MLM Fundraising Ideas

What should you know about MLM Fundraising? Well, I believe there are two aspects of network marketing fundraising you should know about. For the purpose of this post, I will teach you more about how network marketing companies participate in fundraising. I will also teach you how you can leverage your network marketing business to raise funds for a charity you are passionate about.  Let’s get started.

Just about every MLM Company in existence supports non-profit charities.  A few examples include:

• Mary Kay® supports the Mary Kay Foundation®

• Isagenix supports Childhelp®

• Nu Skin® supports the Force for Good Foundation®

I could go on and on, but my main point is that most MLM Companies donate a good amount of money to charities. In many cases, they even started the charity. Personally, I like that fact that most MLM Companies give back to these organizations.

Furthermore, you can use your network marketing business to raise money for charities you are passionate about.  Here are several things you could do:

# 1 Donate the wholesale-retail difference from each retail sale to a charity of your choice

As you get retail customers for your direct sales business, you can keep track of your retail sales and donate the profit from each sale to a charity of your choice.  Most companies have a 20-50% wholesale-retail markup, so on an average $100 customer order, you would have somewhere between $20 and $50 in retail profit that you could donate.  Not bad!

# 2 Donate a portion of your bonus check to a charity of your choice

When you get paid your bonus check once a month, or once a week, you could donate the entire bonus check amount or a portion of it to a charity of your choice.  Start out by donating a percentage of your check, say 10%, and send it to the charity you want to.  As you start to make more money with your company, the amount you donate will increase drastically.

# 3 Wear your company shirt at a charity race such as a 5k (get MLM Company permission first)

You could run in a fundraising race and wear a shirt or outfit that has your MLM Company’s logo on it.  You could get people to sponsor you and all of the money you collect would go toward a fundraiser that you choose.  This is good publicity for the company and for your business.

# 4 Sponsor a little league team as an independent distributor (get MLM Company permission first)

You could find a Little League team in your community, either a baseball, soccer, football or basketball team (or any other sport) and sponsor that team.  For a good $1,000 to $2,000 you could sponsor a team and have a year’s worth of advertising.  Your company name and your name would be on all the jerseys and maybe even on a sign on the sports field.  This creates goodwill with the parents of the kids and goodwill in your community, and it lets people know about what you are doing.

These are a just a few MLM Fundraising Ideas I can think of. You are only limited to your imagination.

Final Thoughts

In summary, MLM Fundraising is done by both MLM Companies and independent distributors. You will quickly discover that most MLM Companies donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. They understand the importance of giving back and supporting their local community. And you will also find that many distributors do the same thing.  Personally, I believe it’s a good idea to donate to charities, especially charities that are close to your heart.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any MLM Fundraising Ideas that you would like to share with the rest of our community?  If so, leave a comment and let us know.  Thanks.



11 thoughts on “MLM Fundraising Ideas

  1. Greg Boudonck

    This was a great post Chuck. As humans, I believe God gave us a responsibility to help other humans. We do this with our abundance. With that being said I need to point out the other side.

    Please look closely at the charities you are donating to. There are many in which very little goes to the main objective the charity describes. I have seen supposed charities that pay people that “work” for them outrageous sums and the actual humans who are supposed to be benefited only get 1% of 1%.

    It is our responsibility to make sure who we are giving to is legit. Please make sure.
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  2. Bonnie

    I’m in Shaklee and I do fundraisers all the time. Sometimes I sponsor churches and local businesses into my Shaklee business to help them raise money. It works every time.

  3. Karen

    MLM can be used for fundraisers. We’ve done it at my church and with my son’s football team. In both cases we raised more than $1000 for each organization. You simply need to get creative.

  4. Jeannie

    Whenever I do a home party with my Mary Kay business, I donate 5% of the total sales to a different charity. I even let the people at the party help me pick the charity. In most home parties I sell between $1,000 and $2,000 worth of stuff, depending upon how many people are there, so we normally raise $50 to $100 per party. Over the course of a year, I probably contribute several thousand dollars worth of donations to different charities, just from my Mary Kay sales.

  5. Lisa

    I’ve been with Avon for many years and every year I give away 10% of my profits for my business to local charities. In most years, that is between $2000 and $4000. I always do this in December and it feels really good to know I am helping out charities in need, especially around the holiday season.


  6. Amy Skalicky

    There are a number of discussions about value on this site, and this article is a good example of opening up your MLM to augment your efforts to deliver value first. Supporting a worthy nonprofit organization or charity is a win/win direction to take. Some MLM’s actually partner with a nonprofit organization or charity by signing the organization up as a distributor and allowing them to keep profits that they generate. This relationship should be considered with a word of caution, however, because a legal gray area arises concerning a nonprofit organization making money. Should you venture into this kind of an arrangement, be diligent in learning all of the associated legalities and limitations.

    1. chuckholmes Post author

      Good points, Amy. If you’re thinking about doing MLM Fundraising, make sure you contact your company, and maybe even a lawyer first, do you don’t do anything wrong and wind up in hot water.



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