Church fundraisers have been around for ages and are known for being community and family get togethers. At one time they were called garden parties and were held during the summer months. At the church fundraisers, there were games of fun for the children, food to buy and crafts for sale. There was usually a supper and a dance to celebrate the success of the fundraising event.
Schools and churches have band fundraisers because the purchase of band equipment is very expensive. Even if you want to purchase used band equipment, church fundraisers will be able to come up with the funds needed for different instruments. At an event where churches or schools need to raise money for the band, the patrons are almost always treated to a concert.
Church fundraisers often consist of adult concerts where the adults of the community show off their talents and show how they can act silly and childish. In small communities, when a concert is a successful band fundraiser, people from another community often invite the performers to put off the concert in another town to help them with their fundraising.
A common church fundraiser is a hymn sing held in the church. With this type of event, people donate to have their favorite hymn sung by the congregation or the choir in memory of a loved one. This also helps as a band fundraiser because the people see where the band needs new equipment just by listening to them play.
Bands perform on a regular basis in parades and town festivities. In order to do well in competitions, they need to have the best of equipment and therefore band fundraisers help to provide the much-needed funds, not only for equipment but often for travel. Church fundraisers help local bands in many ways because they often give donations to various bands. The next time there is a church fundraiser in your town, you might be surprised at the amount of fun you have when you attend.
Church fundraisers can be a lot of fun.
Fundraising doesn’t have to be a challenge if you have a good product, are well organized, and have a good attitude. Try to put yourself in your customers’ shoes, treat them how you would like to be treated. And always remember you are representing your team so be on your best behavior. Keeping all this in mind, here are some great tips to help you have a successful fundraiser.
Identify your organizational needs and fundraising goals
Motivate your organization and members
Relay the organizational goals to the parents and participants
Begin planning the logistics of distributing the products to the participants, and eventually, to the supporters
Set a daily goal based on how much time is available
Practice your sales presentation with your participants
Show customers the Order Form so they can see the various team options
Be helpful if the customer is indecisive, and be prepared to offer a suggestion
Keep a copy of your customers’ name and purchases for next year’s fundraising drive
When selling be sure to follow these steps:
Introduce yourself, (Hello, my name is_____)
Tell the person why you are fundraising (We are trying to raise money for our football program)
Ask if they would like to buy multiples of your items.
Tell them your item is a great, inexpensive gift for fans of any age
Be sure to thank the customer (Even if they do not buy any of your items – remember you are representing your team and town.)
Most people are more than willing to help you in your fundraising efforts. They have probably been in a few themselves. Always remember to thank them and wish them a pleasant day. A good product and good service will quickly bring you success in your fundraising efforts.