Some children are excited about fundraising and are eager to get the ball rolling! However, since children are unique with different strengths, weaknesses, and personalities, this may not be the case for all children. Whether your child is ready to sell or feeling shy, here are some tips to help motivate children and keep them on task during a fundraiser!
Make Sure Your Child Knows What They Are Selling And Why
Nobody expects a young child to be an expert in sales, but your child should be able to answer basic questions about their fundraiser, such as what they are fundraising money for. If the fundraiser involves selling items, your child should know what these things are and how much they cost, how to collect money, and when the buyer will get their items.
Don’t Be Your Child’s Only Customer
Especially for timid children, it can be tempting to make fundraising easy on them by buying up most of their products or offering too much help. While it is essential to support your child, if you are doing all the buying or selling for them they are not going to learn anything in the end.
Supervision Is Key
If your child is going to go door to door in your neighborhood trying to fundraise, it is important that they are appropriately supervised. Children, especially those who are very young, should not be left to roam unsupervised. You will be able to keep your child safe, on task, and motivated if they are not having much luck.
If it’s a class or school-wide fundraiser, there is a good chance that most of the students in your child’s class or school will be involved. Suggest they team up with a friend and work together to get sales. They can help keep each other motivated, especially if some healthy competition is fostered.
Ask your family or friends and see if any of them are interested in buying anything and if they say yes, point your child in their direction to make the sales themselves. Do not make sales for 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.