Adoption Fundraising

Adoption Fundraising

Adoption

Fundraising

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It’s no secret that raising a family can drain the checkbook. Even more so if your family has grown by way of choice with adoption.  Because every adoption is unique there isn’t a pre-set price list or crystal ball to foretell how much the adoption of a child will cost. According to the Children’s Bureau fact sheet Planning for Adoption: Knowing the Costs and Resources, it is not unrealistic for the cost of adoption to reach $40,000-$50,000.  

 

While it’s impossible to place a price tag on love, not many have the ability to write a huge lump-sum check to cover adoption costs.   With the unpredictable and potential bank breaking costs, how can you prepare your finances? Initially your thoughts might gravitate toward taking advantage of tax credits, grants and employer benefits or even taking out a home equity loan.  However, there is a debt-free strategy to help cover adoption expenses:  fundraising. Adoption fundraisers not only help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses they provide an opportunity for family, friends and community to support and share the excitement of your growing family. 

 

To be successful in your adoption fundraising stay focused and have a plan with a monetary goal  – you won’t know the exact amount, so take a best guess.   When executing your fundraising campaign, be mindful of basic etiquette and fundraiser fatigue.  Money is complicated. Be transparent about your financial situation, keep donors up-to-date and show them that you’re willing to to do whatever it takes to adopt.  You have limited chances to solicit donations so focus on adoption fundraisers with the greatest money making potential. Family and social circles will be more than willing to support you, but don’t over ask. Take your adoption message to the general public to increase your support base. Set up multiple fundraisers; for each one use a different set of people as your donation pool.

 

Ready to start an adoption t-shirt fundraiser?

Popular & Fun Ideas for Adoption Fundraisers

 

  • Community Potluck
  • Community Yard Sale
  • Pancake Breakfast 
  • Taco Bar Dinner
  • Toy Auction
  • Fun Run/Walk
  • Parent’s Night Out

Fun, Easy & Low Cost Adoption Fundraising Ideas

  • Social Media #Hashtag campaign
  • Virtual Baby Shower
  • PayPal button on a Blog
  • T-Shirt Fundraiser

T-Shirts, really? Yes, T-shirts!  Why T-Shirts? 

T-shirts are the #1 most popular item to sell for adoption fundraising.  Why?  T-shirts are super soft and comfy. They are loved and worn by all! T-shirts are customizable with numerous styles and colors available as well as endless design options. Most importantly for your adoption t-shirt fundraiser, garments are an easy way to tell your family’s story and let people publicly show their support over and over. AND most of all, T-shirts serve as a reward and thank you to donors for their support!    

Tips for generating the most money with your t-shirt adoption fundraiser:  Keep the design simple and general – those who know you will be proud to wear a t-shirt with your name on it, but strangers won’t.  Choose fun, coordinating colors that appeal to both sexes. Hint: keeping to one or two ink colors will keep printing costs down.  

What’s better than selling t-shirts to raise money for your adoption fundraiser?  Selling t-shirts online!  Selling t-shirts via an online webstore makes it super easy to promote your adoption fundraiser and generate donations.  What’s more, when you partner with Fundraiser Tees, you are alleviated of the headaches of creating a custom ecommerce-ready website, personally housing inventory, taking orders, collecting money, and shipping the t-shirts to your supporters.  

What We Do

We make the process so easy to sell shirts for charity causes it really sounds to good to be true. We create your custom online store; the store presents your product and your cause and takes orders and payment.  Here is an example.
We then print your shirts and ship them to your customers. Think about it: you do not have to hire a website designer. You do not have to create an online portal to accept paypalcredit card payments. No time is spent on your part collecting the order, guessing quantities of sizes, collecting funds, dispersing the product correctly, etc. etc.
The only thing you have to do is go to your mailbox and get your profit check. To tell you the truth, this is a game changer. If you have ever been put in charge of a t-shirt
order before you know this to be true.

Are you ready to get started?

For those under 35 years of age, we understand: you do not want to talk to a human. That is why we offer an online form to fill out to let us know what you and your
cause is all about. (note: we do not just do fundraisers, we sell tees for any organization and purpose). If you are old school, please contact Mandy, who handles
all things administrative. She will get your questions answered and get you rolling on your free online store. It is truly exciting! See some of our other blog posts about
some of our success stories.

