Follow our five easy tips below to kick off your fundraising efforts.
- Establish a fundraising goal
Knowing how much money you would like to raise helps motivates your team to sell to their highest potential. This will also help you decide on size and number of fundraisers you need to run to reach your goal.
- Timing of Campaign
A fundraising campaign can be run almost any time. Generally, it is best to kick off the campaign at the beginning of your season. This is when participation and enthusiasm is typically highest and your results should reflect this.
- Length of Campaign
The length of campaign can vary depending on your objectives and the motivation of the fundraisers. Campaigns don’t have to be long to be successful. Typically, a campaign that runs 2 to 4 weeks can be very effective. By setting a specific beginning date and ending date for your fundraiser, it is easier to generate and maintain enthusiasm. For the best results, make sure the campaign is the primary focus of attention.
- Have a Campaign Leader
It’s important to have a leader that will stay motivated until the end of the campaign. They should be organized and have good communication skills to ensure everyone is kept informed and energized. For larger groups of young people it is desirable to have adult volunteers to assist the leader. The assistants can help with additional logistics that come up during the fundraiser. If necessary, they can also help with contacting participants during the campaign.
*It is also important to have one person who is responsible for collecting the money. That can be done by the leader or someone appointed by them.
- Find a Fundraising Specialist
A fundraising specialist can ensure the success of your fundraiser by designing the perfect program to fit the needs of your team. Fundraising representatives are also helpful to those who have a lot of experience coordinating fundraisers, because they often offer extra prize incentives and special promotions.
Using World’s Finest® Chocolate for Your Fundraising Needs
All of us at World’s Finest® Chocolate are very excited to help you design a program that will take your team all the way to the National Games. With maximum profits, a variety of programs, and personalized service, your team is guaranteed fundraising success. Are you ready to exceed your goals? Find your local fundraising specialist to get started.