Band Trip Non Candy Bar Fundraiser
by Chaplain Paul Slater
(San Diego, CA)
The Non Candy Bar Fundraiser submitted by Chaplain Paul Slater (Photo by Dave Connor / Flickr)
Non Candy Bar Fundraiser:
School Band trips might make more in donations if they sponsored a Cash donation in lieu of buying a product.
In fact, I will go so far as to say organizations wanting to do a fundraiser might ask parents what it would be worth NOT to have their kids sell candy bars!
Not that I am anti fund raising but, like many with kids in school choir or church youth groups, I ended up buying 3 or 4 boxes of candy bars because my kids made the announcement that "the money is due today!"
So those band trips and class projects would have received far more funding if I had simply paid $25 for the privilege of a non-candy-bar fund raiser.
Funny how we ended up eating all those candy bars instead of having the kids complete the sales campaign after the money was due.
This is a really interesting idea and one that I think would definitely work.
More often than not I think people will be happier to give a set donation than be forced to buy something...
Not that I'm saying there's no place for product/food fundraisers, because there definitely is! But rather that there are often times when it's better to just ask for support through a set donation.
You should also have a look at the "Hassle Free Fundraiser
" contribution sent in by Sherri which is a very similar concept!
And as Sherri's says it's a great hit with busy, working parents!!!
I'd recommend you consider taking this idea online through an Online Donations Fundraiser
, which is also known as Crowdfunding
You can set it up easily through Go Fund Me