Fundraising Car Magnets

How to Get Children Involved in Your Fundraiser

How to get Children Involved in Your Fundraiser

4 Tips to Help Get Kids Involved in Your Fundraiser

How to Get Children Involved in Your Fundraiser

Many fundraisers require you to get the children participating in the activity involved. From baseball teams to school fundraisers, the children are likely on the front lines for your fundraiser.

If you don’t do something to help get the kids involved, your fundraiser may become a flop in a hurry. Here are a few tips to help get children involved in your fundraiser.

4 Tips to Help Get Kids Involved in Your Fundraiser

1. Choose the Right Fundraiser

When a child can get behind the fundraiser, they will be more willing to help. For example, if you design a custom car magnet to spread awareness about childhood cancer, and then you visit a cancer patient, they can make the connection easier.

Children will be more likely to help with the fundraising efforts if they understand why you’re raising funds. Sometimes, if they see the reason for the fundraiser and they engage in someone impacted by the disease, they are more likely to get involved.

2. Make it Visual

Maybe you’re raising funds for an upcoming field trip. When you design a custom car magnet and start selling it, your children need to know why.

Pictures of the place you will be going to may help them want to get involved. If they can see the end result or the reward, they are more likely to want to sell the magnets to help raise money for the field trip.

3. Make it Fun

Finding a way to make the fundraiser fun for kids will help get them involved. Children will want to help with your fundraiser if they think it’s fun or entertaining.

When you decide to sell custom magnets as your fundraiser, get the kids involved in the design process. Turn it into their own little business and they can play pretend as little CEOs to make the fundraiser fun.

4. Offer Incentives

Kids will go nuts over the right incentives. Do you remember when you had to sell something for school and the top prize was a new bike? Didn’t you want to sell as much as possible to win the bike?

Offering the right incentives can help your children want to be involved in the fundraiser. Prizes for different sales levels with multiple choices offer motivation for children to reach specific goals.

Teaching children how to become involved in a fundraiser is a great lesson. When parents just do the work for them and the child reaps the rewards, it’s not sending the right message. Getting them involved may not be easy, but it’s necessary.

When you choose to sell custom car magnets to raise funds for any reason, get your children involved in the process. If they feel like they had a say in the design, it becomes their own little business.

If you’re raising awareness, make it personal by visiting the cause you’re spreading awareness for. You can also offer incentives or show your kids what they will get if they participate.

Kids won’t just blindly help you with a fundraiser. However, you can get children involved in your fundraiser by using these four tips. When children are involved, fundraisers are more successful and the kids learn valuable lessons.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets for Back to School Fundraiser & Campaigns

 

Back to School fundraising car magnets

Car Magnets for Back to School Campaigns

Custom Car Magnets for Back to School Fundraiser & Campaigns

The school year is right around the corner and it’s time to start figuring out your fundraising goals. Custom car magnets offer a great back to school fundraising opportunity with plenty of designs to choose from.

With the right magnet, you can provide necessary information or provide a way for parents and supporters to display their pride. Custom car magnets can be designed to be put on a car or even designed to be put on the fridge.

No matter the type of design you choose, a custom car magnet will help you raise money for your school. Here are some of the ways you can use custom magnets for your back to school fundraiser.

Display School Pride

Create a custom car magnet with your school logo on it so parents and other supporters can show their pride. These magnets will be easy to sell to parents and supporters, which makes for a great fundraiser.

When it’s time to go back to school, you can use custom car magnets to raise money for the school or other programs. Design magnets to fit each sports team and let them sell these magnets to raise money for their specific program.

Whether your school has a baseball team, football team, volleyball team, or basketball team, custom car magnets fit as an easy fundraising idea.

Provide Helpful School Information

Another option for custom magnets when doing a back to school fundraiser is designing a magnet with important information. You can include the most important phone numbers for the school, along with the school logo and name.

While this type of magnet won’t go on a car, it can be displayed on the fridge. Then, when parents need to call the school, for any reason, they will have the right phone numbers handy.

Support a Cause & Raise Awareness

Getting a custom car magnet designed to help raise funds for your school doesn’t have to be just about the school. You can have a magnet designed to support a specific cause, such as breast cancer awareness.

When you sell the magnets, you can even donate a portion of the proceeds to help support the cause. This will give you a triple-threat as you will be raising money for your school, supporting a worthy cause, and raising awareness all at once.

Provide a Useful Calendar

Another type of school car magnet you can design and sell as a back to school fundraiser is a calendar magnet. The top of the magnet can include the school name and useful information, such as the principal’s name and the main office phone number. The bottom can provide a calendar running from August through July for the current school year.

