Why is fundraising so hard? We hear about the same challenges from many parents and teams about their past unsuccessful fundraisers. The difficulties tend to surround a lack of planning and an undesirable offering. The best fundraising ideas start with a simple but well-thought-out fundraising strategy and great product. We know our pepperoni stix sell, but in order to achieve the best results, remember to be SMART about your goal setting. Without defined goals, it is pretty hard to know whether or not you are succeeding.
Are you in search of the best fundraising ideas for kids? When getting children involved with fundraising, you show them how to give a little to make a big difference. They can be raising money for a community center, a new computer lab, or for their neighbourhood club; the best part about fundraisers led by kids is that they are able to learn the value of charitable giving at an early age.
We believe that if you’re going to be part of the community, you should also give back to it. We have a number of charitable organizations that we partner with, to help raise awareness as well as much needed funds. Halenda’s is so proud to partner with Returns 4 Leukemia to help raise money and awareness for such an important cause.
Planning a successful fundraiser can seem like an overwhelming task. Where do you start? How can you ensure that all of your hard work pays off in the end? At Halenda’s, we’ve helped teams and companies raise money for countless causes and turn a profit quickly. Here are our 10 tips to help you organize a profitable fundraiser.
Social media is an easy, effective and free way to make promote any fundraiser. The undisputed king of social media is Facebook. In fact, did you know that there are over 2 billion active users on Facebook every month? This audience presents an incredible opportunity to fundraisers of all types. How do you take advantage of Facebook?
As team leader, the most important meeting you will have is your initial brainstorm. Ask your volunteers what ideas they have and what they can bring to the table. What connections do they have? How much time can they offer? If you have someone on your team who has connections to the Toronto Maple Leafs, a raffle or auction would give a substantial profit. At the end of the day fundraising is meant to be fun. For the volunteers and for those who donate. So have fun and get creative!
While some individuals are naturally gifted at planning events not everyone has the experience or natural ability to feel confident jumping in and pulling off a successful fundraiser. Here are a few fundraising tips to keep in mind before you begin planning your next fundraiser.
In general, the best way to start fundraising is to look at the things you want to do, (travel, equipment, uniforms), and understand what they cost. When you search fundraising products, look at the fundraising profit they offer and calculate what you need to buy to meet your fundraising targets.