This article hits home as our original cup holder design was set up as a fundraising idea:
With many charity and civic groups looking for ways to raise funds these days, one of the old tried and true methods is coming back into popularity. Creating a cookbook through member contributions is a great way to bring in income to your church or organization these days. More and more people are staying home to save money and looking for new and interesting recipes to try, and a cookbook fundraiser is a great way to earn extra income for your group.
There are numerous ways that you can go about gathering the recipes that you will need in order to put together a successful cookbook. One of the best ways is to solicit those recipes from your members. With many favorite recipes handed down from generation to generation, you can be sure to get quiet a wide variety of good recipes rather easily.
Another great way is to seek recipes from the general public. Most organizations have a mailing list of contributors and donors that would be willing to either submit recipes or purchase the final version of the cookbook since they are already supporting the organization. With people being less generous during these financially trying times, if they know they are going to support something with their money and get a great book in return, they are more likely to contribute a cash donation.
The next step that you will need to accomplish is to find a good cookbook publisher. There are many companies that publish cookbooks and the best place to find a good one is to seek what is already on the market. Check with other organizations that have already created cookbooks, other churches and civic clubs for their input into what companies they researched and chose.
With some hard work and a little time, you can create your own cookbook that will be enjoyed and shared for generations to come.