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Managing a Fundraiser
Cell Phones Fundraiser
by Deane Brengle
Most folks wouldn't dream that recycling something they normally throw away could be a very lucrative fundraiser. You would be overlooking a great new low impact fundraiser if you ignore the potential untapped profit a printer cartridge and cell phone recycling fundraiser could be earning for your group.
How the Program Works
It's really quite simple: You organize a collection system that gathers empty printer cartridges and old cell phones from a large group of people and send them in to be recycled. Then you get paid.
Is This a Good Fit for My Group?
Recycling programs like this must be set up as an ongoing program in order to raise the maximum amount of money for your group. Ask yourself the following before you commit to a program:
Take It to the Next Level
Once you have decided to take on this fundraiser your success will only be limited by your imagination and determination.
Along with collecting from the members of your group you can multiply your efforts by contacting local businesses and office buildings and asking them to sponsor your program. You can also advertise in your local paper to find sponsors.
Here is what you can ask them to do:
It's important to support you sponsors to insure their success and yours:
Make sure you are considerate of your sponsorís commitment.
Which Recycling Company is Best?
I've taken considerable time to research all the top cartridge and phone recycling companies and I am recommending the Funding Factory.
Since 1997 they have been helping educational, religious, and nonprofit organizations raise funds with their printer cartridge and cell phone recycling programs. All combined, participants in their program have earned over $15 million since Funding Factory began.
There is absolutely no cost to participate in their program. Itís all free. There are free boxes, free shipping, free promotional materials, free online accounting and free phone support. Even sign up is free.
Funding Factory pays higher average prices than other competitors and has more printer cartridges and cell phones that qualify for payment. They also offer extra incentives and prizes several times a year.
You can choose points or cash - which ever suits you best. With Funding Factory points you can shop in their rewards catalog of over 100,000 items including technology, recreation, classroom and sporting equipment. Or you can choose to take a check for your earnings. You can get a check as often as every week.
Funding Factory is tops in their field. If you are ready for a low impact fundraiser that not only helps the environment but is a painless fundraiser for your group - please consider the Funding Factory.
About the Author:
Deane Brengle is the editor of several free online publications that cover fundraising for small nonprofit groups. You can visit these publications and read more about fundraising in articles by him and other experts in the field at The Fund$Raiser Cyberzine, The Fundraising for Small Groups Newsletter, and Fundraising Booklets.
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