Your students are your biggest asset when it comes to elementary school fundraising so convincing them to participate in your fundraiser should be your primary concern. Furthermore, there is no better way to get students excited about your sale than to have a well-organized fundraiser kickoff meeting.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
You only have one shot at making a great first impression when it comes to your kickoff so why not make the most of this opportunity? You should see your kickoff as an opportunity to present your case to your students. The pressure is solely on you to create the sales momentum that you will need to make your fundraiser a success. If you want to get your students excited about your fundraiser then your kickoff presentation is going to need to be choreographed to perfection. In other words, your students should experience your kickoff assembly as if they are attending a professional production.
Plan to Be Successful
Pulling off a successful kickoff takes meticulous planning. You will need to know what you want to talk about and how you plan to present it:
It would be wise to have a dress rehearsal prior to your kickoff as well. In other words, practice what you plan to say to your students. If you are showing a kickoff video make sure that you have given yourself plenty of time to set up and test your equipment. Make sure and test your microphone as well as your sound especially if you plan to have music.
Take Your Kickoff to the Next Level
There are things that you can do to enhance the impact of your kickoff:
Don’t just assume that your students will be excited about your fundraiser just because you have great prizes. If you want their full support you will need to earn it.