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School Fundraising: Tips and Advice PDF

In order to make sure that your school fundraising campaign operates smoothly and achieves its goals, you will have to make sure that you follow the next steps in order to make your campaign both trouble free and profitable. Setting your goals is the first thing you should consider as you need to know the exact amount of money you are planning to raise.

Determining your time line is what comes next. For instance, you should consult professional fundraisers especially if you are planning to go for a particular product sale. By hiring professional fundraisers, you will be provided with plenty of time to plan and conduct your own fundraising activities without having to worry about other tasks. Next, you will have to determine your target audience in order to go for the right type of fundraiser.

Keep in mind that planning for success is an integral part of every school fundraiser and without a good plan, your fundraising project could easily fail. When planning your school fundraiser, you will have to pick a very competent person in order to be in charge and let this person be in charge without interfering too much in his/her duties. Delegating authority is paramount when planning a school fundraiser.

So, you will have to assign specific tasks to every member of your organization in whom you have trust and confidence. In your planning, you should create a comprehensive list of tasks that are to be accomplished for your school fundraising. Choose reliable personnel for each of these tasks and make sure that your chosen fundraising staff will perfectly understand that accountability for each of their tasks will fall squarely on their own shoulders.

When planning a school fundraiser, promotion is the key and you will have to advertise your fundraising event because this will help you reach each of your fundraising goals. For instance, you should send out well written press releases to each of your local media outlets. You must not forget about the school’s website either – this is an effective and great way to have your fundraising opportunities and ideas posted. Make sure that you get the words out about your own school fundraiser.

Additionally, the type of school fundraiser you have in mind will dictate if soliciting local businesses and creating promotional flyers would be wise and helpful ideas in organizing and making your school fundraiser better. Pre-selling for success is another useful tactic when it comes to organizing a school fundraiser. For instance, if you are planning a fundraising event like a dinner or dance or any kind of ticketed event, you should consider pre-selling tickets and start early in getting this done.            


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