Hit Us Up

Mandy Martinez

Mandy Martinez

Administration

Mandy is all things admin + production management + customer service.  Need to talk to someone about your order?  She’s your girl.

Fundraiser Tees! Such a great idea, easy no-hassle way raise money. Working with Fundraiser Tees is a no-brainer - the team is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The webstore and t-shirt design the artist created for me were top-notch, he is very talented.

Tim Alan

How to create a shirt that makes you the most money

How to create a shirt that makes you the most money

How to create a shirt that makes you the most money.

Are you considering doing a T-shirt fundraiser to fund your cause/business/charity?  Exciting!

The primary reason for a fundraising campaign is just that, raise funds… and the more the better. A fundamental component of revenue is the profit margin [sales (or donations) minus all expenses divided by revenue]. The key to low profit margins and big revenue is keeping expenses down, both the hard and soft costs.

  • Hard costs: materials and labor expenses pertaining to the creation and running of the fundraiser – such as equipment and supplies, printing costs.
  • Soft costs: expense items not directly associated with creating and running the fundraiser – such as taxes, permits and fees.

If your fundraising campaign involves selling t-shirts the largest hard cost will be the screen printing (of the design onto the shirts). The simplest method to keep printing costs down of your t-shirt fundraiser is limit the amount of colors in the design. Each color in a design adds to the printing cost…the more colors, the higher the printing cost. With 30 years of screen-printing under our belt, Fundraiser Tees can confidently claim that, if done correctly, using 1 or 2 colors can be just as impactful as an 8-color design.

Ideas for low cost, high revenue t-shirts:

 

Shirt Color

Choose a bright or unique shirt color that can be integrated into the design. Next use 1 or 2-colors, such as black or white ink. If you’re thinking these two ink colors have a reputation of being boring. Think again! When paired with a uniquely colored shirt, black and/or white ink will not only POP and SHINE, they will deliver the most revenue!

Bold Colors

Using bright or neon ink colors printed on a neutral colored shirt results in a t-shirt that really STANDS OUT in a crowd — drawing attention to your cause. You’ll achieve the highest profit margin printing a bold ink color on a light shirt. Another good option would be printing a bold ink color on a contrasting colored shirt. Both are budget friendly without losing the WOW factor.

Half-tones

Adding a gradient or distress pattern to your design can transform a simple design into something extraordinary. Halftone patterns are made of discrete dots (pixels) rather than a continuous color. The pixelation creates a shadowing effect resulting in the illusion of multiple colors — but you’re only charged for printing one color. Win-Win-Win!

 

Tone-On-Tone

Something beautiful happens when the ink color printed is similar to the t-shirt itself. This tone-on-tone technique works well when you offer only one t-shirt color/style option or a long sleeve and short sleeve shirt version in the same color. The key is to use an ink one shade darker or lighter than the t-shirt to give it a subtle, yet powerful impression.

Simple Designs

Simple designs make the big money. Pair any of the above ideas with a clean, simple design or unique font style and you’ve got a t-shirt everyone wants and is proud to wear!  These are good practices for a successful T-shirt fundraiser.

Bottom line,

don’t be afraid of simple colors and designs. Play around with shirt colors and ink colors and let your imagination go wild!

Do you want some professional input? The in-house artist at Fundraiser Tees is the cosumate design pro and would be happy to help you out!

What We Do

We make the process so easy to sell shirts for charity causes it really sounds to good to be true. We create your custom online store; the store presents your product and your cause and takes orders and payment.  Here is an example.
We then print your shirts and ship them to your customers. Think about it: you do not have to hire a website designer. You do not have to create an online portal to accept paypalcredit card payments. No time is spent on your part collecting the order, guessing quantities of sizes, collecting funds, dispersing the product correctly, etc. etc.
The only thing you have to do is go to your mailbox and get your profit check. To tell you the truth, this is a game changer. If you have ever been put in charge of a t-shirt
order before you know this to be true.

Are you ready to get started?

For those under 35 years of age, we understand: you do not want to talk to a human. That is why we offer an online form to fill out to let us know what you and your
cause is all about. (note: we do not just do fundraisers, we sell tees for any organization and purpose). If you are old school, please contact Mandy, who handles
all things administrative. She will get your questions answered and get you rolling on your free online store. It is truly exciting! See some of our other blog posts about
some of our success stories.

