We are MCM Fundraising, and we can help improve your school’s fundraising sales. What are the secrets to a winning campaign? Generating engagement and enthusiasm among your students at the beginning of the campaign is key. We would like to offer some methods used in schools across the region. We find that among high school students, staging a fun activity will get people talking about your school and your fund raising efforts in the community.
Involving the principal, parents and teachers in the publicity campaigns as well as the fulfillment process can be fun. One incentive for the school to meet or exceed school fund raising goals would be to dye the principal’s hair in your school’s colors. When your principal is in on the gag, it can be fun to give the top selling student to plant a cream pie squarely in the principal’s face at a school assembly. For various levels of sales goals, we offer the following ideas :
Teachers can talk up the fundraising campaign during home room time. During opening announcements, classes leading the way in sales can get the students competing with their rival class teams. Offer an incentive to teachers – restaurant gift certificates or store gift cards – to bring their teams in at the top. Make it fun, engage the community and get some publicity for your campaign.
Parents can do a great deal when they take the school fundraising goals out into their workplace or social groups. Work associates, neighbors and family friends are always eager to lend a hand when asked to support their local high school. Email parents campaign flyers to distribute online or via email.
Get some buzz going and get the local news media (radio, local tv, newspaper) involved. An imaginative and fun campaign will spread quickly by word of mouth. Parents can be asked to use personal social media posts on facebook, instagram, and twitter to blast their followers. Remember – enthusiasm is infectious. Be imaginative and make it fun and everyone will want to be part of the success! The MCM Fundraising Team will help any way we can, providing ideas and support… and don’t forget the Otis Spunkmeyer® Cookie Dough, Lyman Orchards® pies and fruit crisps, and Kansas Maid™ Braid Pastry, Herb Bread and Cinnamon Roll Pastry brands are favorites for all ages. Call MCM today at 1-888-774-5889.