STEP 1: START SMART - WITH FIRM DECISIONS
Choose Real Go-Getters for Your Project Leaders.
Not Just Talkers!
Call an initial meeting of your key people. This should be no more than two or three people who are energetic, reliable, organized, have outgoing personalities, have the available time and are fully committed to your cause.
Divide project responsibilities in the most practical way. Duties will include making one person responsible for all of the Group’s money, collecting from your sellers, ordering/distributing sales materials and inventory, and managing your sellers. Please note: This could all be done by just one, organized person with the time to devote to the Fund Raiser.
AIM HIGH - AND DON'T FLINCH!
Set a goal to raise an exact number of dollars. Be realistic, but be certain. You either need the money or you don’t. Any hemming and hawing about the money goal makes for a weaker fund raising effort.
Get out your pencils, paper and calculators. Have a phone handy to
call us with any questions. We’ll verify your figures and help figure your profits. To make the most of your project, you’ll want to take advantage of our prepaid and credit card orders to earn extra profits.
Is your organization's fund-raising goal so high that it looks out of
reach? Check with us, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations blend our Tag-Along, Direct Sale and Order-Taker Programs with their other local fund raising efforts to get the most out of their Fund Raising Campaign. Whether it’s a car wash, a bake sale or just asking for money, call us toll-free and put our many years of experience to work for you.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Know the date when you want and need your funds. Using the
America's Favorite Fund Raising Products' Planning Meeting
Worksheet, shown on pages 3 and 4. Establish a date for your Kick-
Off Meeting. From that date, schedule your Fund Raiser. After you
place your order with us (See page 6), have our representative give
you an approximate delivery date for shipping your inventory and/or
sales materials. Local pick-up is also available. We recommend your
sales efforts take no more than two weeks (including three weekends).
After this time, there simply isn't much more to gain. Sellers
lose enthusiasm and the vast majority of your prospects have had
plenty of time to buy.
IDENTIFY YOUR SELLERS & THEIR GOALS
Who’s going to sell for you? How many people and what ages? Make
a list of the people who will be on your team. Knowing who your sellers
are will help you think through your entire project. Let each seller set
an individual goal. Show your sellers how their individual goals add up
to the overall goal. It takes everyone’s goal to make the whole. Get them
to commit to their goals now.
Make sure parents or guardians are informed and supervise all selling
activities of young people. DO NOT let your youngsters go unescorted to
PICK YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS
Some products are more appropriate for the Season - such as personalized
Holiday Cards in the Fall for Christmas and flower bulbs and seeds
in the Spring. Other products are more appropriate for the project - such as
first aid kits instead of candy. America’s Favorite Fund Raising Products
Company has the right product for your group. With our years of working
in this business, comes experience with many types of products.
If you are interested in a product that you don’t see on our website please give us a call (toll-free!). We have
resources for almost everything. Also, feel free to talk with one of our customer
service representatives. They will be glad to learn what your group
is like and what your goals are in order to then discuss your information
with our team and suggest products that will work best for you.
GIVE YOUR SELLERS EXTRA MOTIVATION
Every seller needs something to shoot for. In other words; What’s
in it for them? There’s satisfaction in doing one’s part for the ‘team’ and in helping one’s organization meet its goal. Yet, tangible rewards
or sales incentives have proven to make a big difference in your
Fund Raising Project results. We can suggest a huge variety of prize
selections. We offer FREE Prize Brochures for each selling member.
These brochures have many exciting categories to choose from.
If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them and
recommend a sales incentive program specifically for your Group’s