No matter the type of custom car magnet or custom school magnet you choose, your back to school fundraiser will be a hit. These magnets are easy to sell to parents and other supports of the school and they provide a high profit margin.

When you need to raise money for your school or school program, a custom magnet fundraiser offers a great option. Get all the students involved and you’ll be able to easily raise funds quickly.

Fundraising Car Magnets

How To Use School Magnets for Cars as a Fundraiser

School Magnet Fundraiser

How To Use School Magnets for Cars as a Fundraiser

How To Use School Magnets for Cars as a Fundraiser

School magnets are great for raising funds. Parents love them, students will buy them, and even other supporters will enjoy showing off their pride for your school with a school car magnet.

When you decide you want to start a fundraiser for your school, it can be difficult to choose what to sell. From popcorn to candy to pizza to school car magnets, there are so many choices. Instead of selling something consumable, why not sell something people can show off with pride?

What are Custom School Car Magnets?

School magnets are designed to represent your school. Whether it’s the football team, volleyball team, baseball team, or the entire school, these magnets can be designed to represent any group you want.

You can even have a school car magnet designed to spread awareness about a disease or cause. Instead of having the entire magnet represent the school, it can be a popular Hashtag for a cause. Then, you can add small wording stating the magnet was designed to spread awareness by your school.

Custom Design Makes it Fun

When it comes to using school car magnets for fundraising, the fun custom designs make it worth it. You can have magnets made in the shape of a football, baseball, basketball, or any other shape you prefer. You can even have different types of magnets designed for each group to sell within your school.

Along with a custom shape, you can customize the actual design of the magnet. There are several ways you can go about designing a custom school magnet for a fundraiser. At Arc Marketing, we will help you choose the right custom design to best represent your school or cause.

An Incredible PTO/PTA Fundraiser

When the PTO or PTA of your school needs to run a fundraiser, school car magnets just make sense. What parent wouldn’t want a beautiful car magnet representing the school their children attend? Most parents will buy one for each car they own and maybe one for the fridge.

How the School Magnet Fundraising Process Works

It starts with a simple virtual magnet designed specifically for you. Once you’ve seen the virtual design and you’ve approved, we will go to work creating your magnets. Of course, if you need any changes made, our art department will work closely to help you get the perfect design.

Your magnets will be delivered fast and you will have the ability to start your fundraising efforts within two weeks of contacting Arc Marketing. We know raising funds is vital to your success and we work fast to get you the right school magnets for your fundraiser.

If you’re sick of trying to sell perishable goods people have to wait for, custom car magnets offer a better alternative. You won’t have to worry about storing candy safely or taking orders, and then fulfilling them. Instead, just collect cash and hand out school car magnets for parents, students, and other supporters to show off their pride.

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

School Magnets are Popular

School Magnets

School Magnets are the best fundraiser

Why Are School Magnets So Popular?

Schools (with the help of the PTA and PTO) are one of our largest categories of sales. But we also make magnets for Little League Baseball, Youth Football magnets, Youth Soccer magnets  and almost every other sport.

If you are on the fundraising committee of any of these, you know that custom car magnets are an amazing way to raise money for your group. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that a car magnet fundraiser is easier and more lucrative than any other merchandise fundraiser.

More and more schools and youth teams are selling their magnets for $10 each, and they are not running into any pricing resistance. The reason for this, I think, is that the parents realize that the $10 is going towards their children’s school or sports team. It’s as though they were donating $10 and receiving the magnet as a Thank You Gift as opposed to just buying a magnet.

Even the smallest school or team can sell 50 magnets, and if you use the $10 price you will earn a profit of just under $300 even after you have paid for the magnets.

But most schools and teams order and sell much more than that. Our average order size for the past 6 months is 390 magnets, meaning that most groups are ordering between 300 and 1,000 magnets.

Even if it takes a full year to sell out (remember, our magnets do not have a limited shelf life as opposed to those over-sized chocolate bars that you probably still sell) you’ll still make well over $4,000 if you had ordered 500 magnets.

But other than money, there is a very important reason to sell custom car magnets to your parents.

Do It For The Kids

Look at it from your kids point of view. Let’s say that your son or daughter is on your local youth soccer team. We’ll call their soccer team the “Thunder”. We will also assume that you made an informed decision and chose ARC Marketing to design and print your magnets. Because you chose us, your magnet was designed as though the Thunder were a professional sports team (all of our designers have experience working with the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA and more; so we know how to design a killer magnet!).

