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Loyalty Because of Product Variety & the People Who Make It Happen!
My experience with Cherrydale has a long history of about 18 years. Why would I continue with a fundraising company if it wasn’t for the product. More importantly, I believe it is two elements that compels me to continue every year . . . the product varieties and the people who make it happen for my program. I have experienced a consistency of presentation, reliability, and trust by the sales people that brings this opportunity to our school. I know of no other fundraising company that does this better! Read More
Director, Rim of the World High School Bands
5 Tips for Successful Product Fundraisers
- Get the principal involved! A letter from the principal kicking off your fundraiser and explaining how it will help your school is a major parent motivator. Include participation and target sales goals per family and where funds will be spent.
- Launch BIG. Fundraising reps are GREAT at getting students excited and ready to sell product to benefit your school or group - talk to him or her about hosting a kick-off with all the students.
- Make transactions easy. The trend is moving away from pen-and-pencil order forms to online ordering, gift-cards, and on-the-spot transactions. Make it easy to also include orders and donations from out-of-town relatives via email or Facebook.
- Rewards and incentives work! Kids love prizes so choose carefully and they will work hard to earn them. Also add incentives like a pizza party or popcorn treat for the class or grade that gets the most participation. Include a funny school-wide incentive for hitting a big participation and/or dollar milestone, such as the Principal shaving his head or having to come to school in pajamas.
- Parents matter! When planning product fundraisers, keep mom and dad in mind. What items would they want to buy for their families and give as gifts? What fundraisers will they ask their friends and coworkers to support?
-- excerpted from National PTA website, www.pta.org