Eastside Connections 2012 Fundraiser Finale
Why Partner with Us to Raise Money for Your Organization?
The Southwestern Michigan Buttery is a pioneer in the Fruit Butter fundraising industry. We are dedicated to working with schools, athletic groups, religious groups, and social clubs to reach their fundraising goals. We produce our products in a USDA licensed facility, directly from the freshest fruit and ingredients Michigan has to offer. We are proud of our reputation as a pure Michigan manufacturer and provider of superior customer service.
From Your Organization’s View
Southwestern Michigan Buttery products are easy to sell and generate 50% profiton every item sold! With a great profit margin, it is easy to quickly calculate how our products can help you achieve your fundraising goals. Your fundraiser doesn’t have to be a hassle—with five flavors of fruit butters to choose from, fundraising has never been so easy! Set your goals ahead of time and with our hassle free delivery, you can be on your way to achieving them in no time.
From the Seller's View
Our products are not only fun to sell but fun to buy. Almost everyone enjoys the distinctive taste of our products, and people are often willing to buy extra as they make great gifts for friends and family. Ask anyone who has sold our products, and they will not tell you how much work it was, they will tell you how much fun they had!
Our product brochures and order forms are in your hands so you can sell face-to-face from the first day your fundraiser begins. Neighbors, friends, and family are often eager to make a purchase, so you feel immediately rewarded for your efforts. Aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to develop creative selling ideas and habits that will transfer into future success.
From the Consumer's View
When the doorbell rings, it is a pleasant surprise to find someone from the neighborhood selling fruit butters to benefit a worthy cause. While consumers are proud to support your unique fundraising purpose, we’ve found many are also thoroughly pleased to receive a high quality product that also supports their local Michigan economy!
Who Can Organize a Fundraising Campaign
Any person or group can organize a fundraising campaign. The purpose of the campaign should be to help raise funds for a not-for-profit project or charity, or to offset the costs of team or group activities or the cost of an educational experience. Our fundraising product is not to be used to make money for personal profit.
Fundraising shouldn’t be hard –
tell us what you need to raise and we’ll tell you what you need to sell!
How To Organize Your Fundraising Campaign
An easy seven step process to your team’s success!
First: Begin with the end in mind! Determine how much your organization needs to make. To do this, multiply the amount of funds needed to raise by two, as your profit will be 50% on each jar sold.
Second: Contact your SWMB Representative and inform us of the target size of order and timeline you are projecting. This will allow us lead time to start to produce and deliver your order at the peak of freshness! As an artisan kitchen we do not have warehouses full of old product that you will be selling, we make every order fresh!
Third: Kick off your fundraiser: As a leader, inspire your team to sell as they are the key to your project’s success. If you would like we can schedule a visit from an SWMB representative and a tasting to rally the fundraising team as well as allow them a taste of our fine products. Remind all team members to collect moneys at the time of sale.
Fourth: Mid-Point check in. Mid-way through you project take a tally of where your sales are. This will allow you as the Project Leader to keep things on track.
Fifth: Close the fundraiser. Collect all orders and payments from participants and total sales. Make check for 50% of funds collected to SWMB LLC and place the official order.
Sixth: Delivery! Three weeks from close of sales, schedule your distribution meeting and an SWMB representative will deliver your product to you. Remember, the project leader has the responsibility of distributing products to Team members. Give your team one week to deliver all orders and follow up to see that all products have been delivered.
Seventh: Congratulations your fundraiser is now complete! Review the results and start planning for your next fundraising project with SWMB! We appreciate your feedback, so after the fundraiser is over please let us know how we can serve your team better and if you would like to plan an another event.
Contact us at (269) 545-9989 or our contact page to get started today!