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Loyalty Because of Product Variety & the People Who Make It Happen!

My experience with Cherrydale has a long history of about 18 years. Why would I continue with a fundraising company if it wasn’t for the product. More importantly, I believe it is two elements that compels me to continue every year . . . the product varieties and the people who make it happen for my program. I have experienced a consistency of presentation, reliability, and trust by the sales people that brings this opportunity to our school. I know of no other fundraising company that does this better! Read More

Jerry Lees
Director, Rim of the World High School Bands

Fundraising FAQs

Whether this is your first fundraising campaign, or you've been at it for years, you may have a few questions before you get started.

To get a fast answer, start by scrolling down to see some of the questions we've already addressed, based on our years of experience. And if you need more information, don't hesitate to ask! You can email us at CDFinfo@cherrydale.com or call our customer service support staff at 1-877-619-4822.

Our job is to make your job easier. Which means making sure you have everything you need for the easiest, most successful campaign possible.

 

What is product fundraising?
Product fundraising is one of the most preferred ways many non-profit organizations choose to raise money. Non-profit groups benefit from being able to sell both name-brand and unique, specialty items to friends, family and to members of their community, and keep a portion of the proceeds. As your product fundraising partner, Cherrydale Farms provides high-quality products, attractive color brochures, and a turnkey selling process to support nonprofit groups who want to raise the maximum amount of funds with a minimal amount of effort.

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Why is product fundraising effective?
Most "do-it-yourself" fundraising efforts - such as bake sales, car washes, and special events - tend to be more labor-intensive and less profitable than product fundraising. As your product fundraising partner, Cherrydale Farms provides guidance and support, troubleshoots any problems that might arise, and reduces volunteer time and energy while maximizing sales. Product sales work in general because people like buying products for a worthy cause, and groups appreciate getting fast results and an easy-to-use program. Cherrydale Farms works particularly well because we carry highly-desirable products that people want to buy, year after year - resulting in a consistent, reliable fundraiser that every nonprofit group could use.

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What does it take to run a successful product fundraising campaign?
The most successful product fundraiser will include: an enthusiastic volunteer sales force, outstanding products that people want to buy, and a fundraising partner that provides top notch service from beginning to end of the campaign. Having a product fundraising partner with decades of experience, such as Cherrydale Farms, is one of the best ways to avoid pitfalls and stick with a tried-and-true approach that delivers results.

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How can Cherrydale help our organization in our fundraising efforts?
When you work with Cherrydale Farms, you instantly get decades of experience on your side, to make your fundraising program a success. With our help, more than 20,000 schools and organizations raise over $66 million annually. Our brochures offer a multitude of products, ranging from gift wrap to licensed brand items to our proprietary chocolates and confections. And our well-honed systems make the process of the sale - from beginning to end - as easy as it is profitable for you and your team to run.

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Can any group or organization participate in Cherrydale’s fundraisers?
Yes, any non-profit group that needs additional monies and has a solid base of volunteers willing to help run a fundraising program can benefit from our programs.

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Do I have to go "door-to-door" to make the program a success?
Definitely not. We strongly discourage any door-to-door sales to strangers for the safety of the fundraisers. We have found it is far more effective to reach out to parents, family members, friends, and co-workers in person and online.

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How do I get started?
Simply contact us and we will connect you with the Fundraising Sales Consultant in your area. He/she will then ask for more information about your organization to make sure you get the most useful information and recommendations for your group. You'll then receive a complete, tailored packet of brochures we offer. Your Consultant will also follow-up with you to see if you have questions, and be available to coach you through the process, from beginning to end.

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Can I choose to use any number or combination of brochures?
While you are welcome to choose from the many brochures and programs we offer, we have learned from experience that a more targeted campaign is sometimes the most successful. Your Fundraising Sales Consultant will take the time to learn about your organization, and guide you to the best possible combination to help maximize your profits. And, of course, your input and insight into what you think will work best plays an important role in determining the campaign focus.

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What percentage of fundraising sales will my group receive?
Most of our programs share between 40%-50% profit with the organization. The final figure depends on products you select, the prize programs included, and any additional services you request. Your Fundraising Sales Consultant will be able to share a firm number once these details are determined.

