Fundraising Help Center

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Rada Cutlery Products

Kitchen Knives

Your fundraising supporters will appreciate buying useful kitchen products that are 100% Made in the USA to help fund your cause.

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Cooking Utensils

With over 100 kitchen items to choose from, your supporters will find it easy to select items to purchase which means easier selling for your group members!

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Cutlery Gift Sets

Your fundraising group will have more sales and earn more profits because your supporters will purchase gift sets for weddings, birthdays, and holidays.

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Quick Mixes

Your supporters will love the selection of dips, soups, cheeseballs, BBQ seasonings, marinades, and cheesecakes.

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Gift and Cookbooks

You will love the wide selection of recipes these cookbooks offer. There are cookbooks for desserts, camping, crock-pots and more.

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Sales Methods

 

Catalog Fundraising

Catalog Fundraising is the most popular fundraising option and generally produces the most profit for your group.

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1. SHOW YOUR CATALOGS

New catalogs are available each year on August 1st when items are released.

There are 32 pages of products and prices are set in $0.25 increments for easy adding.



Watch a Catalog Walkthrough Video

    2. PLACE THE PRODUCT ORDER

    Each catalog comes with an order taker where your group members will record their supporter orders.

    Order takers are simple to use and have space for 10 separate orders. Additionally, there is $1.00/order collected to pay for shipping.

    Instructions:

    • Make sure sellers verify your supporter’s information for each order.
    • Use the Merchandise Total and Grand Total areas to confirm your orders and cash receipts are in balance.

      3. DISTRIBUTE THE PRODUCTS

      When you receive your order, cross-check the invoice/packing slip and confirm all of the items are received.

      If you find any discrepancies, contact our customer service immediately at 1-800-311-9691 so we can make adjustments.

      Sorting and delivering your orders is EASY & SAFE! We place a protective sleeve on all individual knife blades.

      All items are sealed in a plastic bag with the item number and product name printed on the bag.

      Online Fundraising

      Online Fundraising allows your out of town family and friends to support your group with web shopping and direct shipping.

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      1. Create Your Account

      Click This Link to get your fundraiser started in just 5 minutes!

      Once approved (within 1 business day), you’ll receive an email containing a unique online group store link that will allow your friends, family, and community to purchase from you.

        2. Share Your Link

        Share your group’s unique link with everyone you can!

        Groups seem to have the most success using Facebook to reach supporters, however, email and other social media platforms are good options as well!

        We make sharing easy with pre-made promotional tools like Facebook graphics and videos for you to post.

          3. Earn 40% Profit

          You will be paid via a monthly eCheck email that you can deposit at your regular bank.

          Simply PRINT out the check and DEPOSIT to receive your 40% Fundraising Profit!

           

           
           

          Express Sales

          Take Products on the go with this sales option. Cutlery is safely packaged so you can meet your customers where they are at!

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          Things to Remember

          This pack is great for simplified fundraisers – you can sell Vegetable Peelers or Regular Paring Knives in plastic tubes with rubber caps from our cardboard carrying cases.

          Note: These are two of our bestselling items and are the only 2 items available for sale in the tubes.

            The Products You’ll Offer

            Regular Paring (Silver or Black SSR Handle)

            • Item CS1 $75.55 each ($50.45 Profit)
            Item CS21 $75.55 each ($50.45 Profit)

            Vegetable Peeler (Silver or Black SSR Handle)

            • Item CS2 $105.75 each ($67.25 Profit)
            • Item CS22 $105.75 each ($67.25 Profit)

              Special Consideration:

              Cases come with 24 of our Knives or Peelers per. Unopened cases can be returned for a refund within 90 days! Products cannot be mixed within one case at the time of ordering

              Table Sales

              Set up a table with Rada Products on display, eliminate the need for delivery, and make the most of places with a lot of potential customers.

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              About Table Sales

              Event Sales allow customers to see what they are buying and eliminates the need to deliver items later.

              Groups who choose event sales as a fundraising method order items ahead of time and sell from that stock.

