Getting The Most From Your Fundraising Efforts With Senior Class T-Shirts

5 May 2017
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Selling senior class t-shirts is often an ideal fundraiser, whether you hope to raise money for a class trip or you want to be able to leave an amazing gift to those students in grades below you. However, any successful fundraiser must include making the product desirable to your intended clients, producing it for the best price and advertising the item you've created at a similarly affordable cost. Therefore, before you buy any of the items you'll need for your fundraiser, it's a good idea to consider the advice discussed below.

#1-Consider The Expenses Of Your Senior Class T-shirts And Plan Accordingly

It will first be necessary to remember that the base cost of a t-shirt is often very low, whether you're ordering from a design company or you are creating personalized shirts by hand with a group of volunteers. You can keep that cost low by choosing a single color for the t-shirts, since multi-color t-shirts including those that are tie-dyed, tend to be more expensive. 

You will also find that t-shirts with ink that appears on only one side, which is usually on the front, use less ink and time to make. That means that you have a lower production cost and a higher profit margin.

#2-Choose Affordable Designs And Colors That Are Appealing To A Bigger Customer Base

Another aspect to consider is the color of the shirt, which might be in one of the school colors with the correlating color being seen in the lettering. If you prefer to avoid that, it's best to stick with a gender-neutral color unless you attend an all-boy or all-girl school or other circumstances make doing so inappropriate.  

#3-Use Free Or Cheap Resources To Get Information About Your Fundraiser To The Community

Once you know what the t-shirts will look like and you have found ways to keep their production costs down, it is time to be sure that everyone in the community is aware of your project. In this instance, you can use social media to inform people of your senior class t-shirt fundraising efforts and you can probably place a discreet ad in your high-school.

It is also a good idea to speak with your class adviser, school principal or other administrator to get permission to set up a table or two at your school's sporting events. That same option might be helpful during lunch and since it is quite possible that non-custodial parents, grandparents and other family members who live out of the district might be interested in supporting your project, a small and affordable ad in the local newspaper might also be a useful choice.  

In conclusion, creating and selling senior class t-shirts is a popular option for fundraising, but it is crucial to be sure that the creation costs are as low as possible while still providing a quality product that is appealing to your target audience. In addition, costs of advertising can add up quickly, so you will need to be aware of low-cost or free options that might be available. As a result, before investing any time or money in your fund-raiser, you should be aware of the tips discussed above. For more information, talk to a professional like Gariel Screen Printing.