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Selling Tips for Student Fundraisers

When you think about all the people that you, your family and your organization members encounter throughout a week, you'll realize that opportunities for fundraising are everywhere.

Freedom Fundraising : Create Your Own Varieties

To make the most out of your fundraiser, teach students about the opportunities that are around them. Here are some tips that will help students be more effective and get in the right mindset:

Give a Q&A sheet to kids.

Give kids answers to common questions donors may ask while fundraising such as “How long will I have to wait?”, “Do I have to pay now?”, “This is specifically what we are fundraising for _____.”

Make phone calls and go door-to-door.

You will get more interaction with face to face sales than by email, which donors are likely to delete. Explain to kids the many reasons that people may say, "No," because contacting directly might be intimidating and rejection is hard for children to deal with.

Parents and children should always be aware of safety precautions while fundraising. Share this link or print the flyer to be passed out:

Freedom Fundraising: Safety Tips

Remind donors they can give directly.

Donors can give directly to your organization with a check if they don't want to buy something they may not need. Getting your organization the funds that it needs is most important.

Let customers know you are close to reaching your goal.

For example, let customers know that you need to sell 50, and you’ve already sold 40. There are a lot of people who will buy more if they know it will help you out in a big way.

Divide territory among students.

Make sure that students are not overlapping territory and visiting the same places multiple times. Bring fundraising material with you to give people while out and about.

Dentist Offices, Gas Stations, Work, Church – Any place you or a student can run into new people is an excellent place to get your message out.

Freedom Fundraising has a signature chocolate recipe that donors love. We have five flavors in regular and large sizes.

Keep good records.

You can save time and avoid problems by solid record keeping of the details of your fundraiser.

Freedom Fundraising has a collection of free tools that you can use for your fundraiser:

Freedom Fundraising: Fundraising Tools

You can share the link with your fundraising team or print copies to pass out.

Using these tips should help your fundraiser get started on the right foot. Students will keep motivated when they see how well the fundraiser is going. Good luck and happy fundraising!

Give us a call, and we’ll be ready to get you started: 1-800-500-2500.