Fundraiser groups that are united towards reaching their goals will find greater fundraising success than those who aren’t. The question then becomes how do we achieve unity if we haven’t already? In order to ensure that your group is unified it will be important to ask the following questions.
How committed are your members?
Before you consider a fundraiser project make sure that you know how committed the members of your group are. In other words, how strongly do your members:
If you know that they can answer these questions positively then you have the proper foundation for fundraising success. If you don’t, then you may need to do some soul-searching to find out why before you add something else to everyone’s plate, like a fundraiser.
Can you get your group behind the same fundraising goal?
Depending on your group you will have various goals and objectives. The needs of some groups will be obvious from the beginning while others may require some thought. The issue may be prioritizing your goals and determining what to tackle first. It may also be a good idea to ask your group members what they think. Make a list and do a survey. Then can you get people to agree on the same fundraising objective? On the other hand, if you want to make the decision yourself, that’s fine; just make sure that you’re confident that everyone’s on board with your goal.
Finally, once you know that most everyone’s on board make sure and have an organized fundraiser kickoff. This will ensure that everyone’s on the same page and that they know what needs to be accomplished before they go out and start selling.