If you’ve ever attempted to raise money for a cause or have been approached by someone who was trying to do so, then you know how important it is to be organized and clear about the mission. It is important that you are equipped with a plan of action that will put you track for achieving your goals.
Set a Goal
A major component of the success of a fundraiser is when the organization, group, or individual knows exactly what number they are trying to reach. It helps with strategizing and setting up an appropriate timeline. It also gives people involved with the cause that you’re raising money for an idea of how they can plan to use the resources that you’re helping to provide.
Create a Team
Gather your family, friends, and coworkers for a meeting concerning what exactly you are trying to achieve. Provide some light fare and present to them why you’ve been inspired to get involved. Your team will be your core support system for your fundraiser and help you reach your goal faster.
The people you approach about contributing to your fundraiser may be motivated to do so because they believe it’s a noble and deserving cause. However, most will contribute because of the relationship that they have with you. You are someone that they can see and trust with their money. In all your interactions, remember why you were inspired to act and get personal about your story.
Use Online Platforms
The internet is a great resource and tool for staging a successful fundraiser. It stretches your reach beyond your local community and provides a central home for people seeking more information about your cause. Fundraising websites also give people another payment option which may allow them to give more than they otherwise would have if you relied only on cash.
Promote Your Cause
You can’t have a successful fundraiser if people don’t know about it. Use your team, social media, and your website to inform the public and your local community about your goals.
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.