Book clubs are a really simple and no risk fundraiser for your club. The book club provides the order forms, the club circulates the forms and club members purchase books using the forms. Clubs can expect to receive a percentage of total book sales, typically around 20%, so if the club generates $1000 in sales it gets $200.
Basically, there are no expenses involved in running this fundraiser but it will take volunteer time and effort to promote and push sales.
Book Club fundraising is easy to set up but it must be promoted if your club expects to raise any funds. Support the fundraiser by promoting it on the club website, on the club newsletter and social media pages. Organise electronic order forms that parents can download from the club website, leave printed order forms in high-traffic areas of the club (like the canteen). The more books ordered, the more money that goes into the club kitty.
Factors to Consider
Time and EaseOrganise your Book Club fundraiser for peak buying seasons like the run in to Christmas, Mothers or Fathers’ Days. And make it as easy as possible for club members to order and pay.
This procedure should be treated as a guide only. Your club should seek advice specific to the needs of your club and event. Seek further details from authorities and service providers; especially in regards to insurance, licences, permits, spectator and participant safety.