Children can learn so much from participating in a fundraiser! They can be extremely educational and a great way for children to pick up on life lessons outside of the classroom. To maximize a fundraiser’s chance for success there are a few fundamentals you will need to follow. Here are three fundraising strategies to always keep in mind!
Always Set A Goal
Children need to learn the importance of goal setting. Not only will it help them succeed with their fundraiser, but it will help them as they grow older. If your child had a fundraiser soon, encourage them to set some goals for it! It could be in regards to how much money they want to raise or the number of products they want to sell. A child is more likely to try harder if they are working towards reaching a goal.
Determine Profit Margins
In order to maximize profits at a fundraiser, your profit margins need to be determined ahead of time. In other words, you need to decide how much you will be selling your products at so you will be able to generate a profit. You need to keep in mind that you don’t want to price items too high otherwise you may compromise your number of sales. Be sure to spend some time crunching your numbers to determine what is appropriate to price your products at.
Who Are You Targeting?
Do you know who you are trying to sell to? In a perfect world, you could try to try to target the entire population of your area; however, that is not practical. It is important to determine who you are trying to reach with your fundraising efforts. For example, if you are having a bake sale and want to target young children, find some goodies that would appeal to them.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in developing fundraising strategies, hosting a fundraiser with Claire’s Gourmet is a great way to do so. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from choosing the delicious products to sell to planning the fundraiser, to keeping track of your progress online, we have you covered. We have been working in schools and organizations since 1969 to offer high-quality products like gourmet desserts, pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats that sell themselves and help you meet your fundraising goals. For more information on our fundraising programs, visit us online or give us a call at 800-359-1919. For more fun fundraising tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.