Whether your child is in a local sports team or at a school struggling to raise enough money, developing fundraising strategies is incredibly important to financial stability. Coming up with new fundraisers that raise good profits is difficult, and that’s before you worry about motivating your little sellers! Here are some tips to help you develop fundraising strategies that will bring you success during your fundraising campaign this year.
Why Are We Fundraising?
Don’t worry about watching other schools and seeing what they did when you decide what to sell. Remember to keep the reason you are fundraising at the heart of the program—do kids need new instruments or soccer uniforms? Those should be at the heart of the fundraising, not whether or not a rival sold a thousand units and you want to beat them.
What is the Cost Per Dollar?
This is another question at the core of developing quality fundraising strategies. Keep in mind that the cost of the products you are selling is not the only cost involved. There are posters to print, advertising to do, and endless hours of time on behalf of students, parents, teachers, and many others. Even if the cost per dollar is high, it is good to know what exactly it is before diving in and committing to a product.
Are There Incentives?
This question can have a range of answers depending on what type of fundraiser you are hosting. Many sales programs offer fun incentives to help motivate kids to get on board and sell enthusiastically. Others offer benefits to the parents and organizers involved. Others offer nothing and instead choose to put the emphasis on values and giving back to the community. All of these can be successful fundraising strategies.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in develop 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.