Hit Us Up

Mandy Martinez

Mandy Martinez

Administration

Mandy is all things admin + production management + customer service.  Need to talk to someone about your order?  She’s your girl.

Fundraiser Tees! Such a great idea, easy no-hassle way raise money. Working with Fundraiser Tees is a no-brainer - the team is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The webstore and t-shirt design the artist created for me were top-notch, he is very talented.

Tim Alan

Why Should I Do My T-Shirt Fundraiser Online?

Why Should I Do My T-Shirt Fundraiser Online?

Why Should I Do My T-Shirt Fundraiser Online?

In our humble opinion, an online apparel fundraiser is not only the best way to raise money, but our method makes it the EASIEST.  Here’s why:

Why T-shirts?

 T-shirts are the #1 most popular items to sell for fundraising.  Why?   Because it doesn’t get any more classic than a t-shirt and it’s something everyone needs!  T-shirts are customizable with a wide variety of styles and colors as well as endless design options.  Unlike cookies, coupon books or calendars, t-shirts are a personal item that serves as a reminder of something the person considers valuable.  Custom t-shirts also serve as a walking advertisement and spread the word about your organization or cause which helps raise awareness as well as gains additional supporters!  Fundraiser Tees is dedicated to making your online t-shirt fundraising experience as custom and memorable as we can!  We will do the heavy lifting so you can take your organization or cause to the next level. 

Why Online?

Frankly, that is just the way things are done now.  Gone are the days of contacting an administrator of a t-shirt campaign by phone or email.  Believe us, we kinda miss the human interaction, but our clients actually avoid it like the plague.

Secondly, a T-Shirt fundraiser, while being the best, also comes with it’s fair share of headaches.  Here are some of the biggest: Collecting orders and determining sizes, placing print orders with a screen printer, gathering payments, distributing the t-shirts after they have been printed (including shipping), and answering questions of potential buyers.

 

Easy

What We Do

We make the process so easy to sell shirts for charity causes it really sounds to good to be true. We create your custom online store; the store presents your product and your cause and takes orders and payment.  Here is an example.
We then print your shirts and ship them to your customers. Think about it: you do not have to hire a website designer. You do not have to create an online portal to accept paypalcredit card payments. No time is spent on your part collecting the order, guessing quantities of sizes, collecting funds, dispersing the product correctly, etc. etc.
The only thing you have to do is go to your mailbox and get your profit check. To tell you the truth, this is a game changer. If you have ever been put in charge of a t-shirt
order before you know this to be true.

Are you ready to get started?

For those under 35 years of age, we understand: you do not want to talk to a human. That is why we offer an online form to fill out to let us know what you and your
cause is all about. (note: we do not just do fundraisers, we sell tees for any organization and purpose). If you are old school, please contact Mandy, who handles
all things administrative. She will get your questions answered and get you rolling on your free online store. It is truly exciting! See some of our other blog posts about
some of our success stories.

Hit Us Up

Mandy Martinez

Mandy Martinez

Administration

Mandy is all things admin + production management + customer service.  Need to talk to someone about your order?  She’s your girl.

Fundraiser Tees! Such a great idea, easy no-hassle way raise money. Working with Fundraiser Tees is a no-brainer - the team is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The webstore and t-shirt design the artist created for me were top-notch, he is very talented.

Tim Alan

Charity T-Shirts: How Much Should I Charge?

Charity T-Shirts: How Much Should I Charge?

How to Price Your T-Shirt Fundraiser Tees

Here are our thoughts to help you get the best results with your t shirt fundraiser.

DO THE MATH:

How to price your t-shirts

Your t-shirt fundraiser profit is calculated by the amount you charge minus the blank shirt cost and printing cost.  Here at Fundraiser Tees there are no other charges involved unless you hire our artist to do your t-shirt graphics.

When deciding how much to sell your shirts for, here are a couple things to keep in mind:

What Is your sales goal?

If the goal is a larger profit to support your non-profit organization, charity, benefit or similar, having a high sale price will offer a good profit even though that could lead to less sales.  If the goal is advertising, a school fundraiser or just for fun, setting a low price will encourage more sales.  The more people that buy your t-shirts, the more your message spreads.

 

2 WAYS 2 GO…

How much is your target audience willing to pay for your custom t-shirt design?

