Use a School Spirit Fundraiser to create spirit, pride, awareness for your School... And obviously funds as well!!
A spirit fundraiser is simply a fundraising idea that creates spirit and pride in your school...
While at the same time raises funds!
There are loads of different fundraising ideas that could be used for a spirit fundraiser but you will want to use the ones that will create the most excitement.
The best spirit fundraisers for schools will be involved with sports or specifically with your sport teams.
Generally kids feel especially proud about their schools when it comes to sport (Not so much with Academics; not sure why ;-) ) and will be more inclined to get involved with a sports spirit fundraiser for their schools!
But saying that a fundraiser that purely promotes your school will also work well!
So how do you make a School spirit fundraiser rewarding and profitable?
Let's take a look...
Your first step will obviously be to choose a fundraising idea to use.
Look through some of the School spirit fundraiser ideas at the bottom of the page to help you with this.
Proper planning and preparation will ensure that you have a successful fundraiser that creates great spirit amongst everyone.
Have a strategy for how you are going to get your students involved and how you are going to promote the fundraiser effectively.
You will need a lot of team work and you may need to find some extra volunteers to help out.
Also make sure that you have a clear picture in your mind about what you are fundraising for and how much you need to raise from the fundraiser...
In fact you need to have those written down and made aware to every member of your fundraising team.
Being organized is one of the most important steps to any fundraiser.... and that's why if you are using a product based fundraiser you will need to have a properly prepared sales team.....
This is often a neglected part of many fundraising campaigns!
But, if you get it right... It can make such a huge difference to the success of your fundraiser.
This part is purely for school spirit fundraisers that are using fundraising sales products to raise funds...
You will obviously need to explain to your kids what products they'll be selling, but more importantly; you will need to teach them how to sell (which isn't as hard as it sounds).
I would highly recommend you get hold of Jack Atwell's eBook on fundraising.
It will teach you how to teach your kids and other sales members how to sell properly.
Then you must design a fundraising sales pitch that's exciting and will encourage supporters to get involved with the team and school spirit.
Get you your team to follow the guideline.
Plus, always make sure you use the words 'help' and 'because' somewhere in the pitch. Research shows that these two keywords help boost positive responses by around 90%.
You should definitely have a launch to do this training, which will help build some excitement around the fundraiser. Also make sure that you use an incentive program to encourage and motivate your sellers.
All of this is expertly explained and expanded on in Jack's book!
The next thing to think about will be advertising and promoting your school spirit fundraiser...
The best way to build awareness of your school spirit fundraiser is through word of mouth... And that is both offline and online through social media.
But it will all start by getting the word out there.
Here are some different school fundraising ideas that you can use for a school spirit fundraiser...
The best fundraisers are always the ones that raise awareness and funds at the same time...
And that's just what a school spirit fundraiser does. It creates spirit and pride in your school, builds awareness for your school, and raises those much needed funds!
So pick a fundraising program that will help you build some buzz and spirit, and help put some pride into your school.
Go get em...