Fundraising with Calendars

How much could you raise?

Each year thousands of Team Calendar customers raise fantastic funds for their causes. Schools and PTAs often feature students' artwork, and self-funded organisations take fun photos of their activities, from football matches to charity challenges.

Here are some typical examples of the profits you could generate by designing your own calendar with us and selling them on to your supporters.

The selling price is entirely up to you but your choice of calendar size and style can make a huge difference to your profit margin. Plus, the more you order, the cheaper the unit price. For example:

A4, 2 months per view
(7 leaf calendar)

A3, 2 months per view
(7 leaf calendar)

Buy 250 @ £1.46 each = £365
Sell 250 @ £6.99 each = £1747.50
Profit=
£1382.50

Buy 250 @ £2.27 each = £567.50
Sell 250 @ £8.99 each = £2247.50
Profit=
£1680

Buy 500 @ £1.27 each = £635
Sell 500 @ £6.99 each = £3495
Profit =
£2860

Buy 500 @ £2.06 each = £1030
Sell 500 @ £8.99 each = £7192
Profit =
£6162

Buy 2000 @ £0.72 each = £1440
Sell 2000 @ £6.99 each = £13,980
Profit =
£12,540

Buy 2000 @ £1.00 each = £2000
Sell 2000 @ £8.99 each = £17,980
Profit =
£15,980

All prices exclude VAT and optional cellobags. And remember our Seasonal Discounts apply from January through to November - the earlier your order the better the discount. Compare prices.

Top 10 ways to sell your fundraising calendars

Winter is by far the best time of year to sell a calendar and to boost income for a good cause. At Team Calendars our customers regularly raise thousands with clever tips and tricks to get their calendars seen - here are our top 10 ways to reach new customers and sell those calendars faster than hot mince pies!

  1. Pre-orders - Offer an early bird discount to those placing calendar orders in advance of production. This will secure profits early and ensure that your calendars don’t get forgotten in the frenetic festive period.
  2. Christmas Events – Craft fairs, School Nativity Plays, community events – make a table-top display of your calendars and remind people of the inspiring work you do. Why not offer a free mince pie with every sale?
  3. Open an eBay charity shop – allow your calendars to reach a much larger audience.  People are busy at this time of year so take advantage of quick, easy PayPal payments and free charity listings.
  4. Local Shops – get the local community involved by placing a calendar or poster in their shop window or countertop. You could pass the vendor a nominal fee for each sale or ask them to support your local cause outright.
  5. The Workplace – place a copy in your staff room or take advance orders. If you have a sponsor, ask them to do the same, and request a mention on their website or newsletter – businesses can often reach larger numbers of potential buyers.
  6. Facebook – share the progress of your calendar with followers, take orders via the Shopify Ap (from £6 p/mth subscription) or drive traffic to your website. You can also sell calendars on community group pages with the Admin’s permission.
  7. Teamwork – ask each of your team members to sell on a small quantity of calendars to friends and family…a tried and tested technique for selling raffle tickets fast.
  8. Gift Discounts - Calendars are great Christmas present so offer a good discount for multiple purchases. Gift wrapping, cello-wraps or paper envelopes will enhance their gift appeal. Depending on size and quality, calendars are usually sold at between £5 and £15 each.
  9. Membership upsell – add an optional calendar purchase to subs, membership or termly fees to make it easy for your team members to bag a copy.
  10. Press and PR – Write up key facts about your calendar, why you have produced one and the work you do. Send this to your local newspaper with a strong lead image, preferably containing people or a local place. The free publicity can really boost awareness and draw people to your events and websites.

See how our customers maximise their calendar sales on Facebook.


Need Inspiration?

Here are some of the inspired ways our customers have created unique, fun and must-have fundraising calendars: 

Schools out for Summer

Give your childrens' artwork pride of place in an annual art competition to be featured in the school calendar. Take a high-res scan of their mini-masterpieces and add the title, child's name and year group as the caption. Select the starting month as September and sell your calendars in the summer term with the added bonus of keeping parents informed of those all-important term dates, inset days, sporting events and parents evenings.

Get your kit off!

The Women's Institute raised a £1million with this simple, saucy idea. Use bats and balls to conceal your bits-and-bobs and sell a bundle!! Warwick University Rowing Club created some of the most successful naked calendars we've ever printed, winning Charity Calendar of the Year 2014.

From Props to Pin-ups

Take your photos in black & white and create a stylish, sexy (and more flattering) calendar. Add some moody looks and it's Andy Murray or Jessica Ennis-Hill, eat-your-heart-out!  A winning idea for varsity teams, sports clubs and societies.

Man of the Moment

Comission individual portrait shots of each team player for each month of your calendar. Works well with the 13 page designs, for example our economical A4 7 Leaf Double Sided Wall Calendar.

Smells like team spirit

Get your gang to dress up as rock stars or choose a fun theme such as punk, eighties or heavy metal for each calendar month. Alternatively, re-enact scenes from your favourite films or music videos.

Celebrate your achievements

Pick the best action shots from your team's season and highlight individual and team achievements in the caption areas, for example 'Johnny Barnes: Last season's top point's scorer'.

All club together

Spread the calendar across different age groups or classes and feature a different year group on each month, e.g. Under 9's, Under 10's, Under 11's etc.

Promote your Sponsor

Feature your sponsor's logo on each page with any of our 'Sponsor' calendar styles in exchange for a little help towards your set-up costs. Your sponsor will benefit from year-round brand exposure to your supporters and positive PR.

To get started browse our Product Gallery or read our simple guide on How to Order. Go forth and fundraise!

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