How to Increase your Sales with Fundraisers

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I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Cinchshare for a Facebook training!

I’ve been doing fundraisers for about 7 years now in my Thirty-One business. I do them every single month and I can’t wait to tell you WHY!

We’re going to teach you everything from WHY you want to have them and what they can do for your business, to HOW to find them!

And then we’re going to teach you how to make the most of them and FIND them! It’s one thing to book a fundraiser, but when you understand the matrix behind what to actually DO with a fundraiser-you can increase your sales, your recruiting, and hit all those company incentives on a monthly basis!

So if you’d like to join this FREE TRAINING on how to increase your sales with fundraisers, CLICK BELOW to join us this Tuesday!


Melissa Fietsam


Fundraising Facts About Hosting a Fundraiser With Thirty-One

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All the answers you ever wanted to know about a Fundraiser with ME and Thirty-one:



**How do you earn money for your group?

Earning money with a Thirty-One fundraiser is SO easy! There are a few different ways we can set it up, but you will earn 30% of ALL SALES. That’s HUGE! I’ll go over the different ways we can set that up below.

**What kind of groups can I help?

People have all different reasons for wanting to earn money for their group. I can help absolutely ANYONE!

Baseball teams

Church groups

Missionary Groups

School Trips

Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts troops

Non-profit organizations


Teachers for classroom supplies

A family or friend with a specific illness or medical need

Relay for Life

Breast Cancer Awareness (I would donate to your specific fund or research)

Football teams

Dance teams

Cheer teams

Gymnastics teams

Softball teams

Volleyball teams

Show Choirs

**What can I do to help you spread the word about your fundraiser?

You will have tons of packets to carry around.

We will have a link to your event on my main Thirty-One website that you can send friends and family to order online.

I can mail packets to individual people to help you collect orders.

You will also have a Facebook event (that I set up) where you can add all your friends and family.

**Can people earn prizes?

I LOVE to give away prizes for top sellers.  So if a group of people are collecting orders, top sellers will get prizes!

**Do you have to be local to do a fundraiser?

No. You can live halfway across the country and we can still make this a success for you and your group! I just closed an $800 fundraiser to someone whom I never saw once. I mailed packets and we communicated over the phone and email! We can accomplish some pretty amazing things with technology!

**What types of fundraisers can you do?

There are so many different ways we can hold your fundraiser.

1. We can do groups…where each parent takes a hostess packet and collects orders. Some people like to keep their own earnings, and some like one big lump sum to go to the whole team. Completely up to YOU!

2. We can also do a very specific fundraiser with just a set amount of products (usually 4-5). Our spirit line is great for this!

3. We can do a home show where I come out and set up and do a short presentation. And there’s always prizes and give a ways!

5. We can do a complete ONLINE fundraiser

6. Or I can set up at your church or your event and collect orders so people can see the product.

**Any way we decide to do it, it is sure to be successful with the two of us working together! You can also see some fundraisers below that I have done in the last 12 months!

If you are interested in hosting your own fundraiser, fill out the survey below:

These are fundraisers I have done in the last year. One of my FAVORITE parts of this job!

~ Christa got help with her daughter’s Middlebury Summer Russian Language School and for the Fall semester studying abroad in Russia.

~Crista raised money for TUA Cheer fees

~Glory Road Youth Fundraiser

~Julie raised money for her friend’s medical bills

~Annie was able to donate over $500 to Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Foundation

~Sarah raised money for her “Breast Friends Forever” marathon team

~Madison Blaze Women’s Football

~Lindsey raised money for Delta Gamma Service for Sight

~Aubree did a fundraiser for NICU care bags in her own town

~Middletown Middie’s earned over $600 for their 5th grade football team

~Michelle earned money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Eastern PA

~Tina earned money for her son’s medical bills

~Christine earned money for her Camp Kesem’s donation fund

~Madi earned money for St Kate’s Repertory Care Club

~Jennifer earned money towards the Junior Bible Quiz Bowl Team

~Connie earned money to send her daughter to Paris on a school trip

~Abby earned money to go to Egypt on a school trip

~Queen Creek High School DECA earned money for their team

~Samantha earned money for her son’s baseball team

~Sarah earned money for Team BIDMC

~Tammy earned money for her Pelotonia fund

~Heather earned money for Nutrition Expressions Relay for Life fund

**These are just SOME of the successful fundraisers I’ve done over the last year. And I’d love to tell you more about what I can do for YOUR group!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts


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Thirty-One Camp Kesem Fundraiser

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My friend Christine hosted a Fundraiser party and we were able to donate $500 to this AMAZING foundation!! Absolutely LOVE this part of my Thirty-One journey!

It is SO easy to give back to causes YOU believe in by hosting a Thirty-One show and letting your friends contribute to a great night of fun, laughter, and Thirty-One!! Thank you Christine for allowing me to be a part of your journey!


If you would like more information about this fundraiser, check out the link below!!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

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Fundraisers With my Thirty-One Business!

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So excited about my donation this month to Tammy Evans Pelotonia fund!! Tammy got $450 donated to her fund!
Each month, my first home show booked gets to choose where 30% of their own party sales will go to. AND…10% of my own personal sales. My little way of contributing to the world through this awesome gift of‪ #‎ThirtyOne‬!! This month is headed to Alzheimer’s research from Stephanie Hoffman Dickerson and next month is a kids Cancer Camp from Christine Butcher Pabst! Moving mountains in my little corner of the world! One person really can make a difference! #‎BetterTogether‬ ‪#‎Pelotonia ‬‪#‎ENDALZ‬


If you would like to see more about the AWESOME things going on with this donation fund…check out their website:

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

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Thirty-One Football Fundraiser

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I love doing Thirty-One fundraisers!! This month, we did a Middletown Middies 5th grade football fundraiser and they raised over $600 in COLD HARD CASH to pay for equipment and jerseys!


How did we do it?

Each parent took home a hostess packet and they collected orders for 2 weeks. SO EASY.

Does your team organization need some quick cash? Thirty-One can help you do it!

We can do ANY type of fundraiser:

~ Church group fundraisers

~Bowling team fundraisers

~ Volleyball team fundraisers

~ Baseball team fundraisers

~ Softball team fundraisers

~ Choir group fundraisers

~ Basketball team fundraisers

~ Football team fundraisers

~ School trip fundraisers

~ In Vitro fundraisers

~ Adoption fundraisers

~ Fundraisers to pay for medical bills

~ Band fundraisers

…you name it, we can do it!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

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Team Challenge: How to do a Thirty-One Fundraiser

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Fundraisers are a MUST in Direct Sales. And I personally LOVE to do them for the marketing aspect. Watch this 7 minute video to learn all about fundraising with Thirty-One. It’s such an easy way to be able to give back to your own community and people around you. And market your business at the same time.

Below is a challenge I set up for my team:

Are you ready?! Team Trendy Challenge!! Learn all about fundraisers!!

I want you to watch this 7 minute video and post a picture below when you get your list of 31 filled out!! I will upload a blank list to help get you started on a tracker! Who’s up for it?! We’re not in the top 20 selling teams because we like our comfort zone! We’re there because we’re not afraid to work for it!


Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts


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