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Fundraising ideas using Caricature King

Earn up to 15% on each sales, plus value add opportunities!

Is your school, church group, activity group, scout group or other group looking for unique fundraising ideas? Are you sick of sausage sizzles, yard sales, cookie drives, car washes and other high-energy activities?

Coming up with new fundraising ideas can be a challenge. However there is now a new fundraising idea that makes it easy – and it can be done simply and easily, either hold a photo/order day piggybacked on a regular event, or harness your group’s social and work networks and the power of email…a digital caricature.

Caricatures as a fundraising idea provide a wonderful, unique and personal gift that will be treasured for years to come and that can be used in a variety of ways. All of them mean that customers can get a cost effective gift can be delivered with a minimum of inconvenience.

The best part of all about a caricature is that customers can easily order at home, or at work. It also does not require lots of hours on the part of your fundraising team over an extended period of time.

Working from a photograph of one or two people, the caricature artist creates an amazing digital caricature. While most are done in a head and shoulders aspect, you can also have a full body drawn or in a full scenario.

On special request we can do full body or groups in scenario

Caricatures can be used for plenty of uses. For a full list just send a blank email to tips@caricatureking.com . Because the image is digital, the price can be kept low, meaning even when printed and framed, it remains an affordable gift idea.

Earnings

All calculations are based on our standard retail rates for head and shoulders and full body (price depends on the artist). This means you will make a minimum of 10% for under 15 caricature orders in a month, up to 15% for more than 15. If you feel you will get more than 30, we can look an even higher rate! So the more you sell, the greater the percentage and the earnings!

Prices

Caricature prices range from US$35 for a black and white head and shoulders to US$100 for a full color, fullbody caricature in scene with props. You earn 10-15% of these prices - so you could be earning $15.00 per sale! (LOTS of people order the $100 caricature.)

Here are several easy ways of fundraising with Caricature King:

1. Offer a simple caricature service – promote it via your email networks.
Make use of friends, friends of friends and their friends to publicise your fundraising via email. You just write the email, perhaps provide a sample or two and include the special link we provide you to our website where the customer places their order. We can help with email templates etc if required.

This works very well with a group of people who can distribute the information through social and work networks via email or personal websites. We can also set up a special short URL for promotion in printed newsletters etc. The Best part of all, it means funds can be raised not only from the organisation's own community, but also around the state, the country and even around the world - all through the power of email!

ACTION: Have the fundraising leader contact us and we will set up a special tracking account that allows accurate tracking and recording of sales. You can log in and check progress as well!! Your customers use the supplied link to visit the Caricature King website, browse the artists and order. The earnings are tallied at the end of the exercise (or every month if ongoing) and then commissions are paid out to you.

2. Have a Portrait Day - For customers who may not have a digital image of themselves, organise a ‘Portrait Day’.
This is where you take their picture with your digital camera and take payment, email us the images and a spreadsheet (we will supply template) of what picture for which artist etc.

We will then send you a payment request based on the number of orders (so min 20% commission up to 25% or higher depending on volume). Payment can be by credit card or Paypal and must be made prior to work commencing.

The finished caricatures will then be emailed to you. You handle final delivery to the customer (by email again or on floppy disk). You can charge the customer a 10-30% premium for this service, thus leveraging your fundraising inflow.

ACTION: Have the fundraising leader contact us to establish your activity in our register. We can email you sample images, order form (for customers to fill in) templates plus template for your order form to email to us.

3. Value add with products – provide caricaturised products.
Similar to number 2, except you may work in with a local supplier who can put the image on quality paper, a t-shirt, mug, frame etc. Again this offers the opportunity to further leverage funds by adding a percentage for taking the photo, plus a further percentage from the sale of the item (the supplier should give you at least a 10% discount).

ACTION: Same as 2.

The bottom line
By harnessing the interest of your local community and the power of the internet, caricatures make a fun way to raise funds. Not only do people get caricatures of themselves done, they often get them done of their family and friends as a Christmas, birthday or other special even gift.

QUESTIONS? Contact us - we are here to help!




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