              Some Great Event Sales Options: After meetings, Church Gatherings, Local Craft Shows, Fairs and Festivals.

                Don’t Worry

                An event sales fundraiser is low-risk for your group, thanks to our 90 day return policy (excludes food products).

                Whatever your group doesn’t sell can be returned within 90 days of purchase. Please call 1-800-311-9691 for return authorization.

                  Products To Get Started:

                  Check out the following products in the ‘Boosters’ section of this help center for ideas on what to get:

                  Table Runners, Display Boxes, Price Cards, and Tabletop Displays

                   

                  Sales Boosters

                  FREE SALES BOOSTER

                  Printable Fundraising Poster

                  Use this poster to inform your community of your fundraiser!
                  Click below to receive your FREE poster.

                  Catalogs & Order Takers

                  The first 10 each year are FREE, but always make sure you have enough for your salespeople, and order any additional ones as needed.

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                  Item CATF $.25 each
                  Item OT FREE

                  Demonstrator Case

                  Increase your sales by letting the customers see and touch the items they want to purchase. The durable demonstrator case attractively displays 21 pieces of cutlery.

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                  Item S17 (W/ Cutlery) $119.30
                  Item S17E (Empty Case) $34.85

                  Includes one of each of the following:

                  (Silver Handles)
                  • R100 – Granny Paring
                  • R101 – Regular Paring
                  • R104 – Utility/Steak
                  • R107 – Slicer
                  • R114 – Spatula
                  • R117 – Handi-Stir
                  • R118 – Bagel Knife
                  • R119 – Knife Sharpener
                  • R125 – Cook’s Spoon with Holes
                  • R126 – Tomato Slicer
                  • R127 – Super Parer
                  • R132 – Vegetable Peeler
                  • R133 – Mini Server
                  • R135 – Party Spreader
                  • R142 – Serrated Regular Paring

                  (Black SSR Handles)
                  • W203 – Heavy Duty Paring
                  • W205 – Serrated Steak
                  • W208 – Carver/Boner
                  • W212 – 10″ Bread Knife
                  • W237 – Ice Cream Scoop
                  • W241 – Deluxe Vegetable Peeler

                  Express Sales

                  This pack is great for simplified fundraisers – you can sell Vegetable Peelers or Regular Paring Knives in plastic tubes with rubber caps from our cardboard carrying cases 24 products per case.

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                  Note: These are two of our best-selling items and are the only items available in the tubes.

                  Regular Paring (Silver or Black SSR Handle)

                  Item CS1 $75.55 each ($50.45 Profit)
                  Item CS21 $75.55 each ($50.45 Profit)

                  Vegetable Peeler (Silver or Black SSR Handle)

                  Item CS2 $100.75 each ($67.25 Profit)
                  Item CS22 $100.75 each ($67.25 Profit)

                  Sample Pack

                  Rada’s Sample Pack is a great way to introduce your group to Rada Cutlery.

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                  Item SAMF $13.00 each

                  Includes one of each of the following:
                  1 – R101 Silver Regular Paring Knife
                  1 – W426 Anthem Tomato Slicer
                  1 – W217 Black Handi-Stir
                  1 – Q605 Bacon Cheddar Dip
                  1 – Fundraising Catalog
                  1 – Leader Guide
                  1 – Order Form
                  1 – Order Taker

                  Poster

                  Promote your fundraiser with this attention-getting 22″ x 17″ poster!

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                  Item POS $.40 each

                  Car Magnet

                  Use this 12” x 9” magnet to let people know, no matter where you go, that they can buy Rada Cutlery from you.

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                  Item MAG $5.00 each

                  Rada T-Shirts

                  Wearing a high-quality t-shirt with the Rada Cutlery logo shows people you’re excited about partnering with Rada Cutlery for your fundraiser!