Setting a price is all about knowing your audience.  If you believe your supporters are able and want to support your online fundraiser generously, go big!  If your main supporters are people who simply love your cause and want to support what they can, a low cost could turn out to be more profitable because it encourages more sales.

Tips for keeping production costs low:

A good way to keep production costs down and your costs up is to have a 1-3 color design.  More colors equals more production cost.  Never Fear!  Our artist is a PRO at creating top notch custom t-shirt designs so the quality of the design won’t go down with less colors.

Another way to keep production cost down is to pick a mid-grade shirt.  You don’t want to sell the cheap scratchy shirts but you don’t necessarily need the Ritz Carlton of shirts.  We have hundred’s of options so we’ll help you find one that perfect for your budget!

Sell!

AND LASTLY…

Pricing:

We suggest charging $24.99 for short sleeve, $29.99 for long sleeve and $35.99 for sweatshirts and hoodies.  Setting your price within a few dollars of these prices will ensure the max sale opportunity!

A tee shirt fundraiser is a great way for your supporters to help spread your message!  Our goal is for you to make the most money that you can, so if you have any questions on how to get the most out of your t-shirt fundraising site, don’t hesitate to contact us!

What We Do

We make the process so easy to sell shirts for charity causes it really sounds to good to be true. We create your custom online store; the store presents your product and your cause and takes orders and payment.
We then print your shirts and ship them to your customers. Think about it: you do not have to hire a website designer. You do not have to create an online portal to accept paypalcredit card payments. No time is spent on your part collecting the order, guessing quantities of sizes, collecting funds, dispersing the product correctly, etc. etc.
The only thing you have to do is go to your mailbox and get your profit check. To tell you the truth, this is a game changer. If you have ever been put in charge of a t-shirt
order before you know this to be true.

Are you ready to get started?

For those under 35 years of age, we understand: you do not want to talk to a human. That is why we offer an online form to fill out to let us know what you and your
cause is all about. (note: we do not just do fundraisers, we sell tees for any organization and purpose). If you are old school, please contact Mandy, who handles
all things administrative. She will get your questions answered and get you rolling on your free online store. It is truly exciting! See some of our other blog posts about
some of our success stories.

Hit Us Up

Mandy Martinez

Mandy Martinez

Administration

Mandy is all things admin + production management + customer service.  Need to talk to someone about your order?  She’s your girl.

Fundraiser Tees! Such a great idea, easy no-hassle way raise money. Working with Fundraiser Tees is a no-brainer - the team is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The webstore and t-shirt design the artist created for me were top-notch, he is very talented.

Tim Alan

Success Story: DOLLS edition

Success Story: DOLLS edition

Let Your Fundraiser Tees Store Be a Supplement to Your Present Sales Platform!

For example, The Daughters of Our Lord & Savior ministry celebrated their 10th anniversary this year and placed a wholesale bulk order with us.  After the bulk order was complete, they were still getting interest in the design so we built them a store on Fundraiser Tees that offered short sleeve and long sleeve options.  They sold an additional 17 shirts in a flash!  Extra money right in their pocket.  Easy Breezy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want To See a Sample Store?

check out this animal-shelter mockup.  Your store is totally customizable.  Social media links, website links, images, calendar, and so much more!

Less Of The Talking, More Of The Store Building?

Let’s get started!  Go to this page and let us know what your store is going to be all about.  You can even customize your own tee design with our online designer!

Mandy Martinez

Mandy Martinez

Administration

Mandy is all things admin + production management + customer service.  Need to talk to someone about your order?  She’s your girl.

Hit Us Up

This Week's Best Seller:

Perfect For Schools.

One of the biggest gripes we get from our clients who are teachers is the headache they have to endure to raise money for their school or organization.  They get a student to submit art, and since it was drawn with markers or made on a phone app, it is no good for production.  So they have to deal with a grumpy artist (me) to get that going.  Then they have to get permission slips signed and collected.  Then they have to collect everyone’s money.  Then, once the order is completed they have to go over all the orders and hope they dispense the shirts right.  With Fundraiser Tees, all of that goes away.  Now it’s just the parents whipping out their credit card at home (which that is their preferred method any way)…and THAT’S IT.

Help Us Build a Better Store!

Are you like me and chock full of opinions?

Go to this store mockup and let us know what’s missing.  What would be a cool function that would make you more likely to buy?  Is their some info that needs to be present?  Go ahead, let us have it!  Email me, John.

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