Spring has finally sprung!

After what feels like months of teasing, we’re excited to celebrate the arrival of spring! For us, this has us looking forward to spring fundraisers!

Since springtime sports teams are reconvening, now is the perfect time to start planning that fundraiser!

As soccer, baseball, swimming, and other warm-weather sports pick back up, so will the volunteer tasks that come along with it, including fundraising. Let Indeygo make your spring fundraiser a guaranteed success with our favourite and most popular Cookie Dough fundraiser!

Spring into fundraising with 30 – 40% profits on an easy-to-manage fundraiser.

With 10 flavours to choose from, our Cookie Dough options please even the pickiest cookie monster. To make it even simpler, we provide the option of having a box of 48 pre-portioned cookies or a 2.7 lb. tub that can be thawed and refrozen for on-demand cookies while the dough stays fresh for months. We’re also proud to say that over 70% of our Cookie Dough ingredients are sourced from Canadian farmers!

March is also an exciting month because it marks Nutrition Month!

The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to Unlock the Potential of Food by practice healthy eating habits to take care of ourselves and our families. Led by Dieticians of Canada since 1986, Nutrition Month is the perfect time reflect on our eating patterns to make sure we’re fueling our bodies in the best way possible. 

Get creative in Nutrition Month: whether you try meal planning, getting your kids involved in preparing and cooking food, or even meeting a dietician to come up with healthy eating habits for yourself and your family. Don’t forget to pair healthy eating with a balance of exercise and rest. Good food is fuel for your body and mind!

Now, back to our springtime excitement! Part of why this is our favourite time of year is because of our Mother’s Day Spring Planter fundraiser!

We’ve partnered with Aspen Greenhouse in Lacombe, AB, to provide you with the most beautiful spring planters to bring a pop of colour to your table or garden. Burt and Annelies Vander Vlugt provide beautiful flowers and plants of all types for wholesale and retail purchases.

Our orders for the Mother’s Day Spring Planter fundraisers will end on April 10th, so hurry and order now as they go fast! All Spring Planter deliveries will happen in early-May, just in time for Mother’s Day.

If Cookie Dough or Spring Planters aren’t in your wheelhouse, we’ve got lots of other fundraising options. Try out our Cinnamon and Sticky Buns, perfect for on-the-run treats since they’re already baked, so all that’s needed is a quick reheat in the microwave or oven for an easy delicious treat.

Looking for a no-fuss product? Check out our Coffee and Tea fundraisers! Each of the 6 blends of coffee are freshly roasted in small batches right in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. You can also feel good about the beans being sourced from family farms that are Certified Organic and Fair Trade!

Our 6 tea blends provide lots of options for the tea lover in your life. Each 50-gram bag of loose-leaf teas makes up to 30 cups of gourmet tea, and you can rest easy knowing that there are no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives added.

Our team at Indeygo is ready to help with any questions you might have or to help get you started on your own fundraiser! Get in touch today to get started.

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February Fundraising & Sharing Your Fundraiser Success Stories

As the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer, we’re happy to be working out way through February and looking ahead to Spring which is just around the corner!

We’re working hard to get groups set up to run their Spring Planters Fundraiser, which happens to be the best Mother’s Day gift around if you’re looking for one!

This year we’ve partnered with Aspen Greenhouses in Lacombe, AB for this plant fundraiser.

Aspen Greenhouse is a truly family-owned and operated business where Burt and Annelies Vander Vlugt and their two sons pour their hearts into every day. Originally from the Netherlands, Bert and Annelies had an inherent love of plants after growing up surrounded by greenhouses. They arrived in Canada in 1990 with their four sons and in 1993, purchased the land on which their greenhouses are now located.

All their plants are started from seed or unrooted cuttings sourced from around the world. The plants are then carefully looked after until they are sold to independent garden centres, national chain stores, or directly to consumers when their retail outlet opens to the public in the Spring. They will be opening on Monday, April 17th for the 2023 season!

This is the perfect school fundraiser to get students involved in bringing some beauty to their homes and surprise their moms for Mother’s Day! The last day to register for the Spring Planters Fundraiser is February 28th, so make sure you don’t miss out and get in touch with an Indeygo team member today to book your fundraiser!

February is also the time for sharing love, sharing quality time with family, and for us that means sharing successes.

Fundraising is often so much more than just raising money for a school, team, club, or good cause! Fundraising builds leadership skills, strengthens teamwork, brings together the community, and emphasizes the importance of strong communication. This is even more important when we get kids involved in fundraising! So many important life skills can be taught through the values of fundraising.

An important lesson to share with kids while fundraising is sharing the successes of their hard work!

When kids get to see the results of their hard work celebrated, it teaches them important lessons in recognition, confidence, and self-esteem. It also encourages them to work hard again in the future and to inspire others to join them in their efforts.

In the spirit of celebrating successes, we wanted to share a few awesome fundraising success stories from all over Canada!

The first round of applause goes to the 585 students from the McCaig Elementary School in Rosemere, Quebec who raised over $5,000 for their school! Congratulations to all the students, parents, and teachers who participated in the McCaig Elementary School fundraiser!

Next up is the Mahogany School from Calgary, Alberta where 530 students raised $5000 for their school! Funds will be used to purchase school apparel for all the students in the school to wear for the Grand Opening Celebration in March. Being a new school, there is much to celebrate!

Last but certainly not least, we’d like to give a big round of applause to the graduating class of 2024 from the Western Regional School of Nursing! 42 dedicated nursing students sold over 1000 tubs of muffin dough from Corner Brook, Newfoundland! They raised over $7,000 for their Nursing College, and the proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards their graduation celebration in May 2024. We can’t wait to see what these passionate students do in the future and thank them for their dedication to healthcare in Canada!

If you have a fundraising success story to share with us, we’d love to hear from you! Of course, we’re always here to help you with any fundraising products, tips, or tricks you may need help with!

Don’t forget, Indeygo is 100% Canadian-owned and operated, and we’re proud to source over 70% of our ingredients from local or Canadian suppliers! This means you can rest assured that the products you’re selling to friends and family during your fundraiser are sustainable and supportive of Canadian farmers, producers, and distributors.

From cookie and muffin dough to cinnamon and sticky buns, we’ve covered all your sweet treat cravings. Looking for something a little different? Check out our beef jerky or coffee and tea fundraisers! And, of course, we can’t forget about our furry family members, so we’ve even got doggie dough to make your very own treats for your best friend! We only run this fundraiser once a year, so make sure you don’t miss out on our Spring Planter Fundraiser – registration closes on Feb 28th!

Get in touch today to find out how an Indeygo Fundraiser works!

We’ll provide you with order forms, checklists, and structure for how to run a successful fundraiser. Once your fundraiser is complete, and your order forms are filled in, get back in touch with our team so that we can get your fundraising products sent out to you for distribution! We’re committed to making it easy for you to reach your goals and raising money should be simple and fun for volunteers!

Happy New Year: Here’s to a great 2023

We hope you all spent a great holiday season filled with family, friends, and relaxation! We were grateful to spend some great, quality time with family, spend time recharging in the great outdoors, and have come back to work in the New Year feeling refreshed and ready to get going!

We know that the beginning of a new year can be a harsh “back-to-reality” kind of feeling for some, especially if you add planning a fundraiser to your plate. That’s where we come in to help out!

Pick from a wide variety of Indeygo products to ensure your fundraiser is a success!

Our fan-favourite staples like our Cookie Dough, Coffee & Tea, and Cinnamon & Sticky Buns will always be around and ready to make a great fundraiser! With easy-to-follow steps and checklists provided for you and additional support available from the Indeygo team, we’ll get you up and running in no time. 

Also, we’re also only 10 weeks away from spring which means we’re already planning our Spring Planters and Herbs fundraisers!

From January 21 to March 21, we’ll take orders for the Spring Planters Fundraisers. Typically flower deliveries are made in early May, just in time for the perfect Mother’s Day gift! We provide a choice of Hanging Baskets, Patio Pots, Bedding Plants, and Herb Mixes to offer a wide variety of plant options. Please note that this fundraiser is only available to Alberta-based customers due to the partnership with Aspen Greenhouse.

If you have any questions or want to sign up for the Spring Planters and Herbs Fundraiser, reach out to our helpful Indeygo team today!

