How much profit can we make?
Short Answer: A lot! (If you do a just a few things right.)
Long Answer: Your organization will earn 40% profit (or an average profit of approximately $6.50 per item) if selling 400 or more food items, or 35% profit (or an average profit of about $5.50 per item) if selling less than 400 food items. We keep statistics regarding our projects, and we know that in a typical Champion youth sports gourmet food fundraiser the average seller will sell 12-16 items. Check the table below to see how many items your organization is likely to sell and how much profit it is likely to make based on selling an average of just 12 items per seller.
Several things can affect the outcome of your fundraiser; however, if you do just a few things right you should have an excellent outcome. The two determinants of a fundraiser’s productivity are (1) the number of players who actually participate in the fundraiser, and (2) the average number of units that are sold by each participant. Many youth sports organizations have found it difficult either to get good player participation, or to get good productivity from their players—or both. In attempts to offset falling fundraiser productivity, many organizations have resorted either to raising player registration rates or to doing more than one fundraiser in a season so that their budgetary requirements can be met. However, raising registration rates makes a sport less affordable for players’ families, and doing more than one fundraiser in a season leads to parent-community resentment and to progressively less productivity. Most parents believe that youth sports programs should be made as affordable as possible, and that youth sports organizations should do no more than one “selling-type” fundraiser per season. In order to achieve this, an organization’s board of directors and its appointed fundraising chairperson should be committed to increasing their fundraiser’s productivity. If your players and their parents understand why you are offering a fundraiser, and if they know that they are only going to be asked to do one fundraiser, they are likely to be more receptive to making their only fundraising opportunity a good one. Champion will do more than provide you with fundraising brochures and food products; we have the tools and the methods to help make your fundraiser a great one—and we are willing to invest in your fundraiser’s outcome.
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