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Find out what you need. Survey those who are active participants within your organization or group.
Example: The PTA/PTO may want to ask teachers what is needed in classrooms or administrators what is needed in school as a whole. Then choose from list of items that appear in majority or allow fundraising committee to decide amongst available choices.
3)How much will you need? This is where you create a goal.
For instance, if your goal is to raise money to purchase computer equipment, research all costs involved (hardware, software, installation, etc.).
Also,don't forget annual costs of maintenance and repair if you are purchasing equipment.
4)Who will be your fundraising personnel responsible for:
1.Choosing a fundraiser
2.Making sure order forms get to sellers
3.Getting information out to public about your fundraiser
5)How are you going to raise money?
Will you use direct sales approach? Brochure sales such as cookie dough, cheesecakes, candles, etc.
What about community service activities? Auctions, car washes, leaf raking, concessions at concerts or sporting events, etc.
As you can see, getting organized is not that difficult, isn't it? Once you have answered questions relevant to your group, you are on your way to earning those profits you desire which leads us to topic of next newsletter:
Choosing A Fundraiser
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