- Dec 30, 2005
Help! Does anyone have any advice for fundraisers?! I have one going with a local christian school (85 kids). One of the moms did a show for me and wanted to do a fundraiser. Apparently the school is only allowed 2 fundraisers a year, so they told this mom to handle it and just donate the money to the school. I sent a letter out 1 week before it started telling them about it, then I sent out a packet with another letter, a catalog and several order forms. After a week and a half, I sent home another letter reminding everyone that it was almost over and recapping the previous info I had sent out. Our three weeks were up yesterday and only 3 kids turned in orders! There were about 15 orders, plus 5 orders had been placed through our website. The mom feels awful, and she said that she will bring it up at the PTA meeting on monday in case anyone forgot to turn them in. I guess since it was a parent sponsored fundraiser and not a school one then maybe there wasn't enough hype about it. Does anyone have any suggestions? It will still be over $1000, so they will get $150+ for the school, I just thought that with 85 students and the parents being very involved with the school, that we would have seen a MUCH larger total. They said if it went well then they would do it again next year, but I don't know if it's worth it if they aren't promoting it at all! The materials alone cost me well over $50, although I will be making at least $150 in profit. I don't know!!! I guess I was just expecting it to be much better, and now I am kinda let down!