Fundraising Strategies That Make Youth Proud
You have a worthy cause and several hardworking, trustworthy, fundraising youth. You even have an idea of how much money you would like to raise. Unfortunately, however, you do not know how to begin a successful fundraising campaign with relatively little time, expense, and work.
If this short description sounds like your current situation, do not feel discouraged! In the next few paragraphs, you will find information on what types of fundraisers to consider, where to host these fundraisers, and how to convince people to donate as much money as possible. Read on!
Tips for Fundraising Youth
By following our tips for fundraising youth, you could be on your way to a profitable fundraiser in only a few short days! First, you must decide what type of fundraiser you wish to hold. Bake sales, car washes, and letter-writing campaigns are always popular choices. If you are working with you, though, you might want to consider something a bit more creative. For example, sell tickets to a talent show featuring your youth. Another option is to host a walk-a-thon where your youth get people to sponsor them for each mile. Finally, consider having your youth walk dogs, mow lawns, etc., with the profits going towards the fundraising goal.
If you are having a traditional fundraiser, parking lots and store lobbies are popular choices. Make sure you receive permission from the store manager or owner before setting up, however.
There are two main strategies to getting people to donate as much money as possible. First, make sure you advertise the cause for which you are collecting funds. It is also a wise idea to tell people what percentage of every dollar goes toward actually helping the charity. The second strategy is to purchase or make a fundraising thermometer which shows how close your group is to the goal. Often, people will donate more if they see that other people are donating and/or that you are getting close to the goal.
Please remember not to get discouraged if things do not go immediately as planned, however. As long as you have hardworking youth with good attitudes, your fundraiser will eventually be a success. Your charity or other worthy cause will be pleased with even a small amount of monetary donations. Good luck as you and your group strive to reach your fundraising goals!
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