4 Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time for Fundraising

on January 27, 2020

Fall is, by far, the busiest season for fundraising. Groups are racing to start the school year off right. They hope that getting an early start and having one of the first fundraisers of the year will help them get more buyers. It’s also the holiday season when people are in the gift-giving mood and feeling charitable, making it more likely they’ll want to give to your cause. Whereas in spring, the school year is winding down and you’re getting ready for summer. But there are many reasons why you should be taking advantage of this lull and booking a fundraiser. We here at the Butter Braid® brand have put together a list of 4 reasons why spring is the perfect time for your group to run a fundraiser.

  1. Better weather

Most fundraisers involve participants (along with an adult and never alone) going door-to-door to sell as it’s one of the best ways to ensure a sale. Spring is the perfect time for such a fundraiser as the weather is often warmer and drier than in the fall. Better weather means more students will participate, and they’ll be more likely to interact with more potential buyers.

  1. Less competition

As we’ve previously mentioned, a majority of fundraising happens in the fall. This means spring fundraisers will have less competition. This will allow your group to reach more buyers and make more sales.

  1. Seasonal clubs and events

The school year may be coming to an end in spring, but schools and clubs still have a lot of expenses. Spring sports teams need money for competitions and new uniforms. End-of-year events such as graduation and prom need funds for venues, decorations, and more. A spring fundraiser is the perfect way to help cover these expenses.

  1. More discretionary income

Once the holidays have come to an end, people are able to recover from all the expenses of the season. And there are no big shopping holidays in the spring, so people generally have more money to give toward your cause.

A spring fundraiser may be just the thing your group or organization needs. If you are having problems meeting fall goals because of competition from other fundraisers, consider having a spring one instead or run during both seasons to maximize your fundraising opportunities. And if you want to guarantee that your next fundraiser will be a success, choose a Butter Braid pastry fundraiser. You’ll have a great experience selling with our simple program and high-quality products. After all, everyone loves our pastries – no matter what season it is.

Looking for more sweet ideas?
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Dealership Spotlight: Freckled Moose Fundraising

on January 17, 2020

We’re kicking off our “Dealership Spotlight” segment by featuring a uniquely named dealership. Freckled Moose Fundraising has been a part of the Butter Braid® family for about 20 years, and, during that time, they have helped thousands of groups reach and exceed their fundraising goals. The dealership has undergone a lot of growth in the last two decades, and it has come to be a vital part of our fundraising network.


Freckled Moose Fundraising was originally owned and operated by Jean Kayser. Kayser was introduced to Butter Braid pastries when she lived in West Bend, Iowa. However, she didn’t start selling them until she left Iowa and moved to Central Pennsylvania. In 1998, Kayser started her dealership and named it Freckled Moose Fundraising because she wanted a name that was cute and catchy. Oh, and she loved moose. A year later Kayser met Pam Hagerich, and Pam began to help Kayser with her business.

After Kayser’s passing in 2010, Pam Hagerich and her husband Don acquired Freckled Moose Fundraising. Their son Drew came on board part-time in 2011, and he started working for the dealership full-time in 2013. In 2019, Drew became the new owner and his wife, Ellen, also joined the dealership. During the time the Hagerichs have owned Freckled Moose Fundraising, they have made a lot of upgrades and the business has more than doubled in size. What started as a small operation out of their home moved to a warehouse with huge storage freezers. They even have a delivery truck and van with built-in freezers to help streamline deliveries.

Fundraising Groups

All these changes have made it much easier for Drew and Ellen to help more groups run simple and profitable fundraisers. They’ve raised money for mission trips, scholarship programs, church renovations, charities, sports associations, school clubs, PTOs, and so much more. The Hagerichs are truly dedicated to their mission of helping others raise funds with delicious products and superior service. That dedication is how they’ve been able to help local groups raise over $900,000.

Those who have worked with Freckled Moose Fundraising rave about the experience. One Pennsylvanian, Kristen, said, “The Freckled Moose family is amazing to work with! They are all responsive and so helpful. And the Butter Braid pastries are delicious.” Plenty of other customers have left similar reviews, raving about the Hagerichs’ great customer service and easy fundraising programs.

We’ve been very fortunate to have Freckled Moose Fundraising as part of our family of dealerships, and we look forward to continuing working with them for another 20 years. If you are in the Pennsylvania area and are in need of a fundraiser, be sure to look them up. You’ll be very happy you did.

Connect with Freckled Moose Fundraising today!

Website: http://freckledmoose.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freeckledmoosefundraising/

Interested in becoming a dealer?
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Coming Soon: Dealership Spotlight

on January 6, 2020

The Butter Braid® brand is excited to announce a new feature that will be making its way to our blog this year: the Dealership Spotlight. We spend a lot of time writing about our fundraising products and the wonderful groups and communities who benefit from selling them. Now, we want to spend some time introducing you to the people who help make it all possible: our family of dealers.

The Dealership Spotlight will be a monthly post featuring one of the fundraising dealerships that sell Butter Braid products. Our products are represented by over 75 independent dealerships across the United States. Those dealers work hard to help nonprofits, community organizations, kids’ clubs, and local schools set up profitable, easy-to-run fundraisers. Without them, we couldn’t continue achieving our goal of “Sharing the Good.”

We look forward to introducing you to our top-notch family of dealers. Keep checking back on our blog every month to read about a new dealership in the Butter Braid fundraising family! And we’ll keep “Sharing the Good!”

Interested in becoming a dealer?
Head over to our Dealership Opportunity page to learn more.

Want to read more posts like this?
Check out our Dealership Spotlight feature on Freckled Moose Fundraising.