Fundraising with Lollipopsby Deane Brengle, Editor of the Fundraising for Small Groups Newsletter
Selling lollipops is a popular fundraiser for many small groups:
This booklet is designed to get you acquainted with lollipop fundraising if you haven't done it before. If you are already doing a lollipop fundraiser this booklet will help you discover the latest offerings and ideas in lollipop fundraising.
Overview of this Fundraiser
This is a direct sell fundraiser. Lollipops are pre purchased and then sold to parents, relatives, friends, supporters, and the general public.
All lollipop suppliers offer a wonderful variety of shapes and styles of lollipops. There is a flavor or style of lollipop for almost any occasion. Lollipops are an easy sell at only $.50 a piece and you can earn up to 50% profit at this price.
A lollipop fundraiser is a good fit for many groups including: school groups, orchestra and marching bands, sports teams, church groups, pre-school and day care centers, booster clubs, and any other nonprofit group.
Generally speaking, you can make up at least 50% profit on selling lollipops. The best way to figure out what you will make from a sale is to talk to each company and have them help you calculate how much your group will sell and what your profit will be.
Other things will affect your profit so be sure and ask about them:
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This fundraiser is pretty straight forward, but there are several questions you should ask yourself:
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