Ok, so you need to organize your elementary school fundraiser.
Where do you start? Well, this site is a good place! Consider the following:
Why do you need to raise
funds? Is it to provide a new playground, or a few books for the classroom library? In other
words, are you fundraising for a small amount or a major purchase?
Who is going to take part? Are the children going to participate, an ideal situation
because the funds will be used to their benefit? Or is it an adult event? How many volunteers will you have?
It doesn't have to be exact, but holding a carnival will need far more support than sending fliers around to
sell wrapping paper.
How long will this event take? A week, 2 weeks or is it an on-going project? Try to
keep the timing on the shorter side so you can build momentum, but not have to be
concerned about keeping it going.
How can you make this fun? Remember the word Fundraiser has FUN in it! Your volunteers
will be more enthusiastic if this is a fun event.
For more information on fundraising that will help you boost your sales, click here.
Take a look below and good luck with your elementary school fundraiser!
Arranging your Fundraiser
by Cassie Kale
deciding to host a fundraiser for your company or organization there are many fundraising ideas available to you
for choosing. The most popular fundraising ideas range from chocolate, magazines and candles to candy and much
picking your fundraising product be sure to pick a product that will have a good mark up and will be an easy sell.
Most people like candy as well as most Moms love candles. Who do you think is going to be your biggest target
audience when selling your products?
the first product you see, make sure to compare prices and see if you can find a company that will offer your
organization a greater discount on fundraising sales. How long will it take them to fill the orders once the
fundraiser is over?
collecting all money upfront whenever possible! This will make it much easier for you when the orders come in and
you wont have to deal with who still owes money, who hasnt paid, who wants to cancel their order and all those
other situations that may arise.
you deliver the products to the customer or will there be a set location where they can come pick it up? Depending
on the number of orders may very well sway how you set this up.
you know what company you will use for your fundraiser and you have your products picked out, you next have to
decide on the percentage for your organization and how long you will have your fundraiser last. This is a very
important factor in your fundraiser, while you don't want it to be too short a period of time, you also don't want
it to be too long. People will then loose interest and the need to purchase right then and there. We suggest a
minimum of one week for your fundraiser but not past two weeks.
company supply any order forms or materials for you when hosting your fundraiser? This is another important factor
to consider. Most if not all companies will give you this help but always be sure and verify up front.
these few tips when setting up your fundraising event and picking your fundraising products will help assure
success and help your organization reach its goals!
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