Are you achieving mediocre catalog fundraiser sales results using the same type of prize program every year? People are growing tired of the boring prizes that continue to be offered to their students for making sales out of their brochure. The majority of students end up winning cheap and uninspiring prizes because the more appealing ones require too much selling.
The result is increasing seller apathy and disinterest from both students as well as parents. It’s no wonder so many schools are lucky to get 20 to 25% of their students to participate in their fundraiser. Low participation is a big reason schools fail to reach their financial goals. Here are some ideas that will help you get the most out of your fundraising incentives
How Ordinary Prize Programs Work
The way ordinary prize programs work is very few students actually win the better prizes while most who do sell are stuck with inexpensive toys. Once the selling starts students realize how hard it is to win the more desirable prizes. To get the better stuff involves an unreasonable amount of sales. This is why the vast majority end up selling very little, if anything at all. Students are tired of these types of prize programs and it shows. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Why Choose a Big Event Fundraiser?
Instead of winning the typical toy or trinket found in a standard prize program, for selling a reasonable number of catalog items, students get to attend an exciting party or show at their school. In other words, they can trade their toy in for a fun and memorable experience with their friends.