Looking For A Fundraising Idea? Sell Salsa

Are you looking for a way to raise funds for a community group, an organization, or an event? Selling various items has long been a go-to fundraising approach. Candy bars are a tried-and-true classic. Some people sell candles or wrapping paper. If you're looking for something more unique to sell, though, you may want to consider salsa fundraising. Here's a closer look at why selling salsa is such a good fundraising idea, plus some tips to help you out in this endeavor.

Benefits of Selling Salsa

Salsa is a great thing to sell for your fundraiser because it appeals to a wide range of people. Those who are trying to avoid sweets are more likely to buy salsa than a candy bar or other desserts. Salsa tends to be gluten-free and vegan, which means those with these specialized diets can and will buy it. 

Another benefit of salsa is that it lasts. It is not something that your buyers need to consume ASAP. Salsa typically has an expiration date of several months, if not several years, so buyers can keep it in their cupboards until they're ready to eat it. This also allows them to buy more from you.

Tips for Selling Salsa

If you do decide to sell salsa as a fundraiser, look for a company that makes several different types of salsa. It's nice if you can have at least a mild and a hot option, as people will generally prefer one of these. Having more flavors or varieties is even better.

Check the labels and get to know the ingredients in the salsa you're selling. Buyers are bound to have questions about this, and you'll want to have good answers to give them. 

Finally, make sure you are offering the salsa affordably. If you work with a salsa company that regularly supplies salsa for fundraisers, they'll generally have a pricing suggestion for you. You want to charge enough that you're making money for your organization, but not so much that customers will think the salsa is overpriced. If you're not sure how much to charge, ask a few friends how much they would pay for fundraiser salsa. Average their responses and make that your price.

With these tips, you should have no trouble selling salsa as a part of your fundraiser. Once people in your circle learn that you have salsa for sale, many will express interest.