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Fundraiser Buzz!, Boosting Your Fundraising Sales
August 02, 2011
The Latest Fundraising Ideas, Tips and Techniques
The Fundraiser Buzz is dedicated to providing you with quality fundraising ideas, informative tips and techniques, the latest additions to Rewarding Fundraising Ideas, and much more!
I am continuously coming up with new fundraising ideas, finding better ways of running different fundraisers, and looking for ways for you to improve your organization... So don't miss out!
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Fundraiser Buzz - Boosting Your Fundraising Sales
Table Of Contents:
1.1 Promote Your Fundraiser On RFI's Facebook Page
Flocking Flamingo Fundraiser
3 Ways of Boosting Your Fundraising Sales
Easy Fundraising Ideas Company
5.1. Book Fair Fundraiser
6.1. How I Got on the High-Roller Donor List
7.1. 7 Things To Have In Place Before Doing Online Fundraising - By Jeff of CauseVox.xom
1. Important Announcements:
1.1. Promote Your Fundraiser On RFI's Facebook Page
Are you currently holding a fundraiser for your Group? Or do you have a fundraiser coming up that you would like to promote?
If so, then please feel free to promote your fundraiser on the Rewarding Fundraising Ideas' Facebook page. Post about your fundraiser with details of how people can help. You can also interact on this page, asking questions and discussing different fundraising ideas.
It's a page to help, and be helped!
1.2. Instant Event Fundraising System eBook
A fantastic eBook for any group holding a fundraising event. The simple system will help you ensure that your event runs smoothly and that it is a success. Get the Instant Event Fundraising System here.
1.3. Got any Unique Fundraising Ideas?
If you have any unique fundraising ideas that you wish to share or get some feedback on, then write about them here on the Unique Fundraising Ideas page. Read other RFI visitor ideas, comment on them, and add your own...
2. Idea in the Spotlight:
So if you are a group that is looking for something, fun, unique, and exciting, then this is an easy fundraiser that fits all of those needs!
With your fundraising team you simply acquire a flock of plastic Flamingos that you sneak into people's yards. You then charge them a fundraising fee to have them removed.
They can then also pay an extra fee to have the flock placed in a friend's yard.
It's fun, unique and profitable!
And it's that simple.
Read more about the Flocking Flamingo Fundraiser...
3. Tips & Techniques:
3 Ways of Boosting Your Fundraising Sales
With any sales fundraiser you will need a sales team. You will also need that sales team to have some basic fundraising sales training and knowledge. The better your sales team is at selling... (You Guessed it) The more funds you will raise.
Whether you are a School, Church, Individual or other Non-Profit, you will benefit greatly by putting some effort into training your fundraising sales team (even if only a little).
So here are 3 small ways that can help better your sales team and boost your fundraising sales and profits...
1. It starts with a Smile!
This is really important... It all starts with a smile. Your fundraising seller should greet his/her prospect with a smile and look at them in the eye.
When you smile at someone they (usually) immediately smile back. This helps them relax and be more open to talking. Therefore they will be more happy and interested to find out what you are fundraising for and how they can help.
Always, Always SMILE!
2. Use the words 'Help' and 'Because'!
Research shows that these two trigger words used in conjunction can increase a positive response by up to 95%. So just by including these two words in your sales pitch you could increase the sales of your fundraising products by 95%.
An example pitch that uses these words could be:
"Hi. Would you like to buy some beef Jerky to help my School, West Shore High, fundraise? We really need your help because we need to build a new sports hall. The beef jerky is a cheap, tasty and healthy snack..."
Simple, to the point; with a reason (because) and a obvious need (help)!
3. Have an Incentive Program
The last and most effective way to boost sales is to motivate your sales team. A motivated sales team will do more work and therefore sell more products!
And how do you do this effectively... By offering a sales incentive program.
Have prizes for the best sellers and/or for sellers that sell over a certain amount of items. Make sure the prizes are really awesome and that every sales member will be overly excited about trying to win one of the prizes.
Keep reminding them about the incentives throughout the fundraiser and have a tracker board which tracks who's in the lead etc.!
Every single product or sales fundraiser should have an incentive program! Without one you will lose out on so much motivation and therefore on revenue.
