Fundraising companies spend a lot of time and money attempting to convince schools that their fundraiser will be the easiest to run as well as the most profitable. They make it seem like school sponsors won’t have to do any work and that the money will magically roll in. However, most people understand that money doesn’t grow on trees and that if you want results then you are going to have to put the work in. There is no substitute for effort if you want your school fundraiser to be successful.
We don’t guarantee that your fundraiser will be easy or even successful, but we do promise to provide you with the best possible fundraising tools that if utilized will put you on the road to success. Our most popular tool with elementary school fundraisers is our School Fundraising Guidebook. We provide one to every school-wide customer inside their Fundraiser Supply Kit. Like anything else though, it must be used. Here are 3 suggestions for how you can get the most out of your guidebook and thus experience fundraising success.
Read Through it Before Your Fundraiser
In order to get a good overall feel for how your fundraiser should run, make sure and read through your guidebook well before your fundraising kickoff. It explains everything you need to know about running your fundraiser. You will find that everything is laid out chronologically and follows a logical flow. By reading through it ahead of time you will have a much better understanding for how things will need to work, step by step. It will also help provide you with how to structure and organize your fundraiser.
Pay Attention to the Forms
There are forms that you can use at key places throughout your fundraiser that will help you communicate important information with your parents. Make sure and earmark those and put them to good use. Staying in touch with your parents is vital to ensuring a smooth and successful fundraiser.
Take Advantage of the Marketing Tips
Most people are looking for ways to increase fundraising sales. In your guidebook are some simple ideas for promoting your fundraiser to your students as well as your parents. Your goal should be to have as much of their attention as possible during your fundraiser.
Use Your Fundraising Checklist
At the end of your guidebook you will find a fundraising checklist which helps put everything that is discussed throughout the guidebook in a simple easy to use summary that allows you to check off items as you progress through your sale. If followed, you are helping to ensure that your fundraiser runs smoothly and efficiently.
It’s only when you follow a well designed plan that you will then find fundraising to be easy and lucrative.