Let’s be honest: fundraising is nothing new to our society. Between car washes, bake sales, and lemonade stands, most people have participated in or supported a fundraiser at some point in time. And while it may be challenging to find creative ideas that fund projects, ministries, and movements, you might be surprised at some of the ways you can raise money. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your fundraising event and ensure that you don’t walk away empty handed:
You’ll never know whether or not your fundraiser was successful if you don’t set goals. By deciding a target number you’d like to raise during your fundraiser, you’ll better understand the success of your event. And this information will help you determine whether or not you should take a certain approach again in the future.
A great team can make the difference between a failed or successful fundraiser. Having a strong group of people who are devoted to your mission is a powerful way to make your mark and really exceed expectations.
The worst fundraiser is the under-promoted fundraiser. In other words, you won’t get far with if you never tell anyone about your event. So shout it out, whether that means sending out paper invitations, e-vites, a group text, or creating a Facebook page. The more you put into publicizing your fundraiser, the more you’re going to get out of it.
The events that raise money the easiest are the ones selling products or promoting services that people actually want and love. No need to convince someone to buy stale almond chocolate bars or giant jawbreakers. When you’re in tune with your target audience, you can quickly reach your goals by selling something that’s already in demand.
Like Cold Stone ice cream treats.
There are thousands and thousands of people around the nation who love sinking their teeth into a freshly-made waffle cone or a sweet ice cream cake from Cold Stone. We can help your fundraising event go as smoothly as a soft bite of sweet-cream-flavored ice cream.
Plus, with both in-store and traditional options available, there’s a fundraising plan that will fit your campaign.
If you’re looking for a fun, creative, and — of course — tasty way to raise money, look no further than ice cream! Cold Stone has experience with a variety of local fundraising projects, and we’re the perfect partner to help bring your vision and mission to life.