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

Soccer Car Magnets

Put your team on the map!

Soccer Car Magnets

Soccer Car Magnets for Fundraising

We make fundraising car magnets for every conceivable team sport, and soccer is one of the most popular.

Soccer teams and soccer leagues face the same fundraising hurdles faced by every youth sport. Without fundraising, the parents would need to pay even more in league fees and the other associated expenses. I’m not sure why, but some leagues are still trying to sell candy, popcorn and other food related items. It seems as though the food fundraiser’s time has come and gone. What’s really popular now are “team branded” fundraising items.

Team branded fundraising items can include things like t-shirts, notebooks, hats, and of course… car magnets. The reason that these team branded items are popular with the kids is that it gives them a chance to show off to the rest of the world who they play for. The reason that parents love team branded items is that they provide a larger profit than almost any other fundraising item.

Which of the above items provides the most exposure? T-shirts provide tons of exposure… when you are wearing them. But you can’t wear them every day; eventually they need to be laundered. And after several cycles through the washing machine these t-shirts are good for nothing more than waxing the car.

Stick your soccer team car magnet on the back of your car and the exposure is amazing. How many cars a day do you think will be staring at your magnet at stop signs, in the mall parking lot, on the freeway… hundreds every day if you live in a small town and thousands every day if you live in a larger community. Your car becomes a moving billboard for your kid’s team. And if you think this does not matter to your young soccer players, you are wrong! This car magnet will turn your pathetic family car into a totally rad soccer car. Seriously, ask your soccer playing kids.

Our design team can take your soccer logo and turn it into a car magnet that your young stars can be proud of and it is so easy to get started. We just need to know a little bit about your team… colors, mascot, logo, etc. and then we’ll unleash our talented artists on your project. In about a day you’ll have a magnet design that any MLS team would be proud of.

To get started, call us at 760-743-6340, or visit our website at

Fundraising Car Magnets

Design a Powerful, Effective car magnet.

Powerful Car Magnet Designs

Free Car Magnet Designs

Designing a powerful, effective car magnet is not difficult, but not everyone can do it! Let the experts at ARC Marketing help.

Which do you think would make a more effective car magnet…

  1. A simple centered logo, with one or two colors, with just a few words above and below the logo.
  2. A simple centered logo and lots of words to get your message out there
  3. Intricate detailed logo, with lots of colors, and lots of words to get your message out there

Actually, the answer is #1 (most of the time!). Although all of these magnets would cost the same (we do not charge more for extra colors, nor do we charge for the time our artists spend working on your design) so if intricate and detailed is what you want… go for it.

If you think about the nature of a car magnet, then a simple design might be the most effective. Remember that most people are going to see your magnet on a moving car. That moving car could be going 65 mph. if your car is standing still, your magnet is still going to be viewed from several car lengths away. When you take this into consideration, then #1 looks like the winner.

Sometimes, your school name just cannot be abbreviated and the message you want to convey cannot be shortened (the more words you use, the smaller the letters will be). Sometimes the logo you have to work with is just a very detailed piece of artwork. Sometimes your mission statement is so critical to your magnet that it needs to be included, no matter what. Well, in that situation, we encourage you to go for it. Even these detailed, wordy magnets get read. They just need to be on a parked car. If that car is in a parking lot at the mall, or at a football game, hundreds of people will be walking past it and noticing it. OK, so now #2 or #3 is looking like the winner.

How do you know which way to go? Of course we have an answer for that too. As mentioned earlier, we do not charge you anything for the time our artist spends working on your design. So why not request two designs? Get a simple one, and get a complex one… then compare them and choose the stronger of the two. Getting started on the design is easy; just fill out our “Virtual Magnet” request form twice (one for each design). You can find that on our website by clicking this link: Free Virtual Magnet.

Any questions? Just give us a call at 760-743-6340!

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High School Cross Country Fundraising Ideas

Cross Country Car Magnets

Car Magnets for High School Cross Country Teams

Let’s give a shout-out to one of the less recognized sports; High School Cross Country. These kids train and perform far from the huge crowds associated with High School Football and Basketball. They run around tracks in empty stadiums, they run through the forests, over hills, through valleys.

Without an attendance base like the football team enjoys, there is very little revenue coming in. And like most High School Sports, the funding is just not there like it was in the past.

