Keeping the interest of former students is the job of the student alumni association, but this interest is not cheap. Having a student alumni association fundraiser is usually a yearly event in order to continue catching the eye of the students from years before. Many individuals invest thousands of dollars in the school of their choice in order to earn their degree and in most cases, after they leave, they will always have a caring heart for the school that gave so much back to them.
If a student alumni association fundraiser is in store for you, there are a few things to keep in mind, especially if this is your first go at hosting a fundraiser. The first thing is to make sure it is for a good cause. If others do not feel anything towards what the money is being raised for, the fundraiser is likely to fail. The next determining factor is how much money is needed. There needs to be a goal that will not only be able to pay for the purpose but one that is also tangible.
Another thing that needs to take place is for there to be a definite start and ending to the fundraiser. By letting others know the dates of the fundraiser, believe it or not, it might help in the receipt of donations. From mailings to alumni, postings throughout the campus and phone calls to former students, there are a number of ways to reach potential donors. Another is by publicizing the event on the school web page. On this page and at the school, consider having a fundraising thermometer. This will display the amount of money raised. If some of the potential donors see that their donation might help top off the fundraiser they might go ahead and donate when before they might have passed on making a donation, for they feel that their donation would help the school reach their goal.
Although there are a number of ways to raise money, such as holding concerts or having a jog-a-thon, make sure that it is something that will work for everyone. Having a quick poll to see what would be the most rewarding fundraiser could be very beneficial. Keeping these things in mind will help to make the student alumni association fundraiser a success.