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                  White T-Shirts

                  Item B101 $6.60 (Small)
                  Item B102 $6.60 (Medium)
                  Item B103 $6.60 (Large)
                  Item B104 $6.60 (XLarge)
                  Item B105 $8.55 (XXLarge)
                  Blue T-Shirts

                  Item B107 $7.65 (Small)
                  Item B108 $7.65 (Medium)
                  Item B109 $7.65 (Large)
                  Item B110 $7.65 (XLarge)
                  Item B111 $9.25 (XXLarge)

                  Banner

                  Our 60″ x 27″ banner makes it easy to let everyone know you’re selling Rada Cutlery! Complete with four metal grommets for quick hanging, you can post the banner outside or above your display.

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                  Item BAN $35.20 each

                  Display Table

                  This unit is great for displaying AND storing your Rada Cutlery items. Simply remove the box lid and insert the cardboard riser, price cards, and banner as shown in the picture.

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                  Item TDB (35.5″ x 21.5″) $18.50 each

                  Table Runner

                  Use our Table Runner to make an attractive table display. Simply place it across the table so the logo hangs down in front or hang it behind the table as an eye-catching backdrop.

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                  Item B131 $32.60 each

                  Price Card

                  Show your potential customers how affordable Rada Cutlery is with our Price Card (3.5″ x 4.75″).

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                  Item CARD $.11 each

                  Display Boxes

                  Display boxes are great for table setups. Each display box includes a smaller internal box for enhancing your knife display. Includes a price card too.

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                  Item SDB (10″ x 6″) $2.40 each
                  Item MDB (13″ x 7.5″) $3.10 each
                  Item LDB (15″ x 7.5″) $3.60 each

                  Ready to order your booster products?

                  Call Us: 1-800-311-9691

                  (Available weekdays, 7AM – 4:30PM CST)

                  Order Online: Click Here

                  Using your Rada Fundraising customer number and password ($20 minimum)

                  Ordering Options

                   

                  Online Sorted Order

                  Rada will individually pack orders per seller! This FREE service makes it easy to distribute orders.

                  Enter orders online as often as you’d like and submit your group order when you’re ready ($20.00 minimum on group orders).

                  Place a Sorted Order

                  Online Non-Sorted Order

                  With a call to customer service, you can set up your online ordering account and password.

                  Once set up, you can place your order by clicking the link shown below. 

                  Place a Non-Sorted Order

                  Mail-In Sorted Order

                  Here’s another way to utilize the Sorted Order Service.

                  Just mail your Order Takers with payment any time your sales total is at least $1,000.00 and we’ll enter all the orders for you.

                  Mail to: Rada Mfg. Co., PO Box 838,
                  Waverly, Iowa 50677

                  Mail-In Non-Sorted Order

                  Send your completed Order Form by mail with payment of a check, credit card, or money order ($20.00 minimum)

                  Orders are shipped for you to sort and distribute.

                  Mail to: Rada Mfg. Co., PO Box 838,
                  Waverly, Iowa 50677

                  Phone Non-Sorted Order

                  Our customer service agents will take your product order over the phone Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

                  Call: 1-800-311-9691

                  Video Library

                   

                  The Rada Cutlery Catalog

                  Walk through the fundraising catalog and the top quality products that your group will be offering to supporters.

                  2:18

                  How to Sell from a Catalog

                  Selling from a catalog is easy when you remember the H.E.L.L.O. system.

                  1:30

                   
                   

                  How to Set Up Table Displays

                  Learn some tips on making your Table Sales as profitable as it can be – as an extension of your catalog sales.

                  0:53

                  How to Use Express Sales

                  If you want a simpler way to sell Rada products in your community – this is a great option for you, learn about our Express Sales method.

                  0:30

                   
                   

                  Introduction to Online Sales

                  Have you heard about our FAST and EASY Internet Fundraising – designed to help you reach your out of town supporters?

                  0:37

                  How to Earn Online Profits

                  Check out this walkthrough on understanding how you’ll make profits with an Internet Fundraiser.

                  1:21

                   
                   

                  Online Promotion Tips

                  Know how you’ll promote your fundraiser? This video provides an explanation and a list of ideas to help you get started!

                  0:47

                  Posting on Facebook

                  This video will take you through the process of how to copy and save the image to your computer and then post it to your page on Facebook.