Of course, while we can dream about Spring being right around the corner, we know it’s still only January…

A new year can be a great time to review and reset your goals for the year. Despite clichéd New Year’s Resolutions like eating fewer cookies (which we don’t recommend anyway!) and working out more tend to fall to the wayside by the time the first month of the year is up, there are still a few great ways to go into the New Year with a refreshed sense of motivation, purpose, and enthusiasm!

What’s the best approach for a wholesome New Year’s Resolution?

There are so many to choose from, but we really liked the approach from Alberta Health Services that focuses on mindset. This is something that everyone has the ability to control (or at least try to) and is best described as, “how we view success, failure, wins, and setbacks.”

This year, we encourage everyone to set goals and review their progress with a Growth Mindset. This view means looking at challenges and obstacles as just that, something to work through instead of giving up when faced with. A growth mindset also shifts the perspective on setbacks and failures to be opportunities to prove your resilience, growth, and ability to learn and adapt!

Setting goals with a Growth Mindset can be daunting and seemingly complicated to do with kids. However, there can be a simple way to break this down, starting with:

  • Working together to set goals your kids want to reach, as opposed to goals you’d like to see them achieve as a parent, teacher, or coach. Goals will always be easier to achieve when there is an inherent internal motivation!
  • Start by setting realistic goals. By doing this, setbacks are easier to overcome and less likely to stall progress altogether, ultimately helping kids stay in a Growth Mindset as they work towards achieving their goals.
  • Help kids understand that their limitations are only temporary with the introduction of the word ‘yet’ into your collective vocabulary. While they may feel discouraged at certain times while working towards achieving their goal, reframing that discouragement from “I haven’t done it” to “I haven’t done it yet” can be a crucial shift back into the Growth Mindset.
  • Be open and honest with kids about how and why change happens, and what we can do to be adaptive and still make progress in the face of change.
  • Not if but when setbacks arise, try showing yourself (and demonstrate for your kids) the compassion you would show a friend in the same situation.

A Growth Mindset is something that is important to teach the young ones in our lives. Alberta Health Services has some great resources on making this shift with your kids and as a family, check them out here.

As we look ahead to 2023 and what fundraising might look like, we’re excited to get started! For those who may be a little less enthusiastic about their fundraising objectives this year, don’t worry – that’s why we’re here to help! Get in touch today to get started on the easiest fundraiser you’ll ever coordinate!

2022: A year in review

If you’re like us, you’re still trying to figure out how we’ve gotten to the end of the year already! 

We’ve had an amazing 2022 and wanted to share a few of our favourite moments, updates, and fundraisers with you! 

Our team at Indeygo has been busy all year helping groups fundraise for their sports team, school group, local food bank, and so much more! We’ve helped groups from coast to coast – seriously, we’re talking Newfoundland to BC, and even up in the Yukon! 

Of course, we owe a huge round of applause to all the amazing fundraisers out there! 

Your tireless efforts raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups across Canada! We’ve had the unparalleled pleasure of supporting a wider variety of groups than any other year. Throughout the year, we’ve provided fundraising support for varied groups: a hockey team in the Yukon, nursing students in Newfoundland and elementary, middle, and high schools. We also saw a huge number of activity groups like gymnastics, marching bands, music groups, dance clubs, soccer teams, day cares, figure skating clubs, French immersion groups, ringette teams, preschools, animal rescues, and more hockey teams than ever before! 

What led the charge in terms of fundraisers this year? 

While our crowd-favourite Cookie Dough fundraiser still held strong with Muffins closely behind, we also saw an increase in customers adding coffee and tea products to their fundraisers this year! 

In the spring we ran a successful campaign for Mothers Day spring planters that brightened up houses all around Alberta. We also saw more schools than ever before take part in our Fall Harvest Veggie Bundle fundraiser, including schools from Edmonton, Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Whitecourt, and Drayton Valley! As part of our Giving Back Food Bank Option, participating schools made over 7000 food bank donations and donated more than 7000 lbs. of veggies to various food banks! 

This reminds us of the deeper value of volunteering that impacts your health and happiness: volunteering connects you to others, volunteering is good for your mind and body, volunteering can advance your career, and brings fun and fulfillment to your life! 

As we switch gears into holiday-mode, we want to leave you with a few parting thanks for the end of this year. 

Indeygo would not exist without the incredible hard work of parents, volunteers, and group organizers all around the country. Our goal is always to bring a little fun to fundraising by providing access Canadian-made products and making it easy to reach your fundraising goal. We want you to succeed and our team is here to help you every step of the way! 

Indeygo is also committed to giving back!

Every year we are committed to supporting community groups by donating 1% of our sales to non-profit organizations that we care about. Through this commitment, over the years we’ve proudly donated over $100,000 to a variety of non-profit organizations such as environmental groups, women’s and children’s charities, and animal rescue organizations. 

If you’re looking for fundraising help, we’re ready when you are. 

Once the holidays are over and everyday life gets back into full swing, keep us in mind when that first fundraiser of 2023 comes up! Our team can’t wait to hear from you, refreshed and ready to tackle your next fundraising goal! 

The Impact & Value of Fundraising

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-November but as we sit back with a cup of warm coffee and watch the snow pile up outside, we’re reminiscing on all the great fundraisers we saw throughout the fall season so far!

We’ve seen some great successes from our amazing Harvest Bundle fundraiser that made over 7000 food bank donations to individual fundraisers that raised enough money for the Blackfalds U7 Minor Hockey Team 3 to head off to two different tournaments this season!

It’s not hard to grasp the importance, impact, and community value of fundraising.

For so many clubs, groups, and organizations, fundraising is a key part of their financial reality. Whether you’re a sports team looking to pay for registration fees, a music club needing funding to attend camp, or a non-profit looking to fund important community work, fundraising is an undeniable effort that, when done right, can be an incredibly effective way to secure funding.

There are also so many benefits to getting involved with fundraising.

Not only are you working towards the greater goal of securing funds to keep things running, it’s a great way to keep connecting with those who are also involved in the same group and build relationships with people around who have common interests. Fundraising can also be a great teaching tool for children to learn more about managing finances, organization, and giving back to the group they are a part of.

That’s why Indeygo makes fundraising fun and easy!

We offer a wide variety of fundraising products to choose from so you’re sure to find something that will suit your group. Once you’ve chosen your product(s), we help you get started by picking your fundraising dates, provide you with all the order forms to keep your organized throughout, and then once you submit your order forms back to Indeygo, we’ll ship the products out to you to distribute.

With the cool weather creeping in, we’re seeing an uptick in our coffee and tea fundraisers which provide the perfect jolt to get you going in the morning or help you wind down after a long day. Our coffee is sourced from Certified Organic and Fair-Trade family farms and fresh roasted in small batches in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. Our tea is also made in small batches in Canmore so you’re truly supporting local with these fundraisers. These products also pair perfectly with our most popular Cookie Dough fundraiser which makes holiday baking quick and simple!

This is the ideal time of year for festive fundraising.

There’s a kind of comfort just knowing there’s delicious cookie dough ready to be baked while the oven’s hot, saving time, energy and thinking! Who doesn’t like having easy options? We often see Fundraisers use these next few weeks to raise the money their organization needs while people think about holiday goodies and gifts, and as any busy parent can attest, there are so many people to think about!

Speaking of the holidays, it’s hard to ignore how quickly December is approaching! However, while we try to think of easy gifts to buy, we’d like to encourage you to shop local and support small businesses.

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday!

This incredibly important day draws attention to the small businesses in our communities that must fight hard to compete with big retailers discounting their products in advance of the holidays. While not every small business can afford to discount their products during this time, it’s important not to overlook the importance and impact of purchasing from them instead of heading to Amazon. Everyone has felt the impact of inflation and higher cost of living, but wherever possible, please consider supporting local when you make holiday gift purchases this year!

Another important day that is just around the corner is Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday was founded in Canada in 2013 and has now grown to exist in over 80 countries around the world. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is simple – it’s “a movement that encourages people to do good.”

Giving back looks a little different for everyone but can range from donating to a charity of your choice, grabbing your family and friends to volunteer, encouraging local businesses to get involved, or setting up a fundraiser dedicated to your favourite local non-profit!

