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How Long Should Your Fundraiser Be?
Running a fundraiser for your group requires a lot of planning, especially when it comes to the timing of your event. It can be difficult for group leaders to know how long their fundraiser should be. Here is what you should consider when planning the length of your fundraiser.
Show Me Dough has been selling Butter Braid® Pastries for almost 30 years. This dealership is always there, making sure their groups have everything they need and dedicating themselves to enriching the lives of people throughout the community.
Planning and implementing a virtual event can be challenging for those who have never experienced one before. If you’re considering running an online fundraiser, check out our list of things you need to consider before taking your fundraiser virtual.
Terry believes true happiness is found in helping others. When he started Sweet T Fundraising 3 years ago, Terry wanted the business to do more than host successful fundraisers. He wanted to use it to share his love of giving with everyone in his community.
by 24/7 MOMS. The Butter Braid® brand is all about family. Braided by hand, made from flaky, Danish dough and warm, sweet fillings, each Butter Braid Pastry is a symbol of the dedication we have to our family, and our hope that others will reach their goals.
Fall is the busiest season for fundraising, and the success of your event could very well depend on when you start. So, when is the best time for you and your group to host a fundraising event? Here’s what you need to consider when scheduling the start of your fall fundraiser.
Sweet Manna Fundraising is a newer dealership that opened in South Carolina just four years ago. In that short time, this dealership has dedicated itself to helping the people who need it most and giving them new opportunities with their easy-to-run fundraising programs.
by Queen of the Land of Twigs N Berries. Back to school season is here. In anticipation of hangry kids coming home after school, I’m working on easy and delicious snacks that will fill their tummies. My mom approved and kid friendly after school snack idea? Butter Braid® Pastries.
Is this your first time as a fundraising leader? Are you feeling a little nervous about your new role? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! The Butter Braid® brand has come up with 10 tips for first-time fundraising leaders to get you started. You’ll be fundraising like a pro in no time.
Success N Fundraising started fundraising with Butter Braid® Pastries in 2004. Since the beginning, they’ve made it their mission to be problem-solvers. They wanted to be the ones offering the solution that people needed, so they could better serve everyone.
When you host a fundraiser, you are doing more than organizing an event or raising money. You are improving the skills and education of children in your community. As a fundraising coordinator, you are enriching kids’ lives, often in more ways than you will ever know.
by Everything Mommyhood
Who can turn down yummy pastries straight from the oven? Personally, I know my family couldn’t, so that’s why I said yes to working with Butter Braid® Pastries. I love give that fresh, baked at home taste.
If you can get parents involved in the fundraising process, you have a much higher chance of reaching your goals. If you want to get more parents fundraising, we’re here to help! We’ve come up with 5 easy ways to get busy parents involved in the fundraising process.
We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Kittelson Marketing Company. Since the beginning, they’ve been providing quality products and outstanding customer service, striving to make fundraising as easy as possible for their groups.
Tips to Make Your Fundraising Delivery Day a Breeze
Being prepared for your fundraiser’s delivery day is essential. It requires advanced planning and coordination. Here are some things you can do to help ensure delivery day for your school or group goes off without a hitch.
We are celebrating the achievements of Legacy Fundraising Partners. For almost 15 years, Legacy Fundraising Partners has distinguished itself by providing superior service and support to all their fundraising groups.
Tales From a Southern Mom: Butter Braid® Pastry Review
by Tales from a Southern Mom
So, school has started and your kids do not want to get out of bed. I have the solution, Butter Braid® Pastries! When your family smells this baking they will be running out of their rooms to get their share!
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. This list will help you decide if running a virtual fundraiser is right for your group.
Since 1996, the team at BB West Fundraising has been devoted to “sharing the good” and helping people in their local communities through fundraisers. No cause is too big or too small because, for this dealership, serving others is what brings them the greatest joy.
Share the good on Valentine’s Day by giving the ones you love a gift from the heart. These heart-shaped treats are made from Butter Braid brand cinnamon pastry rolls and feature our famous cream cheese icing. Now, you just have to decide how you want to decorate them!
