In order to execute a successful fundraiser, you must remember the basic principles of general fundraising. You must understand your goals and have a great time to back you up. Remember that making your efforts as personal as possible will always help you in the long run. Figuring out how to combine a personalized touch with social media is a great way to maintain your audience’s attention and keep donors coming back. If you maintain these basic rules of fundraising, your efforts will be a breeze.
Understand Your Goals
Your end game is the most important aspect of your efforts. You’re not fundraising just because you feel like it. You have a cause that you believe in and raising money for this cause is what keeps you motivated. It’s easy to set very high, unrealistic goals, so set the bar at the correct height. Too low and you won’t reach your potential. Too high and you’ll disappoint yourself. Look for the mid-range of what you can earn in a reasonable amount of time.
Pick a Great Team
In all parts of life, having a great team is crucial. You’re most likely not handling this fundraiser entirely on your own. Whether you’re helping your child with their school fundraiser or working with a team of parents, it’s critical to the operation that you’re all on the same page. Make sure you’re working with people who share your passion to make the process as rewarding as it should be.
Keep It Personal
Even the simplest personal touch goes a long way, especially in the Information Age. It’s commonplace for most people to take the easy way out and thank donors in one post, but that’s not enough. Utilize social media to keep your donors aware of your efforts; not simply to thank them. Hand-written thank you notes are your best bet for making donors feel appreciated.
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.