Fundraising is an essential part of the way that your child’s school operates. Whether it’s a PTO fundraiser to provide extras to the students throughout the year or a school fundraiser needed for new textbooks and supplies, fundraisers are often the financial backbone of public and private schools. If you need to knock your fundraiser out of the park, here are some of our best tips for boosting fundraising sales.
One of the biggest keys to successful fundraising is starting early. Promote your fundraiser as soon as you know it is on the calendar and give people frequent reminders about when it is going to happen. Always have one person in charge of organizing and marketing the fundraiser so that they are consistent with the message. By starting early and reminding often, you ensure that people who want to give have enough set-aside. If you have a fundraiser in October and haven’t started advertising yet, now is the time!
Limit Your Fundraisers
It is far better to have one fundraiser where everyone actively participates and solicits than five fundraisers that are tedious and commonplace. When you create scarcity or the fact that there is only one fundraiser to participate in, people will be more likely to support and also give a greater amount. Parents will appreciate not needing to worry about fundraising throughout the year and children will be the most motivated to make sales and reach their goals.
Time Your Fundraiser with a Holiday
If you can, time your fundraising activities with a holiday. Participants will be more likely to reach their sales goals because shoppers will be able to give your products as gifts. It’s also a great idea to market your fundraising products as gifts. Consider purchasing gift boxes, wrapping paper, and bows and offering to gift wrap fundraiser products for an extra fee.
Challenge 4 Kids Can Help Your Kids Achieve Success In and Out of the Classroom
Challenge 4 Kids is a dynamic program aiming to support the schools that provide the educational foundation every child needs today and shape young people into the leaders and movers-and-shakers of tomorrow. We utilize L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Effective Communications, Attitude, and Development of People Skills) principles to help your kids grow as individuals and fundraise for your school. To learn more about how we can help your school and your child achieve fundraising success, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 429-4356. To get more fun ideas for your family and fundraising, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!
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