Emch Fundraising is a family-owned business that has been with us since 2004. For almost 2 decades, they have been committed to offering exceptional yet simple fundraising programs to groups, teams, and organizations to help them reach their goals every year.
The Soccer Mom Blog: 10 Ways to Help Your Community During a Crisis
by the Soccer Mom Blog
I put together this list to share some of the ways our family has tried to help out in our community, as well as ideas from some of my creative friends. I hope it inspires you to get involved, even from home!
Setting goals is important, especially if you are running a fundraiser. They help you organize your time and resources, so you can make the most out of your fundraiser. We want to give you some strategies that will help you set great goals for your fundraisers in the coming year.
Top 5 Christmas Goodies We Look Forward to Every Year
It’s our favorite time of the year because we get to be a part of creating the memorable experiences and holiday traditions that families hold dear. We’ve put together a list of 5 Christmas goodies to help celebrate with your family and friends.
Foothill Fundraising joined the Butter Braid® fundraising team 12 years ago. The dealership is famous for the unwavering support they provide to their groups, helping each one from the beginning to the very end of their fundraiser. Which is why groups love to work with them again and again.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and the makers of Butter Braid® pastries have a unique way to dress up your holiday table. This year serve your family and friends a beautiful pastry ring featuring our one and only Butter Braid pastries. It is guaranteed to impress everyone who comes to your home for the holidays.
Using Social Media to Increase Fundraising Success
Social media should play a big role in your fundraising marketing plan. No matter what type of fundraiser you’re running, you can reach more potential customers with social media than other forms of communication.
5 Ways to Increase Teacher Involvement in School Fundraisers
School fundraisers that include teachers as part of their marketing strategy are more likely to succeed than ones that don’t. The people behind the Butter Braid® brand know how important teachers are when it comes to fundraising.
First Choice Fundraising is an exclusive dealership that has been selling Butter Braid® pastries for over 15 years. The team at First Choice Fundraising loves the work they do, and they hope to continue helping groups make their dreams happen for decades to come.
Cajun Fundraising, owned by Lisa Hollier, joined the Butter Braid® fundraising team just two years ago. In those two years, Lisa has gone above and beyond in helping kids achieve their goals by sharing her love of fundraising. Because no one loves fundraising more than Lisa!
Country Maid, Inc has been supporting non-profit organizations for over 25 years. Now, we are furthering our mission of “helping others help themselves” by creating Country Maid Cares, our charitable giving program. Now, we can continue to support local causes.
Liberty Fundraising has been “helping others helps themselves” with Butter Braid pastry fundraisers for almost two decades. During this time, the team at Liberty Fundraising has provided unwavering support and optimism to local communities by helping groups reach their goals.
Fundraising provides multiple learning opportunities for the kids who participate; talking with potential customers, handling money, managing orders, and working with others will help kids develop new and important skills that will benefit them in all aspects of life.
Big Sky Fundraising joined the Butter Braid brand in 2017. It is owned by Chris and Joy Skovira. The Skoviras put a lot of heart into their fundraisers because they care so much about the causes and groups they serve, and that extra care is why groups love to work with them.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Butter Braid® Brand
Many of you are loyal Butter Braid® pastry fans. You’ve been following the company since the very beginning, so you know a lot. But there are still some things that maybe even our most dedicated customers don’t know.
The dealership we’re featuring is one of our largest and has been with the Butter Braid® brand for two decades, but their connection to the brand started long before that. From the very beginning, Rite Bite Fundraising has gone the extra mile to make the groups they serve feel like part of their family.
Turn a Butter Braid® Pastry Box into Craft Storage
Do you need a use for that Butter Braid® pastry box you’ve been keeping around? It’s time to start repurposing them! All it takes is some duct tape and some scissors. Great for the crafty mom, daycare provider, school teacher, or anyone who needs storage for art supplies!
Butter Braid® Pastry Reviews: Stories from Our Customers
We’ve been sharing our products with people for over 25 years. And people are glad we do! Don’t take our word for it. Our customers will tell you themselves; they can’t get enough of Butter Braid products. Check out this list of Butter Braid pastry customer reviews!
