Your parent letter should go out with the catalogs and order forms. You want to make sure to include: your fundraiser ID number, your due date and who to make the checks payable to (your school/organization name)
Plan a Parent Letter Stuffing Day! As they say, "many hands make light work," and have volunteers ready to add parent letters into each seller packet.
Set up a display:1 week prior to start date
Use a Display Kit to promote your upcoming Fundraiser! ( Tip: be sure to display products & posters in popular, high-traffic areas where parents will see them)
Click here for display ideas from other fundraisers
Click here to download additional signs and posters
Kick off your fundraiser:on or day before start date
Organize a short assembly or morning announcement to kick off your fundraiser! Play a video showing the products & prizes while you distribute the Seller Packets.
Review orders, close & pay:3-4 weeks prior to delivery date
Get those orders in - it's time to close your fundraiser! Review all orders entered & also close your Fundraiser in the Manage Your Fundraiser section.
If you are collecting and entering orders, click here to start entering seller orders (login with your fundraiser chair email and password). You will want to work with a partner; it helps keep track of each order!
Main order will ship within 2 weeks of date we receive payment.
Online Orders continue
People can still shop online to support your fundraiser even after you've closed your catalog sale. You will continue to earn 40% profit on online sales that contain your Fundraiser ID through the end of the season. Keep pushing online sales by sending out email reminders.
This is a big day & you'll want a couple of volunteers to help with distribution. Each seller's order will be packed individually. ( Tip: a good way to stay organized is to sort orders by classroom or alphabetically)