Promoting your fundraiser is just as important as organizing the fundraiser itself. Making people aware of your efforts is a key factor in meeting your goal. Use your resources, human capital, and experience to share your project beyond just the reach of your local community. Here are some valuable ways you can spread the word and get people involved and excited about your fundraiser.
Before you even start your fundraiser, you should strategize the best plan of action for promoting and executing your project. Take inventory of your products and materials before you use them. It will help you keep track for budgeting purposes. Also, count your team members and delegate roles for each person. This allows you to spread out the work evenly and encourage people to participate by completing tasks that fit their personalities and skills.
Use Social Media
Now is the time to harvest the power and reach of social media. These days, developing an online presence for any project will be a key component in its success. Whether you build a website, manage an event page on Facebook or an Instagram page for promotional photos, having an online home for your project where it lives and gains exposure is important in a world where so many people are active on these platforms. Hashtags, likes, and shares help people near and far interact with your fundraiser in a very tangible way.
As technologically advanced as we’ve become, we should never underestimate the power of word of mouth. Getting out into the community and making a personal, face-to-face impact on people will be memorable and valuable. Make connections with local businesses, community influences, and local celebrities to vouch for your fundraiser and establish legitimacy for your team. Face-to-face interactions also give you, the organizers and team, the opportunity to show your appreciation for the investment and contribution that each individual is making toward your goal of reaching your specific target.
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.