JMC Fundraising joined the Butter Braid® brand in 2012. It was started by one woman who was just looking for a way to support her family. Now, over a decade later, that woman has not only helped her own family but hundreds of others throughout the Georgia area.
1st Class Fundraisers is in the spotlight for March. The owners of 1st Class Fundraisers have been working in the fundraising industry for over 30 years, and they use their years of experience to create a variety of profitable fundraisers that are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.
It’s time for February’s “Dealership Spotlight,” and this month we’ll be introducing you to Integrity Fundraising. Integrity Fundraising joined the Butter Braid® family in 1997. Since then, it has become one of the premier fundraising organization to Colorado communities.
4 Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time for Fundraising
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.
We’re kicking off our “Dealership Spotlight” segment with Freckled Moose Fundraising. They have been a part of the Butter Braid® family for about 20 years. During that time, they have helped thousands of groups reach their fundraising goals.
We spend a lot of time writing about our fundraising products and the wonderful people who benefit from selling them. Now, we want to introduce you to those who help make it all possible, our family of dealers.
Brighten up your holiday party with a festive Butter Braid® pastry treat. We’re sharing our holiday masterpiece with you. Roll up your sleeves and get your bake on this Christmas! Make your own candy cane Butter Braid pastry!
Are you participating in a Butter Braid® pastry fundraiser this year? Having trouble reaching your goal? We’re here to help. Use this list of 10 things you can do to make sure you have a great fundraiser.
Sending a thank you letter to your parents and supporters at completion of the fundraiser is a great way of acknowledging their contributions and increases your chances for fundraising success in the future.
A parent meeting with sellers is key! It’s crucial they understand the importance of the fundraiser-i.e. what the money is going towards, why it’s necessary, and what impact will it have on their child.
An important factor for increasing your fundraising sales and ultimately the success of your fundraiser is how well the fundraiser is promoted. Check out our Top 10 Tips to Increase Fundraiser Sales and Success! It will help you raise funds.
They weren’t asked! 67% are waiting to support your next sale! If you’ve ever wondered why customers don’t buy, now you know the answer! Be sure to spread the word about your next fundraising sale, so you don’t miss out on potential customers!
All fundraisers are not created equal. Check out our infographic to see which fundraiser is right for you! What do you need to consider when picking a fundraiser? Take a look at these questions you should consider.
You’ve met your goal and you think “success”. But is it true? How do you know you couldn’t have raised more? Doing a fundraiser evaluation is so important. Here are four ways to evaluate your fundraiser.
Plan Your Week and Day – Having a clear fundraising plan in mind can greatly reduce stress and planning priorities for the day and week gives us a peace of mind. It’s simple: Clearly define your fundraising goals.
by Everything Mommyhood
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Butter Braid® pastries, and I had heard of them before as they are a sweet and simple fundraiser that I know a lot of people love. Who can turn down yummy baked pastries straight from the oven?
by Volunteer Spot Downright
The recipe for Spring fundraising success doesn’t have to be complicated! With the right fundraiser, tools, and fun incentives, your school can boost turnout. Check out these spring fundraising ideas.
by Volunteer Spot
5 Simple Spring fundraising solutions for school parent leaders. Does the thought of Spring fundraising season keep you up at night? With these 5 tips & tricks, you’ll be ready to raise some dough!
Country Maid, Inc., makers of the famous Butter Braid® pastries, announces they have been awarded the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a globally recognized food safety and quality program.
Judy Quiter, from Navasota, Texas, was the lucky winner of the Country Maid sponsored, Butter Braid® brand Golden Ticket Sweepstakes. This giveaway was in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Country Maid.
Country Maid, Inc. and Butter Braid® Pastry Dealers volunteered at the Harvesters Outreach Center
In order for Country Maid, Inc. to further our mission of “Helping Others, Help Themselves,” we partnered with Harvesters Outreach Center to help repackage donated food to help feed over 66,000 people.