For those of you that didn't know, we were granted an unique opportunity to help Bob's Red Mill (BRM) test a new fundraiser platform. Though we promised we wouldn't do any catalog sales, we wanted to take the opportunity to "test drive" BRM and gauge interest. The PTO likes it because it requires minimal volunteer time, returns 40%, is healthy, and doesn't have a lot of "junk" as prizes. Our Alternative Fundraiser was intended to take the place of catalog sales...but honestly, we haven't gotten the response that we needed (we'll keep trying!).
With the Alternative Fundraiser, we've had 22 families participate and brought in $1000.
Now that the BRM orders have been turned in: here are our tentative numbers - we have had 72 participants. We had $4700 in sales and we get 40% of that, so the PTO will make about $1900.
To give you an idea of how that fits in....The 2 fundraisers together brought in about what a catalog sale would bring in. And that only covers about 1/2 of our budget. I know there are a few people out there that we not happy with being asked to sell items, the PTO understands and we encourage you to participate in the fundraisers that you want to support - never feel like you have to participate in everything. We try to offer several different options for people to chose from.
Thank you to everyone for your support throughout the year!