Being a part of a fraternity means a lot of things. It means upholding longstanding traditions, representing your chapter in the best way possible, and of course, doing everything you can to make sure that the fraternity thrives. Unfortunately, running a chapter can be quite expensive, and if you are planning on doing any group activities, traveling, or other events, the costs can add up pretty quickly.
You would think this need alone would be enough to motivate your fraternity brothers into enthusiastic fraternity fundraising, but it’s not always that easy. Getting everyone moving in the right direction takes some organization, and you’ll want to make sure everyone understands exactly what the fraternity fundraising is for.
Step one: do you understand exactly why you’re fundraising? Sure, you know you need money, but exactly how much, and for what? Underestimating or guessing at targets is one of the fastest roads to disappointment with fraternity fundraising. There’s nothing worse than making what you think is a decent amount of money, and then finding out later that it’s not nearly enough.
So take the time to set some specific goals – it will not only help the group’s motivation level, it will help you better explain to them what the fundraiser is about, and you’ll sound like you know what you’re talking about. Having a chapter meeting is a great way to get people motivated about fraternity fundraising.
Explain all the great things that could happen within your chapter if the funding were there, and watch as people latch on to certain ideas. Once you have them hooked, it’s time to choose a good fraternity fundraising project.
We have tons of great fundraisers for college groups, and one of them is bound to suit you and your fundraising team, to help you reach those goals and have all the things you want.