January is a slower month here at Fudgeraiser, so we use the extra time to work on improving our programs to help you raise more money!
Thank you to all of you who responded to our survey about new ideas. We took your advice to heart and have already added three new options:
- Text Marketing - we've made it easy for your participants to send text messages to friends and family to ask for their support. How it works: when your Fudgeraiser starts, we will create a keyword just for your group. You and your participants can text that word to a special number, and get an auto response that says "Can you help me out? I'm selling fudge to raise money for..... Shop online and enter my name at checkout!" On many phones, you simply click and hold on the message to get an option to forward this text to friends and family. Because the text is sent by the participant, it is likely to be read and get a response.
- Online Orders Shipped to your organization - if you have a local donor who wants to support your Fudgeraiser and pay via credit or debit card, but does not want to incur shipping costs for their fudge, they can shop online and choose to have the fudge delivered to your organization instead of to their home. In this case, we will hold those orders until your campaign ends, and ship all of the fudge together to your organization (with a list of who bought what).
- Yard Signs and posters - we have 2 large yard signs to lend - put them in front of your school/organization to announce your Fudgeraiser to everyone who drives by! These join the smaller posters we unveiled late last year, that can be hung in hallways or on doors (or pinned up by parents in their work cubicles) to announce your Fudgeraiser.
We are working on a few other ideas - so look for more updates in the next few months!
If you have any suggestions on how we can help you be more successful, please let us know! Send an e-mail to email@example.com call 608-729-0220, or text Fudgeraiser to 555888