Do you have a fundraiser in the near future? In order for it to be successful, you are going to need to do a fair amount of planning and preparation. Although it can be a lot of work, it is a rewarding feeling when you are able to raise money for a good cause. Here are some of the best fundraising practices that you should use at your next fundraiser!
How To Plan
There are several aspects that you want to keep in mind when you are planning a fundraiser. To begin, you want to always keep your budget in mind. The whole point of a fundraiser is to raise money, so you do not want to overspend on products and materials. Next, you want to make sure you have a targeted audience. You need to decide which demographics you are primarily trying to reach in your fundraising efforts. Finally, you should get your fundraising team together and brainstorm. Many heads are better than one!
How To Advertise
There are all kinds of ways to get the word out about your fundraiser. Nowadays, social media is one of the best ways to reach people. It is worth creating social media ads or pages to advertise your upcoming fundraiser. Also, you should not forget about other mediums such as paper mail, phone calls, flyers, and email.
How To Run It
On the day of the fundraiser, you want to make sure responsibilities are delegated throughout your team. A fundraiser should be a team effort! Assign everyone roles to maximize efficiency. However, don’t try and do too much. Your fundraiser may be off to an amazing start; however, you need to know your limit. Don’t try and set unrealistic goals and go off an excessive amount of products.
Many fundraisers will forget to say thank you to their customers and donors. It is important to always say thanks to anyone who contributed to your fundraiser. If you don’t get a chance to thank them in person, draft them a letter or give them a call!
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.