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5 Fundraising Strategies that really pay off

Please excuse the Jerry Maguire reference, but at the heart, isn’t this why you’re fundraising? Some type of fundraising is necessary for most groups at one time or another. Whether your group needs to fundraise a little or a lot, here are some fundraising strategies that really pay off.

 

  1. Set a goal. Without a real understanding of your organization’s purpose, it will be difficult to set realistic and achievable goals. Goals create momentum by setting a vision for the fundraiser.
  2. Choose a Fundraising Product. Not all fundraising products were created equal. Consider what value is added to the consumer. Choose something useful! For example, a unique, healthy food product priced within reach for your target market might appeal better than overpriced cookie dough or wrapping paper.
  3. Surround yourself with a winning team. Successful fundraising leaders know this is not a one man job. Surround yourself with a winning team of volunteers and play to their strengths.
  4. Marketing– A kickoff event is where your marketing begins. Introduce the product to your group with a fun presentation and generate excitement! After the kickoff event, then use every social media and marketing vehicle available to you to continue to keep up the excitement level.
  5. Incentivize your sellers. 100 % seller participation would be ideal to reaching your goals. Learn what motivates your sellers and dangle that golden carrot. It really works.

While there is no “magic bullet” for fundraising, we’ve tested these 5 strategies and they not only work, they will grow your group’s profits.  Are you new to fundraising? Not sure where to start? We will dig into each of these strategies in greater depth soon so stay tuned.

Help us, help you. What fundraising strategies have you tried with your group? Comment and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you.

11 Comments
  • Ruth Curfman
    Posted at 00:41h, 13 August Reply

    We have trouble getting a lot of students to participate. We have been selling cookie dough for years. I found it to be expensive for all the more you get (my daughters and I have been baking our own cookies since they were little and we can do it ourselves for much less money) and so when both of my girls needed to raise money for their choir trip to New York City, I looked for something different that provided a good value for the money. This year I only have one girl in choir and they are traveling to Boston, from Western PA.
    I am excited to do the pasta sale again – we have several customers who have already asked if we will be offering it again. Your old website was very user friendly and I look forward to learning the new one.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to provide a great fundraiser for my fellow parents!
    Ruth Curfman

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 11:59h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Ruth! Glad to hear you’ll be using us again. Let us know how we can help you make the most of this next fundraiser.

  • Nichole
    Posted at 00:51h, 13 August Reply

    Looking forward to another successful pasta fundraiser this fall!!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 11:56h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Nichole!

  • Crystal Samms
    Posted at 00:54h, 13 August Reply

    We always have great success with Fun Pasta Fundraising.

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 11:55h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Crystal. Glad to hear it!

  • Michele
    Posted at 13:07h, 14 August Reply

    Great information. Thanks for the insight.

  • Southern WV Animal League
    Posted at 04:50h, 15 August Reply

    The Southern WV Animal League is so excited to sell Fun Pasta again – it is always a great fundraiser!

  • Osage City High School Band
    Posted at 11:52h, 21 August Reply

    We just started our first Fun Pasta Fundraiser, and our community is very excited about it! At our parent meeting last night, we were just discussing marketing, and I like the idea of marketing specific “feature” items that fit our community! So far, my students have gotten off to a great start with this fundraiser. These strategies will help the Osage City High School Band meet our fundraising goal!

  • Missy
    Posted at 15:52h, 28 August Reply

    YMCA Delta Explosion Gymnastics loves the fun pasta fundraiser. Our community asks for it every year. The kids love it and have no problem getting orders especially with the holiday and sports team pastas. The girls use their money to pay for new leotards, entry fees to meets, and other gymnastics travel expenses.

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 18:14h, 28 August Reply

      Missy, our pasta literally sells itself! With so many Fun options we bring a little fun to the table, your tailgate party and the next church potluck. Good luck with your fundraiser. Let us know how we can help!

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