Don't go without one!
For more great advice on fundraising sales I would suggest that you read a book by Jack Atwell called Let's Raise Money. Jack has years of experience in fundraising sales and his advice in this part of fundraising is invaluable!
4. Featured Addition To Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:
Easy Fundraising Ideas is an American based fundraising company that provides a wide range of products and services including a couple of exciting Facebook Fundraisers.
According to groups that have used their services they are highly reliable and provide great products.
Not only do they do that, but they also provide excellent profit margins on most of their fundraisers!
They are a company definitely worth investigating further. You can get their free information kit by clicking on the toggle bar at the bottom of your screen when on their website.
5. New Additions to Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:
5.1. Book Fair Fundraiser
"Book Fair fundraisers can be great ways of getting your community or school together and raising funds for your cause. Although it is not the funnest fundraiser event on earth, it is still extremely popular."
"The World is going green! And Earth Friendly Fundraisers are becoming more and more popular. Even supporters are more enthusiastic about supporting a fundraiser that is environmentally friendly!"
T"he Krispy Kreme fundraiser has quite a few ways of fundraising to offer! Krispy Kreme is a popular Doughnut and Gourmet Coffee store in the USA that has set up an excellent program for non-profits to raise funds with..."
5.4. Fundraising Buttons
"Fundraising Buttons are a cool and simple way of raising funds and awareness! Learn how to fundraise profitably with them..."
"Do you want to create some spirit and buzz in your School!?! Then use a school spirit fundraiser! Learn how to raise great funds from a spirit fundraiser..."
"Soy Candle Fundraising is becoming a popular fundraiser across the USA and the world! Obviously the first reason is because it's profitable... but it is also because they are environmentally and earth friendly..."
"These good fundraising ideas are not the most extravagant or creative fundraisers you can use... But they are solid and proven fundraisers that have been successfully raising funds for tons of people."
5.8. Apparel Fundraisingr
A"pparel fundraising is a fundraiser idea that every school, church, club and sports team should be using. Year in and year out this fundraiser will be successful, and if you get creative with it you can build some great spirit! Learn how..."
"The best school fundraisers are the ideas that are the least hassle but are also the most profitable... Okay, a few of them are quite a bit of hassle but... are extremely rewarding and therefore worth it! So what are they..."
5.10. Church Youth Fundraisers
"There are many church youth fundraisers that your youth group can use and most of them will be profitable and rewarding if run properly! But I'm going to talk about a few specific youth fundraising ideas that will work exceptional well...<"/p>
"The really cool thing about a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser is that it can quite easily become a recurring fundraising event for your group! It's pretty simple to organize and can be very profitable..."
5.12. Free Fundraising Ideas
"Free fundraising ideas are fundraisers that are simply free to set up and run. Which means you will make 100% profit from them! These free fundraisers can be extremely profitable and rewarding!"
"For the most creative fundraising ideas that are both exciting and profitable you have come to the right page..."
5.14. Charity Car Auctions
"A Charity Car Auctions fundraiser is one very tough fundraiser to do... But it can be done! And if you do it properly, then it will be one of the most profitable fundraisers that you ever hold."
"Fundraising thank you letters are unbelievably important and writing them effectively can make a huge difference to your future fundraising by building strong donor relationships. Learn how..."
6. Visitor Contributions:
"A few years ago I decided to tithe my income to an environmental organization. I chose the World Wildlife Fund for the wonderful work they do with keeping..."
"Here are two fundraising examples from my personal experience which I found original and exciting. While I lived in Budapest, I often went to a shopping..."
If you have a fundraising idea, success story, or fundraising flop that you would like to share please go to the "your ideas page" to share your story. Any contributions are welcomed and appreciated.
7. Interesting External Articles:
7.1. 7 Things To Have In Place Before Doing Online Fundraising - By Jeff of CauseVox.com (Article is no longer available.)
A very interesting read especially for those groups or individuals who want to fundraise online!
If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise funds then this is an article for you. Where you can get funding from and some great questions to ask before you embark on raising those funds!
And that's it for this month...
I really hope you have enjoyed reading the Fundraiser Buzz! And I look forward to producing the next addition.
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See you next month!
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