Like most sports, the Cross Country Teams have booster clubs, created and staffed by the parents. Their job is not only to bring awareness to the Cross Country Team, but to help raise money to offset the costs associated with this sport.

There is a post on the internet by a Cross Country Booster Club (actually there are several and they all talk about the same expenses, so I assume most XC Teams have similar expenses), and this team has outlined all of the expenses (uniforms, sweats, camps, meet fees, overnight trips, coaching, etc.) and the total expense for a team of 50 runners is $25,450. That is $509 per runner.

Just Google “Cross Country Fundraising Ideas” and you are immediately hit with the usual suspects… How would you like to be going door-to-door selling…

  • “Frozen Cookie Dough Tubs” (2 pounds for $10? Makes my arteries constrict just thinking about it).
  • “Flower Bulbs” (I do enough yard work already. These would just sit in a drawer for the next 10 years).
  • “Candle Sales” (I don’t want to see a candle unless the power goes out).

Not only would these be humiliating for a High School Athlete to peddle door-to-door, they are only purchased out of pity. Nobody really wants any of this junk. On top of that, there is no awareness created by these products after the sale.

You know where I’m going with this, right? Car magnets allow you to double or triple your money, and after the sale, you have hundreds of cars with your High School Cross Country Magnet broadcasting your team logo. Plus car magnets are fat-free, do not cause unnecessary yardwork and are not a fire hazard (compared to the 3 other examples shown above).

We are not saying to give up on these other fundraisers (no matter how embarrassing they are). You cannot raise all of the money you need with car magnets alone. But they should be part of your Fundraising Mix. Car magnets will do at least two things that the other fundraisers cannot do… create a sense of awareness for your Cross Country Team, and give you a sense of pride for your sport (humiliation not included).

Let our highly skilled design-team create a car magnet that you will be proud to sell. Give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at today!

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets for PTA and PTO Fundraising

Fundraising car magnets for PTA’s and PTO’s are a critical piece of the fundraising puzzle faced by every Parent Group. A custom car magnet will increase school spirit as well as increase your revenue.

By far, the biggest category of sales at ARC Marketing is PTA and PTO Fundraising. With all of the budget cuts, it is no wonder why the Parent Groups have gotten involved. After all, with the massive funding gaps that exist in school districts all across America, the private sector had to get involved.

Middle School Car Magnets

Middle School Car Magnets

Most Parent/Teacher groups hold numerous fundraisers throughout the year. They raise money for vital projects and for fun projects, but all fundraising is conducted with the goal of helping their school.

There is an endless list of possible fundraisers available, but only a few raise significant money. And even fewer leave you or the kids with any self-esteem (think about selling big chocolate bars door-to-door; ugh).

Car Magnets for Elementary Schools

Elementary School car magnets

How about selling a custom car magnet, designed specifically for your school by a professional artist, and printed on the highest quality magnetic material, using the best UV resistant inks… WINNER! And you don’t need to go out of your way to sell them. Once you put one on your car, and the cars of the other PTA Board Members, everyone will see them and everyone will want one. They practically sell themselves! It’s just the opposite with the candy fundraisers. You need to work too hard just to convince someone to buy a 5,000 chocolate bar or barrel of caramel corn. No Thanks!

Wescott School Car Magnet

Wescott School Car Magnet

We have the best artists in our industry. No one even comes close. Plus, we do not charge for the time our artist invests in your design (unlimited revisions until we get your design just the way you want it). So, you have nothing to lose. Give us a call at 760-743-6340 and we can discuss your new car magnet design. Better yet, just complete our on-line Virtual Magnet Request Form and one of our artists will turn loose their creative juices and design an awesome car magnet just for your school. Click here to get started on your Free Virtual Magnet!

Fundraising Car Magnets

Magnets for High School Football Booster Clubs

Car Magnets for High School Booster Clubs

Car Magnets for High School Booster Clubs

Booster Club car magnets are an amazing way to raise money for your High School Football Team.

Friday Night Lights. In most towns, this is a religion… High School Football is the only game in town.

Most high schools have a football booster club, organized and run by a handful of parents who want nothing more than to have fun on Friday night, watch their sons play the game, and help the team with a little financial assistance. Unless these parents are filthy rich, this financial assistance is obtained through fundraising.

