Social Gem fundraising programs deliver financial results and social justice
+ Ethical products
+ Positive educational value
+ Ongoing support
When you team up with Social Gem for your fundraiser, we help you tailor a program that is exactly right for your organization, school, church or sports team.
Our business model is sustainable, transparent and fair trade. Social Gem is a member of Fair Trade Federation, Green America, and Canadian Fair Trade Network. Our fundraising campaigns offer an option of educational and social justice component that can be incorporated into your fundraiser at no extra cost.
Whether you're planning a fundraiser for a school, a team or a club, let us help you get the most out of your fundraiser with style!
What To Expect When Starting a Fundraiser
Your fundraiser plan may depend on your start/end dates; if you are planning to start sooner than later, you'll want to sign up, sign your agreement and put in that first order for catalogs and samples right away! If your start date is in a month or more, you have more time to browse our website and plan ahead - choose your cover letters, download the banner to send to a local printer, and also choose which samples you think would be best for your display.
Helpful Fundraiser Marketing Tools
Our Chair's Office has everything you need to maximize sales and use fresh ideas for your fundraiser. Under "Promote" you'll find ready-to-print cover letters, tons of signs and banners, phone call scripts, emails you can copy/paste with a recommended timeline, tips for posting to Facebook and more. You can also get tips and ideas from real fundraisers - including set-up photos and kick-off ideas. A professional merchandiser has also set up display ideas for your samples!
We have order systems for everyone in the fundraiser: the fundraiser chair, the sellers & students' parents, and out-of-town friends & family can all support your fundraiser and enter orders easily on our website.
Our fundraising model incorporates social good through supporting education for girl students whose parents cannot pay for school. (In many countries school is NOT free). Every successful fundraising campaign allows Social Gem to sponsor one girl student for one year, including school fees, uniforms, shoes, textbooks, and lunches. You will have an option to communicate directly with this student and follow her progress!
Kickoff with a screening of stories from internationally acclaimed film Girl Rising!
Ask us about a free screening of stories from Girl Rising a beautifully moving film by Academy Award nominated director Richard Robbins, narrated by Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, and Anne Hathaway and others.