Fight Malnutrition with High Profit, Healthy Fundraisers

March 2, 2017 / All / Comments: 0

Fundraise with an all-natural peanut butter, and spread some good worldwide! Sell Good Spread Peanut Butter at a 45% profit and help malnourished children in the process.

MANA in North Korea

Good Spread creates an all-natural, delicious peanut butter using simple and nutritious ingredients. Plus, for every jar of Good Spread sold, Good Spread donates a treatment packet of lifesaving, vitamin fortified peanut butter called MANA to malnourished children around the world. To date, Good Spread has provided 450,000 treatments of MANA to children in Chad, Nicaragua, and Uganda.

good spread kitchenGood Spread uses good ol’ fashioned non-GMO peanuts, honey, a touch of salt, and a 100% sustainably sourced palm oil to give it that creamy, no-stir texture you love. In addition, partnership with MANA embodies Good Spread’s founding mission to spread good by helping to produce and distribute MANA to children who need it most.

Create a Good Spread fundraiser today, and empower students to sell healthy products in their community while simultaneously helping to save lives.

Happy fundraising!

The Team at Good Spread

 

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What flowers grow on faces?

February 8, 2017 / All / Comments: 0

Hi there, FarmRaiser friend! Here’s a riddle to reveal the new product available for FarmRaisers nationwide!

Q: What flowers grow on faces?

A: Tulips (Two-lips)!

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That’s right–you can now sell fresh cut tulips for your Mother’s Day or spring fundraiser!

FarmRaiser is proud to connect you with RoozenGaarde Garden Center, whose award-winning tulips will delight your supporters while helping you raise money for your cause. As the sun comes out and Mother’s Day approaches, your customers will be buying flowers anyway…they might as well help fund your school garden, playground, or trip!

FarmRaiser makes a tulip sale fundraiser easy. Use our platform to pre-sell tulips from a beautifully curated market, then let us worry about ordering. No more confusing order forms, paying for product up-front, or guessing on order size. Also, if you currently host a “market day” where you sell flowers the day of the event, talk with us about how our order and logistics management can make your life easier!

Ready to sell these gorgeous fresh cut tulips? Sign up today (it’s free!) or log in and schedule your next campaign to get started!

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Build a Fundraising Page — FarmRaiser makes it easy for you to launch your fundraising business

November 16, 2016 / All / Comments: 0

For farmers, artisans and business looking to grow their fundraising sales, or launch a new fundraising business, FarmRaiser has created a new feature to help you easily sign up new fundraising customers with a customized sign up form that you can drop into your site Take a look at the pages some of our partners have created using our sample page as a guide.

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High Mowing Organic Seeds expects to do over 200 fundraising sales on FarmRaiser in 2016, building on their existing customer base Terra Organics, from Tacoma,started fundraising sales in 2016, and is rapidly growing their business with school fundraisers
 THIS COULD BE YOUR SITE HERE!

 

Rescue Recycle Reuse, from Los Angeles, just launched their fundraising business with FarmRaiser

 

To generate your custom sign up form that allows your customers to register for a healthy fundraiser featuring your products, login to your account and click on the </> Your IFrame Code.  Copy the text from the pop-up window and paste it into the html of your website. If you have any questions or need help with this, contact your cultivator.

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 Want more resources for growing your fundraising business? Check out our post here: http://blog.farmraiser.com/piece-of-pie/

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Schools turn to farm products, local artisans in fundraising efforts – Washington Post

November 16, 2016 / FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

Thanks to Alejandra Matos from the Washington Post for the wonderful article on FarmRaiser’s healthy approach to fundraising using local, farm and artisan products.  The article showcases the benefits to schools, farmers, and supporters of the fundraiser and highlights Alexandria Country Day School, Glaize Apples, Blue Ridge Produce, and Undone Chocolates.

Elizabeth Lockwood hands Evelyn Tucker, 11, the apples she bought while farmer David Glaize watches, in front of the Alexandria Country Day School in Alexandria, Va., on Nov. 5. Schools are changing the way they raise funds through FarmRaiser. (Kate Patterson/For The Washington Post) 

Source: Schools turn to farm products, local artisans in fundraising efforts – The Washington Post

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Your Easiest Holiday Fundraiser

As October draws to a close, it’s time to plan your holiday fundraiser. Whether your groups raises money by selling holiday wreaths, Christmas trees, poinsettias or holiday goody baskets, FarmRaiser can help you plan and host an easy effective fundraiser for your school, group, club or nonprofit. We’ve developed a great network of wreath suppliers across the country, as well as dozens of nurseries that can deliver the highest quality poinsettias to make your holiday season bright. Of course, we have hundreds of healthy, local products that you can combine into a holiday basket that work equally well as a corporate gift, or as a treat for friends and family. To help ensure the success of your winter holiday fundraiser, we recommend you schedule your campaign by early November. Some suppliers need additional time to deliver these special holiday products.

If you’re looking for the easiest holiday fundraiser, we recommend a holiday wreath fundraiser. We have recruited a network of suppliers that can bring you high-quality, American-made, holiday wreaths. The fundraising campaign is ready to go, and all we need from you is an email confirmation, and date you’d like to start selling. Send an email to reserve your wreath fundraiser today.