Ready to get going on your fundraiser? Give us a call!

Our team of fundraiser coordinators are ready when you are to make fundraising fun, easy, and profitable! With most of our products offering a 30% or higher profit, our fundraisers are guaranteed to make you money. We’ll help you put together your fundraising plan with timelines and goals with our fundraising checklist and support you throughout the entire process!

Fundraising doesn’t get much easier or more fun than this – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Giving Thanks and Giving Back (to your local food bank)

The change of seasons from Summer to Fall sometimes feels like the whole world slows down and while our families settle into a new routine for the school year, October lends itself perfectly to being a time for reflection, gratitude, and giving back!

As our team at Indeygo wraps up our annual Harvest Bundle Fundraiser, we’re happy to share that 30 different schools across Alberta participated in this year’s fundraiser, including schools from Edmonton, Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Whitecourt, and Drayton Valley, just to name a few! As part of our Giving Back Food Bank Option, participating schools made over 7000 food bank donations and donated more than 7000 lbs. of veggies to various food banks! It’s great to see the impact of our Harvest Bundle Fundraiser had for communities across Alberta! If you’d like to be a part of this fundraiser next year, get in touch early.

October also brings the classic Fall holiday for Canadians: Thanksgiving

Celebrating harvest is at the root of the Thanksgiving Holiday. As we gathered around big, delicious meals with family and friends this year, we spent time to remember and share gratitude for where your food came from, the farmers who grew and harvested it, and the work that was put in to get it to your table.

We are lucky as Canadians to have some of the most sustainable and regenerative farming techniques used anywhere in the world. However, you’ll be hard-pressed to hear Canadian farmers boast about this in their modesty so now is the time to celebrate them and their hard work!

Gratitude and giving back go hand-in-hand

A popular and wonderful thing to do during the Fall season and after Thanksgiving is giving back to your local Food Bank!

According to Food Banks Canada, 1,303,997 visits were made to Canadian Food Banks in 2021. In March of 2021 alone, 3,216,631 meals and snacks were served. And while 17.8% of Canadian food bank users are single adults with children, the total percentage of food bank users in Canada that are children is 33.3%! If you’d like to know more about Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount Report, check out their latest 2021 report here.

How can you help?

There are so many ways to support your local food bank, so we’ll run you through some of the most popular ways and what steps you can take to make sure your impact is felt!

Volunteer your time

Most local food banks are majorly (if not entirely) volunteer run so check in with one your local food bank to see when they need help from volunteers because it’s guaranteed that they can find somehow for you to help! This could include tasks like unpacking groceries, organizing products for food bank pick-ups, collecting donations from various locations around town, or being on hand to help hand out food bank items to food bank users.

Drop off key items to your local food bank

Many food banks will accept a variety of donations in the form of non-perishable food items, selected perishable food items, and other non-food items. Your local food bank may have a Wishlist or most wanted items, so be sure to check out their website and social media platforms – if you can’t find anything, don’t be shy to reach out and ask what would help them most! If you’re in the Calgary area, the Calgary Food Bank has their Donation Wish List online here.

Our fundraisers are easy to run with a variety of product choices to please even the pickiest eaters! From sweet options like cookies, muffins, and cinnamon buns to savoury options like our beef jerky fundraisers, we’ve got you covered. We even have coffee and tea fundraisers to stock up on as we ease our way into the coziest time of the year when there’s nothing better than being curled up beside a warm fire with a good book, a cup of tea or coffee and a blanket.

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to spend a little time this Fall to give back in whatever way you can, big or small, to your local food bank and to take some time to show gratitude to those who work hard to put food in our fridges, on our tables, and in our bellies.

As always, if you need help with your fundraising efforts, make sure to reach out to our helpful team at Indeygo to plan your next successful fundraiser! We can’t wait to hear from you and help blow your fundraising goal out of the water!

Back to School and Back to Fundraising!

September marks an exciting time for everyone, back to routine for parents and back to school for kids! With a backpack full of new school supplies and packed lunches, kids get to see classmates again and get involved in their favourite team sport, after-school club, or other extracurricular activities. All of this also comes with a tremendous amount of organization and (sometimes) cost to parents, teachers, and PTA members, which is where we can help!

More and more these days, fundraisers are needed to help pay for sports teams, school clubs, music programs, and field trips!

With the help of Indeygo, the days of crunching the numbers to find the most profitable fundraiser are long gone. We’ve come up with a super handy guide to some of the most profitable (and fun!) fundraising activities which are bound to be a success!

Host your favourite “A-thon”

Pick a local favourite or popular activity and turn it into a light competition where individuals or groups can raise funds by moving their bodies or using their brains! This can be done with any activity like skating, walking, music, dancing, biking, or swimming just to name a few! Categories can include individual entry, team, or even relay to keep things interesting. Maybe cross-country skiing is the popular thing to do near you, so pick a short loop and have participants pledge a certain dollar amount per lap they complete! Looking for something less physical, host a Chess-A-Thon and fill a gym with chess boards where players can enter into a round-robin style competition to win a grand prize!

Look for opportunities to showcase sponsors

Sometimes seeking out plenty of smaller donations is easier than asking for one big donation. In exchange for a small donation, offer a sponsored brick, tile, or component. For example, if you’re fundraising to build a new playground, you may incorporate tiles around the park with the logos of sponsors highlighting their donations. This crowdfunding concept is a great way to showcase strong community ties between sponsors and your fundraiser.

Hold an Experience Auction

Instead of approaching local businesses for free or discounted products, turn to participants’ network of family, friends, and close contacts to create a compelling list of fun experiences! These experiences could be fun, useful, or a little bit of both! Think, you could offer a lesson in changing tires and basic car maintenance from your car mechanic neighbour, or a kayak trip with your raft guide cousin. It could look like a pair of concert tickets for the next gig your local band books, or a dinner for two at the restaurant your best friend’s uncle owns. These auctions can be held in person which offers an opportunity to gather and promote your fundraising goal. Alternatively, this can easily be held as a silent auction which also gives you the option to host it online and over a longer period.

Try an Off-Screen Challenge

As parents and teachers, we all secretly (or not-so-secretly) wish our kids and students would spend less time in front of their electronic devices! While the kids may disagree with this idea, they do all love a good challenge especially when an enticing end prize is in store! So how can you convince them to do this? Have students be sponsored for spending time away from all their devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, gaming devices, and so on). The more time they spend away from the screen, the more money they rack up! This can be a relatively easy-to-organize fundraiser if you’re looking for a quick fundraiser with very little setup needed.

Don’t forget the tried-and-true Cookie Dough Fundraiser!

It’s no surprise that our Cookie Dough is our most popular fundraising product at Indeygo – it’s easy, effective, and delicious! Available in a 2.7 lbs. tub or 48 pre-portioned cookies, our cookie dough is guaranteed to make any sweet tooth in the family excited. The best part is that our cookie dough stays fresh for months in the freezer and can be thawed and then refrozen if you don’t want to make them all!

Our Cookie Dough fundraisers typically make between a 30% – 40% profit, which makes it a financially viable and effective way of raising funds for your school, group, or club. We’re also proud to offer 11 amazing flavours and source over 70% of the ingredients from Canadian farmers. Find out more about your next Cookie Dough fundraiser here.

Hopefully, we’ve been able to inspire a few fresh ideas for fundraising this school year. Just don’t forget the most important part of fundraising – promote, promote, promote! Making sure people know what you’re fundraising for and how to get involved is key. And don’t forget to share the results as well, people love hearing about an effort that leads to great results!

As always, if you need help with your fundraising efforts, make sure to reach out to our helpful team at Indeygo to plan your next successful fundraiser! We can’t wait to hear from you and help blow your fundraising goal out of the water!

Farm Fun for the Whole Family

As summer rolls along and fall starts to creep closer, many of us a looking to find the perfect way to spend some quality time with our families before the busyness of back-to-school starts again.

What better way than to celebrate Alberta’s deep farming history and tradition than visiting a working farm to learn about where our food comes from and interact with the people at the heart of it all. Through the past couple of years of pandemic times, the important of shopping local was highlighted more than ever before and now is the time to continue support businesses and farms close to home! Plus, visiting local farms is a great way to support local and enjoy great food all while reducing your environmental impact and food transport kilometres.

