Simple ways to raise more money for your high school group
Everyone needs to make more money. Most groups simply lack the information that will help make their high school fundraiser produce.
For example, do all of your students know how much they need to sell? If you know how much money you need, setting a goal for each seller will be easy. Once you’ve established each seller’s goal you'll want to communicate it at your kickoff and then as often as possible throughout your sale.
We also recommend tracking your sale to make sure that everyone is keeping up. Here are 3 things that will help your students reach their sales goals.
1. Have a Formal Fundraiser Kickoff Meeting
Nothing will set the tone for a successful fundraiser more than having a formal kickoff meeting with your sellers. Make sure and discuss the following at your meeting:
- Why they are selling
- What they are selling
- How much they need to sell
- How long they have to sell
2. Regularly Remind Your Students to Sell
Your students will need to know that you will hold them accountable. You can:
- Use simple reminders
- Based on each student’s item goal you can ask for a show of hands of those who’ve already sold a certain number of items
- Ask to see their order forms and money envelopes (you will want to let them know when you will be doing these check in days in advance)
- Incorporate an incentive like our money game into your check in days
3. Add an Extra Fundraising Incentive
Additional incentives are designed to boost sales even further. If you use them, make sure to actively promote them to your students. You can do things like:
- Top Seller Prize
- Grand Prize Drawing (To be eligible set a minimum number of items that must be sold. Then for every 5 additional items sold their name goes in the drawing box again)
- Daily Drawings for special privileges (for example, offer a no homework pass or free dress day)
- If everyone reaches their goal the team gets to __________________
- Anyone that doesn’t reach a specific daily goal has to ________________
Having a plan that will make your group more productive is the easy part. Putting it into action won’t be, but it definitely worth a try.