Fundraising Resources


Things to consider when selecting a fundraising company.

  1. How long has the company you work with (and the company’s representative) been in the product fundraising business? Company size and program mechanics are less important than financial stability, experience and reputation.
  2. What value-added services does the company offer, and how much do these services cost (such as assistance to volunteers, communicating with parents, and custom packaging)?
  3. How will the company tailor its program to fit your organization’s needs?
  4. Are teachers encouraged to take advantage of the educational elements (such as oral presentation and math) of the fundraising program? If so, how?
  5. Does the company comply with state sales and use tax laws and understand how these laws impact your program?
  6. What is the company’s order turnaround time? How are products shipped and delivered, and how will this impact the fundraising organizer?
  7. How responsive will the company/representative be should problems arise?
  8. What is the company’s policy if your group receives damaged products? Are returns accepted?
  9. How does the company handle back orders or substitutions?
  10. Are there prizes provided by the company or do you need to provide prizes yourself?