Step 1:

“WHY”. Determine the reason for your fundraiser

Step 2:

Set a target! Setting a goal will increase your chance of success. A famous quote from Zig Ziglar: A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Step 3:

Pick a fundraising event or a fundraising product that you believe in. It won’t be successful if you, the organizer, do not think it will be.

Step 4:

Make sure everyone involved (team members, volunteers, etc.) is aware of the financial goals of the fundraiser, their individual personal objectives, and how the money raised will be used.

Step 5:

Involvement: Communicate regularly with your group members and volunteers. Remind them of the importance of their involvement, see if they are facing any challenges, and help them stay motivated to reach their goals and deadline.

Step 6:

Work as a team: avoid going it alone. Running a fundraising campaign on your own is good if you are a small group; but, if you are a larger organization, help is necessary since many hands really do lighten the burden. especially on distribution and collection days.

Step 7:

At the end of your fundraising efforts, regroup with your volunteers, review the challenges everyone experienced, and embrace the accomplishments with all those involved.

Tip 1:

Plan your next fundraiser. A common mistake is not planning your next event right away. Many of the larger objective will require several fundraisers. As you are planning your first fundraiser, plan your next on right away. Allow sufficient between campaigns to regroup and reorganize yourself.

Tip 2:

Promote, promote, promote. To contact as many prospective supporters as possible, make the most of all the tools at your disposal. Facebook, Instagram, the school’s website, texts, calls, and emails. Be sure to contact your potential supporters again. You’ll be amazed by the amount of people who want to help you but, because of their busy lifestyle schedules, they either haven’t had time or have forgotten.

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