So you put a Thunder magnet on the back of both of your cars. What does your son or daughter feel like whenever they get into the car, or even see the car in your garage? They feel like a Soccer God (or Goddess). That magnet reaffirms their love of the sport and justifies the long hours of practice, the long drives to matches and all the lost time with their PlayStation.

It makes your kids feel good.

And isn’t that the point of being a parent?

Make your kids feel good and contact us so that we can design a magnet for your team or school.

You can reach us by phone at 760-743-6340, or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Fundraising Car Magnets

How to take care of your new school magnet

Car Magnet Care

How to take care of your new car magnet

So, you’ve finally decided to get serious about fundraising and now you’re ordering custom car magnets for your school, little league team, church, etc. Trust me, you are going to be thrilled with the response as long as you had ARC Marketing design and print your magnets.

Car magnets are easy to take care of, but there are a few things you can do to make them last longer (and protect your car!). Most of these tips are really intended to protect your car’s paint. We know that our magnets are bullet-proof. We don’t know what condition your car’s paint is in, so most of these steps will prevent damage to your car.

Never put your magnet on a dirty car

The first thing you need to do before you put your magnet on your car for the first time is to clean the area that you will be putting the magnet on. For best results, wash and wax your car (for some people this is an annual chore!). Putting your magnet on a dirty car will probably result in small scratches over time beneath the magnet. Our magnets have a tremendous amount of “pull strength” (this is the metric used to measure a magnets strength). Since the magnet will be pulled tight against your car, any movement of the magnet will scratch the paint if there is dirt or grit between the magnet and the car.

Make sure your magnet and car are dry

Don’t let moisture stay beneath your magnet for long periods of time. That moisture can get very warm in the sun. Also, if the magnet is over a paint blemish, the water could be in contact with bare metal and might promote rust. This doesn’t mean you need to dry your magnet every time it rains but leaving moisture between your magnet and car can cause problems for your car’s paint.

Remove and clean both sides of your magnet at least once a month

A clean magnet will look better and it will be easier to read. But there are other benefits of a clean car magnet; it will last longer! Again, the purpose of this step is to protect your car. Here’s another thing you should do while you’re cleaning your magnet… put it somewhere else on your car! Why? Because your car’s paint is slowly fading from the sun. Leaving your magnet in the same spot over a long period of time will leave a spot the same size and shape of your magnet in your car’s original color!

Put your magnet on the back or side of your car

Do not put your magnet on the hood of your car or on your car’s roof. Putting the magnet on a horizontal surface like the hood, roof or trunk lid will generate a lot of heat from the sun. Putting it on a vertical surface like the back or side of your is not only safer, it looks better. Besides, nobody can see if from another car if it’s on your hood.

Remove magnet by lifting entire magnet from surface

Important… do not slide the magnet across the surface of the car’s paint. Any debris, dust, etc. will act like sandpaper and will damage the paint. Duh.

Simple, right?

It really is! Just remember these two things… put your magnet on a clean car and move it around occasionally.

Here’s something just as simple… getting customized car magnets from ARC Marketing. We have a full service art department standing by to help design your new magnet. And guess what? All artwork is free at ARC Marketing. So just give us a call at 760-743-6340. or email me at russell@arcmktg.com.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Easy Fundraising for your PTO or PTA

school magnets

Custom school magnet

Wow! We’re almost to the end of another year, and hopefully this has been a successful fundraising year for your PTA or PTO.

PTA’s and PTO’s exist to create a bridge between parents and their schools, but one of your most important jobs is FUNDRAISING! That’s in capital letters for a reason… it’s IMPORTANT!

How many fundraisers do you conduct during the school year? I would be willing to bet that it’s more than 10.

You probably have a large annual event which might include dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Planning and conducting events like this take a lot of time and a lot of help. You can raise a lot of money with these, but they are very labor intensive. PTO Today Magazine published a great article on Silent Auction fundraisers. You can read that article here.

You probably have a few other slightly less labor intensive (but lower revenue) fundraisers such as

  • Car Washes
  • Bake Sales
  • Carnivals

These are going to eat up a lot of your time, and honestly won’t bring in much money. Most PTA/PTO’s conduct this type of fundraiser just one time before they learn! Just take the simple car wash for example. First, you need to convince a business, or someplace with a large paring lot, to let you hold your car wash on their property. That can be more difficult than you might think. Next you need to get all the supplies:

  • A dozen buckets
  • 3 or 4 hoses (at least 50 feet long each)
  • Sponges
  • Car Washing Detergent (yeah, it’s different. You can’t use Dawn.)
  • Buckets
  • Chamois, paper towels, drying rags
  • 15 – 20 unlucky volunteers
  • And more

Do all of that and you might make a hundred bucks.

