If you’re planning a product fundraising event for your child’s school and planning on using traditional door-to-door methods for big results, start planning again! Social media is an invaluable tool when it comes to product fundraising, so take advantage of your social media connections when planning. How can you promote your school’s product fundraising project on social media?
Use a Hashtag
Hashtags are some of the most common methods that customers use for finding information on a product or company. Create a unique and fun hashtag that all parents and students can use for product fundraising on their social media pages. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook all allow searching by hashtag, so come up with something fun to advertise your products.
Get Participants to Share the Fundraiser
If your fundraiser has only 100 participants and each of them has 200 Facebook friends (and many people have significantly more), your product fundraising endeavor could be advertised to 20,000 people in one day! Always provide your product fundraising participants and their families with shareable graphics and links to advertise your product.
Give Away Some for Free
Even in the social media age, giving away free samples or a free product can really help your product fundraising to take off. Everyone loves getting a deal, and many people will share a graphic with a hashtag beneath to get a coupon code or similar deal. Consider doing a product giveaway, like a free 4-pack of delicious pizzas, to encourage people to share your links, your graphics, and your hashtag on social media.
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.