Your ultimate goal should be to raise as much money as possible. Review our suggestions on how to maximize your fundraising sales
Most prize programs that companies offer are geared towards elementary school students. The prizes are usually of lower quality which doesn’t matter as much to younger students. However high school students are more particular than their younger peers. Unfortunately there aren’t many viable options that are appealing to high school students who probably won’t settle for traditional prizes. On the other hand, sportswear prize programs have been proven to be effective at motivating older students to sell out of their brochure.
Most schools fall short of their ultimate fundraising goal. No, this is not about reaching a realistic goal, but rather an idealistic one. After all, in an ideal world, if everyone participated in their school fundraiser, fundraising coordinators would be amazed at how much money they would actually bring in.
It’s obvious that some students are always going to end up selling more for their school fundraiser than others. The goal should be to find ways to motivate as many students as possible to sell more than they did previously. However, it’s not unusual for schools to experience having the same students at the top every year. How then can fundraising sponsors inspire additional students to become more involved?
Every student wants to be the top seller for their school fundraiser so that they can have a chance to walk away with the best prizes; however only those sellers who work smart as well as hard will end up raising the most money for their school. Here are some strategies that you will want to stress with all of your students at your next fundraising kickoff.
Your teachers can be an important ally when it comes to helping you bring in elementary school fundraising sales; however their plates are already full and they probably have limited spare time as it is. So what simple steps can you implement into your fundraiser to encourage them to become more involved?
We encourage all of our schools to follow up with their sellers as often as possible to help ensure that they are working towards their fundraising goal. Should schools expect us to do the same with them? Some people may not enjoy it when others check in on them while others appreciate the accountability.
You have been searching for the perfect school fundraiser. Obviously you goal is to find something that will bring in the most money but you haven’t been completely pleased with your results. Many questions may come to mind like:
For years the focus of brochure fundraising has been on making sales from a catalog that requires students to sell face to face. The thought has traditionally been that to be effective you need to make the effort to approach people, physically show them what you were selling and then persuade them to make a purchase. Approaching people takes both time and work. Some enjoy it and are good at it while others are not.