Dealership Spotlight: Legacy Fundraising Partners

on March 19, 2021

It’s a new month and with a new month comes a new “Dealer Spotlight” post. This month we are celebrating the achievements of Legacy Fundraising Partners while looking back on their journey with the Butter Braid® brand. Since joining the Butter Braid fundraising team almost 15 years ago, Legacy Fundraising Partners has distinguished itself by providing superior service and support to all their fundraising groups.


Legacy Fundraising Partners is owned and operated by Tim Bell. Back in the early 2000s, Tim began looking for a new job, one that would allow him to provide for his family and be there for his wife and kids. See, Tim always goes above and beyond to help others. Whether it be his own family, his friends, or total strangers, Tim offers his support to the people around him. So, when the opportunity to open a Butter Braid pastry fundraising dealership came up, Tim knew it was the perfect career choice for him. Now, he’d be able to support his family and support the dreams of local groups in his community. These goals would become the foundation of Legacy Fundraising Partners which opened in 2006 in Apex, North Carolina.

Changes to the Dealership

Over the years, as his kids grew up and moved away, Tim’s goals for the business began to change. However, the foundation of his business has remained the same: to provide the best support possible to the people who need it. In fact, Tim says the biggest change he’s made to his dealership has been himself. He constantly strives to improve and never passes up an opportunity to learn. “I have found that if I don’t grow then the dealership can’t grow,” Tim explained. “I have to constantly adapt; new systems, new ideas, new ways are just a part of life. There’s this expression I heard once that’s really stuck with me, ‘If you are not in, then you are in the way.’ So, I consistently make sure to ask myself, ‘Are you in or in the way?’”

Fundraising Groups

Tim’s dedication to helping others is how Legacy Fundraising Partners has been able to help so many groups reach fundraising success. The dealership has worked with groups to raise money for uniforms, school trips, sports equipment, medical bills, relief funds, scholarship funds, and so much more. As of 2020, Legacy Fundraising Partners has helped local groups raise over $1 million.

Sellers and group leaders love the unwavering support they receive when they work with Legacy Fundraising Partners. It makes the fundraising process so simple and easy. Angie M., a local group leader, raves about her experience with Legacy Fundraising Partners, “We did a last-minute Butter Braid pastry fundraiser recently to help a local veteran’s group. Legacy Fundraising Partners was more than willing to help accommodate us and quickly do a fundraiser. The Butter Braid pastries were definitely the star of the fundraiser, but Tim and his team also did a great job, making the process fun and enjoyable!”

Fundraising Stories

After running fundraisers for 14 years, Tim has compiled some pretty funny stories and mishaps. Once, during pick-up for a school fundraiser, Tim was handing out orders to students when one student came up to him and said he had the wrong order. A little perplexed, Tim asked the student his name. The student replied, “Wong.” Tim said, “I understand it is the wrong package. I just need to know your name, so I know what order you are looking to pick up.” The student clarified, “No, I’m here for the Wong package.” Well, this is when he learned there were two Wongs in the school, and Wong took the wrong Wong order. The teacher overheard this exchange and said, “Well, two Wongs don’t make a right.” That certainly got a chuckle out of everyone! Now, even though it’s about a mistake, it’s one of Tim’s favorite stories to tell.

Legacy Fundraising Partners has been a great dealership to work with these past 14 years, and we are very fortunate to have them as part of the Butter Braid fundraising team. If you’re in the North Carolina area and want to set up a fundraiser, give Tim Bell a call today! His superior service and dedication to helping others will have you on the fast track to fundraising success. Trust us, you can’t go “wrong” with Legacy Fundraising Partners.

Connect with Legacy Fundraising Partners today!



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Tales From a Southern Mom: Butter Braid® Pastry Review

on March 12, 2021

by Tales from a Southern Mom

So, school has started or maybe going to start this next week and your kids do not want to get out of bed. I have the solution, Butter Braid® Pastries! This is a fabulous pastry that you can take from your freezer the night before and put it in the pan, wait for it to rise and bake it the next morning. When your family smells this baking they will be running out of their rooms to get their share!

The people at the Butter Braid brand were so wonderful and sent me:

  • Strawberry & Cream Cheese
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Double Chocolate
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry & Cream Cheese

All of them are so good and when school time comes your kids are wide awake and ready to go. I know around here no matter what it is if they smell something baking they are all coming into the kitchen to see what is going on.

I like how you can have the Butter Braid Pastries in the freezer, and if you get wind someone is coming from dinner, you can take it out and let it thaw and be ready to bake after your dinner. What a treat!

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Benefits of Online Fundraising

on March 5, 2021

We are living in a digitally led era where technology is becoming an integral part of all areas of life. Recently, we’ve seen the rise of technological advancements in the fundraising industry. Online fundraising has become a favorite option for many groups. When coupled with traditional paper fundraisers, online fundraising has had great success with groups all around the country. In fact, online fundraising comes with many advantages that you may not see with traditional fundraising methods. Here’s some benefits of online fundraising that will help you decide if running a virtual fundraiser is right for your group.

  1. Increases visibility and shareability

No matter what you do, you can’t meet with everyone in your community. Online selling offers an easier way to reach out to people in your area as well as family and friends who live out of town. Many fundraising companies make it easy for you to share your online store with supporters via social media, email, or text! Now, everyone you know can support you and your cause.

  1. Higher seller averages

With online fundraising, we often see an increase in sales. Groups that are selling online and in person are raising more money because they are able to reach more people. When it comes to our fundraisers, those who ran a paper and online fundraiser increased their sales by 63%.  

  1. Simple and convenient

The benefits of online fundraising don’t stop there. With a single click, family and friends can easily purchase from your online store and pay with a credit card or mobile wallet. Now, they don’t have to wait until they see you to buy or mail you a check. Also, making it easier to buy means more people are likely to donate. At the Butter Braid® brand, we’ve found that customers spend 60% more online than they do with paper order forms.

  1. Easier to manage

When you fundraise online, you can easily monitor your group’s progress in real time. You can keep track of how close you are to reaching your goal. Online ordering also means you don’t have to spend time tallying up order forms or keeping track of cash and checks. Many online fundraising platforms have easy order entry which saves time. This means you can focus more of your efforts on encouraging your group and creating awareness of the event in your community.

Now that you know the benefits of online fundraising, we hope you consider adding it to your future fundraising plans. Online fundraising is a great option for schools and organizations that want to raise funds and keep their sellers safe every step of the way. With the new online fundraising programs, your group may go above and beyond all of their fundraising goals.

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