Order taking fundraisers are an excellent way to raise money while having fun. Our premium brochure fundraisers, Excite Your Snacktime and Celestial Candles are a quick way to maximize profit while quickly making sales and group goals. To ensure a fruitful order taking fundraiser, you should take a few actions to make things run smoothly. Here are some points you may want to suggest if you are planning a fundraising project.
FIGURE OUT YOUR FINANCIAL GOAL
Establishing how much money you need to raise is a great jumping off point. Doing so will help you adjust to which products you want to sell and which route to take on the sale of those products.
Reach out to our fundraising experts for help in selecting products and for useful tips while selling. Our experienced fundraising experts are available to assist you with all of your particular needs; you can reach them at 1-800-500-2500.
SET YOUR TIMEFRAME
By setting up a specific start and end date for your fundraiser, it will help ensure your group is on track and has structure during the selling process.
KEEP THE MOMENTUM
Communicate with your group before, during, and after the program to keep your energy high throughout the duration of the sale. It is essential to remind parents, teachers, or volunteers of the group deadlines and your goal. Updates during the fundraising process can be helpful, especially for the product delivery date. Don’t forget to fill in the people who miss meetings or need to know specific details.
DOCUMENT YOUR SUCCESS
Fill in your total sheet that was included with the brochures. Add up the total number for each item and record this on the bottom line of the total sheet. Phone in your order to 1-800-500-2500 or email the total sheet to [email protected]. You can also fax it to Freedom Fundraising at 1-866-400-0784.
TAKE CASH FIRST
It makes collecting money a lot easier when you do it up front. This will ensure that the customer will not forget or back out of their order, leaving you with a product you must purchase. By collecting all the money up front, when you place your product order with Freedom Fundraising, you will have all the money in hand you need to purchase as well as your profit money.
DO THE MATH
Count all of your boxes that you receive from the shipping carrier and make a note of how many boxes you receive. Be sure to keep all boxes until you account for everything in your order.
CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTS
Count all your items and check them against your packing slip before filling each individual student’s orders. All sent items should match.
ASK FOR HELP
Recruit responsible parents or volunteers to help you sort, count, pack, and handle money. Giving everyone a different job will make sure nobody is confused, and everything runs faster and smoother.
CHECK YOUR PRODUCTS
Check your products in each of your boxes and bags for damaged or missing items before sending them home for delivery.
The most important thing to do to ensure that you have a successful fundraiser is to have fun! Fundraising is work, and planning it is even more challenging, but with these tips, you’ll have only success and fun with our premium fundraisers!