There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into hosting a successful fundraiser. If you are planning on having a fundraiser, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Set Realistic Goals
A fundraiser should always have a set of goals.This is because you want to have things to strive towards. For example, if you are having a bake sale, it could be a set number of pies or cakes you want to sell. It is also important to keep your goals realistic. You may feel extremely determined and want to shoot for the stars, however, you don’t want to set the bar too high. If you do, your team will be disappointed when they don’t come close to reaching it.
Have A Good Team
A successful fundraiser has a good team behind it. You want to form a fundraising team with people who are passionate about what you are trying to raise money for and are eager to help. You don’t want people participating in your fundraiser who are just going to take up space. With that said, give careful thought and consideration when selecting people for your team.
The best way to sell fundraising products is by doing it in person. It is extremely easy for an individual to ignore an email or letter; however, it is harder to refuse to support a cause in person. With that said, it is always better to ask people to donate or buy from you when you are face-to-face with them.
Advertise Your Fundraiser
Advertising is a must when it comes to fundraisers. In order to raise a lot of money, you are going to need to reach out to as many people as possible. Nowadays, we have the internet and social media. You can easily create social media pages for your fundraiser and promote it during the weeks leading up to your fundraiser.
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.