FlipGive Stories Fundraising Tips

How To Host A Used Book Sale

Nov 21 2017

FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

Hosting a used book sale is a great fundraising endeavour to do at the beginning of the school year. This kind of fundraiser is relatively simple to organize, and is a great way to raise money for your community, team, or school. 


What you’ll need for your fundraiser:

Even though this fundraiser has relatively simple steps, you still need to assemble volunteers to get organized for your fundraising campaign. The most important part of your fundraiser is collecting and organizing the books for your supporters. Have a designated area at your community centre or school where your participants and supporters can drop off their used books. You’ll need to price out each book before your fundraising event, and organize the books by genre so that your supporters can easily find what they’re looking for. 


The day of your fundraiser:

Have volunteers and a lot of change available at the checkout of your fundraising event. Have bags available for your supporters so that they can carry their books out of your fundraising event. 


Raising extra cash back for your fundraiser: 

If you want to boost your fundraising dollars, have school supplies available for purchase during your fundraising event, so that parents at your school or in your community can make your fundraiser their one stop shop for back to school. If you have a FlipGive fundraising campaign page, you could earn up to 25% cash back for your fundraising event on top of your used book sale. 

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