We all know that there are an unlimited number of fundraising items out there and you probably already know what those are. But most of those fundraising items are horribly ineffective. They might raise a little money, but probably not. Most of the fundraising items on the market today rely on a “guilt-trip” to sell. Think about it; the last time you bought one of those huge chocolate bars or a neighborhood discount card, did you really want it? Or did you buy it just because you felt you should. Even worse, did you say “Thanks, but no thanks”? Would an avid High School football fan say no to a professionally designed, high-quality car magnet? Heck no! They would buy that in a heartbeat and slap it on their car immediately. They’d probably buy several; one for each car in their family.

Car Magnets by ARC Marketing provide an alternative fundraising item that not only raises money (a lot of money!), but also increase team spirit. If you ran a fundraiser using custom magnets, soon your community would be covered with them. Imagine hundreds of cars with your High Schools football helmet on them.

Let us show your booster club what we can do with your school’s logo. We would love to have one of our talented designers show you how your new car magnet will look at no charge. It’s easy! Just fill out our “Virtual Magnet Request” form, hit the submit button, and in about a day we will email your new magnet design to you. It couldn’t be easier! For you old-timers that have not yet embraced digital technology, you can always send us a telegram, or phone us at 760-743-6340. Either way, now is the time!

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Fundraising with Autism Awareness Car Magnets

Autism Awareness Car Magnets

Autism Awareness Car Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets for Autism Awareness

One of the many ways that car magnets can provide a powerful message is through “cause marketing”. Autism Awareness is one of the causes that have embraced car magnets as a tool to get the message out to the people.

Most websites that offer Autism Car Magnets have generic magnets that are pre-printed and stocked in inventory. The advantage to this is that you can order 1 or 2 of these generic autism magnets, and you can get them pretty fast; usually shipping to you in about 3 days. These generic autism magnets usually cost about $5 each, plus shipping. Putting this type of magnet on your car makes you one of a thousand, if not one of 100,000. While this autism magnet will help the autism cause as a whole, it will do nothing to advance your own personal autism story.

But if you have bigger plans, and if you want a customized car magnet for your Autism Awareness Program, then ARC Marketing can offer a solution. Let one of our designers create a magnet specifically for your group. Customized magnets can provide more impact, create more fundraising dollars and shine the spotlight on your specific cause. Also, since you will be buying at least 50 of your custom car magnets, the price could well be lower than the generic magnets. 50 custom 5” oval magnets (designed exclusively for you) will cost only $3.50 each. Buy more and the price is even less. For example, buy 150 custom autism car magnets and the price goes down to $2.10 each. Sell those magnets for $5 each and the fundraising potential is huge! Mention this blog post and we will also pay your set-up charge (normally $50).

Don’t wait! Start creating awareness and start making money! You can do both with a custom car magnet from ARC Marketing!

Fundraising Car Magnets

Promotional Car Magnets

Promote Your Business with a Custom Car Magnet

There are a number of companies selling the large “car door” magnets. These are great if you want to advertise your business on your personal car, but none of your clients will want a magnet that big on their car (plus, those over-sized advertising magnets can cost $20 each or more)! As mentioned on an earlier blog post (Car Magnets go Viral), the more cars you can get your magnet on, the better. For about $1 each, we can design and print a thousand bullet-proof outdoor magnets (5″ Oval or 4¼” Circle). Give one of those to each of your clients and soon the world (or at least your part of the world!) will be seeing your company name all over town.

Now, the key to getting these customers to put that magnet on their car is in the way the magnet is designed. If it looks too much like a 100% advertisement, then most likely they won’t want it on their car (I know I wouldn’t). But if we make the design a little edgier, more colorful, more fun… then you have something that they will eagerly put on their cars.

As mentioned before, each car magnet will be seen by approximately 100 cars every day (7/24… 365 days a year). It doesn’t take a math wizard to figure out that  this is a tremendous way to get cost-effective advertising. See, the magnet is just the medium that your advertisement is printed on… but your client’s car is the key. You are using his or her car as a free mobile device to broadcast your advertising message. You are such a GENIUS!

Here’s a magnet designed and produced for Shred 415, a high-intensity workout  facility with studios  in the Chicago area…

Promotional and Advertising Car Magnets

Promotional and Advertising Car Magnets

Imagine this magnet on 500 cars around town. You wouldn’t have to imagine it if you were in the Chicago area… you would be seeing this several times every day on different cars!

If your business needs a shot in the arm, consider a promotional magnets from ARC Marketing. For more information about our car magnets, visit us at