Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Profits
Promote Your Event
Promote the campaign in your community with printed signs posted around the neighborhood and in grocery stores. For a larger campaign, try to solicit free advertising in newspapers, radio or TV. Purchase an ad in the community newspaper, or post an announcement in your group’s newsletter. Know why your organization is fundraising and tell people why when you ask them for their support.
Sell, Sell, Sell!
Sell the chocolate bars to people you know first - friends, family and neighbors. Have the parents take the boxes of chocolate to work to sell, or even set up shop in front of a local grocery store on a weekend to get members of the community to support your cause! Remember to keep chocolate away out of heat to maintain its quality.
Collect the Money
Set a deadline and communicate it to all participants. Have the money returned to the campaign leader by the deadline.
Provide sellers with prizes!
Fundraising can be an educational and rewarding experience for everyone. Your participants will feel the pride of accomplishing the goals through teamwork! To help motivate sellers, you can recognize everyone who participates and acknowledge exceptional individual efforts with prizes. Your WFC sales representative can suggest prize options that will work best for your group.
Safe Selling Practices
Always keep safety the top priority of every fundraising campaign. Make sure your participants know and follow these safety practices:
- Always sell in the company of others. Use the buddy system or parental supervision.
- Try to sell to people that you already know, like family, friends or neighbors.
- Never enter someone’s home.
- Never carry large amounts of cash.