So, where can you get started in finding a great farm experience for your family?

Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide open house on August 13 & 14, 2022 designed to bring together Albertans through educational and educational agricultural-based initiatives. Events span from interactive and educational farm tours to delicious farm-to-table culinary events, so you’re bound to find something for everyone in your family.

Whether your interests lie in fields of lavender, picking fruit from an orchard, or giving some loving pets to our favourite furry farm friends, there’s no doubt that everyone in your family can have a great time at a participating farm. Click here to find all participating farms and farm experiences over the two days.

If you’ve always been interested in knowing the inner workings of a dairy farm or want to know more about what goes into operating an apiary, this is the time to discover it all! Farm visits are great for the entire family providing a fun and educational experience to help connect the dots when it comes to understanding where your food comes from and how it gets to your dinner table.

If you’re looking for the perfect date-night or adult-only outing, there are some great options to visit a local winery, brewery, or distillery this weekend. Alberta is now the proud home of nearly 50 distilleries and over 130 breweries showing a marked increased in the liquor and beer industry in the province over the part 5+ years. Be sure to check out the closest winery, brewery, or distillery to you and make a plan to head out for a tour or tasting (just make sure you’ve planned ahead for a safe way to make it back home!)

Want someone else to take care of planning for the day so you can just sit back and enjoy? No problem – there are two amazing options for Bus Tours during this year’s Alberta Open Farm Days. Visit four great farms in the Mountain View County or enjoy a Hops/Mead Tour on the Re-Connect with the Farm Tour or enjoy a VIP Bus Tour and Long Table Dinner at Taste of the Heartland.

Need another reason to visit a local farm this weekend? Alberta Open Farm Days is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, which means there’s bound to be some extra farm-fun events planned throughout the province. In the past 10 years, over 800 farms have participated in the event, amounting to nearly 150,000 farm visits!

To celebrate this important milestone, Alberta Open Farm Days is focused on recognizing how farming is dependent on one another. The best demonstration of this is the work of a fan favourite pollinator, the honeybee who works hard to pollinate the fruits, vegetables, and legumes that we consume on a daily basis.

At Indeygo, we are committed to sourcing over 70% of our ingredients locally and from Canadian suppliers so we know how important our local farming community is.

For this reason, we can’t forget to mention our great farm partner, Erdmann’s Garden & Greenhouses who will be providing farm-fresh veggies for our Fall Harvest Bundle Fundraisers! This is perfect for schools and groups fundraising during the last two weeks of September with the Harvest Bundles being delivered in the first half of October (dependent on harvest time).

Can’t make it to Alberta Open Farms Days this weekend, or looking for even more farm fun to enjoy with your family as we ease into harvesting season? Check out Farmzy, an online platform that makes finding and booking farm tours, events, and experience easy! Search by location or by farm to find the perfect activity for your family that suits your schedule and price range. 

Want to find out more about the fundraising opportunities we can support, be sure to check out our website and download our free e-book with all the details! Our team is always on hand to answer your questions about how our fundraisers work, provide a handy coordinators checklist, and even provide tips on fundraising during the pandemic. Once you’re ready to fundraise, get in touch and our Indeygo team will reach out to get started!

Not fundraising right now? No problem – keep us in mind for next time and check out some of our past blog posts in the meantime for some great tips and tricks!

The Deeper Value of Volunteering

An undeniable part of our role as busy parents is volunteering for our kid’s activities – be it a soccer team, gymnastics club, or after school club.

That volunteer responsibility gets even more complicated when you’re the parent that has been assigned with organizing the fall fundraiser! At Indeygo , we’ve created an easy and tasty solution to put the FUN back in fundraiser.

With options for all sorts of delicious treats like cookies, muffins, cinnamon buns, coffee, tea, dog treats and more, fundraising has never been easier with the help of our Indeygo team. We’ll help you organize your fundraiser, give you all the tools to execute successfully, and then support you right to the end as you count your hard-earned profits!

Now, let’s take a step back and dive into the importance of volunteering.

When we say volunteering is important, we don’t just mean for your kid’s team, club, or group—volunteering also plays a crucial role in building community, personal well being, and social engagement. Not only is this an opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests and values, but in the case of volunteering for your kid’s activities can have lasting benefits like establishing and supporting positive friendships between kids and even finding other parents that can help lighten the load in the future. Think about it, how great would it be to find another set of parents that your kid can carpool with?

We need to shift away from the “volun-told” mindset.

This is a term that we’ve heard thrown around a lot and casts a negative light on volunteering. We won’t deny that there are times when volunteering isn’t ideal – maybe you’re busy at work, have family commitments, or generally don’t enjoy the activity or task for which you must volunteer. However, trying to see the benefits of volunteering when the situation arises is an easy way to make the whole experience more exciting and enjoyable.

So, what are some of the benefits of volunteering?

Helpguide.org posits that there are four main benefits to volunteering that impacts your health and happiness:

  1. Volunteering connects you to others
  2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body
  3. Volunteering can advance your career
  4. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life

Not only does volunteering provide an avenue for meeting new friends, but you may also make connections with people that could have an impact in other parts of your life. Imagine that you are starting to chat about moving into a bigger house and need to start looking for a realtor, then next thing you know you happen to be paired with a parent who happens to be a real estate agent at the volunteer shift you picked up for your child’s hockey team.

After a couple of long years spending lots of time inside with your family, getting back out in social situations and interacting with new people can have a huge positive impact on your mind and body! Naturally, humans have a hard-wired desire to help others and when we do so by volunteering, our mind and body can feel the positive effects. It’s also a great reason to get out of your house, on your feet, and moving your body – something we could always use a little more of!

Depending on the task, volunteering can also be a great opportunity to learn new job skills and gain more experience that can translate to your career. In some cases, volunteering can even serve as a trial run into a new career or different position before you make a full commitment to switching things up. Volunteering is also a great way to learn the behind-the-scenes aspects of your favourite organizations or businesses and even to possibly connect with some of the leadership team members.

Lastly, volunteering is a fun way to explore different interests you may have. Not only are you supporting your child’s activities but finding a way to meaningfully volunteer can provide an escape from the chaotic busyness of everyday life! It’s also a great way to meet integrate yourself into a new community if you’ve recently arrived in a new neighbourhood.

Being able to approach the sometimes-daunting task of volunteering can be instrumental in your overall experience while you volunteer. Be sure to show up as an active and engaged volunteer, don’t be afraid to ask questions, be clear on expectations, and speak up if you’re uncomfortable with a certain task.

And, if it isn’t yet your turn to volunteer, make sure to give thanks to those who are!

Many of our kid’s teams, clubs, and organizations wouldn’t operate nearly as well (or at all!) without the tireless efforts of volunteers. A small gesture of thanks in a cup of coffee or an offer to help with a small task like taking out the trash can make a world of difference!

So, next time you’re looking for a great fundraiser, think Indeygo! Our Harvest Bundles full of fresh vegetables will be available again this fall for those in the Calgary-Edmonton area. We’ve partnered with Erdmanns Gardens & Greenhouses to provide some amazing farm-to-fundraiser boxes, as well as offering a Food Bank Bundle option as part of our Giving Back Food Bank program.

Want to find out more about the fundraising opportunities we can support, be sure to check out our website and download our free e-book with all the details! Once you’re ready to fundraise, get in touch and our Indeygo team will reach out to get started!

Farmers Markets, Food Banks, and Fundraising, Oh My!

Summer is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! 

As we reflect on a great school year of successful and exciting fundraisers, we’re grateful for all the hard working volunteers who supported their schools, soccer teams, gymnastic clubs, dance programs, and so much more! 

While fundraisers may slow down for a couple of months as summer break kicks into high gear, we wanted to share some tips for those who may still have an upcoming fundraiser or anyone who might be already thinking of their fall fundraisers! 

For most of us, summer signals the return of farmers markets and fresh produce! 

At Indeygo, we love a great farmers market. A day at the farmers market can be the perfect family outing that has a little something for everyone, and it doesn’t get much fresher than buying your produce right from the farmers hands. If you’re unsure of where the nearest farmers market is, be sure to check out this link

So, what better way to support local farmers by creating a fundraiser selling harvest bundles that feature local produce? Not only are you supporting local,  you’re also creating an opportunity for families to connect through high-quality, locally grown food and supporting your local food bank.

