Anyone involved in a college organization–whether it be a sorority, club sport, or honors program– knows that it can be difficult to get funding from your university. If you need to raise some dough for your group, the Krispy Kreme fundraiser and the Cinnabon fundraiser are deliciously easy ways to get the job done.
The Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
If you and your friends are fans of their mouth-watering donuts, then Krispy Kreme fundraising is a great option for you! It’s the perfect way to raise money for your group, while also giving your participants a nice sugar-buzz to help them through those long hours of studying. To top it off, most Krispy Kreme fundraisers earn a 50-60% profit!
How it Works
Setting up a Krispy Kreme fundraiser is super easy. We’ve broken it down into 4 simple steps here:
- Select a location near you
- Fill out information about your organization
- Choose fundraising dates
- Submit the request!
After these steps are complete, your organization collects order forms and money from all potential participants.These could be club members, friends, family, roommates, professors, and anyone else that would want to eat donuts for a good cause.
Once the order forms are collected, your organization buys the donuts from Krispy Kreme at a discounted price then distributes them to your supporters. Your organization collects money from the donut-loving participants, and the donut-loving participants collect their sweet treats!
The Sweet Deets
The fundraiser request can be made 2 days before the actual fundraiser. However, we recommend that you give more time to spread the word to as many potential supporters as possible.
Fundraisers can be anywhere from one day to two weeks long. There are no limits to the frequency of fundraisers one group can have. If this is a format that works for your organization, you can just keep on raising!
You will also want to collect money from your supporters at the same time you collect the orders. This is so you can pay Krispy Kreme the discounted price on delivery day, then the remaining money will be the profit for your group.
The Krispy Kreme fundraiser is an awesome way for college groups to raise money, while simultaneously providing your supporters with some delicious donuts!
The Cinnabon Fundraiser
Looking for an alternative to a Krispy Kreme fundraiser? Add a cinnamon twist to your fundraising efforts with the Cinnabon fundraiser. With this type of fundraiser, all group members and supporters come together at a specific restaurant location during your event to feast on some tasty cinnamon buns.
How it Works
Setting up a fundraiser with Cinnabon is incredibly easy and takes less than a minute. Just follow these three steps:
- Select a location near you
- Choose a date and time
- Press submit!
Once the request has been approved, start spreading the word. Tell your friends to invite their friends. The more the merrier couldn’t be truer in this situation–more people means more money raised!
After the event, Cinnabon will donate 15% of the total sales during your fundraiser back to the organization within 4 to 6 weeks. It’s a super simple and delicious way to raise money for your group!
The Sweet Deets
Fundraising requests with Cinnabon must be made at least two weeks prior to your desired date. This is to give you ample time to invite as many people as possible, and for the restaurant to prepare enough frosting to satisfy those hungry college students.
There are nearly 300 Cinnabon locations across the country and surely one in your college town. Not to mention that the average meal price is just $5, a cost that will certainly appeal to any student.
There is no limit to the number of fundraisers that one group can have. If this is something that works well for your college club, make it an every other week event. This fundraiser is something that everyone could look forward to–a study break filled with friends and cinnamon rolls, while raising money at the same time!
The Cinnabon fundraiser is more than just an easy way to raise money–it doubles as a fun social outing. All sorts of friends, group members, and other peers from around campus will get together in the same place and at the same time to indulge on some scrumptious cinnamon buns!
Which is right for us?
There are benefits to both of these fundraisers. When fundraising with Krispy Kreme you can earn 50-60% profit. Those are great earnings, but it also requires quite a bit of legwork for the organization putting it all together. The fundraising coordinators must collect order forms and distribute all the donuts, which could be a difficult task during a busy semester.
When fundraising with Cinnabon, your group will earn 15% of the total sales. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up quickly. Recently, the Phi Upsilon Omicron honors society from Texas Woman’s University were able to raise over $350 with a Cinnabon fundraiser for their consumer services departments! When Alpha Phi Omega from University of North Texas hosted a fundraiser, they raised $300 for their Coeducational Community Service Fraternity.
Another great advantage of a Cinnabon fundraiser is the ease of planning. Making a request takes just 2 minutes! The only work that has to be done after making a request is telling your friends when and where to meet up.
All in all, these are two pretty awesome fundraising ideas that could benefit your group. Your supporters will love the opportunity to feast on some delicious donuts and cinnabons for a good cause, and all the money raised for your organization is just a sweet bonus!
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