Fundraising Car Magnets

A Few Unique Uses for Custom School Magnets

School Magnets for fundraising

School Magnets

A Few Unique Uses for Custom School Magnets

With the school year right around the corner, it’s time to consider some of the ways you can use custom school magnets. Whether you’re trying to offer something as a gift to the parents of your students or you need a fundraising idea, there are plenty of unique options for school magnets.

School Calendar Magnets

One of the most popular types of magnets for schools is a school calendar magnet. These magnets can feature the name of the school, along with important contact information and a calendar running from August through July.

These magnets can be used as a fundraiser, but they can also be used as a giveaway for parents. They make a good choice for the fridge, filing cabinet, or door frame.

School Locker Magnets

If you want to give the kids a cool magnet or raise money while selling magnets to kids, locker magnets are a good choice. Every student probably wants to decorate their locker and show off their school pride.

Pick a magnet design that the kids will like and you might just have a great option for your fundraiser. You can even do a contest and let the students submit their design ideas. Maybe the best one gets a prize.

Custom School Car Magnets

An easy way to raise funds, custom school car magnets allow parents and other supporters to show off school pride. They are inexpensive and easy to deliver unlike other fundraising products, especially food products.

Not only can these magnets be used as a fundraiser, but they can also make a good promotional item or giveaway item for parents. You can partner with a business and let them put their logo on the magnets in exchange for the business paying for them.

Custom College Car Magnets

Even college students can use custom car magnets for a fundraiser. They can design an attractive magnet for their group and use it to raise money. Whether the funds are to support a group or an event, custom college car magnets are a good way to get people involved and raise the necessary funds.

Why Choose Custom Magnets for Your School?

With so many uses, it’s easy to see why so many schools already use custom magnets. They are very affordable and make a great option for fundraising.

PTAs, sports teams, and other school groups use custom car magnets for fundraising for a variety of reasons. Many groups don’t want to deal with food fundraisers anymore because of the difficulty and the need to take orders, store food, and deliver it. Custom car magnets don’t require all this hassle.

The cost is a huge reason why schools use custom car magnet. They are very cheap to buy and can be sold for a very nice profit.

No matter how you plan to use custom school magnets, ARC Marketing is here to help. We will help you choose the right type of magnet and the right design. When you’re ready to start your next school fundraiser, our team is ready to help you make it a success.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Top 7 Tips for Your School Fundraiser

School Magnets

School Magnets are perfect for fundraising

Top 7 Tips for Your School Fundraiser

Your school needs money to support programs and students. Running a successful school fundraiser will make a difference, but you’re not sure how to go about raising funds.

If you’re new to fundraising or you’re just looking to improve your school fundraising efforts, these seven tips will help.

Improving Your School Fundraiser with Helpful Tips

1. Get Students Involved

Many fundraisers used by schools don’t really include the students. However, some of the best fundraisers include getting the students involved.

According to Equal Exchange, “School fundraising can be a great social skill-builder and a huge school spirit booster!” One of the best ways to get students involved is by having them sell something to raise money. Custom car magnets are a great choice for your school fundraiser and will certainly help boost school spirit.

2. Make People Proud to Support Your School

A great way to ensure everybody wants to get involved with your fundraiser is to make people proud to support your school. By showing school spirit through events or showing off your school rankings, people will be happy to support your fundraising efforts.

3. Provide Incentives

When you ask students to sell something, such as custom car magnets, to raise funds, they need an incentive. Most students won’t understand the incentive of raising funds simply to support the school. However, providing specific prizes for those making the most sales can help increase your efforts.

For example, you can give away a bicycle to the top student or throw a pizza party for the top classroom.

4. Use both Large and Small Fundraisers

Most schools will hold more than just one fundraiser throughout the year. You may hold a gala fundraiser with a silent auction in the spring, but come fall, you want to sell custom car magnets for the school’s sports teams.

By intermixing both small and large fundraisers, you’ll find more success. While some parents and community members may not participate in one fundraiser, they may participate in the other. You’ll also be able to provide opportunities at different price points for businesses and parents to support your school.

