A lot of schools are finding out that our four Big Event Prize Programs offer unique and exciting things that regular traditional prize programs don’t. For example, our Magic Show Prize Program and Reptile Adventures Prize Program offer unique learning opportunities for students through interaction and participation. Our Super Party Prize Program and Super Splash Party Prize Program also engage the students but these programs offer students pure fun and excitement.
Schools are realizing that in order for their students to go to these great prize program events at their school they only have to sell a few items from their sales catalog. This alone is causing more students to want to participate in the fundraiser which in turn means that overall sales are increasing significantly compared to schools that use more traditional prize programs. School fundraisers that utilize these prize programs also know that students who sell more also win additional prizes and special privileges from their respective Big Event Prize Brochure as well.
With these advantages, why shouldn’t every sponsor of an elementary school fundraiser consider doing a Big Event Prize Program? Well, as most people who use these types of prize programs know, there is a cost incurred by the fundraising company in order to bring these large events to a school; therefore schools understand that they must reach a certain school wide fundraiser sales minimum in order to receive their event for free. If they fall short they simply pay a prorated amount based on their total sales and since they have already collected this money from their fundraiser they don’t have to look elsewhere to pay for this. Most of our schools end up selling enough to get their event for free however how can you determine ahead of time how much money your school is capable of bringing in so that you will have a good idea of where you stand?
It is easy to determine this by taking your total school enrollment and multiplying that number by the number of items that must be sold by each student to get into the big event that you are considering. Once you have that number simply multiply it by 10 because ten dollars is the average retail price of the items in most of our brochures. For example, if you are considering our Magic Show Prize Program the students need to sell 5 items to get into this show. Let’s say that you had 500 students so you would multiply these two numbers together which would give you 2,500. Finally, you would multiply 2,500 by $10.00 to arrive at your estimated gross sales amount of $25,000. As one can probably guess, this calculation is merely an estimate because some students will sell more while some will sell less. Next time we will discuss how smaller schools as well as schools who don’t think they can sell enough fundraising product to receive their event for free will also want to consider bringing a Big Event into their school as well.