Real Fundraisers: Tips and Ideas
You've got enough on your plate with planning a fundraiser, why not "cheat" a little and take a page from another fundraiser? These fundraiser chairs offer their tips for maximizing sales, getting participants involved and getting the most out of your fundraiser!
Successful Online Fundraising: It's in the bag!
"I used my samples and additional bags I purchased to entice parents to promote our fundraiser. I told parents to share the fundraiser information on Facebook. Anyone who did was entered in a raffle to win a free bag. This was a great way to get online orders from out-of-town contacts that may not have heard about our fundraiser otherwise."
Prizes, prizes, prizes!
"Offer a donut party to the class with the most sales! It’s a simple and relatively inexpensive way to motivate students. Our class had a great time celebrating."
"We offered a variety of prizes! We gave out ice cream gift certificates to participants who reached a certain amount of minimum sales, we organized a fun lunch out for the top 2 sellers. It was relatively inexpensive to organize and we got a huge return on our investment in our big sales numbers."
"We kept our costs low and offered creative, fun prizes that were inexpensive or free! Students that brought in X amount of dollars got a free pajama day at school. The class that brought in X amount of dollars won a pizza party from a local pizzeria that gave us a great group discount. And if the school reached our overall goal, 3 teachers and our principal agreed to dress up and do a dance at the next assembly (which they did and the kids loved it!)."
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"We sent consistent emails throughout our fundraiser to remind parents who hadn’t ordered that they still could do so. It helped remind people and brought in extra orders towards the end!"
"Do quick assemblies! All you need are 5 minutes at the start of lunch to grab everyone’s attention and remind them about the fundraiser!"
"We created a fundraiser challenge and asked each participant to sell a minimum of 10 items - this really helped increase our sales per participant and gave kids a goal to work for."