5. Get Businesses Involved

Anytime you can gain sponsorship from businesses or get them involved in your fundraiser, you’ll be able to raise more money and more awareness. Businesses get a tax write-off for supporting fundraisers. They will also like the idea of getting some type of advertising out of the deal, as it helps make them look good.

6. Don’t Overdo Your Fundraising

If you’re constantly running a fundraiser, people will get annoyed and may not want to support you. They will forever be waiting for your next fundraiser as they know its coming.

According to SignUpGenius.com, running too many fundraisers may create donor fatigue.

7. Evaluate and Adjust

Every year your school runs specific fundraisers. Some may be more successful than others. Make sure you take the time to evaluate each fundraiser from year-to-year and adjust accordingly.

If a specific fundraiser isn’t working well, consider replacing it with something new, such as selling custom car magnets.

Fundraising isn’t easy. When you need to plan a school fundraiser, make sure to use these seven tips for better success.

For more information about our school magnet fundraisers, reach out to us at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Back to School Car Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets

Wow, is it August already? Just a few more weeks until school starts and your PTA/PTO still hasn’t scheduled all of their fundraisers?

Well, here’s some good news… one of the most effective and profitable fundraisers is also one of the easiest to conduct. I’m talking about custom car magnets for your school, of course.

If you can contact us ASAP, we will assign an artist to your project immediately. Then we’ll email you the magnet design for you to approve. Once approved, we will move your project to the production phase where we will do our best to get these turned around in about a week. Then we’ll ship them to your school or home. After that, it’s just a matter of letting all of the parent’s know that they’re available to purchase.

School Car Magnets are a unique promotional item. Very few people don’t want one. After all, their kids go to your school; there is a sense of “school pride” that carries over from the students to their parents. They are easily removed, unlike the old “bumper stickers” that they have replaced over the years.

Another great selling point is the price; they are not expensive. In fact, they might just be the least expensive item in your spirit-wear inventory. Selling these in the $5 to $10 range will keep them affordable and can easily make you thousands of dollars.

So, let’s move fast and get these to you ASAP. The two easiest ways to contact me is by phone or by email. You can call me on my direct line at 760-743-6340. Or you can email me at russell@arcmktg.com.

Plus, you can visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Either way, let’s get this done!

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

Fundraising Car Magnets for Your School

 

Custom Car Magnets for School Fundraising
Car Magnets for Your School

Want to make a difference? Your PTA or PTO needs to run several fundraisers each year in order to meet the monetary goals that you set for yourself.

There seem to be an endless number of fundraising opportunities out there, and you are limited only by your finite time frame. You still have time to run 5 to 10 fundraisers during the school year.

A lot of planning goes into choosing which fundraisers you conduct, and when. The new PTA/PTO Board is usually elected in May or June and takes over in late June or July. When you consider that classes start in August (early August in many schools), you only have about a month to get your act together and schedule all those fundraisers.

The downside is that most of those fundraisers take a lot of labor and a lot of coordination. Take, for example, “car washes”. Coordinating a car wash takes as much effort as the car wash itself (and that’s a lot of work).

On the other hand, a successful “merchandise” fundraiser can pretty much run itself. With ARC Marketing, getting your custom car magnets designed, printed and delivered to your door is easy (we’ll do all the work). Then you just wait for the parents to come to your PTA/PTO and say they want 2 or 3 magnets for the cars in their family. Ka-ching!

Not only are they easier, car magnet fundraisers are more profitable. Selling a few hundred magnets is easy, and will make more money than 1 or 2 car washes. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t hold a car wash or two. If you have the man-power to pull that off you should do both. In fact, you will probably hold a dozen different fundraisers during the school year and car magnets should be part of your marketing mix.

Did I mention that our art department will design your car magnet for free? Well, we will. And I mean absolutely free; we never charge for artwork.

Ready to get started? Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com and click on the “Design Your Magnet” button. Then just give us a little info about your school and we’ll take it from there.

Fundraising Car Magnets

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.

Fundraising Car Magnets

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.

Fundraising Car Magnets

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

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.

Fundraising Car Magnets

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.