Indeygo has you covered for your next Harvest Bundle Fundraiser

Every fall, we partner with Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses to put together amazing bundles of fresh produce to create the perfect “Fresh from the Farm” vegetable fundraiser! Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses is family owned and operated farm in Westlock County, Alberta that grows a wide variety of fresh, locally grown, and sustainably farmed produce. 

Our veggie bundles have great profit margins at 33% profit! This fundraiser also offers the Giving Back Food Bank Option which provides an option for schools and groups to give back by providing fresh produce to their local food banks! Since the inception of the Giving Back Food Bank program, schools in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Canmore have donated over 30,000 lbs. of fresh produce to local food banks! 

Indeygo’s Harvest Bundle Fundraisers are available to schools and groups during the fall months in the Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer areas. Schools and groups typically fundraise during the last two weeks of September can look forward to the delivery of fresh produce during the first half of October (dependent on harvest time). 

If you just can’t wait until the fall to try some of Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses fresh produce, you can find them at various farmers markets around the Edmonton area or go right to the source and visit their farm

Of course, you don’t have to wait until the fall to support local food banks! 

With the soaring prices of groceries and fuel, food banks are also seeing a higher demand for support from community members while battling higher operational costs. Finding your local food bank and finding out how you and your family can help is a great way to keep kids occupied during the summer! Supporting your local food bank doesn’t have to be a hit on your wallet either – volunteer tasks like sorting, preparing, and hosting food pick ups can be a huge help. Check out this link to find the food bank closest to you! 

If you are still in full swing with fundraising efforts, don’t worry – Indeygo has got you covered! 

Our most popular Cookie Dough fundraiser is always available year-round and guaranteed to be a huge people pleaser! 

By making up to 40% profit per tub of cookie dough sold, this fundraiser is a no brainer. Choose from 10 amazing flavours that come in either a 2.7 lbs. tub or in a convenient box of 48 pre-portioned cookies! We’re also proud to say that over 70% of the ingredients in our cookie dough is sourced from Canadian farmers. The best part is that our cookie dough stays fresh for months in the freezer and can even be thawed and refrozen for on-demand cookies anytime you or your family finds the cookie craving hit. 

And of course, we can’t forget about our four-legged furry friends, so we put together the most deliciously irresistible Doggie Dough. These make for a healthy and nutritious snack for our most loyal companions who deserve a little treat from time to time. 
So, as we look forward to warm weather in the forecast and long summer nights, don’t forget to check out your local farmers market and get your hands on some fresh produce. Nothing is better than a backyard gathering with fresh farmers market produce, a barbecue, or the perfect cob of corn to bite into.  And if you need an easy, ready-to-go fundraiser for your soccer team or summer camp be sure to reach out to see how we can make it the easiest fundraising effort you’ve ever experienced – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Agri-tourism, supporting your local ’shop local’ farmers markets

Farmers’ markets are a popular agri-tourism attraction in Alberta, providing a great shopping experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, through the Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market Program, helps ensure market managers and vendors have the information they need to be successful in their roles and keep your visit safe.

In partnership with Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses, Indeygo is proud to offer you fresh, locally grown and sustainable farmed produce. 

Locate an approved Alberta farmers’ market today!

Alberta Approved Farmers’ Markets
Alberta Farmers’ Markets Map

A Farmer Outstanding in his Field

Did you know that Western Canada wheat farmlands are a giant carbon store?

For well over 10 years western Canadian wheat producers have supplied Indeygo’s cookie dough bakery, for good reason: Firstly, the quality is truly world class, Canada sets the bar high on food standards. Secondly, and here’s the food-nerd fact, Western Canada producers practise a technique called conservation cropping that keeps vital soil carbon within the soil itself.

So, what’s conservation cropping and why’s that important?

In the old days soil was ploughed to prepare land for planting seeds and this disturbance would release CO2 stored in the soil to the atmosphere. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that contributes negatively in large volumes to climate change, so imagine how much CO2 would be released when millions of acres used to be ploughed!

Western Canadian farmers recognized this problem over a decade ago and started the move away from ploughing and towards conservation cropping. This climate conscious farming technique means minimal soil disturbance by using low or no till discs to slice soil for seeds to be planted accurately, instead of big ploughs turning over soil, and releasing CO2.

 Indeygo’s cookie dough wheat flour is sourced from western Canadian farmers helping store CO2 in millions of acres of crop land. This also means a short distance from farm to bakery, cutting transport emissions as well. Smart cookies those farmers…

Big Shout out to all you AMAZING Fundraising Coordinators and volunteers.

Here we are: the end of another school year and what a crazy COVID year it has been for everyone! Big Shout out to all you AMAZING Fundraising Coordinators and volunteers. Schools are out for the summer. Here are 3 tips for turning things over to the new Fundraising Coordinator:

  1. Introduce new volunteers and fundraising coordinators in an email/newsletter/tweet/facebook post. Include a mini-bio for each volunteer with fundraising goals for next year. Engaged and involved parents understand the challenges and triumphs of fundraising plus it builds stronger relationships between parents, teachers, staff and students.
  2. Set up your fundraising goals for next year. How much money will be needed for fun events and field trips? How will you raise the money? Update your fundraising binder with current information for the new fundraising coordinator. This is where you call Indeygo Fundraising or visit indeygo.com.
  3. Get others involved! Harness the power of volunteers and don’t be afraid to delegate. Schools with increased parent volunteering also enjoy increases in average grades, attendance and over all student wellbeing. You can make a difference!

Have a great summer – feel free to contact Indeygo Fundraising with any of your fundraising questions!  www.indeygo.com (877) 463-3946 info@indeygo.com

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Have you heard? Indeygo is Proudly Canadian!

For the last 25 years, Indeygo has provided Fundraisers for Canadian Schools, Groups and Teams, but did you know that they are 100% Canadian owned and operated.  Oh Canada!  We have enjoyed meeting our clients over the years and running fundraisers in some amazing places!!

Did you know that the farthest North we’ve every sent cookie dough was to Iqaluit, Nunavut?  That’s way up on Baffin Island!  We’ve also had many fundraisers on Vancouver Island and all the way to the East Coast.  We have also run Fundraisers everywhere in between!  And I mean everywhere!

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Iqaluit, Nunavut has been our most Northerly client!

Indeygo now has fundraising options that can be shipped easily through Canada Post or other Couriers if your location is hard to reach via transport trucks – try our Coffee/Tea Fundraisers too!  Either can go by mail 🙂

Contact Indeygo to get started. www.indeygo.com info@indeygo.com or drop us a line at 877-463-3946.

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What’s new for 2019?

Soaps and Bath Products!two rubber ducks on water

We have Soap and Bath Product Fundraisers!

We’ve added to our fundraising line!  In-Dey-Go Fundraising is excited to offer our new Soaps, Bath Bombs and Mineral Baths!  Bring happiness to your face and body with our artisan hand made bath products plus make excellent profits for your group fundraising goals.  Contact us to find out more info@indeygo.com or 877-463-3946

Spring Planters and Bedding Plants

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Don’t forget about our amazing Hanging Baskets, Planters and Bedding Plants for fundraising.  This year we are proud to add Strawberry Baskets, Tomato Tumblers, Mixed Herbs, as well as Easy Wave Petunias perfect for your garden or patio.  All plants have been grown locally and are perfect for our climate.  Planter Fundraisers are available in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and the surrounding areas.  Contact In-Dey-Go Fundraising to get started.

