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Cookbook Sales: Wonderful Fundraising Tools

Cookbook fundraising is a wonderful way to raise money for your school, club, charity, youth group, or other cause. For one thing, cookbooks are easier to transport than the goods required for a traditional bake sale and do not require the door-to-door selling for which candy often calls. However, as with any new fundraising idea you have not tried before, the thought of selling cookbooks may make you a bit nervous. After all, where are you supposed to get these cookbooks? What happens if you purchase too many of them? Does anyone still buy cookbooks, anyway?

If these questions are plaguing your fundraising endeavors, you have come to the right place! In the next few paragraphs, you will learn the answers to these questions and many more.

Basic Information on Cookbook Fundraising

Your first step in organizing a cookbook fundraiser should be to learn some basic information on cookbook fundraising. First, you must decide where to get your cookbooks. Two popular options exist. You can either purchase the books from a bookstore or you can make your own. To do this, collect recipes from family and friends and take them to a local printing shop for binding and duplication. Make sure you check the prices of these services before collecting recipes!

To avoid purchasing many more books than you sell, consider buying only a few display books. Then, at your fundraiser, take orders for the books rather than selling them on the spot. Most people will not mind waiting a short while for their cookbooks, and this could save you a large amount of money in leftover inventory.

Finally, remember that many people still use cookbooks on a regular basis. Cookbooks also make wonderful birthday, Christmas, and wedding gifts. Advertising this fact may help boost your product sales, especially if you can offer gift-wrapping free of charge or for a small fee.

By following these steps, you should be able to organize a successful cookbook fundraiser in a short amount of time. Please do not get discouraged, howver, if you do not raise as much money as you had hoped. There are hundreds of other fundraising events you can try. Additionally, a cookbook fundraiser may have considerably more success next time you try it. Either way, the important thing is that you refuse to give up on your fundraising goals. Good luck!

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