                  1:21

                   
                   

                  Sorted Order Introduction

                  This video tells why you should use our new Simple Sorted Order method this fundraising season.

                  0:39

                  How to Place an Order Online

                  If you want to place an order online, this video will walk you through how to accomplish it so it’s easiest for you.

                  2:20

                   
                   

                  How to Fill Out an Order Form

                  Learn how to fill out the Order form so you’ll be ready to place your order when your fundraiser comes to an end.

                  1:57

                  How to Use an Order Taker

                  Learn how to fill out the Order Taker so you can ensure your customer’s information and purchases are getting recorded accurately.

                  0:49

                   

                  FAQs

                  Catalog Fundraising

                  How do we start our catalog fundrasier?

                  Simply order the number of catalogs and order forms you’ll need for your salespeople.

                  How often can we place a group order?

                  As often as you wish! The minimum order is only $20.00 of wholesale items purchased.

                  How much do we need to purchase to start our fundraiser?

                  No purchase is necessary. Once your group sells and collects money for orders, you’ll place your group order with Rada, paying for the product at that time.

                  Is there a time limit on how long we can run our fundraiser?

                  No. You decide when to start and how long you want to sell.

                  How do we get paid for our catalog sales?

                  You collect money when taking orders. Your supporters pay the price listed in the catalog and you pay the cost each price listed on the Order From (the difference is your 40% profit).

                  Do supporters pay shipping on their catalog orders?

                  Supporters are not charged for shipping; however, a $1.00 processing charge is added to each order to help offset the cost of shipping the group order.

                  Do we have to use online fundraising or can we just sell using the catalog?

                  You can choose each option alone or both at the same time. The choice is yours!

                  Does Rada charge groups sales tax?

                  We do not charge fundraising groups state or federal taxes.

                  Online Fundraising

                  How do we start our online fundrasier?

                  Enter your information on the Online Fundraising Signup page. Once reviewed by customer service, you’ll receive an email with your unique online group store link.

                  How do supporters shop online on behalf of our group?

                  Supporters can order through your unique online group store link or by selecting your group’s name at www.RadaFundraising.com. Or you can choose to create personalized salesperson store links for each group member to share.

                  How do we get paid for our online sales?

                  A printable check made payable to your group will be emailed to you every month. Simply print the check and deposit it at your bank.

                  Will I know if someone places an order online?

                  You’ll be able to view online orders and payment history in your Leader Dashboard. You will also be notified by email every time an order is placed.

                  Do you have images and information I can post on social media for our fundraiser?

                  Yes, you can find photos, form letters, videos and text samples on the Social Media Toolbox.

                  How can I track how many online orders each salesperson generates?

                  You will be able to create a personalized link for each salesperson. Each seller will share their own link, and you’ll be able to track sales by salesperson in the Leader Dashboard.

                  Ordering Options

                  Will Rada sort my fundraising order by salesperson?

                  Yes! If you use our Sorted Orders service, you will receive your group order sorted by seller making it easy to distribute orders!

                  How do I get my customer number and password so I can order online?

                  Please call us at 1-800-311-9691 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST.

                  How much do we have to order? Is there a minimum?

                  The minimum is only $20.00 for phone-in orders and orders placed online at SortedOrders.RadaMfg.com. The minimum for mail-in Sorted Orders is $1,000.

                  Do I have to fill out the Order Form if I’m placing a Sorted Order by mail?

                  You will only need to fill out the organization information, shipping information, and payment method for a Sorted Order.

                  Can I add to my Sorted Order once it’s submitted?

                  Unfortunately, we can’t add to a Sorted Order once it’s submitted, but you are welcome to place a new order if the total is $20.00 or more.

                  How long will it take to get our group order?

                  You will generally receive your order five to ten days after we receive the order with payment.

                  Can I place more than one order?

                  Yes, you can, and we encourage you to keep your fundraiser open for a few weeks for any additional orders. After supporters have had a chance to try their Rada products, many will want to order more.

                  Where can I find more information about placing our group fundraising order online?