As the hustle and bustle of the new school year approaches, it’s time to start getting ready for your fall Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser! While holding a successful fundraiser may seem challenging, we have a few simple tips and tricks to guarantee success. Follow our advice and your fundraiser is in the bag!
First, it’s always a good idea to set a fundraising goal. This should be reasonable and within reach, but challenging as well! Determining the number of products each individual should sell is also a great way to motivate students, because each person has their own personal goal.
Next, make a list of people that the student body could sell to! Sometimes it’s hard for students to think of people beyond their parents, but there are endless possibilities – neighbors, coaches, friends, dentists – you name it! With a list of possibilities, no one will ever run out of ideas for who to call next.
Another very important part of any successful fundraiser is creating incentives. While students are likely to want to sell bags, giving them an extra incentive can really help motivate everyone! Will you hold a pizza party for the top-selling class? Will you give free homework passes to the first grade to raise $500? The possibilities are endless!
Next, get the word out! Don’t just tell students or staff at your organization, advertise on your school’s website as well, and send emails to your network. Put fliers up around the school with goals and incentives, and keep a weekly chart of which class has sold the most! Spreading the word is a great way to get everyone motivated towards your fundraising goals.
Lastly, be sure to track your progress. It’s always important to keep track of how close you are to your goals, especially if you have a large number of people selling! Publicize your fundraiser, and keep everyone talking about meeting the objective. Announcing who has sold what is also a great way to instill a bit of friendly competition!
Even if hosting a fundraiser seems a daunting task, stick to these tips and it’s sure to be a success! Be sure to check out our website for more advise, and to browse through the products that will be sold at your fundraising. Happy selling!