Let's face it: little kids are cute. This will almost certainly work in your favor. Although you probably can't expect that the children will go out and do elementary school fund raising on their own, you should definitely make them an integral part of the process. Not only will this help maximize your elementary school fund raising profits (who wouldn't want to buy something from a child?), the kids in turn can learn something about how things are paid for, and how fund raising can benefit them and their elementary school directly.
Choosing the right kind of fund raiser can really help. Think about your group, and then about the customer they are catering to. Do you have a big enough group that you can consider an elementary school fund raiser with high minimums? If so, you might do well with a catalogue fundraiser. Our green fundraiser is very popular, and can return great profits. If you have a smaller group, you may want to consider different kinds of elementary school fund raising activities, like candy bars or scratch cards. Candy bars work especially well if the kids are able to sell to their fellow students, for example.
The most important thing is to relax and have fun. Elementary school fund raising is a great cause, and if you are excited about what you are doing and get the kids excited, the fun will be contagious. If you are anxious about anything you're unsure of, contact your fundraising consultant, who can put your mind at ease and help you make the most of your elementary school fund raising.