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How to Kickstart Your Fundraising for the New School Year

Need Help Fundraising?  It’s no secret that schools, groups and sports teams have fundraising needs.  In-Dey-Go Fundraising can help.  We recommend the following to help your fall fundraiser be successful:

  1. Plan Early – Let’s get out of the gate early!  Plan to run your fundraiser Sept/Oct and have all the orders in by the end of October.  In over 20 years of business, we have found that this timeline ensures maximum success.  It also frees up your time (less stress!!) closer to the holidays!
  2. Choose a Fundraising Company that sets your group up for Success – Did you know that In-Dey-Go Fundraising will provide everything you need free of charge?  Glossy, colour order forms and support materials are sent out complimentary to your group.  You can easily set up an online store too!
  3. Communicate to your group and customers – make sure that your goals and intentions are clear.  What are you fundraising for?  What is your target amount?  Your customers will be willing to spend money if they know where the cash is going.  Your participants will be willing to take part and meet the goal if it is clearly defined (for example – each person needs to sell 4 tubs in order to reach our goal of raising $1800 for the new playground).
  4. Choose a quality product – In-Dey-Go Fundraising provides products made in Canada and supports local producers where possible.  Cookie Dough made us famous, but we’ve got other amazing products in our line up!  Did you know that In-Dey-Go also has Frozen Muffin Dough, Cinnamon/Sticky Buns, Beef Jerky, Coffee/Tea Fundraisers and new to select areas – we have Pasta!  Our Harvest Bundle Veggie Fall Fundraisers are also available in select areas.

Hail to the Fundraising Chairperson!

We get it – fundraising is not glamorous – but it certainly is one of the most important positions out there in the PAC world.  We realize you were probably the only one to put your hand up at the PAC meeting when the word ‘Fundraising’ came up.  Everyone else pretended to be on their phone or didn’t make eye contact with anyone until the topic had passed!  Because of your commitment to help out, we want to make your life as easy as possible!

Over the last 20+ years, we’ve helped many fundraising coordinators with their campaigns and we recognize what is needed.  Let’s just say that when it comes to running fundraisers, we know what you need, and we know the kind of person you are!  Here are some of the trends we’ve noticed with the coordinators we have worked with:

  • You are well organized and with your kids involved in many different activities, you are pulled many directions on any given day, but you know how to break things down step by step
  • You are an excellent communicator and have the ability to delegate when needed
  • You are strongly committed to your family, your school, and your cause.

We also know that being the coordinator can sometimes feel overwhelming.  We can empathize with this completely and are  committed to supporting your fundraiser from start to finish.  From the first phone call or email – we are here to answer any questions, and help you out in your role.  Whether it’s your first fundraiser or you’ve been at this for ten years, there are always questions and concerns that need attention. We want you to meet your fundraising goals and succeed!  At the end of the day, when your fundraiser has provided cash for a new wheelchair, ice time, a new playground or funds for a class trip, your time is worth it!

We should all be giving a big thanks to those people who raise their hand and say “I’ll take the lead and be the fundraising coordinator!”  It is a selfless role that takes time, effort and desire to make things better for the group – ultimately this makes it better for communities we live in!




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Let’s Talk Quality

What’s your fundraiser made of?  In-Dey-Go Fundraising is proudly Canadian and we source as many of our products from Canada as possible.  Mind you, we’ve never come across a coconut that was raised in Canada, but any other ingredients that can be sourced in Canada, you can bet we are using it!  Over 70% of our raw ingredients are sourced from Canadian producers. The quality of our fundraising products are second to none.  You can’t beat the attention and care put into every item and In-Dey-Go stands behind each product 100%.

We are proudly supporting other Canadian businesses; some big, and some small.  Our In-Dey-Go Frozen Cookie Dough, Muffin Dough and Cinnamon Buns are made in our world class facility.  We’ve been creating recipes and jobs for over 20 years!

In-Dey-Go Beef Jerky, Coffee/Tea, and our newest member, Pasta, are all hand made in small Alberta businesses.  We love supporting this activity and the wheel keeps going around and around, because the end users are supporting your group or school as well!

So, the next time you are choosing a fundraiser for your group, ask yourself, where is it made? What is it made from?  What is the time frame for delivery?  Is there support throughout the process? At In-Dey-Go we can stand proud in our answers!

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5 Tips to Help Your Non-Profit Organization Fundraise

Everyone knows that there are thousands of causes out there competing for fundraising dollars.  Many times it’s a strategic marketing ploy or a gimmicky challenge that get people to donate.  Let’s ask ourselves, out of the biggest of non-profit challenges, how many of the donors have returned to donate more than just once?  Probably a very small percentage! Here are a few tips to  retain your donors and your volunteers and ultimately raise more funds:

  1. Gratitude – send your donors and volunteers a warm Thank You card or email.  Send this out soon after the donation of time or money – don’t forget!
  2.  Sharing Information – Where has the money been used?  What good are the donors’ dollars up to?  Share what the volunteers have been participating in and have an ‘hours donated’ chart (our pic for this month’s Blog is from the Calgary Food Bank).  Something fun, engaging, relevant and impactful!
  3.  When fundraising with a product, keep it simple for your volunteers and clients; ask yourself the following to ensure success:
  • What is the profit margin?
  • Is this product/company local?
  • Is this a quality product?
  • Can my volunteers easily sell this?
  • Relevance – Will my donors buy this?

      4. Make it easy – Set up an online store or a central location where people can buy your fundraising product or make a donation.

       5.  Keep good records and goals – how much did we raise last year?  How many new donors versus repeat donors and what will our goal be for this year?  Use your database and keep it clean in order to follow up with your valued clients and volunteers!


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Kids Making a Difference – Harvest Bundles and the Food Bank

When we started Indeygo Harvest Bundles in the Fall of 2016 we never dreamed that the Food Bank Donations would be so popular!  We’ve teamed up with a local Edmonton grower to offer fresh vegetables to schools in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary.  Not only do participants have the opportunity to sell parcels of fresh veggies to family and friends, there is also an option to buy a bundle for the local food bank.

As we saw orders come in from the schools, we were astounded at the generosity of each participant’s customers.  The first year we offered the Harvest Bundles, we donated 3000 lbs to Community Food Banks, but 2017 blew this number out of the water, when we took over 12,000 lbs to local Food Banks!

Many small actions add up to big things!  Our participating schools and students have so much to be proud of.  The schools make money for their cause, the students are selling healthy vegetables to family and friends, and the food bank donations go straight to an amazing cause.  If you are interested in running an Indeygo Harvest Bundle Fundraiser for Fall 2018, give our team a call (877) 463-3946 or visit www.indeygo.com.  It’s easy, it’s local, it’s healthy, and the profits are great!

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The Fundraiser Has Begun, Now What?

With In-Dey-Go, setting up a fundraiser is a cinch. Choose your project, get your order forms printed and work with your group to set up financial goals. But once your group is motivated and your participants all have forms in hand, it’s not just a waiting game until the final day to turn in forms. Steps should be taken after initial contact with potential buyers and the coordinator must also keep sellers engaged. How? See our tips below.

Follow Up

Once initial contact has been made with potential supporters, follow up with emails, phone calls, and messages. Encourage all of your fundraising participants to do the same. In today’s busy world, we could all use a reminder now and again. Invitations and requests often fall through the cracks, lost among the many important things to do. So, remind your participants and supporters about your fundraiser.

Maintain Momentum on Social Media

Many groups kick off a fundraiser with great social media presence. However, one or two posts at the beginning isn’t enough. Put out a few posts after the fundraiser has started. Remind people that there’s only a few days left to support, or share your mission again. If purchasing new uniforms, show pictures of the ones you’d like to get or put up pictures of the sad state of your current uniforms. Stay present on social media throughout the duration of the campaign.

Eyes on the Prize

Towards the end of your campaign, check in with each of your participants to see how close they are to meeting their goal. Help them brainstorm about other people in their life whom they can ask for support.

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3 Strategies to Boost Your Fundraiser’s Reach

Fundraising is somewhat of an art. While you can always go through the regular steps of asking family members, office contacts, and friends for support, here are a few tricks that can help you increase your fundraiser’s reach and earn more.

Online E-store

An e-store is one easy to setup, sure fire way to make more sales. We’ve found that it typically boosts a campaign’s sales by about 10%. In today’s world, people look for convenience. An e-store facilitates that ease. Payment, orders and communication are all rolled into one. All you have to do is send the link, and your supporters and customers do the rest. Of course this doesn’t eliminate the need to speak to relatives and family, it just eases the process. With In-Dey-Go’s stress-free e-store you’ll get set up quickly via a link on our website. We take care of all of the technical details and give you access to your e-store within 24 hours.


While you should definitely use social media and technology when getting the word out about your fundraiser, don’t forget about traditional advertising. The local paper might be willing to run a story on your group, or make posters and ask for permission to post them around town. Asking for airtime on the local radio station is also a good option. Also, remember to ask for our FREE posters. All you’ll need to do is post them.


