A primary goal of any fundraising company should be for your school fundraiser to run smoothly and easily. They should be able to effortlessly walk you though their entire process in such a way that everything is clear and straight forward. If you do have questions you should be completely comfortable with the answers that they give you. Every company should have a well-designed system in place for everything that happens, or could happen throughout your fundraiser.
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The other day I responded to a question from a student on another blog who was interested in a high school fundraiser for their senior trip in two years. Instead of throwing out suggestions for fundraising products or ideas that his group could sell to raise money, I took a different approach.
Choosing the right fundraising company to work with on your next school fundraiser should not come down to who offers the flashiest sales brochure, the best prize program or even the highest profit. While there are a lot of things that are going to be important for you to consider when choosing a company to work with, there are basically three things that should stand out above everything else.
Whenever we receive a phone call from a prospective customer it doesn’t take long before we can tell a successful school fundraising coordinator from one that may be in need of some tips on how to take their school fundraiser to the next level. What follows are 7 specific things that we have discovered over the years that successful coordinators do:
Most high school students have grown skeptical of prize programs that are offered by most fundraising companies. They are usually cheap, break easily and most students and their coaches find little to no benefit to them at all. As a result, these types of prize programs really don’t motivate older students. However, what we have found is that students will still sell more items if a prize program is offered as opposed to not offering any incentive at all so is there a better solution?
Last time we talked about the advantages of using a Big Event Prize Program compared to a more traditional prize plan with a school fundraiser. We also talked about how to determine ahead of time how you know whether or not your school will qualify for a free event. However, what happens if your school has to contend with the following situations?
A lot of schools are finding out that our four Big Event Prize Programs offer unique and exciting things that regular traditional prize programs don’t.