Need a fundraiser that is different? Well how about a fried turkey fundraiser? This type of fundraiser can potentially raise a large amount of money for any organization. Never fried a turkey for a fundraiser before? Well there are a few things to keep in mind and a few different ways that the fundraiser can go about.
First, you need to decide how you want to do the fried turkey fundraiser. One way is to hold a fried turkey dinner. This can be a huge undertaking, but in the end can be very profitable. When you are raising money for a good cause, you might be surprised what people are willing to pay for a fried turkey dinner.
First you would need to decide on a location. If you are raising money for a school, there is no better place than the school cafeteria or gym. Finding a few good chefs might be one of the most difficult tasks of the event. Sure, anyone can fry a turkey, but when you consider the number of people that may be attending and all the fixings that go along with the dinner, more than just one cook will be needed to do the job.
You would then need to make sure that the right steps are taken for the advertising of the event. Posters, fliers and letters are all good ways to reach a large number of people, not to mention word of mouth. During the event, in order to help raise more money, have a raffle. This will make the event a little more entertaining. Another way that your organization can hold a fried turkey fundraiser is by doing a presale fundraiser.
The organization would develop an order form for the turkeys and sell them to their family and friends. Before this is done, there needs to be someone designated to fry all of the turkeys. This might not be for a large group for it will take many man hours to fry the turkeys, unless a company is found that will supply the turkey's. A fried turkey fundraiser will not will take the place of the traditional cookie dough and candy fundraiser, but it is a great alternative, especially around the holiday season when taste buds are craving a wonderful turkey dinner.
With the right planning and execution, a fried turkey fundraiser can be a big hit.