If the job of organizing the church fundraising effort this time around has gone to you, then it’s your job to make sure that everyone is reasonably pleased with the fundraising, and that the fundraiser is a success. Obviously your highest priority is bringing in money for the church, but there’s more to it than that. You want people to enjoy what they are doing, and come away with a sense of how fun and easy fundraising can be, so how do you make sure everything goes how you want it to?
There are many ways to get on the road to success, so you just have to take your situation into account. Any church fundraising idea can be easy if you think ahead about things like the size of your group, and how much money you need to raise. For instance, having a small group but trying to select a church fundraiser with higher shipping costs or high minimum orders probably isn’t the smartest way to have an easy church fundraising experience. You want to try to match your fundraising activity to your group’s needs.
If you know that the chief supporters of your church fundraising effort will be families, parents, and people in the community, then you’ll want to choose an easy church fundraising activity that reflects what those people will probably want to buy. Why not try something like our Go Green fundraiser, or maybe a tea and coffee fundraiser? These are things that appeal to adults, but can also work well across a range of situations.
On the other hand, if you are setting up a fundraiser for the youth group, you might want to try a direct sale church fundraising idea like chocolate bar fundraising. It all depends on who the kids will be selling to, and how much profit you can reasonably see yourself making from each type of product. It just takes a little effort and some number crunching to put together a great fundraising idea that everyone will feel good about.