Kicking off your fundraiser is crucial to the success. Below is a list of kick off ideas and items to remember to include when explaining your fundraiser. We have also included prize options you can use.
You can kick off a fundraiser a variety of ways.
- Video Kick Off – Use the links below or create your own video that can be shown to the sellers or sent out to sellers
- Classroom Kick Off – Use the links below and teachers can show the video in the classroom or a grownup can go from classroom to classroom to talk about the fundraiser
- Assembly Kick Off – A large group of sellers gather and the fundraiser is explained to the group
What should you make sure you mention during your kick off?
- Explain what the fundraiser is for (Goal/Purpose)
- The dos & don’ts for sellers to be safe
- What sellers should do with the packets they will bring home
- Explain what is on the parent letter
- Describe the incentive for the sellers
Prize Ideas: Low Cost, No Cost Ideas
- Out of Uniform vouchers – Does your group have to wear a uniform everyday? Offer a pass or day that each person who participates can wear their own street clothes.
- 5/5/5 – The basis of this program is: the first 5 items sold; all the profit goes to the group. The next 5 items sold, the profit is split between the student and the group. The next 5 and beyond, the profit goes to the student. This makes kids sell as much as possible, they want to earn that money for themselves more than anything else.
- No Homework Pass – Every person that participates would earn a pass to use when they want to avoid a homework assignment. You could even develop levels. 1-10 items sold = 1 pass; 10 – 20 items sold = 2 passes; ect.
- Late to Class Pass – Every person that participates would earn a pass to use when they want to be late to class. You could even develop levels. 1-10 items sold = 1 pass; 10 – 20 items sold = 2 passes; ect
- Raffle off tickets to a group event – Have an event for your group where people have to buy tickets. Give tickets away to that event to everyone who sold a certain number of items.
- Tuition Rewards – A new program we have released is designed to keep your students engaged and reach beyond the classroom. We want our fundraisers to be more impactful to a student than the idea of “the yearly required fundraiser”. To change that mentality, we have partnered with over 400 universities. As students meet certain metrics during the fundraisers, such as selling a certain number of items or showing up to the handout / distribution, they earn points towards college scholarships. Once they reach 12th grade and are applying to college, if the school they want to attend is a partner, those points turn into real scholarship dollars. This program gives the students the opportunity to earn up to 25% of their college tuition off every year – or 1 full year of tuition.