Do you feel like you’re the only one who is motivated when it is time to start a fundraiser?
There are a few things you can do with your group before you start a fundraiser that will help with the overall success.
First, pick a fundraiser with your group. Instead of deciding on one thing for the whole group have a meeting and present a few options. Listen to the members of your group and decide which product or service you can provide that the largest amount of people will support.
Second, pick an appropriate time. Look at your calendar and find a few weeks that will be prime selling time for your group. If there is a holiday coming up consider selling over the holiday to reach more family and friends.
Third, when your materials come in have a pep-rally! Get everyone together and explain the fundraiser thoroughly. Answer any questions and go over all turn-dates, how to make-out any checks, and the cost of the items you are selling. Make sure to answer any and all questions someone might have – the less they are confused about the program, the more likely they are to sell!
And before you leave remind everyone why they are doing the fundraiser, to begin with – if they understand the reason they are raising money they will understand that it is important to give it all they have!
Last, check-in with everyone half-way through the fundraising time. Make sure everyone is selling, and that things are going well. Answer any questions they may have, and remind them of the turn-in date one last time!