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How do your free incentive programs work?
Cherrydale Farms offers a wide selection of prize programs to help motivate your sellers. We carry both cumulative and pick-a-prize style programs, and prizes are available for all ages. Most prize programs are free to the organization, with the exception of those that may be added and tailored to the specific needs of a group. In these cases, a group may choose to pay for these additions, or split the costs with your Cherrydale Sales Consultant.

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Does Cherrydale Farms require a minimum order to hold a product sale?
No, there is no minimum order required, however, we do have sales levels to meet to receive free shipping. Your Fundraising Sales Consultant can go over these thresholds with you so you can keep them in mind when you place your order. Your Consultant can review the shipping rates and help you to avoid additional shipping costs wherever possible.

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Do you require any money up front?
No, there is no payment required up front. Your Cherrydale Consultant will review payment policies with you to select the best payment option for your organization.

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Who can I call if I have questions during my product fundraising campaign?
If at anytime you have questions, please contact your Fundraising Sales Consultant, or contact his/her CSR (Customer Service Representative) via email at CDFinfo@cherrydale.com. We're here to make your job easier and we'll be by your side every step of the way.

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Do I have to pay for the product brochures I need to run my campaign?
No. Cherrydale Farms will send you as many fundraising product brochures as you need, at no charge.

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How much selling time do you recommend for a successful campaign?
Plan on two to three weeks of selling, including at least two weekends. If a sale is too short, your sellers won't have adequate time to reach enough prospects and collect orders. But if the length of the sale is too long, your sellers may lose momentum.

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Do I collect the money at the time the sale is made or on delivery?
You can use either pre-pay or post-pay methods. Pre-pay is when your sellers take orders and receive payment upfront. These funds are deposited in your account. Post-pay is when your sellers take orders but collect either when picking up orders or after delivery has been made.

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What do I do once all orders and monies have been collected?
Contact your salesperson and let them know that you are ready to either send in orders or have them picked up. Depending on your location and salesperson, they will guide you through the shipping process.

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When will I know how much money we've made?
Usually within 5 days of receiving your orders at our tally department, you can go online and review your invoice summaries. Your Chairperson will be given a 4-digit code and school id # to use in retrieving many different reports online. You will also receive all of these reports the day of delivery in the form of a bound folder.

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When and how should I remit payment?
Payment is net due upon receipt of invoice. We accept a cashier's check, school check or business account check for the total amount due, which you'll find at the bottom of the invoice. Please note that balances unpaid after 30 days will incur finance charges of 1.50%.  Please send to the "remit to" address printed on your invoice.  Your profit is the difference between the monies collected and the payment to Cherrydale Farms. Congratulations!

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When will I receive my order?
Most orders will be tallied, packed and shipped to your organization in no later than 3 weeks. If any any time you want to check in, don't hesitate to call your Fundraising Sales Consultant.

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Are shipping charges included?
Yes, as long as shipping minimums are met, you won't pay extra for freight. Make sure to discuss those minimums with your Fundraising Sales Consultant so you aren't surprised by an unanticipated shipping charge.

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What’s the best location for distributing the order?
Gymnasiums, cafeterias or other large areas make excellent distribution locations. Be sure you have at least two adult volunteers available during order pick-up, as it can get hectic.

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When should I begin distributing the products?
Begin distribution of orders the day of or the day after they arrive. Set a specific date and time for pick up, and try to accommodate after school or evening pick-up times so it is convenient for everyone. Make sure notices are sent to your entire team of sellers with date(s) and time(s) of distribution. Also, it is a good idea to have a back-up plan for anyone who can't come during your pick-up times. There's always one!

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What do I do when my shipment arrives?
Count the boxes you have received, and compare them with the delivery receipt. If they match, sign off on the delivery receipt. If there is a damaged box or a missing box please note and let your Fundraising Sales Consultant or Customer Service Representative know so that a proper credit and/or a re-shipment (at no cost to you) can be made. We recommend sorting orders by classroom if your organization is a school, or by seller if not. This will make distribution easier.

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Is it O.K. if food products are un-refrigerated for a period of time?
All perishable products need to be refrigerated ASAP. Any orders that are not picked up during your distribution times must be refrigerated immediately. Plan for pick-up of perishable items carefully, and be sure your sellers understand the importance of refrigeration in delivering a quality product to their customers as well. Cherrydale Farms is not responsible for product left out and not stored properly. If refrigeration might pose a challenge for your group, consider choosing non-perishables for your campaign instead.

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