4 Simple Ways to Evaluate Your Fundraiser

You’ve met your goal and you think “success”. But is it true? How do you know you couldn’t have raised more?

Doing a fundraiser evaluation is so important. Yes, you raised the money, but what about volunteer morale, customer satisfaction and the whole fundraiser process. This is what will impact you on your next fundraiser.

Here are four simple steps:

#1 Have a plan to get feedback before you start
Build it into the planning stages so it everyone knows you will be asking for this ahead of time and it will not be viewed as extra work at the end.

#2 Ask Everyone
Make an effort to hear from everyone involved: volunteers, students, supporters, teachers, etc. This will help you find a specific problem and you will be able to find areas of improvement. Ask questions such as, “what worked?”, “what didn’t?”, and “what would you change?”. This will help you get constructive feedback, verses a list of complaints or compliments.

#3 Make It Easy
Make it quick. For example, deliver a survey to your email list. Make a round of phone calls to volunteers. Place a comment card with every order. Send a feedback form home with a thank you note to parents.

#4 Give an Incentive
A good way to break through the “I’m too busy” excuse for not returning the forms is to offer an incentive. Such as: a discount at local restaurant or free product from fundraiser. Enter everyone’s name into a drawing and draw one name.
Constructive feedback on your fundraising program can help boost morale, not just correct flaws. Here is to a great fundraiser!

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3 Reasons Why Thank You Letters Are Important

Sending a thank you letter to your parents and supporters at completion of the fundraiser is a great way of acknowledging their contributions and increases your chances for fundraising success in the future. Thank you letter

You are Changing Lives for the Better; One Fundraiser at a Time

“My parents couldn’t afford the trip. Then I learned what I could do to change that. I had the chance to fundraise!” stated 15 year old, Maya, as she realized how fundraising would be her path to join her music class on their trip to Nashville, Tennessee.

You are more than an amazing fundraising group coordinator; you are enriching the lives of children in so many more ways than you’ll ever know! How? Read the list or check out the infographic below!

10 Ways Fundraising Enriches the Lives of Kids

Fundraising allows kids to:

  1. Work for something they are passionate about
  2. Set and achieve goals
  3. Improve teamwork abilities
  4. Learn about monetary responsibility
  5. Create good time management habits
  6. Develop project planning skills
  7. Enhance interpersonal communication
  8. Provide customer service
  9. Handle objections, questions, and rejection
  10. Establish business ethics

These are life skills that all kids need to learn, develop, and improve. Fundraising is one of the best ways to safely allow kids the opportunity to practice in real life.

What special ways have you enriched the lives of others? Please share with us!

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