When starting out on your fundraising journey, you may have some misguided ideas about what fundraising entails. There are many myths about the which methods are most effective and whether or not product fundraising is worth it. Don’t let these commonly believed myths about fundraising throw you off your fundraising game.
Crowdfunding Doesn’t Apply to Product Fundraising
If you’re unsure as to what crowdfunding means, “crowdfunding” refers to soliciting donations from a wide variety of donors. These donors often seek the support of their peers by asking their friends and family members to contribute to your cause through an online donation system. With the Internet being the best way to communicate and share any type of news, crowdfunding can work just as well for product fundraising as it can for a fun run or 5K. Crowdfunding can be used to support any cause. In the Information Age, the sky is the limit. Utilizing the Internet to maximize your fundraising donations is one of the best ways to reach your fundraising goals.
Product Fundraising Is Not Cost Effective
Although the reasons are not clear, it is a commonly held belief that product fundraising costs more money than it ends up bringing in. While it’s easy to order too many or too much of whatever product it is that you’re selling for your fundraiser, this is an easily solved problem. Allowing your donors to order their desired products ahead of time will help alleviate this issue by making your products accessible. Set up a way for your products to be available online, and see how much interest each product receives from your donor list.
Only Use Ideas That Have Worked Before
Maybe you’ve gone through a fundraiser before, and your initial methods were successful. That doesn’t necessarily mean that method will work for every kind of fundraiser. Mixing it up will keep you and your donors interested. Trying new fundraising ideas that your supporters can relate to is a great way to maintain intrigue.
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.