Fall is right around the corner, which means that school fundraising is right around the corner as well! While school fundraising is a necessary part of paying for all of the extras that your child needs to have a great education, it can also be incredibly intimidating. Here are some of our best tips for school fundraising that is stress-free and fun.
Know What is Expected Up Front
Most schools and PTOs are up front about what they expect of parents at the start of the year. Some have requirements that your child either sell a certain amount of product or the parents donate an equivalent amount. Always ask ahead of time and be prepared for the answer. If you don’t like fundraising and want to write a check instead, you can still purchase delicious Claire’s Gourmet baked goods to enjoy at your home without needing to worry about refining your sales pitch.
Focus on the Goal
If you aren’t completely comfortable with selling fundraising products, school fundraising is a great time to show kids and people who are purchasing the products what the funds are actually for. If your child knows that they are working for their art class or a special assembly, they will be more excited to sell Claire’s Gourmet’s delicious products. If the adults purchasing the products know that they will go to pay for your child to be on a special team or enjoy a fun activity, they will also be much more likely to make a purchase or make a donation.
Children learn by example, so if you show some additional leadership with school fundraising, they will also notice your leadership and model it in the future. Setting a good example isn’t always easy, but school fundraising is the perfect time to get it done.
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.