Now we move on to the “sales & product” fundraisers. These are where you go out and sell merchandise. In the past, you would send out the 5th graders to walk the neighborhood, knocking on doors and trying to sell merchandise.

  • Huge Chocolate Bars
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Discount Cards

I think the days when you turn the 5th graders into traveling salesmen are over. It’s a weird world out there in 2019 and most parents won’t let their kids participate.

But here’s another idea, and this product will practically sell itself. I’m talking about a customized car magnet. Along with your help, out talented art department will create an amazing looking magnet using your school name, your school magnet and in your school colors. Selling these are easy; no door-to-door sales. Just stand in the school parking lot during morning drop-off with a handful of your custom school magnets and sell them to the parents for $10 each. Sell 250 magnets and earn a profit of $2,000.

It’s easy. And we’ll make it even easier. We’ll do all of the design-work (for free, of course). We’ll print your magnets and ship them to your home or school. Then you just stand in the parking lot and make money.

Give us a call at 760-743-6340 for more info or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Fundraising Car Magnets

School Magnets for Fundraising

Fundraising School Magnets

So, you’ve decided that a custom school magnet will give a boost to your annual fundraising. Well, you are 100% correct. In fact, school magnets will probably prove to be the easiest, highest profit fundraiser that you conduct all year. ARC Marketing has designed and printed custom magnets for thousands of schools over the years, so we know what we’re doing.

And getting your custom magnets is so easy.

We will…

  • Design your new school magnet at no charge (we have the best art department in the industry).
  • Print your magnets on the best outdoor magnetic material using the most durable UV Resistant Inks
  • Ship your new magnets to your home.

You will:

  • Sell your magnets for a 100% profit (or more)
  • Make a ton of money for your programs
  • Look like a hero to the rest of the school

I know it and you know it. You have many options when it comes to fundraising for your school. In fact, you will probably run about a dozen fundraisers during the school year. This will  include a mix of projects. Some will make a lot of money and some will end up being a waste of your time. Some will take a lot of effort to put together and some will be very easy.

This is going to change the way you think about fundraising. Sure, you’ll still need to conduct those labor-intensive, time-wasting fundraisers (like car washes and bake sales), and they will make a lot less money for a lot more work than your school magnet fundraiser will.

But you will still waste your time with those, because conventional wisdom says you must.

So, now it’s time to break the old habits of your previous PTA/PTO boards and add a fundraiser that will run itself.

Getting started is simple. Just click here and give us a little info about your school and your new school magnet. Then one of our talented artists will create your initial design and we’ll email it to you in about 1 day. After that, just let us know how to fine tune your design (remember, all artwork is free at ARC Marketing).

Old School? Then just pick up your rotary phone and give us a call at 760-743-6340!

Fundraising Car Magnets

School Magnets

School Magnets

Fundraising is a Year-Round Job!

I know, school started more than a month ago, and you had spent the month before that getting all of your fundraising projects in order. So now, you can just sit back and relax, right?

Wrong! You can never quit fundraising. In the old days, your PTA/PTO was little more than a way for parents to stay involved with the school and your teachers. Your big fundraiser (if you even held a fundraiser), was a cupcake sale. Well, the 80’s aren’t coming back. It’s 2019 and fundraising is an on-going 12-month cycle of ways to raise money for your school. Your PTA/PTO has become a critical source of “gap funding” for your school. You supply extra money for everything from school supplies to playground equipment.

You already conduct enough labor intensive high-maintenance fundraisers (car washes, social nights, etc.). To make your life just a little easier, you also need a couple of fundraisers that are “set and forget”. You know, the fundraisers that run themselves.

Well, custom school magnets are exactly that. ARC Marketing will do all the heavy lifting. We’ll design your school magnet for free. We’ll print them and ship them to your school. All you need to do is slap one on your car, let the other parents know that they’re for sale, and collect the money.

But will the parents want school magnets for their car? Absolutely! When properly designed (we have the most talented art department in the school magnet industry), this magnet will look classy on any car. Plus, your parents love to brag about their kids and their school. The design of your school magnet is one of the most important parts of this fundraiser and we have that covered. The other important part is the quality of the magnet. We make the most durable car magnet in America, and our magnets will not fade or fall apart. Guaranteed.

So let us help. Give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll turn our art department loose and create a car magnet that you can be proud of. You can call us at 760-743-6340, or you can email me directly at russell@arcmktg.com