How to do a Fundraiser
In order to accomplish a successful fundraiser, certain criteria should be considered. To help individuals and clubs create a one-time and/or a perpetual fundraiser, the following questions and areas need to be addressed. By answering the following questions, a fundraiser will be mapped out and ready to be implemented.
What is the objective of the fundraiser?
(We are going to raise money for †††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† )
What is your goal?
(We want to raise ††††††††† †††††††††††† dollars by †††††††† †††††††††††† )
Who is your audience?
(We are targeting: students, teachers and parents, our community, a church, etc.)
What are the site restrictions?
(We must follow: School and administration rules, district guidelines, etc.)
What type of fundraiser will you implement?
(We will implement: Recycling, read-a-thon, coin collection, buy-a-lunch day, etc.)
Who is going to raise the funds?
(Students, clubs, PTSA, community organizations, etc.)
When will the fundraiser be held?
(The fundraiser will be held on: month, day, time)
Can the fundraiser be held during an occasion or an event?
(Ex. Earth Day, Red Ribbon Week, Humanitarian Day)
†How long will the fundraiser last?
(The fundraiser will last for: a week, a month, over a period of time, perpetual, etc.)
How will the fundraiser be advertised?
(We will advertise using: announcements, posters, presentations, lunchtime activities, etc.)
Who will be in charge?
(Person or persons i.e. club advisor, president, etc. or a committee)
Who will monitor the event/fundraiser?
(Person or persons will be responsible for assessment and readjustment of the event, and will reflect upon challenges)
What will be done with the funds during the fundraiser?
(Will they be deposited in a bank, or be held by the treasurer, or other responsible individual?)
Establish a timeline, working backwards from the start of the plan. List the dates and times for each activity, keeping in mind the length of time required for accomplishment.†
End date of fundraiser: ††††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
Assessment and Reflection: †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
Fundraising: ††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
Advertising: †††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
Group responsibilities ††††††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
Fundraiserís Goal: †† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
Fundraiserís Objective: †††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
First meeting: †††††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††
(At first meeting, fine-tune plan using items 7-1)