Did you know that school groups raise more than $1.5 billion every year through active fundraising? Shockingly, nearly 80% of all of the money that schools use to provide extras for their students come from fundraising. These include fun activities like dances, events, and field trips. Here are some things to think about to help you get a handle on fundraising in Maryland while parenting.
There Are So Many Choices
While this is great, as it means that almost any school can find something that’s a good fit when it comes to fundraising, it can also be overwhelming. When there are a hundred different kinds of pens alone, and so many different types of foods, desserts, and trinkets to choose from, how can you possibly narrow it down? The keys lay in the specifics of a particular group of students. It is important to find something that fits a group of students and community, as well as a specific price range. This will guarantee success.
Don’t Forget About Your Fundraising Partner
Parenting is rewarding but exhausting. With so many responsibilities piling up, adding fundraising on top of it can seem hard. While many parents take a go-it-alone approach to fundraising, this is not necessary. In fact, your fundraising partner has years of beneficial experience and often looks to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships with communities and schools. The more you succeed, the more they make, so it is in their best interests to help you do the best job possible.
At the end of the day, what it really comes down to is how much you have spent and how much you have made through fundraising. This is why strict budgeting and profit goals are key to success. You must know not only how much you have sold, but what your overall percentage of the total sold will be. If you spend more than you make, the fundraiser will not be successful.
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 Maryland 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.