So what is the Sine qua non for success on a brochure fundraiser? People have to look at the brochure long enough to find something to buy. The current "shopper" brochures with wrap, food, and gifts have so many items on a page that it's almost overwhelming. The average "look time" per two-page spread is three seconds. Three seconds, turn the page, 3 seconds, turn the page, 3 seconds turn the page, etc. and then say "no thanks."
But.... if there are only 3-4 items per page or only 3-4 pages, people will spend 20-30 seconds per two-page spread and will look long enough to find something to buy. Simple, isn't it?