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Tips on Organizing a Youth Fundraiser PDF

Ensuring the success of your youth fundraiser is paramount when it comes to raising significant funds for your cause. So, you will have to clearly set your goals, schedules and financial targets when planning to organize a youth fundraiser.

Start by establishing the start and close time/date and have copies of your timetable printed and distributed in order for every potential participant to find out about your event. Also, keep in mind that the extension of your youth fund raising program beyond 2 weeks is to be discouraged because a longer period of time may turn out to be really counter-productive for your fund raising efforts.

Plus, you should make sure that you have an adequate number of participants/volunteers in order for them to manage your youth fundraiser. Next, you should make your community aware of your future youth fundraiser. You may ask your participants to name some of their friends, relatives or even family members who are more likely to support your youth fundraiser.

Make sure that your event is very clear with your youth audience and that your event/campaign is tailored in order to catch the nearby population’s attention as well. Putting up community postings, posters and even print parent-teacher letters is a wise thing to do in order to promote your youth fundraiser. Also, you may consider kicking off your event with a rally or other interesting events and come up with a prize offered to your top performer in order to encourage a fair and healthy competition and even spur higher profits for your organization.

Learning from pros is paramount when it comes to a school that plans to have youth fundraisers organized. For instance, a school should try its best in order to learn from veteran fund raising organizations and take an immediate action as soon as one of its youth fundraisers/campaigns needs it.

At the end of every youth fundraiser, you will have to collect all the monetary gains, get the related order forms and make sure that you tabulate the results. Also, you must keep all the order forms together with any related documents in order to answer possible tax questions. Also, school officials must come up with fund raising restrictions because the absence of such rules is likely to exhaust volunteers and resources and even minimize some potential gains from youth fundraisers.

When planning to organize a youth fundraiser, you will have to be perfectly aware of your competition as well. For instance, if you are in the school administration and you plan to organize a youth fundraiser, you have to become aware whether your present counterparts in your community are selling the same services/products or not. You must do this in order to avoid unwanted competition. Make sure that you have a basic knowledge of strategies that are to be involved in youth fundraisers because this will help you make a youth fundraiser that is trully unique and successful.

But remember that no matter how enthusiastic your volunteers are, they are also prone to getting tired and you will have to rotate them in order to avoid this. Keep in mind that multiple youth fundraisers in just one single year are not ideal for children and their parents – so, you must make sure that you have the necessary core group whose members can rotate in order to stay energetic and fresh.     

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