this down to the following sentence: “Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.”

Obviously it’s much more in-depth than that, but it sure sounds like it would have been a lot more fun than the public schools I went to in the 60’s.

Okay, so why would a Montessori School need a car magnet? In America, the majority of Montessori Schools are privately owned and do not receive financial support from the government. A growing number of them are joining the Public School System, but almost all of their money comes from tuition. This leaves a funding gap that needs to be filled by fundraising.

Most private schools put on elaborate Black Tie events to do the bulk of their fundraising, usually under the classification of Capital Funding Campaign. This is where like-minded patrons with deep pockets write the big checks that pay for the new gymnasium or new science lab.

But for the smaller projects which are funded by the PTA or PTO, a car magnet fundraiser could be a very important piece of the fundraising puzzle. An average size school could make several thousands of dollars by selling custom car magnets designed by ARC Marketing.

We’ll do all of the hard work; we’ll design your magnet, we’ll print and ship your magnet, we’ll create the collateral material you’ll need to sell your magnet (flyers, website images, emails, etc.) and we will rush your re-order when you sell out! Couldn’t’ be easier. Call us at 760-743-6340 and we’ll get started today!