For any youth group fundraiser choosing the right product to sell and creating the right environment for success will help you get the results you are looking for. Here are a few tips to help improve your fundraising results:
State Clearly the Reason Your Youth Group is Raising Money!
- This may sound basic but many groups never rally their members around a specific goal, and therefore never attain the results that are needed. For example, more people will generously support your youth group fundraisers if you say you are raising money for a mission trip or for specific projects rather than just saying you are short on money. By giving supporters information such as; the dates of the mission trip, where your youth group is going and what you hope to accomplish will involve supporters in your efforts.
Create Some Competition Among Your Youth Group!
- Everyone has some competitive juices. Even those who are not typically competitive alone will do more to support their team. We suggest all youth fundraiser groups divide up into teams and have a friendly competition to see who can raise the most. Prizes will help motivate the groups and many prizes don't need to cost anything. One suggestion could be that the groups that sell the least have to wash the cars of the group selling the most. Another possibility could be the winning group being served a meal which the other team members cook, serve and clean up after. You get the idea. Make the winning group feel special.
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