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How to Make Mama Flasch’s Salsa Fundraiser Work for Your Group

Here at Mama Flasch’s, being part of the community has always been important to us, that’s why we’re committed to giving back. Whether it’s a school fundraiser or other philanthropic event, we’re committed to ensuring your goals are met and your event is a success. We’ve mentioned before tips for successful fundraisers, and with our great salsas helping make yours stand out, here’s how to make Mama Flasch’s salsa fundraiser work for your group. Another Way of Giving Back We’re committed to investing in our community, that’s why we use locally sourced fresh produce in all of our salsas. We also care about sustainability, that’s why our small batch salsas are not just crafted with local ingredients but done in a way to produce as little was as possible. By using Mama Flasch’s salsas at your next fundraiser, you’re not only providing people with a great tasting quality product, you’re providing them with an opportunity to support local small businesses and encourage sustainable practices. When people know that they’re supporting a great cause and their local community, you’re sure to reach your fundraising goals in no time. Healthy Great Tasting Option We’re committed to providing you with a quality product made with fresh ingredients. Because our products only use high-quality natural ingredients and are free of preservatives, this means that our salsas are full of antioxidant-rich ingredients and offer other great health benefits. Knowing that you’re invested in providing them with a heart-healthy, fat-free option that’s low in sodium, is sure to make a positive impact on your patrons. In addition to being healthy, our salsas offer three levels of heat, making them perfect for any audience. It also means you’ll be providing your audience with a focused campaign that provides them with three delicious options. Salsa is more than just a dip, enjoy it with chips or veggies or add it to your favorite taco or chili recipe, it’s a great way to add flavor to any meal.  Whether it’s our mild Gregular or InCindyary hot salsa, you’re sure to see results. We’re with You Every Step of the Way We’re proud of where we’re from, in fact, we’re so proud every label of Mama Flasch’s salsa brags that we’re Ohio Proud. Loving where you’re from also means helping make it a great place to live, that’s why when you partner with us for your next fundraiser, you get a team passionate about the mission and committed to success. If you’re interested in seeing the positive impact Mama Flasch’s salsa can have on your next fundraiser, contact us. We’d love to hear how we can help you reach your fundraising goals.
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5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Work Together on Promotion

  In 2010, American Express sponsored Small Business Saturday. Held at the end of November, the purpose of this event was to remind consumers that in addition to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions run by big box retailers, small businesses rely on the holiday season to boost their sales as well. The event was a big success and has grown every year since, with a huge amount of awareness generated through efforts like the #shopsmall hashtag.   So, why does a huge corporation like American Express spend time helping small businesses? Many of these businesses use one or more of AMEX's products, which is why American Express sees a lot of value in working together. This is a great lesson for all small businesses and one that should inspire them to work with each other.   Since there's a lot to be said for a rising tide lifting all boats, we want to spotlight five different reasons small businesses can gain a lot by working together to promote their services and products: Increased Exposure   The first big benefit of working with other small businesses is the opportunity to get your services or products in front of a greater number of potential customers. By choosing businesses that have similar customers to your own, you'll be able to create really powerful synergy for everyone involved. Plenty to Go Around   Unless you're talking about a direct competitor, the benefits that go along with working together with other small businesses far outweigh any drawbacks. More Effective   Working collaboratively with other small businesses provides an opportunity to pool resources. This means all the businesses involved will get more out of whatever they invest. From marketing campaigns to giveaways, having multiple parties involved means a greater ROI for all. Greater Reach   There's only so much that your business can do on its own. However, when you work with one or more other businesses, you immediately have a way to amplify your efforts. For example, if you run a collaborative campaign on Facebook, having more parties involved means the ability to share more, which will translate to getting in front of many more prospects. Lots of Opportunities   Thanks to the availability of social media and other marketing channels, it's easier than ever for small businesses to work together. If you want to see just how easy and beneficial this kind of collaboration can be, contact Mama Flasch now so we can discuss opportunities for our small business to work together with yours!
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6 Elements of a Successful School Fundraiser

According to PTO Today, school groups raise more than $1.5 billion every year selling various products. Although that huge amount may seem like a typo, it’s definitely billion with a b. While the opportunity presented by school fundraising is a very attractive one, it doesn’t mean raising a meaningful amount of money for very worthwhile initiatives like equipment or enriching field trips is easy. Since certain decisions and actions can mean the difference between mediocre results or a very successful fundraising campaign, I’ve used my extensive research and recent participation in this space to compile a list of the six essential elements of successful fundraising for a school: 1.   More Isn’t Always Better Research by PTO Today found that there are more than 2,000 fundraising companies in the US and Canada. All of these options can make it tempting to offer tons of products during a fundraiser. However, that approach can actually overwhelm prospects, which is why many of the best fundraising results come from much more focused campaigns. It’s also why our selection of three delicious salsas are perfect for a school fundraising campaign. 2.  Your Partner Can Make or Break Fundraising Efforts The right company and products can help your fundraiser exceed your expectations. On the other hand, the wrong partner can create a burden that’s nearly impossible to overcome despite your best efforts. So before you get persuaded by a slick pitch and big promises, take some time to do your research and think through all aspects of what’s being offered to you. 3.  Start Planning Now Given the number of pieces that have to be in place for a successful school fundraiser, it’s never too early to start gathering information and thinking through all the basics of your campaign. 4.  Know What You Want to Accomplish One of the most important things to pinpoint during the planning stage is exactly what needs to be accomplished with a fundraiser. By setting a clear goal that’s meaningful but still attainable, you’ll be able to set the stage for giving everyone something to rally around together. 5.  Get Everyone Involved Speaking of rallying around, the more you can get the entire school and community involved, the better. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure there’s alignment between what the fundraising is trying to accomplish and a core value of the school. 6.  Ending Doesn’t Mean It’s Over A common mistake that’s made in regards to school fundraisers is letting the momentum go away once a campaign ends. By making a point to engage in different follow-up activities like saying thanks to everyone who made the campaign a success, you can help carry the positive energy into future efforts. By taking each of the six elements above into careful consideration, you will have all the pieces in place needed to run a very successful fundraiser for your school. And if you’re interested in working with Mama Flasch’s Salsa on a fundraiser, don’t hesitate to get in touch with US TODAY.