For many booster club fundraising is stressful. The best thing to do is just take a step back and a deep breath.
I would like to suggest that for a successful fundraiser you start off by having a fundraiser meeting. This will ensure that everyone is educated about the fundraiser. If possible involve everyone who will be participating in this booster club fundraiser. After you have passed out the materials, make sure you go over: how much money you want to raise, what the money will be earmarked for, the products you are selling, the dates your fundraiser begins and ends, and how much you expect each person to sell.
It’s also good to plan some kind of incentive for your participants. This will help motivate your group. Everyone knows that motivates groups to sell more. It can be anything from a small prize to a large grand prize to be drawn for.
Make sure you set goals. I have often heard it said, “He who expects nothing will never be disappointed” or If you expect nothing do not be surprised if you get nothing.? Set goals. Most people do not like to let people down. Give the participants an attainable goal and tons of encouragement that they can reach or exceed that goal.
About mid-way through your fundraising effort, make contact with your participants. Remind them of what the fundraiser is for and what their goals are. This way the fundraiser does not get put on the back burner until the last minute.
The last suggestion is very important. Promote! Promote! Promote! The fundraiser will only be successful if people know about it and what is being fundraised for. Get the word out with newsletters, posts on group websites, in hallways, and billboards.