Price Your Fundraising Campaign with Bricks R Us

September 12, 2014

If your organization is holding a brick fundraiser, you probably have a lot of questions.  Your organization’s concerns may range from “how do you price your fundraising campaign?” to “what will our costs be?” These are both important, difficult questions which can be answered with the Bricks R Us calculation table.

Price Your Fundraising Campaign with Bricks R Us

Source: Bricks R Us

Calculation Table

At Bricks R Us, we understand that nonprofit organizations need to be careful with their finances.  Therefore, we created the Bricks R Us calculation table as a handy tool to help our clients estimate the profitability of their own future brick campaigns.

Sizes

Looking at the table, you’ll note that there are two sizes of bricks listed: the standard 4 in.  x 8 in.  and square 8 in. x 8 in.  This lets your organization “sell” bricks at two different price points.

Expenses

No matter the “sale” price of your bricks, the cost to you remains flat.  The price per brick is $19 (standard) and $29 (square), which includes the brick, engraving and shipping.

Pricing

In the above example, the standard brick sells for $100, while the square brick goes for $200.  Your organization can choose to raise or lower the sale price of either size brick, depending on your organization’s needs.  If your address is 88 Main Street, maybe you want to go with $88 for the standard brick, or if it’s your 150th anniversary, you could set $150 for the standard and $250 for the square brick.  It’s your choice.

Profitability

It’s easy to see how profitable brick fundraisers can be.  Using the example prices in the table, and assuming you sell 300 standard bricks and 200 square bricks, your organization could bring in:

  • Gross: $70,000 ($30,000+40,000)
  • Minus Costs: $11,600 ($5,700+$5,900)
  • Net: $58,400

No Leftover Product

Remember, because each brick is ordered at the request of a donor, there are never any leftover bricks at the end of the fundraiser.  You’ll never be stuck with extra product after your brick campaign is over!

If you’re still undecided about holding a brick campaign, or if you have any questions about the calculation table, contact us today.  Our helpful customer service staff will be happy to answer all of your questions and go over these figures with you.

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