If your members, parents or donors wear clothes, watch t.v. or read books you have beginning ingredients to a sweet recipe for a great year-round school fundraiser.
By taking advantage of what's known as an affiliate program or in more common lingo - partnering.
How would you like to partner your school with bohemoth Amazon.com? Blockbuster? Disney? or even giant Wal-mart? Your school would receive a commission or fee for every paying customer you sent their way. No products to deliver, cakes to bake or cars to wash. In short none of headaches of traditional school fundraisers.
It's easy to do, it's free, and is earning a lot of private individuals in know a mountain of money.
Here's how it might work for your school: You partner with Amazon.com by filling out a simple form and setting up an account where your checks will be sent. And then let's put a link up on your school website to Amazon.com that is linked to your affiliate account.
Now what if you told your donors, church members or other friends of your cause that they could get great books, gifts, cd's and videos through your site and help your school with its funding needs at same time? Do you think you'd have any takers? I think you might have a lot!
Now Amazon.com may or may not be a match for you. But...the good news is there are literally thousands of affiliate programs, many of which are bound to fit your school like a glove and make a smashingly successful school fundraiser.
Maybe you would like to get involved with something to do with pets...you could partner with PetSmart or PetMeds. Would you like to do something related to kids?...lots of great programs, like Ident-A-Kid, to keep kids safe. Of course try to match your affiliate programs to interests that many of your donors share.