The more influential people you can get to spread the word, the better. So don’t simply ask your aunt to sign up for some In-Dey-Go cookie dough, ask her to take a sign-up sheet to her office, too. And of course remember to ask friends and family to share about the campaign through social media.

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5 Simple Steps to Running a Successful Fundraising Campaign with In-Dey-Go

No matter what cause you are trying to raise money for, you need a solid fundraising plan of action. Running a successful fundraising campaign with In-Dey-Go is simple if you follow a few key steps to success.

Step 1: Book your fundraiser.

You can do this by contacting In-Dey-Go either via email (Info@indeygo.com), phone (1.877.463.3946), or online by accessing our info package. We will send you order forms and other necessary paperwork, such as instruction for running a campaign, free of charge, upon receipt of your request.

Step 2: Set a time frame for your campaign.

A reasonable length of time is one to two weeks from start to finish. The delivery date varies depending on your location, but is generally between 7 and 14 business days after your order is received. Let participants know the date that the order forms are to be handed in. We will do our best to accommodate your requested date of delivery.

Step 3: Distribute the order forms to participants.

Hand out the order forms to your participants and communicate your campaign goal to them.

Step 4: Collect the order forms.

On the last day of the campaign, gather the order forms, count the number of units ordered, and place your final order online or fax in your master order form.

Step 5: Organize volunteers to distribute products.

On the day of delivery, have two or three volunteers on hand to help you distribute your In-Dey-Go products to your fundraising participants. The participants will then deliver the In-Dey-Go goodies to their customers.

With In-Dey-Go, fundraising is simple! Get started today.

For a limited time, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email Karla Helm at karla@indeygo.com.

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Why In-Dey-Go Fundraising is Committed to Giving Back

At In-Dey-Go, giving back is at the core of our mission. Our goal is to donate 1% of our sales to non-profit organizations that may not be able to run a fundraiser. To date, we have proudly donated over $60,000 to various non-profit organizations including the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Rehabilitation, Animal Rescue Foundation, Bow Valley SPCA, Calgary Drop-In Centre, woman’s shelters, and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, just to name a few.

Why is giving back important to In-Dey-Go?

Being supportive of community causes and looking for ways to give back is an essential practice for In-Dey-Go for the following reasons:

  • By giving back to the community, we can help address issues or needs that the government is unable, unwilling, or not well suited to address adequately.
  • By getting involved with causes that are important to each of our team members, our company culture is healthier, happier and stronger.
  • Getting involved in community service is an excellent way to strengthen relationships and team dynamics.
  • Contributing to the health of impactful organizations makes our global community a better place to live.
  • Partnering with diverse organizations to give back can form positive, productive relationships that may otherwise not have been formed.

Learn more about our commitment to giving at https://indeygo.com/about-fundraising-company.php.

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11 Reasons to Proudly Partner with In-Dey-Go Fundraising

We value community.

In-Dey-Go was born from a strong belief in community, which is why we offer our support to community groups whenever possible.

We donate to charity.

Our goal is to donate 1% of our sales to charity. To date, we are proud to say that we have donated over $60,000 to various non-profit organizations.

We take pride in our work.

At In-Dey-Go, we take pride in knowing that selling our products is stress-free and profitable for groups who need to raise money.

We are proudly Canadian.

In-Dey-Go is based out of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. We use Canadian ingredients, sourcing local suppliers whenever possible, to make our goods. It doesn’t get more Canadian than this!

We embrace hard work.

In-Dey-Go has been in business since 1996, and we have sold over 15 million cookies! Put them end-to-end and the cookies stretch for more than 750 km!

We uphold quality.

We specialize in making Gourmet Cookie Dough, Gluten-Free Cookie Dough, Dry Cookie Mix, Muffin Dough, Ready to Eat Cinnamon and Sticky Buns, Beef Jerky, Coffee & Tea, All Natural Cookie Dough for Dogs and Harvest Bundles for groups who are looking for excellent fundraising products.

We provide unmatched service.

We offer our services to groups throughout Canada. Our In-Dey-Go products have been delivered as far north as Nunavut and as far east as Halifax, Nova Scotia. The support you will receive will be exceptional. Our goal is to make your life easier while ensuring your fundraising efforts are successful and lucrative.

We are tenacious.

We have been in the fundraising business for 20 years and are still going strong.

We offer simplicity.

We strive to ensure that your job as a coordinator is as simple as possible. We will guide you through every step of the process and provide you with all of the necessary paperwork, including step-by-step instructions.

We grow together.

Our mission is clear—we want you to succeed. By providing delicious products and easy to run campaigns, we are confident that you will reach your financial goals and have fun in the process.

Are you ready to begin your fundraising campaign with In-Dey-Go?

For a limited time, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email Karla Helm at karla@indeygo.com.

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Why In-Dey-Go Fundraising is the Perfect Choice for Your Fundraiser

Fundraising companies are excellent sources for your fundraising campaign. However, choosing a fundraising provider can be stressful. There are many companies out there, and they often offer similar product lines and merchandise.

While it might seem like all providers are created equal, they are not. In fact, the company you choose to work with will play a pivotal role in determining the success of your fundraiser.

At In-Dey-Go, we provide tremendous opportunities for schools and other organizations to raise funds quickly and easily. Groups can make an average of $1500–$2000 by running a program for 10–14 days!

Why should you choose In-Dey-Go?

  • We are aware that cookie dough is a top fundraiser for schools. Therefore, we offer cookie dough that meets the Choose Sometimes rating from the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.
  • We offer healthy products that meet many provincial nutritional standards. All of our cookie dough, muffin dough, and dry cookie mixes are made with non-hydrogenated ingredients. Our muffin dough meets the Choose Most category of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth. Furthermore, all of our products are made in a peanut-free facility.
  • We are with you every step of the way. In-Dey-Go supplies your group with all of the necessary tools for running a campaign. Our website is designed to make your job as hassle-free as possible by providing clear guidelines.
  • We are here for support. We know that being the fundraising coordinator is often a thankless job and we are here to help you reach your fundraising goals and to make life as easy as possible for those that hold the position.
  • We offer convenience. Once you have placed an order, we will deliver your products directly to you on a day that works best for your group. We also offer free shipping.
  • We offer additional services. Take advantage of our complementary online estore service to help boost campaign sales.
  • Our products are easy to sell and can be shipped across Canada. People love buying In-Dey-Go products. Just ask Pat!

“The kids loved selling the cookie dough and moms are now asking when they can buy more! This was the best fundraiser we have done, and we look forward to doing it again.”
– Pat At Lawrence Grassi Junior High

Get started on your In-Dey-Go fundraiser today!

For a limited time, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email Karla Helm at karla@indeygo.com.

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Healthy School Fundraising

Many schools rely on fundraising to supplement school budgets, pay for equipment and supplies, and fund events. However, with the rise of childhood obesity, schools are rethinking their fundraising campaigns and searching for healthy fundraising alternatives.

In-Dey-Go Fundraising provides excellent opportunities for elementary, junior, and senior high schools to raise funds quickly and easily. In response to the trend towards healthy school fundraising, In-Dey-Go has invested over $125,000 in developing new recipes to meet the healthy school fundraising guidelines.

If your school requires that you meet certain guidelines, it is best to choose from our school-friendly line-up. We offer products that meet the healthy school fundraising guidelines, including our Cookie Dough, Muffin DoughBeef JerkyCoffee and Tea, and select locations can enjoy our Harvest Bundle fundraisers.

Ready to Get Started?

It is never too early to start planning your next fundraising campaign. For a limited time, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful fall campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email Karla Helm at karla@indeygo.com.

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Secrets to a Successful Fall Fundraiser: Selling Tips

October–December are the biggest fundraising months of the year. Is your organization ready to take advantage of this popular giving season? If not, keep reading! We know you lead a busy life, which is why we are here to provide you with the proper tips and tools that will ensure that your fall fundraiser sales are wildly successful.


Let people know what you are fundraising for and what your goals are as a group and individually.

Selling on Social Media

Encourage your sellers to use the supplied social media banners, art, and ads on their personal social media accounts. Create a Facebook group for the exclusive purpose of selling your product and invite friends and family to join.

