The Fundraising Days program is our way of responding to the many requests we (and most other businesses) receive from local organizations for donations and support. We have the group pick a designated day or week. Then they promote the event, urging supporters to shop at The Chocolate Truffle during the designated time, either in person, online, or by phone. When a customer mentions the organization during the transaction (they must mention the organization by name), we set aside the receipt. All receipts are tallied at the end of the designated time period, and we contribute 15 percent of the tally.
Now, while we are pleased that Fundraising Days has been so successful that UD wants to do it year after year, we understand that pretty much everyone is hit up repeatedly for requests for donations from many groups and organizations, by phone, mail, and email. It is easy to toss requests in the recycle bin or to click that delete key.
That’s why we offer, in connection with Fundraising Days, tasting events in our store or at a private home or events, where people get to learn about the manufacturing and history of chocolate and taste some of our most popular items. Tasting Events are something a little different and special to keep your donors interested, and to set you apart from the other groups competing for limited dollars.
Organizations pay $10 per person to hold an event during store hours at The Chocolate Truffle. We can also do off site or private events after store hours.
So, what’s the secret of successful fundraising in a down economy? Offer something your donors actually want! A chocolate tasting just might be the spark your fundraising campaign needs.