SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD
If you build it (awareness, that is) they will come ...or something like that. Share the details of your Fundraiser at upcoming meetings and volunteer events, including member or PTA meetings, pep rallies, sporting events, and corporate events.
Request that the event details be shared on school or company-wide communications and announcementc,. Post the event details on the calendar or home page of your website or intranet.
Make it FUN! Challenge groups, Corporate Team Events or classrooms to see who can bring in the most supporters and award the winner with prizes. (Not to mention, smoothie parties make a great incentive.) Friendly Face-off: For Schools - Choose two classrooms, grade levels, sports teams-or even challenge your rival school-to compete for highest attendance. For corporations, split into teams and make it a challenge. Corporations support non-profit organizations, they can team up with the one that they want to support. Themed Nights: Does your football team booster club have a large following? Are your PTA members highly engaged? Theme your Fundraiser to support the group you feel will receive the most participation. Strategic timing helps, too-such as booking an event the night before a big game, or near the start of the school year to welcome parents and students back to school.
Involving the local community with hands-on participation from leadership and VIPs in your organization will make your event fun & memorable. Have PTA members, your school principal or a favorite teacher or your corporate associates help greet guests in the restaurant the night of the event. (We'll give them a Loree's Kitchen & Cafe apron to make it official!) Invite local policemen or firemen to make an appearance as guest servers. Host a mini mixer at Loree's Kitchen & Cafe for your board prior to the event.