Fundraising Tips for Success
Running a successful drive is easy, especially if you keep in mind the following fundraising tips:
Get as many people involved as you can
When it comes to your fundraising drive it’s important to set realistic goals, maintain a positive attitude and encourage your sellers to sell, sell, sell!
Look after the product
Remind your sellers to store their chocolate carefully in a cool place so supporters will receive it in good condition and be happy to buy from you again.
If you want to mix your product remember to keep it simple by mixing products of the same value and keeping quantities consistent. This will make reconciling your funds at the end of the drive much simpler.
Encourage the wearing of any uniform your group may have.
Selling Cadbury Fundraiser
We recommend that parents and guardians should always manage the sale of Cadbury Fundraiser products. If children are involved they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The workplace is a very popular place to run a Cadbury Fundraiser. Be sure to place your products somewhere busy, such as reception or a lunch room, and clearly identify what you are raising money for. Be sure to restock and clear the money container on a regular basis.
When approaching people
Always be courteous, cheerful and polite. Make sure you introduce yourself and explain who you are fundraising for and why.
What to say:
1.Who you are raising funds for and why;
2.That you have quality Cadbury products;
3.The selling price.
Mixing up your fundraising activities:
There are many great ways to raise money, especially when done in partnership with Cadbury Fundraiser. Here are just a few suggestions to get some inspired fundraisers happening:
'Every year at the same time we hold a club 'family day'... So what’s involved on the day? A gold coin donation on entry... A train ride, jumping castle, dog show, petting zoo, local band, bbq, pets for sale & raffles...'
'I have helped the schools junior soccer team raise $450 through the sale of toffees and cakes along with Cadbury Fundraiser. My tip is to get excited about the fundraiser and use charts to map your progress so everyone can see how their hard work is paying off.'
'Crazy hair day at school is always a great hit. Every student who wants to come to school on a fundraising day with crazy hair donates a gold coin and has lots of fun.'
'We are a small retirement community of mostly pensioners... we ask all residents for help... our trash and treasure stall is great way to clear out goods they no longer use. We also have a raffle and sell tickets to all the visitors and tradespeople who call in here daily.'
'We have a weekly raffle and while selling the tickets I also have Cadbury's Fundraiser chocolates with me.'
'When fundraising you want to find something that you can purchase without significant outlay, but with high returns... children’s activities like face painting, coloured hairspray and nail painting. These are labour-intensive, but if you have the people power, they can be a real winner.'
'At our dance-a-thon not only do the children get active and have fun, but we have lots of treats and games and along with the dancing, our school raises lots of money.'
'We seek donations from our local community businesses to raffle or auction, hold street stalls and community events. We are having an auction/trivia night to raise money for our newly opened youth club. These events involve a lot of hard work by our volunteers but are very good fundraisers.'
For more fundraising ideas, tips and advice on achieving your fundraising goals with Cadbury Fundraiser call your local Cadbury Fundraiser Consultant.