So your precious child is now a kindergarten student. So much will change. Your student will learn so much and be given the opportunity to do new things. Fortunately or unfortunately one of the new experiences will be getting to participate in a kindergarten fundraiser.
Because kindergarten is often the entry point for families into the world of fundraising we think it's critical for you to choose the best fundraising ideas possible. If parents are happy with the choices made and the way the programs are run in this grade level then they will more likely support fundraisers at later grade levels.
How Do You Choose the Best Kindergarten Fundraiser?
You have two audiences that you need to satisfy when choosing a product or program. You should choose something that can excite the students. The other audience, of course, are the parents of the students. You need to pick something that parents would like to purchase, would be willing to offer to other people or would be willing to participate in.
So what are some examples of products that kids and parents can get behind? We've identified 8 different product fundraisers at the top of this page. You can see that these products were chosen specifically because younger students would enjoy any of the products. They are the kind of products that kindergarteners would plead with their parents to get. If the student is excited to have their parents purchase the product you have overcome many obstacles that stand in the way of successful fundraising.
There are other considersations of course. Here are some of the things you should talk about:
1. Price Point: Fundraising is interesting. People want to support kids but they don't want to spend crazy amounts of money. Choose a product that is priced low enough for supporters to feel comfortable with. We suggest price points of $.50, $1, $5 or $10.
2. Inventory or No Inventory: There are a couple of different ways to hold a product fundraiser. Items like candy or Smencils need to be purchased and then sold. That means you might have inventory left at the end of your sale.
On the other hand there are brochure fundraisers where you take orders during a fundraising period and then after everyone turns in their orders you place an order for the items that have already been sold.
3. Finally if you do not want to sell a product at all you might consider a Read-a-thon. It's a great way to get your young students focused on reading and you don't need to sell any products at all. Click for more info.
Throughout our website you will find dozens of different tried and proven Kindergarten fundraisers. Please do not feel like the fundraisers highlighted on this page are your only options. We invite you to call one of our fundraising specialists toll free (866) 874-8383 any time to discuss any of the fundraising ideas we offer.
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