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We have helped thousands of fundraisers create great quality, cost effective calendars to sell for profit and we can do the same for you too!
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Which is the most popular calendar for fundraisers?
Of our entire calendar range the A4 size wall calendar in the 7 leaf option is the most popular. Printed on both sides this saves paper and is better for the environment but most importantly it costs you less, would you like a sample.
Increase your profits by getting local businesses or individuals to sponsor your calendar.
In our experience, most businesses will readily pay £30-£50 to sponsor a calendar month. Some fundraisers manage to find two or more sponsors per month resulting in a profit before a single calendar is sold.
Sponsorship doesn’t need to be limited to a banner advert at the bottom of the page. On the grid style layout there are spare boxes* which could have an advert within them. You can also add adverts around the main image itself. If you would like to do this and you are using our DIY Online Calendar Designer you will need to upload the main image and surrounding adverts as one image - you can do this in a program such as Photoshop.
If you are fundraising for a school or community you could also sell birthday messages. The messages can be displayed around the main image, using the above method, or in the spare boxes* on the calendar grid. Our fundraising customers usually charge £5 per greeting.
*Please note that adding adverts or text to the spare boxes on the calendar grid can only currently be done using our Calendar Design Service.
Recommended retail price and potential profit
We surveyed our calendar clients and they told us the average price they sell an A4 Wall Calendar (7 or 13 leaf) is £5 with some charging up to £12.99. You can also offer discounts for multiple purchases to increase sales.
Here is a basic example:
- Obtain just one £30 sponsor advert per month
- Order 250 A4 calendars (7 leaf option) before September to get 15% discount
- Sell each calendar for £5.00
- Make £1000 profit!
Be inspired by other fundraisers, check out our calendar gallery
Check out these tried and tested calendar themes from our fundraising customers
Calendar girls - The world famous calendar girls have proven to be inspiration to thousands of fundraisers.
Sports - create a team calendar to support your local club. A mix of action shots through the season and traditional team shots work well. For schools, why not dress up and make props for a different sport for each month.
Artwork - Run a competition in school or in your art club and feature the winning pictures in the calendar
Now and then - this is a great one for villages - find a local location like the village green or local shop and take a picture of it today and also show an inset picture of it in yesteryear.
Recipes - a delicious idea which gives your calendar added value. Take some pictures of each recipe to add interest. This could be run as a competition in your school or local community with the winning recipes featuring in the calendar.
Class photo - Reuse the traditional class photos you produce every year. Check with your photographer regarding copyright or why not get snapping yourself!
Decades - A fun way to get children to learn about different periods of history. Ask different classes to research, dress up and make props for a particular decade or historical period e.g. 20s, 60s, Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Victorians, Vikings.
Films and books - World book day has become an established annual fun day for schools where children get to dress up as their favourite character. It is a great day to take photos of the classes for use in a calendar.
Birthdays - Rather than traditional class photos organise all the children in the school by birthday month. You can also add each child’s name to the calendar on their actual birthday.
Self portrait - Based on the popular tea towel fundraiser get each child to draw a self portrait. You can either scan these individually or why not get the class to create a background scene such as a day at the seaside, add the cut out self portraits and then take a picture of the whole piece of artwork.
Seasons / holidays - Children just love to get dressed up. Assign a calendar month to each class in the school and get them to dress up or make props to illustrate the season/month. It makes for a great project and even better photographs! As well as the four seasons, think of all the other traditional holidays e.g. Easter, Valentines, Halloween, Christmas, Patron Saint Days
Photography competition - Run a photo competition in the school, village or club and feature the winning pictures in the calendar
NB: Please ensure you have the necessary permissions to use any photographs within your fundraising calendar.
Calendars with added value
Give added value to your calendar by including important dates and information.
- School term dates, trips and exams
- Church and community events, meetings and services
- Sports training and fixtures
All prices advertised include VAT and delivery to mainland UK
Order early and save - Order your calendars between 1st January and 1st September and you will receive 15% discount.
We value our loyal customers and say thank you by giving them with an additional 10% discount on every order.
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Fundraising calendar inspiration
Be inspired by other createcalendars customers
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effective calendar to raise funds for your chosen cause
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