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“Dine & Donate Fundraiser Information”

WHAT IS A “DINE & DONATE” FUNDRAISER?:
Dine & Donate fundraisers are a sweet, simple way to raise some funds for your non-profit, school, club, event or organization.  Basically we set a date to host the fundraiser, you promote the fundraiser by encouraging your constituents to come enjoy Swirl on that date...and then we write you a check after the event is over (give us a few weeks).

HOW MUCH CAN WE RAISE?
If you get 1 - 14 people to Swirl, we will donate 15% of their sales to you. Winter: 25%

If you get 15+ people to Swirl, we will donate 20% of their sales to you. Winter: 40%

If you get 50+ people to Swirl, we will donate 30% of their sales to you. Winter: 50%

So...quite simply, the more people you get to come, the more money you’ll make!

WINTER SPECIAL: We’ll add an extra 20% onto the #’s above for any winter dates … so up to 50% back to your organization / club!

LET’S DO THIS!  WHAT ARE THE STEPS?

Step #1. Save this link as a bookmark to refer back to.

Step #2. Select a date for your fundraiser and then email us your date request to team@swirlsa.com.

  1. Typically a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  List of UNavailable dates below.

  1. We can host up to 4 fundraisers per year (1 per season) for your school, non-profit, school club, local group, etc.  Winter fundraisers we give an extra 20% back to your organization (details below) since it’s a bit harder to get folks to come out in the cold...although now we also have a Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate Bar, Chai Tea & French Vanilla Cappuccinos!

THESE DATES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPOKEN FOR:

Step #3.  Post a “Save the Date” on Social Media.  

  1. Here’s one you can use.
  2. Or, make your own using our Logo
  3. Be sure to Link to us on Social Media so we can help promote too
  1. www.facebook.com/swirlsananselmo
  2. www.instagram.com/swirlsananselmo
  3. www.twitter.com/swirlsananselmo
  4. Snapchat: SwirlSA

Step #4.  Print a flyer and distribute it, post it, etc. Feel free to post one at Swirl too.  Here’s a blank flyer you can print and handwrite your organizations name and date onto.

Step # 5. SPREAD THE GOOD WORD!  
Generate as much interest in the fundraiser as you can!

How to generate the most interest

  1. Who should I tell about our fundraiser?
  1. Your customers
  2. Your board members
  3. Your employees
  4. Your family members
  5. Your friends
  6. Your Social Media friends
  7. Your neighbors
  8. Your child’s class list, PTA, etc.

  1. Get your kids/students involved!  
  1. Ask them to post info to Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  2. Ask them to distribute flyers around their school
  3. Use school email lists to send to other families, publish in class and school newsletters, etc.

  1. Print the flyers (above) and send them out far & wide

  1. Post on Social Media and remind people ahead of time, the day before the event AND the day of the event.  

  1. If you use Facebook, create an “Event” and invite all of your friends to the event.  It reminds them and often puts it onto their calendars if they indicate they are going.  THIS OPTION TENDS TO WORKS EXTREMELY WELL!

  1. Ask your tech savvy supporters to “check in” online on the day of the fundraiser and to post online to help get the word out.  People are so busy they need lots of reminders!

DAY OF FUNDRAISER:

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Please Note: Flyers and promotion info may not be disseminated to customers in front of the store on the day of your event.

On the day of the event, Swirl Team Members will save the receipts for everyone who brings a copy of the flyer and/or mentions your fundraiser.  We have a spike/spindle on the counter that is just for this purpose.  

At the end of the night the team will staple your receipts together and leave in office for manager to count up.  Within a couple days we’ll cut you a check and mail it to you.

QUESTIONS:

Email David Allen-Hughes at david@SwirlSA.com

LAST STEP: On the day of the fundraiser, please email us the address where you would like us to mail your check.