Hosting a Christmas Tree sale is another great holiday fundraiser. If your school or nonprofit organization already hosts a tree sale, you can use FarmRaiser to manage your pre-sales, accept credit cards, and pay your Christmas tree vendor so you don’t have to purchase in advance or guarantee the sales. Want to know more? Send Lauren an email.

Poinsettia fundraisers are a holiday favorite for churches, schools, and nonprofits. These plants “bloom” with brightly colored foliage around Christmastime, and brighten your home with holiday cheer. In select areas of the country, we have access to exceptional, florist quality poinsettias for your fundraiser. To find out if they are available for your holiday fundraiser, login to your FarmRaiser account and schedule a campaign.  Poinsettias are often grown to order, so if you’re scheduling after October 1st, there may be limited supplies, so book your campaign soon to get the best selection.

If you’re not ready to book your holiday fundraiser this year, but are still interested in becoming part of the the healthy fundraising revolution, check out these other healthy fundraising ideas for your school, band, team, club, or non profit organization. Whether you need money for your latest robotics competition, or a class trip, FarmRaiser can help you create an authentic, healthy, and local option for your cause.

Want to see what other great fundraising products are available for your group? Simply login to your FarmRaiser account and create a new campaign (even if you don’t have the dates finalized). You will then be able to see the seasonal, local and fresh products that are available in your area.

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Good Food Takes on the School Fundraiser | Chris Hardman: Writer

October 21, 2016 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 0

More great coverage about FarmRaiser from writer, Chris Hardman. Many people underestimate the size and scope and downright unpleasant nature of school fundraising — Chris sees how FarmRaiser provides a real alternative to the billion-dollar junk food and junk product fundraising market.

 

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL Farm to School month. It’s one of those “take the pledge” times of year that catapults school fundraising season into overdrive. And with the designation comes all the familiar …

Source: Good Food Takes on the School Fundraiser | Chris Hardman: Writer

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How to raise money for your school garden with FarmRaiser (Webinar)

October 18, 2016 / All / Comments: 0

FarmRaiser is a great way to raise money for your school garden.  Not only does choosing a healthy, farm-fresh fundraiser help reinforce the school gardening curriculum, but it’s also an effective, high-profit fundraiser where students, parents and teachers can sell delicious, farm and artisan products that your supporters will love.

We presented this webinar in conjunction with Slow Food USA’s school gardening program.  This provides an introduction to the FarmRaiser healthy fundraising model, and step by step instructions on how to get started with a FarmRaiser in your school, cause, or team.

This presentation is archived, along with many other other webinars that might help you and your group improve your school gardening project.

Slow Food USA is a branch of the international Slow Food movement linking the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment. If you haven’t explored their site before, it’s definitely worth it: not only are there tons of great resources for school gardens in every state and stage of development, they also have a grant program to help you raise the money you need to get your garden growing. 

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What if school fundraisers cleaned up? | New Food Economy

October 5, 2016 / All, FarmRaiser in the News / Comments: 1

There’s an awesome front page feature on FarmRaiser on the The New Food Economy‘s site. With new regulations curbing junk food sales in schools, more and more people understand that it’s time to clean up the school fundraising industry.

FarmRaiser aims to shake up a billion-dollar industry by helping schools swap cookie dough and popcorn for good food, made close to the classroom

Source: What if school fundraisers cleaned up? | New Food Economy

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Slow Food USA: FarmRaiser: Join the Healthy Fundraising Revolution

September 8, 2016 / All / Comments: 0

Check out this our guest post on Slow Food USA’s site. If you don’t know about Slow Food USA’s school gardening program, take a few minutes and visit their site.

sfee-gardensBlog Post FarmRaiser: Join the Healthy Fundraising Revolution Aug. 6, 2016 Each year, parents, neighbors and friends spend nearly $4 billion buying tubs of cookie dough, candy bars, sweet treats, and junk food to support schools and nonprofits in their communities. We’ve all been there–we want to support the cause and so we buy a bag of flavored popcorn we won’t open, some wrapping paper we don’t really need, or a few maga

Source: Slow Food USA: FarmRaiser: Join the Healthy Fundraising Revolution

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FarmRaiser Fall Favorites

What’s your favorite fall activity? Biting into a crisp local apple, heading to the pumpkin patch down the road, or admiring your painstakingly executed fall decor over a freshly brewed cup of coffee?

FarmRaisers are a great way to purchase everything you need to celebrate fall in all its glory while helping your school or organization raise money for their cause. Here are a few of our favorite fall FarmRaiser products (with all the appeal but none of the sugar of a pumpkin-spiced latte!)–feel free to share yours in the comments below!

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Fall Veggies: Whether it’s mixed seasonal veggies, fall soup kits, farm fresh squash, or pumpkins, selling fall veggies is a fun, healthy way to raise money for your cause and introduce your supporters to the amazing fall product around them. 

Apples:  Perfect for lunch boxes, healthy snacks, and autumn treats! 

Porch decor kits: We work with farmers to create a mix of vibrant autumn favorites like pumpkins, gourds, corn, and more, just waiting to be displayed on your porch or in your home or classroom.  

Your favorite fall drinks: Fall is not complete without amazing locally roasted coffee or apple cider from a local orchard.

Sign up or log in today to schedule your fall FarmRaiser, or email us for more information!

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