Spring is the perfect time of year for fundraising. If you’re ready to spring into a brand new food fundraiser with your school, choosing the right incentives can mean the difference between reaching your goal and exceeding your goal. Here are some of our favorite tips for keeping students motivated during a spring fundraiser.
Keep Everyone Updated
Regular updates on fundraising progress keep everyone motivated and competitive. Many students reach their goals and are encouraged to exceed them by seeing that a campaign goal is still not yet met. Whether it’s noting the current amount of the morning or afternoon announcements or including updates in the weekly newsletter, keeping parents and students aware of progress is critical to a successful fundraiser.
Offer Great Incentives
Especially for students, great incentives can totally transform your fundraiser. Consider asking your students what they would like in advance, whether it’s small trinkets, major prizes only for the top-level earners, or inexpensive prizes like free homework passes. By asking your students what incentives motivate them, you can ensure that they are effective and inexpensive. If you really want to be strategic, advertise some incentives at the start and then add additional enticing incentives around the halfway point to overcome any fundraising slump.
Last but definitely not least, make sure that you recognize your top student fundraisers. These kids went above and beyond, gained valuable leadership experience, and met their goals. Take time during the honor roll assembly or during another school event to recognize them, or present them with their prizes during an assembly. A little bit of recognition goes a long way!
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in develop 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.