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.
- Fundraising reps are GREAT at getting students excited and ready to sell, so talk to yours about hosting a kick-off event 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. You can 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 having to come to school in pajamas.
- When planning product fundraisers, keep mom and dad in mind. What items would they want to buy for their families or give as gifts? What fundraisers will they ask their friends and coworkers to support?
-- excerpted from National PTA website, www.pta.org