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Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Everyone loves cookies, especially children, so what is easier than promoting a cookie dough fundraiser to parents? Encourage them to keep some cookie dough in their freezer, with another tub in the refrigerator so that their family members can make their fresh cookies whenever they want. Mmmmmm, the smell of freshly cooked cookies is so appealing!

For many families who have such hectic schedules, freshly baked goods at home are not often an option, but with frozen cookie dough, it becomes far more realistic, and it's much easier to clean up from than when baking from scratch. The cookie dough is available in many flavours too, so you have a good choice.

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How To Run A Successful Fundraiser

by Keith Smith


This is the first article of a multi-part series on this topic. Part One of this SPECIAL REPORT is about:Organizing Your Group


Would you agree that it's easier to complete a job when you have a blueprint to follow? Yes?


Also, the exact opposite may be true which brings us to the old axiom:


"Fail to plan, plan to fail"


Usually most groups avoid planning because they view it as difficult or tedious or may be in a rush to get going. Don't let this happen!! What appears to be unpleasant far exceeds the dismal results you will have without a plan.


Fortunately, the exact opposite is true when you have the necessary tools at your disposal.


That is why this report was written. To give you an idea of how easy it is to plan your fundraiser and to stay focused on your goals.


Shall we begin?


*First of all, I cannot stress this point enough: You need to know why you want to fundraise. You do this by answering the following questions:


1)Why do you need to raise money?


Answer the above question and you will have the source of your group's motivation and the community's effort to help you acquire the funds you need.


It may seem obvious at first glance that what you need a cookie dough fundraiser for is to raise funds, but if you look closely that may not be the only reason. You may be trying to get your group noticed in the neighbourhood, in which case, maybe a car wash would serve your needs better. Or may be you are triyng to teach the value of money to children, and is it better to use the cookie dough fundraiser for that, as cookies are loved by all children, well adults too!   ~Site Editor



2)What will you do with the money you raise?


Find out what you need. Survey those who are active participants within the your organization or group.


Example: The PTA/PTO may want to ask teachers what is needed in the classrooms or administrators what is needed in the school as a whole. Then choose from the list of items that appear in the majority or allow the fundraising committee to decide amongst the available choices.


3)How much will you need?

This is where you create a goal. For instance, if your goal is to raise money to purchase computer equipment, research all the costs involved (hardware, software, installation, etc.).

Also, don't forget the annual costs of maintenance and repair if you are purchasing equipment.


4)Who will be your fundraising personnel responsible for:



  2. Choosing a fundraiser


  3. Making sure order forms get to the sellers


  4. Getting information out to the public about your fundraiser


  5. Collecting orders


  6. Tallying orders


  7. Counting Money


  8. Depositing Money


  9. Handling delivery



5)How are you going to raise the money?


Will you use the direct sales approach? Brochure sales such as cookie dough, cheesecakes, candles, etc.


What about community service activities? Auctions, car washes, leaf raking, concessions at concerts or sporting events, etc.

As you can see, getting organized is not that difficult, isn't it? Once you have answered the questions relevant to your group, you are on your way to earning those profits you desire which leads us to the topic of the next newsletter:


Choosing A Fundraiser


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This is the Fundraising Connection newsletter which begins with the Free Special Report: How To Run A Successful Fundraiser. Keith and Rema Smith educate schools, sports teams, clubs, youth groups, etc. regarding fundraising.
Authors: FREE newsletter: The Fundraising Connection and FREE BONUS SPECIAL REPORT: How to Run A Successful Fundraiser.







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