We want to help you achieve your fundraising goals! With over 15 years of experience, I’ve seen a lot of successful fundraisers and I’ve put together a few tips to help you achieve success as a fundraiser leader.
Communicate to group members
Be sure that each group member (and their parents) knows individual and group goals. A great place to do this is print or write it on the back of the order form.
Communicate to the community
Be sure to let the public know your group’s goals, purpose and sale/delivery dates. A little public knowledge can go a long way.
Plan an exciting “kick-off”
Let’s face it – no one likes fundraising. However, if you are able to start it off on a good and fun note – participation is likely to be better. If you need some help – just contact us at Bluebonnet Fundraising.
Feed your group
Bake up some free samples for a kick-off with a new group. They are likely to sell more after having a chance to try it themselves and know what great products they are selling.
Make a list
Help group members think of everyone they could sell to before-hand. Potential customers could be family, friends, neighbors, co-workers of parents, church members, etc.
Involve key people by offering them free or discounted samples to help spread the word! It’s also a great idea for parents to take a sample and an order form with them to work – we know their co-workers will appreciate it!
We work on building incentives around memorable experiences. I would be happy to collaborate with you in order to find some great, low-cost ideas that have worked for other groups similar to yours.
Be positive and full of energy – it’s contagious!
Not only is this important at the kick-off, but all the way through the fundraiser as well. Group members need constant motivation, praise and encouragement.
Check-in throughout the sale
After the first week have group members report their sales numbers. This will give you a good idea of the progress of sales to ensure your group is off to a great start.
Constant reminders are key
Keep reminding group members and the public of your fundraiser. Talk to your Butter Braid dealer about using posters, yard signs, letters, emails, etc. that can keep everyone well-informed of your sale.