Selling Over Email

Using the supplied email templates and digital ads, email your contacts asking them to get their fall baking done ahead of schedule!

Selling at the Office

Does your office have a coffee room or an administrative desk? Print out some posters and place them on the tables or at the lobby desk. If you are feeling extra creative, organize a bake exchange and encourage everyone to buy a product or two!

Selling at a Community Event

Check your local community calendar to see if there are any community events during your fundraiser time period. Book a booth to pre-sell your products, or order in advance so that you have product on site. Since most community events will be indoors, offer an activity such as face painting, or colouring to draw in potential customers.

Fall Bake Exchanges

Who do you know who takes part in fall bake exchanges or hosts family gatherings over the holidays? These people in your life will love the idea of not having to search for new recipes during this busy time of the year!

Get the Word Out

Put up posters in your school, arena, sports facility, or community center letting people know about your fundraiser. In-Dey- Go has posters available. Ask about them!

Set Up an Estore

You can easily set up an online estore with In-Dey- Go, making sales quick and convenient.

Does your fundraising need a boost? In-Dey-Go Fundraising is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a more successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information, or to register, please email Karla Helm at info@indeygo.com.

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Why You Need to Start Planning Your Fall Fundraiser Today

You may be thinking, “Now that school is out for the summer, should I really be planning our fall fundraising campaign now?” In short, the answer is YES! Let us explain why.

Foresight Leads to Insight

The summer is the perfect time to start planning and organizing your fall fundraiser because you can take a step back to predict and plan for the future. One of the biggest avoidable mistakes we see in fundraising is coordinators being thrown into a campaign at the final hour, without ample time to plan and prepare. This can lead to a high-stress, overwhelming campaign experience, something we want to help you avoid.

October and November Matter

Whether inspired by the generosity of the season, or the feel-good holiday specials, Canadians always give a little more during the holiday season. The giving trend that starts during the last part of the year is no secret and fundraisers are most successful when delivery happens before December 1st. People want to support others during this time of the year and, for many families, giving has become part of the holiday tradition.

With so many other organizations working to raise funds during this critical time, it’s important that your fall fundraiser stands out against the rest. To help you design your master plan, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email Karla Helm at karla@indeygo.com.

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How to Plan Your Fundraiser

Your fundraising plan is a road map of how you are going to execute your fundraiser, and will document how your campaign will get from point A to point B. Writing your plan down is a step guaranteed to improve the efficiency of the campaign. Your fundraising plan should cover the basics, so that everyone on the team knows the who, what, where, when, and why of how the campaign is going to run.

Whether your fundraising goal is to build a new sports field or buy books for the school library or fund the local band, you need to be organized so that nothing is forgotten.

A written plan is a living document. It may need to be changed but having a framework will make running your campaign much easier. Your plan will get everyone on the same page—no surprises, assumptions, or misunderstandings.

5 Steps to Writing Your Fundraising Plan

The following are the basics for planning your fundraising campaign. Keep in mind, these are merely tools and suggestions that can help you run your campaign with more ease and efficiency. These five steps are sure to help you launch a well-organized campaign to achieve your fundraising goals.

1. Goal

Why are you having a fundraiser and what do you hope to achieve? Consider the following:

  • The purpose of your fundraiser
  • How much money you need to raise
  • How you are going to raise it (i.e. Determine number of units each participant should aim to sell to meet the group’s fundraising goals)
  • The start and end dates of your fundraising campaign

2. Tasks

What is your action plan? What specific activities need to be done to run your campaign? They may include the following:

  • Calling In-Dey-Go – Have order forms sent out
  • Scheduling social media
  • Making telephone calls and sending emails
  • Fundraising events such as an online estore to complement brochure sales
  • Meetings and/or email correspondence scheduling
  • Determining who can help on delivery day (usually 2–3 volunteers)

3. Calendar

The calendar is a timeline of each activity and when it needs to be done. This can be written on an actual calendar, list, or chart—whatever is most useful for the team. Determine the following:

  • Deadlines for each task
  • Length of each task
  • Lead times for printed materials (i.e. When to order from In-Dey-Go)
  • Event dates

4. Assignments

Determine who is responsible for executing each step in your plan.

  • Identify assignments by each person’s name, not just role, so everyone is clear on exactly who is responsible for each task.
  • Who are the team leaders and go-to people for questions or if problems arise?
  • Who are the back-ups in case a team leader cannot be reached?

5. You’re Not Done Yet! Summarize

When your fundraising campaign is over, there is still one step left to do—prepare a written summary of your fundraising results. Document what was supposed to happen compared to what actually happened. Include the following:

  • What worked
  • What didn’t work
  • How much money was raised compared to your goal
  • Unexpected problems or opportunities that occurred that impacted your campaign results

Once all five steps are completed, next year’s fundraising committee will appreciate your professionalism and use your plan to launch their own campaign!

We are here to help from start to finish. Give us a call if you have any questions—we answer the phone!

Want more fundraising support? Get started on your In-Dey-Go fundraiser today!

For a limited time, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email Karla Helm at karla@indeygo.com.

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Social Media Tips for Fundraisers

You are probably a pro on social media. You keep up with the family on Facebook, share your kid’s pictures with your friends on Instagram, source recipes and DIY ideas on Pinterest, and check Twitter for the latest news and local happenings.

But using social media for fundraising is different from using it for personal reasons. You are not just posting for fun. You are trying to get people to take action. Whether you are a part of your organization’s fundraising committee, or a parent whose child is having a school fundraiser, we know that you are busy. For this reason, we want to provide you with as many tools to make your fundraising efforts even more successful. Social media is a great opportunity to find and recruit supporters for your cause. Use some, or all of the following tips to take your fundraising to the next level.

5 Tips to SUCCESSFULLY Fundraise on Social Media

1. Use Images

Social media users love images. They stand out in a newsfeed and tell a story quicker than a few lines of text. Depending on which social network you are using, you may have room for an image and a lot of text (Facebook and IG), or you may have to succinctly craft your message (Twitter).
Attention-grabbing ways to use images on your fundraising posts include:

  • Instagram and SnapChat video stories can attract new audiences to your campaign.
  • GIFs and Vines are great ways to deliver your message and do not require a lot of skill to create.
  • A video explaining the purpose of your fundraiser.

2. Have a Clear Call to Action

What do you want your audience to do, and when?

  • Add a link to a page with more information.
  • Do not assume your audience knows who you are or about your cause.
  • Be clear and direct. Use words that invite action such as click, share, and call.

3. Make Them Shareable

If you want your posts to be shared, make them shareable.

  • If it is a Twitter post, limit it to 140 characters.
  • Ask. Most people will not automatically share your post, so ask them to please share, repost, or retweet.
  • Seek out online influencers and ask them to share your post if you know they are a supporter of your cause.

4. Build Your Brand

What is your fundraiser for and why are you having one? Do not assume your audience knows about your project. When you use social media for personal use, you are connecting with people who personally know you. When you use social media for fundraising, you are reaching out beyond your personal circle to find new audiences.

  • #Hashtags give your fundraising campaign a cohesive image across platforms and unify the members of your fundraising team.
  • Be different, but recognizable. Do not make your fundraising campaign so unique that people who are already supporters cannot recognize you.
  • Colour, slogans, and logos are easily recognizable and memorable.

5. Give Supporters a Purpose

Why is your fundraiser different? How can you stand apart?

  • Have a contest.
  • Clearly define your goal and deadline.
  • Give results. When the fundraising campaign is over, your social media campaign is not over. Your supporters and audience need to know the results of your fundraising efforts and how they can contribute in the future.
  • Thank, thank, and thank again anyone who supports your cause and shares your message.

Fundraising using social media is about experimenting and being creative. Just because it has been done before does not mean it cannot be successfully done again. And just because it has not been done, does not mean it will not work now! The key to successfully using social media for fundraising is to put yourself on your audiences’ radar.

Get started on your In-Dey-Go fundraiser today!

For a limited time, In-Dey-Go is offering an exclusive offer for fundraising coordinators looking to run a successful holiday campaign.

At no additional cost, you will receive:

  • One ebook including tips, tricks, and tools to help support your fundraising efforts
  • Social media and email templates for increased sales
  • One webinar with a question and answer period
  • Digital and print copies of all support documents

For more information or to register, please email info@indeygo.com


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