Top 5 Ways to Make Your Fundraiser a Success!

Whether you are new to fundraising and want to make an immediate impact, or you are a seasoned veteran looking to take it to the next level, use these proven leadership tools and watch your profits grow!

We have a bulletproof list below to help your group take your fundraising to the next level.

  1. Team Work makes the Dream Work
    A dedicated, enthusiastic leader managing an engaged team is the’ #1 Recipe for Success’. As your groups’ leader, make sure you instill enthusiasm at all your meetings and engage as many members as possible. The more members that feel part of the fundraiser, the greater success you will achieve.
  2. Select the right fundraiser for your group
    Do your research! Check out our blog post about selecting the right fundraiser for your group HERE or if you are a Scout Unit check out our two-part blog on ‘Choosing the Best Scout Fundraiser’ HERE
  3.  Set goals, and Check In
    Most people are ‘goal motivated’ and will strive to achieve their goal. A couple things are important:
  •  – Make sure everyone knows what the total goal of your fundraiser is.
  •  – Outline the benefits to the group and to each person individually.
  •  – Establish an individual goal for each member.

After your membership understands the benefits and goals, be sure to check in on each person’s progress at your meetings/gatherings. If they know you care, they will care too!

  1. Motivation, acknowledgement, achievement
    This goes hand in hand with the previous point – goals. Motivate your members with pizza parties at the end for instance, not to mention the large trip or equipment you are fundraising for. But also acknowledge achievements along the way with Mickman Brothers Medallions, Patches, and Certificates of Participation! Individuals awards are important but so is recognition of group achievement for all your members! Give them something to strive for  — and watch them go!
  2. Follow up, building a base for next year
    Make sure you hold onto all your customer contact info from the previous year, that way you have a solid base to start with next year. You will be surprised at how many sales you will get from this alone! Use our fundraising envelope to help keep track and keep it in a safe place!

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