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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser First fundraiser-need advice!

  1. salthechef

    salthechef Member

    So I want to explain the whole situation so I can get the best input possible. Here's what's going on:
    My employer is hosting a fundraiser at our new office to create some foot traffic in the new store and also to help build my business and contacts. My boss is very well known in the community, as well as the administrator of the organization we are doing the fundraiser for. I have already entered 265 emails into my PWS and sent invitations to all of them for the open house we are doing next Saturday, the 13th. They also have a huge stack of last season's catalogs I left for them to share with everyone.

    I have put together information sheets for everyone who is helping hand out information, and gone over it all with the administrator and my boss. I will have every product I can get my hands on at the open house because it at the very least the 2 most involved people in this party are "PC virgins." We will have some of the budget friendly meals to sample, as well as some bread and the dipping oil seasonings. We can have one of the videos playing during the open house as we have a big tv in the office. My wife and her mom will also be there to help out since they are also great PC experts. :)

    Does anyone have any suggestions on other stuff we should have or what we should do? Any ideas on how to guess how much food to make? I'm watching my e-vite list, but I'm not sure a lot will RSVP. Also, a lot of invites went to businesses, so we could have multiple from one invite.

    We want this to go very well for the sake of both businesses, so I'm getting nervous about having everything turn out well. I appreciate any input from anyone! Thanks in advance!
    Jun 2, 2009
  2. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    Just one word of warning on the PWS invites, you may want to follow up with a phone call. Some email providers block the emails and they don't even go to spam folders! I have heard that from several on here.

    Good luck! Hope it does great! Do you have the "All the Best" cookbook? There is a great sandwich ring in there that you need to make the bread ahead of time (it has to cool an hour after baking) but it is great! We have it for dinner tonight. You use two Pillsbury refrigerated french loaves joined together then baked! It was so good with sliced roast beef, ham, turkey, tomatoes, and shredded lettuce.
    Jun 3, 2009
  3. salthechef

    salthechef Member

    Mmm, thanks I forgot about that one! And thanks for the heads up on the emails, that is very good to know!
    Jun 3, 2009
  4. salthechef

    salthechef Member

    Jun 4, 2009
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