Every year millions of children around the world set out in their neighborhoods to raise funds for charity. Worthy organizations or local sporting or cultural clubs are usually the beneficiaries of this unbridled and genuine altruism.
Many candy wholesalers will negotiate even better than wholesale prices for bulk candy if the reason for sale is a good cause, so it is worth letting the candy sales rep know this right from the start. Good wholesale candy company representatives will also offer a wealth of information in terms of successful products, popular items and numbers to order.
Packaged chocolate bars are by far the most popular fundraising candy both in terms of popularity with customers and also bulk buy bargaining. Nonetheless other packaged candy is available for those who want to offer their customers something a little bit different like packets of Sour Mini Gummi Burgers or Mike and Ike Minis or even Mini York Peppermint Patties. Some of the most popular chocolate choices available are Skittles, Toblerone Mini Chocolate bars and Hershey’s Assorted Miniature Chocolate bars.
Fundraising committees will gain better profits if they put a little research into their best fundraising candy sale options. For example, a review of previous fundraising statistics to determine what the best sellers were in years’ past. That way the sale offerings are sure to be popular choices. Also, ask the candy wholesaler to provide the bulk candy in counter sale boxes. That way families with businesses can display the fundraising candy in their reception areas or on store counters. This is also helpful if you have volunteers willing to set up a table outside of grocery or department stores.
Recent statistics show that fundraising is as important as it’s ever been. Statistics show the very large sums of money that exchange hands in donations, just look at these figures from the National Centre for Charitable Statistics (NCSS) online:
- The number of non-profit organizations in 2009 was 1,569,572 and of these nearly a million were public charities.
- Non-profits account for nearly 9% of wages and salaries paid in the U.S.
- In 2007, public charities reported over $1.4 trillion in total revenues and nearly $1.3 trillion in total expenses.
- 11% of those 1.4 trillion dollars came from “other” sources including dues, rental income, special event income, and gains or losses from goods sold.
- Approximately 26.4% of Americans over the age of 16 volunteered through or for an organization between September 2007 and September 2008.
- Educational institutions received the second largest percentage, with 13.3% of total estimated contributions.
- Human service organizations accounted for 8.4% of total estimated contributions in 2008, the fourth largest share.
- Individuals gave $229.28 billion in 2008.
Fundraising dollars, when added up, equal very big money, with a large proportion provided by individual donors to education or other non-profit enterprises. There is a reason that 80% of fundraising organizations use fundraising candy. Fundraising candy offers the best to everyone, a treat that buyers WANT to purchase, a product that is fun and easy to sell and revenue for worthy schools or causes – now that’s sweet.