We have a few school fundraising tips that may help your group increase revenues next fundraising season. MCM Fundraising is a professional fund raising company that has partnered with hundreds of Connecticut schools, youth groups and associations in the northeast. According to the Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers, more than 75% of Americans agree: “Product fundraising sales are an important financial resource for America’s schools and youth programs.” It is not uncommon for the school to run between five and ten campaigns per year.
Get the Principal of your school involved. Professional fundraising companies report that the principal is in the best position to provide valuable experience and historical perspective to parent volunteers charged with selecting a fundraiser. Principals should participate in setting fundraising goals and monitoring the fundraising schedule.
Tell fundraising supporters how their money is being spent. When parents know where their dollars are going, they tend to purchase more products to support the cause. In face, nearly a third of patrons who would not have otherwise participated will engage when they know what is at stake.
Have fewer fundraisers. Schools that reduce the number of fundraising events profit from focusing on the programs that are most successful. There is a real risk of burdening busy parents with so many requests for support that they just ignore them. Fundraising experts recommend that principals work with their parent groups and faculty to focus on those fundraisers that can make the most money with the least time commitment from volunteers.
School fundraising in Connecticut pays for services and supplies that cost more than the schools are budgeted for. High school sports programs and all the associated costs like insurance, transportation, and publicity fall into this ‘underfunded’ category. Then there are class trips, laptops and computers, lab equipment, textbooks, activities, educational field trips, and yearbooks. Our elementary and high schools are always called upon to do more with less funding.
Call on MCM Fundraising to kick off your program and meet your goals. We take the guesswork out of publicizing your drive, show you how to manage a social media campaign, and furnish plenty of ideas to motivate your teams. When you give your students an incentive to bring in the most sales, the sky is the limit! How are we different? The product lines we offer for sale in our 6 Programs are favorites with people of all ages. Parents enjoy having frozen goodies for their children to snack on over the summer. The Lyman Orchards® Pies and Crisps, Otis Spunkmeyer® Cookie Dough and Kansas Maid™ Braided Pastry are great sellers! Join us and enjoy sweet success! Call 1-888-774-5889 today.