4 Tips for a Fantastic Food Fundraiser
Food fundraising is a popular way to raise money for many schools and extracurricular groups.
From candy bars to popcorn and other goodies, your organization can have a great deal of success in your fundraising initiatives as long as you take a moment to foresee a few potential problems before they arise and offer up solutions in advance.
Here are a few simple steps to make the most of your food fund raiser:
- Look up ingredients. More so now than ever, people are conscientious of dietary restrictions and/or food allergies. If you do not have a list of ingredients on your fundraiser order form, print one from the fundraising website or go directly to the product website and look it up. This is an easy way to help your customers before they even ask!
- Trouble-shoot refrigeration or storage. If your frozen cookie dough is shipped overnight to individual customers’ homes, then let your customers know this so that then can plan according. On the filp side, if your students need to deliver 150 cheesecakes for instance, but can only deliver 50 realistically, then you need to make sure you have a plan for refrigerating/storing the 100 units that won’t be picked up that day.
- Communicate about delivery. Many fundraisers either deliver good directly to the consumer, or deliver to the hosting organization for the participants in the fundraiser to hand out individually. To consolidate your efforts and run efficiently, consider holding an event that will enable a mass pick-up of purchased goods, instead of delivering them one by one.
- Hold a taste testing! Need help making the sale? What better way to get customers to buy than to offer some free samples? Keep some order forms handy and be sure to let everyone know about the program they are supporting.
Campaigns such as food fund raising are created to help finance projects and groups, but they’re also meant to be an enjoyable experience as well. Keep the “fun” in fund raising by heading these four tips listed above and eliminate these concerns before they even come up!